You are not alone. Whe I first started drinking I did not have this issue, and that could be because I didn't drink as much. Over time I started drinking more and more and added in liquor to my drinking. There were nights when I would drink 10 shots if not more. The next day I woke up with anxiety that would get worse as the day went on. I would feel confused and panicky. I would have derealization where I would feel as if I was in a dream. I would have racing thoughts, shakey, confusion, and feel like I was going to die. It was one giant panic attack all day. For awhile these would go away after a day and I was able to get back into my normal routine until the next weekend. Until one day out of nowhere I was at work and started feeling the panic and derealization coming on. Felt extremely dizzy and out of it. This was in February 2011 and since then I have not been the same. It is now November 2011. I have been to two psychiatrists and we can't seem to figure it out. I have severe depression and anxiety 24/7. They have tried me on several medications and nothing has seemed to work. They take the edge off but that's it. I had to go inpatient due to all of this. I am very scared that I will never feel normal again. I'm only 28 and have a 7 year old son. I've been out of work for 9 months now because I cant work. I haven't drank since March. I think the drinking really screwed up the chemicals in my brain. I was taking prozac for anxiety at the same time I was drinking heavily so I dont know if the alcohol and prozac together did it or what. I'm desparate to feel normal again! Has this ever happened to anyone? Any advice or stories would be great! Thank youView Thread
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