Ok- so I was recently diagnosed with panic and anxiety disorder brought on by depression. I was given a perscription for 10 mg's of Prozac. I have now been taking it for about 3 months. I think that I may need to change it, because I still have depression and scary thoughts.
I am 28 and single. We are told to continue to be social with depression- and honestly 28, single and social means drinking. I get panic attacks the day after I drink- but the alcohol makes me usually forget my depression and I have fun while I am out. I know drinking isn't good for you, and especially on prozac- but if I stay in each night I will go crazy (more crazy than normal
Also- I like to have about 3-5 drinks, I know you are supposed to have 1. I have cut down the days I drink, and I am cutting back on smoking and I drink less when I go out than I used to.
My question is is this ok? Am I going to really get worse, or is there something I can do? I have read other peoples threads about the jitteriness they get when they drink- I get that too. A dizzy feeling that lasts all the night and most of the next day. I really enjoy going out to the bars or having wine with my friends occasionally and want to know if this is OK?