Alcohol is the only thing for me to panic and anxiety?
Im seeing 2 psychologists, have been diagnosed with panic disorder, anxiety and of PTSD and has been taking Zoloft, Xanax, and the only thing that stops the Panic Attacks is alcohol. Abused and became an alcoholic because nobody can make me quiet as alcohol med. Yes, I also alcohol rehabilitation. I am 100% sure that I'll never leave you momentarily because when I do I live in hell. Anyone else?
I also abused alcohol for anxiety (I panic episodes.) I just celebrated my first year of sobriety a few weeks ago – but I'll never forget the pain to get where I am today. I was in rehab several times and I can sympathize with pain – is hell without alcohol first – but the key words are "first time". I never thought I could live without it. Alcoholism is a disease, not a weakness, and I'm glad you get the help you need to fight it because he is a murderer. Have you talked to your doctor (s) modified their medicine? If Zoloft does not work for you, other medications for many out there, may work best for you. In addition, there are new drugs to treat anxiety by alcohol no: Vivitrol, which is given by injection is that some people I know have had success with. Volume Topamax (a drug anti-epilepsy/anti-migraine), which has not been approved by the FDA for the elimination of alcohol is still thirsty, but works wonders for me. I used to take Prozac for depression which does not contribute much at all. Topamax has changed my mood – and my life. I no longer panic anxiety / stress / anger. It is a miracle and an added bonus since I was only to take craving for alcohol. The New England Journal of Medicine published a study on the subject in October 2007 so it is promising. One thing that is crucial, and I hope your rehab team recommended Alcoholics Anonymous. I was hesitant at first, I go to meetings, so it was broken but it was the best I've done. It is essential that you have the support of others who can relate with what is happening. With the right recovery plan – Rehab outpatient psychologist, medicines, AA – You can do it. Never thought I could live without alcohol. My life was completely hopeless and now I'm really the way I was before starting to drink. Returning to my intoxicated state has been hell, but I I am happy now that I did. Do not give up. You are not alone …. good luck —
PTSD – panic attacks, anxiety, and how I cope