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Anxiety After Blackout
Hey guys, random question...but when I was younger I never seemed to have any issues with drinking and hangovers, but lately as I get into my late 20's, anytime I go hard and occasionally black out, I get awful, awful anxiety for days after drinking. Does anyone else experience this?
10-19-2015 09:13 AM
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How awful is awful?
10-19-2015 09:20 AM
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(10-19-2015 09:13 AM)Scooby6987 Wrote:  Hey guys, random question...but when I was younger I never seemed to have any issues with drinking and hangovers, but lately as I get into my late 20's, anytime I go hard and occasionally black out, I get awful, awful anxiety for days after drinking. Does anyone else experience this?
Yup I call it the terrordome.
10-19-2015 09:29 AM
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(10-19-2015 09:29 AM)el mechanico Wrote:  
(10-19-2015 09:13 AM)Scooby6987 Wrote:  Hey guys, random question...but when I was younger I never seemed to have any issues with drinking and hangovers, but lately as I get into my late 20's, anytime I go hard and occasionally black out, I get awful, awful anxiety for days after drinking. Does anyone else experience this?
Yup I call it the terrordome.

The terrordome. That's honestly a perfect way to describe it.
10-19-2015 09:33 AM
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Zoinks Scoob! I think you need some Scooby snacks and just relax! Although you shouldnt try removing the mask off Tuthmosis in the terrordome.

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10-19-2015 09:54 AM
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RE: Anxiety After Blackout
Yes, hangover anxiety is common. I got told by a Scottish girl once that they call it 'The Fear'.

I noticed that as I aged, hangover anxiety got worse (along with the rest of the hangover).

Look up some of the possible side effects of alcohol abuse and you'll find anxiety listed along with depression.

I suspect its a defence mechanism that allows your gut to tell your brain that you've been poisoned and to get somewhere safe while you heal.
10-19-2015 12:16 PM
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I used to get it pretty bad to..... till I stopped drinking

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10-19-2015 12:29 PM
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(10-19-2015 09:29 AM)el mechanico Wrote:  
(10-19-2015 09:13 AM)Scooby6987 Wrote:  Hey guys, random question...but when I was younger I never seemed to have any issues with drinking and hangovers, but lately as I get into my late 20's, anytime I go hard and occasionally black out, I get awful, awful anxiety for days after drinking. Does anyone else experience this?
Yup I call it the terrordome.

This explains a lot for me after this weekend
10-19-2015 01:58 PM
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(10-19-2015 01:58 PM)DamienCasanova Wrote:  
(10-19-2015 09:29 AM)el mechanico Wrote:  
(10-19-2015 09:13 AM)Scooby6987 Wrote:  Hey guys, random question...but when I was younger I never seemed to have any issues with drinking and hangovers, but lately as I get into my late 20's, anytime I go hard and occasionally black out, I get awful, awful anxiety for days after drinking. Does anyone else experience this?
Yup I call it the terrordome.

This explains a lot for me after this weekend
What symptoms? I got a new one the last few times if a noise changes like a speaker shutting off.
10-19-2015 02:03 PM
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(10-19-2015 12:16 PM)Speculation Wrote:  Yes, hangover anxiety is common. I got told by a Scottish girl once that they call it 'The Fear'.




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(10-19-2015 02:03 PM)el mechanico Wrote:  
(10-19-2015 01:58 PM)DamienCasanova Wrote:  
(10-19-2015 09:29 AM)el mechanico Wrote:  
(10-19-2015 09:13 AM)Scooby6987 Wrote:  Hey guys, random question...but when I was younger I never seemed to have any issues with drinking and hangovers, but lately as I get into my late 20's, anytime I go hard and occasionally black out, I get awful, awful anxiety for days after drinking. Does anyone else experience this?
Yup I call it the terrordome.

This explains a lot for me after this weekend
What symptoms? I got a new one the last few times if a noise changes like a speaker shutting off.

Had a marathon drunk starting friday night, then all day saturday from like 10am to 2am, and yesterday had a few beers and bourbons at night too. So today i'm just feeling kind of angry at everything, especially stupid people at work. I feel like hell when I don't work out for 3 days and just drink and eat shitty foods all weekend. I don't even want to see my main chick later, I just want to hit the gym and then sit home by myself and zone out all night.
10-19-2015 03:12 PM
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(10-19-2015 09:13 AM)Scooby6987 Wrote:  and occasionally black out

Just occasionally? You sound like a white girl in college

(11-15-2014 09:06 AM)Little Dark Wrote:  This thread is not going in the direction I was hoping for.
10-19-2015 04:28 PM
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(10-19-2015 03:12 PM)DamienCasanova Wrote:  
(10-19-2015 02:03 PM)el mechanico Wrote:  
(10-19-2015 01:58 PM)DamienCasanova Wrote:  
(10-19-2015 09:29 AM)el mechanico Wrote:  
(10-19-2015 09:13 AM)Scooby6987 Wrote:  Hey guys, random question...but when I was younger I never seemed to have any issues with drinking and hangovers, but lately as I get into my late 20's, anytime I go hard and occasionally black out, I get awful, awful anxiety for days after drinking. Does anyone else experience this?
Yup I call it the terrordome.

This explains a lot for me after this weekend
What symptoms? I got a new one the last few times if a noise changes like a speaker shutting off.

Had a marathon drunk starting friday night, then all day saturday from like 10am to 2am, and yesterday had a few beers and bourbons at night too. So today i'm just feeling kind of angry at everything, especially stupid people at work. I feel like hell when I don't work out for 3 days and just drink and eat shitty foods all weekend. I don't even want to see my main chick later, I just want to hit the gym and then sit home by myself and zone out all night.
Umm that's really not what were talking about.
10-19-2015 04:28 PM
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RE: Anxiety After Blackout
(10-19-2015 09:13 AM)Scooby6987 Wrote:  Hey guys, random question...but when I was younger I never seemed to have any issues with drinking and hangovers, but lately as I get into my late 20's, anytime I go hard and occasionally black out, I get awful, awful anxiety for days after drinking. Does anyone else experience this?

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My terrordomes never lasted days, but by my mid-20s, the first day after boozing was so brutal I considered giving up drinking entirely.

Thankfully before I did that, I googled "alcohol anxiety" and found an article that said it was caused in part by low blood sugar. I know nothing about the science of this but apparently it's well established that alcohol causes hypoglycemia and hypoglycemia causes panic attacks.

Anyway— to correct for that, I drink several liters of Gatorade immediately upon waking up after a night of heavy drinking, then sip it continually throughout the day. While I won't say it cures the anxiety, it does make it far more bearable for me (but it sounds like my symptoms may not be as bad as yours).
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I stopped drinking because of this. It started getting progressively worse, to the point that I started fearing the fear and got panic attacks all the time, even when not drinking. It was aggravated by GERD-like symptoms from stomach, causing even more anxiety. My mind was fixed on the thought that I was getting a heart attack.

Caffeine also seemed to aggravate it, as well as lifting (I had to start really light all over again, and I was moving some decent weight, though I am getting back at it again). The doctors and people around me were telling me Im OK and that I am imagining things, which made me feel like a pussy.

Now that I am not drinking, I still get occasional light anxiety after overeating or sometimes in the gym, but in general the problem is gone. I also had to convince myself that I am ok, which is not easy, even after ECGs, Echos, holter monitors, stress tests, etc. But I think that bad period made me a stronger person.
10-20-2015 01:50 AM
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OP, head to the wagon thread. You clearly need it.
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Good stuff, thanks guys.
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Blackouts are a serious symptom that you cannot safely drink as you are now drinking.

You don't even know what you fucking did!

I counseled several lifers in prison who killed people driving drunk. They are murder one convicts and have life sentences.

If you have prior DUIs, get in an accident while drunk, and someone dies it's a Murder One rap in some states; because your history of getting in trouble and refusal to control your drinking constitutes premeditation.

They all whined like little bitches how unfair it was. The dead people weren't there to complain.


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Yeah dude I have the same Anxiety coupled with severe lack of motivation bordering on episodic brief depression. I have noticed the last few times I've gotten hammered on the weekend (I'm 30 and don't get drunk that often) not only do I deal with the awful hangover one day after, but a creeping anxiety, poor sleep, and lack of motivation/drive for 2-4 DAYS. It fucks up my work and social life and by the end of it the state of my life is usually a mess I have to struggle to recover from. All from one night of overdrinking. Needless to say I am doing my best to cut it out of my life as I just don't think I can handle it any more and keep a job/function normally.
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I bought this "Green mark" vodka from Russia on Friday. I maybe had less than half of a 750 and had a bad day today for that.

I'm finding or thinking Russian vodka is all trash..
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Polish vodka is better.

Or Titos.

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RE: Anxiety After Blackout
Step 1.). Stop drinking completely. Let your neuro transmitters and brain recalibrate (it will take up to two years).

Step 2.). If you decide you want to return to drinking you can proceed to moderately drink alcohol only, no more blackouts or getting drunk. 60% of problem drinkers can't handle this part and so must abstain forever.

If your anxiety progresses to tremors or hallucinations, it means you are experiencing alcohol withdrawal, get to an ER before it's too late so they can detox you properly. Disregard step 2.

Alcohol is a depressant, when poeple start experiencing anxiety it's the opposite of alcohol and it's a sign of the early stages of your brain becoming accustomed to being bathed in booze. Removing alcohol sends it into rebound short circuiting your synapses.

If you need help see a specialist or an addiction MD. Don't fuck with alcohol it will kill you and so will the withdrawal.

And don't listen to the others comments they are not qualified to speak on this matter and could end up hurting you in the long run.

Sorry for being negative. Be safe. PM me if you need more info.
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I used to get bad blackouts too where I wouldn't remember what happened for a considerable part of the night.

Those days are over now luckily. I drank like crazy in my student years and developed a massive pot belly. Fast forward 5 years later after college and my drinking is much more normal. I drink perhaps one or two nights a week, and in general, not a great deal. Having said that, I have had a smoking problem that has been enabled by drinking: I will not smoke for two weeks, have one drink, and bang, I want a cigeratte.

Long story cut short, I feel like my life could do with stopping drinking completely, thus stopping smoking too. I've had stretches of sobriety before, but always caved in due to a number of reasons. Ultimately, there is always some ones birthday, or some hot girl who wants to go for a drink with you, or a nice bottle or red wine to drink with your family over christmas, or even office parties.

It is a commitment to stop, but I feel I would like to, so I can really feel as good as I can on a day to day basis and get more done and feel more on top of things. Smoking and Alcohol, even though I only drink occasionally seems to be linked to keeping in a rut and feeling stuck.
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(10-27-2015 11:23 AM)Georges89 Wrote:  I used to get bad blackouts too where I wouldn't remember what happened for a considerable part of the night.

Those days are over now luckily. I drank like crazy in my student years and developed a massive pot belly. Fast forward 5 years later after college and my drinking is much more normal. I drink perhaps one or two nights a week, and in general, not a great deal. Having said that, I have had a smoking problem that has been enabled by drinking: I will not smoke for two weeks, have one drink, and bang, I want a cigeratte.

Long story cut short, I feel like my life could do with stopping drinking completely, thus stopping smoking too. I've had stretches of sobriety before, but always caved in due to a number of reasons. Ultimately, there is always some ones birthday, or some hot girl who wants to go for a drink with you, or a nice bottle or red wine to drink with your family over christmas, or even office parties.

It is a commitment to stop, but I feel I would like to, so I can really feel as good as I can on a day to day basis and get more done and feel more on top of things. Smoking and Alcohol, even though I only drink occasionally seems to be linked to keeping in a rut and feeling stuck.

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