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Daniellll
18d ago
  • "Pure" OCD
  • Suicidal OCD

Anybody else's symptoms get worse the day after drinking alcohol? I find myself in a hole after everytime I go out to try and enjoy myself😭

CFE
18d ago
Alcohol is a depressant. It makes sense that you would would feel low after drinking it.
aquamarinoo
18d ago
I'm actually dealing with this as we speak. Every time I drink I find that a few hours later I always have horrible anxiety and Somatic OCD flare ups. I'm starting to believe that I might just be better off sober. At least for now anyway. For a while I would drink to make my compulsions and intrusive thoughts stop, and it worked while I was drinking, but it always came back 10x harder once I sobered up. But I understand how hard it can be to cut out alcohol completely when it's such a social thing and something that makes you (or at least it makes me) feel better. So I totally relate and I'm sending love and peace your way ❤
Daniellll
17d ago
Yes I totally agree !!!
CFE
18d ago
If you are not an alcoholic, and it doesn’t interfere with your meds… and this is not medical advice, just what has worked for me…Get one drink and nurse it throughout the night. Or get one drink and then switch to water or some other non-alcoholic beverage. You can be social with a Sprite in your hand.
Daniellll
17d ago
This is useful thanks
CFE
17d ago
@Daniellll And remember you don’t owe anyone a reason as to why you’re not drinking. You can simply say you don’t feel like it tonight.
Dazzling Amygdala
18d ago
It took me years to finally recognize that although I enjoy a drink or two in the moment I will suffer for days afterwards. I typically can count on my hands the number of drinks I have consumed in any given year for the past 5 years or so but the results are always the same and I have to accept that I’m going to pay later if I allow myself to imbibe. Ginger Ale or Ginger Beer have become my drink of choice at gatherings and sometimes I cut that with sparkling water because it’s too sweet. I think this may be a sign of aging and growing slightly wiser, but I don’t want to give myself too much credit. 😁
Daniellll
17d ago
Thankyou!!