So, today is my second day off the red wine. I was diagnosed with GAD and OCD about 18 months ago and put on escitalopram (10mg) which worked well for my OCD, not so much for GAD. However I have been a daily drinker of red wine for years, because I loved the sedative effects. It turns out that lexapro and red wine is even more sedative, so I carried on. Finally though I got sick of the boozing. I want to get fit and stay fit and not rely on alcohol. So, under the supervision of a clinical psychologist, a therapist and my GP, I set yesterday as my quit day. Got through ok, thanks to the judicious application of valerian and hops. I have valerian everywhere at the moment, in my desk drawer, in my handbag, probably spilled some in me bra even! I feel good, not terribly anxious, although I'm normally at my best at this time of day and most stressed in the evening. We shall see....
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