[QUOTE=sharonamy;2944556]Hi does anyone here have a problem with alcohol. I use it to self medicate in the evenings but now my dose of prozac has been upped to 60mg and ive been started on tegretol I would really like to stop. Not that easy though! Your advice would be very much appreciated.
Me again sharonamy....
I'm 28 now, but at about 20 (undiagnosed) I used to drink (very very little) and do the (very) occassional psychotropic drug to try to escape my reality. It worked at the time - but looking back it elongated my struggling.
Now diagnosed and medicated, I would never ever touch anything again. Whilst I don't long for anything, it can't get a tad monotonous leading a completely sterile life. However, its stable!!!!!
Stablisied on my meds, to lose this for a night of fun is far too dear a price to pay. I feel that if I took a glass of wine it would put me out of control of my emotions - and that, no matter how small, means possible, and probable, instability (for anyone). At the end of day, alcohol affects everyone by changes of emotions, so no matter what meds you're on, it's still going to alter your med&non-alcohol state. We seem to share the 'BP Rages' in common - alcohol only served to magnify those too! If you stopped drinking I am sure your rages would become less often and or less severe, although meds are needed to eliminate the rages completely.
You sound like your looking to be stable, and are trying to get medicated - good on you!!! Well done!!! But, can you honestly say that you're giving it a fair crack of the whip if you stay drinking a depressant????? Give yourself the best chance you can - believe me, the freedom is worth it!
Very best of luck,