Why can't I drink anymore?

I feel like I can't even have a social life anymore..being in crowded places with bright lights freak me out and I'm not sure why. Sometimes I can go out to a bar with friends if it's dark enough and i have enough room to breathe. However this isn't always the case. I want to be able to have a drink on those rare occasions and I just can't. I'm scared and I don't know why. I guess the initial flush of when it hits you makes me uncomfortable. I used to be able to do all these things..go to happy hour..go to a night club on weekends with friends. How do I stop freaking out over having a beer?


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  • I go thru the same thing , but as soon as I drink my first cup of wine im okay , I just dont feel good in the morning . I think you have to hurry up and drink it fast .

  • I feel like if I drank it fast then it would hit me all at once and I'd just freak out lol

  • I slow sip... But i mean i dont really drink anymore , it makes my mouth dryband i freak out

  • Lolol

  • I used to be the same way or I could be the same way I used to or couldn't drink beer anymore I used to be a party drink or smoke cigarettes socialize have fun and I'll have to give that up smoking drinking I mean I drink one or two now and then but then I have to deal with the consequences in the morning like my anxiety will be super bad in the morning after as for me too right now I'm drinking a beer but we're supposedly make your heart rate go fast they used to do that to me but not anymore now it feels like my heart's going slow and I feel sick I'm drinking a beer now and I feel like beer makes me feel better but then for some reason today it's not really making me feel better it's making me feel dizzy and my heart rate is not going fast it feels like it's going slow it sucks I know I missed having a drunk night of fun but I guess it is what it is and is better for us anyway for our liver but it sucks I know what you mean I'm going through it too

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