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Anonymous
34d ago

How has alcohol affected your ocd?

OBCD
34d ago
I think many use it as a tool. I used coffee and booze together. Rather like an "upper" and a "downer". If things were really bad then I would use lots of booze to get out of it. But I do think coffee might be a hard one to fathom. There appear to be some reports that suggest that coffee may actually help. Again how and why might need some refinement. Personally, I am reducing both to almost zero. Alcohol likely has some very poor health issues - which when your primary fear is getting cancer and then you take a substance that causes cancer, it does seem rather a bit inconsistent.
chocolatewhore
34d ago
Tbh it makes it better i don't get the thoughts but I know for some people it gets worse I need to be very drunk in order for it to black out my thoughts completely and I wouldn't recommend it
Letsfighthis
34d ago
I’m totally fine if I drink but the next day is always guaranteed to be full of intrusive thoughts and urges along with anxiety which is happening right now.
dommy
34d ago
I wouldn’t use alcohol to cope but there are often times in the moment where alcohol REALLY helps. Often when I drink too much, though, the next day I’m much more anxious so it has its ups and down. But in the moment WOW does it make me feel myself again. Wish I could drink all the time LOL too bad I wanna keep my liver.
Lms526
34d ago
I very rarely drink alcohol. Maybe once or twice a year. I will have one drink. My cousin got married at the end of August. The reception really triggered me, so I was already in a major OCD spiral. I think the alcohol made it worse.