Wedding in two weeks - The best way to cope?

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I'm a 30 year old male due to get married in two weeks. I suffer from anxiety and tension. I take diazepam only when i really need it as i've always been a bit anti-drugs. I hate being the centre of attention as this causes anxiety attacks. Do i take the diazepam before the ceronmy and not drink (im not a big drinker either but feel like with friends and family its almost impossible not to). Or do i have a few drinks before hand to calm my nerves and anxiety (just enough to calm me not get drunk). Or would i be okay to take the diazepam (5mg) and have a few drinks after? Its difficult as alcohol and champagne are all part of the our wedding. any help would be appreciated.


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    Nobody has a gun to your head telling you to drink alcohol. If they understand you suffer from anxiety and you've committed to taking something to calm it down, people should respect it. I'm anti-drugs too but sometimes (under certain circumstances), medication is unavoidable, and I couldn't think of a better example than taking it before your wedding.
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    i agree with boing333.

    firstly, congratulations on your wedding.

    secondly it is your special day and you can decide not to drink if you want. if it helps, talk to someone in advance eg best man / parents / friend and explain the situation and ask them to support you. eg if anyone comments that you are not drinking then whoever you select can support you out of the situation. there is no obligation to drink. in terms of the cermonial stuff, toasts etc you can easily put a glass of champagne to your mouth along with everyone else - nobody needs to know (or care) whether you have just wet your lips or actually drunk some.

    wishing you all the very best

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