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When out last night with me m8 and had a couple of drinks, suffering for it now. I have realised now that I can't drink, anxiety has came back big time after a week of panic free, me stomach is in knotts, feel on edge. Stupid me I was told an thought I was a smart arse who had it under control how wrong was I. Stickin by it now not drinkin when I go out again, just stick to coke, orange from now on. This is horrible
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612551 tn?1450025775
Live and learn ... the hard way for most of us.

Watch out for the Coke, Caffeine and sugar, and same for Orange for sugar if a carbonated drink.

I recognize caffeine and sugar are mostly a stimulant, and alcohol is a depressant, so effects  may be different on anxiety.  But, neither is quantity is good.

Hope you are feeling better... land being an old guy I don't understand your short-hand (texting) style, but suppose I got the core of your post.
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4804397 tn?1362166042
That's my bad slang being from Liverpool use to texting ppl like that, will have to start texting properly. My legs feel like jelly, its horrible me brothers been giving me coffee all day. Gonna stop drinking that its making me worse.and me throat feels blocked hate feeling like this, wouldn't wish it on any one
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480448 tn?1426952138
"Stupid me I was told an thought I was a smart arse who had it under control how wrong was"

I hate to say I told you so...but I did.

I cannot stress enough how much alcohol exacerbates anxiety.  Sure, in the moment, you feel great, but for a few days after, your anxiety will be terrible.  It's honestly not worth it.

When you have chronic anxiety, you need to learn what your triggers are, and avoid them.  Understand that that doesn't mean you'll NEVER be able to touch a drop of alcohol again.  When you're going through a period where your anxiety is well managed, with litttle problems...then an occasional drink here or there won't affect you so severely.

However, when you're anxiety is not well controlled and you're struggling with it, it is important to be proactive and avoid anything you know will cause it to be worse.  Alcohol should be on the top of that list.

You honestly need to just give it up for a while.  To continue to do the same things you know gave you issues doesn't make a whole lot of sense.  Maybe now you'll be convinced that what I said about alcohol is true.  Sure hope so.

You'll feel better in a few days, you just have to give it time.  Unfortunately, there is not a whole lot you can do but ride it out at this point.  Hang in there.
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My legs feel like jelly, its horrible me brothers been giving me coffee all day.

Are TRYING to make yourself worse????  PLEASE lay off the coffee too!  Stick to water, decaf beverages for now.  In the very least, LIMIT your caffeine intake to one or two drinks (TOTAL...including soda, coffee, tea) a day.

All you can do right now is drink plenty of water...get out and get some exercise, and wait it out.  There's no quick fix, and certainly all drinking a ton of coffee is going to do is send you right into a panic attack.
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4804397 tn?1362166042
Your right I am worse now, panic has set in, my heart is racing my face is burning am gettin my self worked up in a right state. Only went out to see me m8, wish I hadn't now, this is bad, knew this morning when I woke up this was gonna happen. Its my own fault, hadn't smoked for a week now am back on the cigs now, ur rights alls I can do now is wait it out. It horrible, think am gonna put my health an anxiety first now
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Your right I am worse now, panic has set in, my heart is racing my face is burning am gettin my self worked up in a right state. Only went out to see me m8, wish I hadn't now, this is bad, knew this morning when I woke up this was gonna happen. Its my own fault, hadn't smoked for a week now am back on the cigs now, ur rights alls I can do now is wait it out. It horrible, think am gonna put my health an anxiety first now
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It horrible, think am gonna put my health an anxiety first now .

Excellent idea.  When you start taking the advice from people who have been there seriously, then the real progress can begin.
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Ur right I should of listened to what u told me a week ago, I am gonna start listening now, think am gonna change my life style, instead of just sitting around all day gonna start exercising to. And other stuff so my body and my mind r working until I get a job. Maybe that will help
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Don't worry about the sugar in orange and other pops. Studies have proven that sugar does not have ANY effect on people's activity levels, although many parents mistakenly think their children get hyper when they eat too much of it. I believe coke has caffeine, so if so that wouldn't be good, but would be a lot better than alcohol.
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Skip the coke and coffee and tea, gonna start drinkin water all the time, think I am settling abit, I have put on weight again, only bringing this up because when I was bad with anxiety 2 years ago I was over weight then, last year when lost 2 half stone I had no anxiety and had a year free of anxiety and meds. Now I have put weight on again my anxiety is back. Are anxiety an weight conected?
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Thanks for the advice, think just gonna stick to water like I use to drink all ththe time safe and I won't get anxiety ooff it
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Anxiety can only PHYSICALLY make you lose weight, because it makes you upset and you don't digest well. However, indirectly it could make you gain weight if you eat for satisfaction when anxious, and take in more food than you normally would.
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Thanks for the advice, think just gonna stick to water like I use to drink all the time safe and I won't get anxiety off it
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Sounds like your mates need a sober person to drive them around anyway, so maybe that job can help you stay away from the temptation for the booze.
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Being able to talk to people on here help the advice that is giving is useful, I should of listen to what Nurse Girl told me a week ago. I wouldn't have been in the state if I did. Well I am gonna change now, coz not being like this all the time
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Lifestyle changes are a great idea.  SO many people have reported a tremendous improvement in their anxiety after some dietary changes, getting healthy in terms of exercise, not being sedentary...cutting out unhealthy foods, fatty foods, stimulants, etc.  The saying "you are what you eat" does have a lot of truth in it.

And while I would agree that the old wives' tale about sugar causing hyperactivity to be false, sugars DO affect us in many different ways.  There are a lot of theories about sugar intake and their link to how we feel, and our health.  I'm a firm believer of everything in moderation...a couple caffeinated beverages a day are fine...same way with anything else (sugars).  

I think that making a committment to change your lifestyle for the better is a great one.  It's definitely a place to start.
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Thank you ur advice has helped me I thank u for that, gonna make changes an try stay pos and stay away from negative people. Next time I go out with friend am gonna drink bottled water. At least that way the next day I will be ok. Defo changing my life style tho
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