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Old 02-04-2010, 01:54 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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What do you think about drinking a little to take the edge off? Just like 1 or 2 drinks before you are about to do something nerve-wracking. I hardly drink, but I think this might be helpful. For example there is an event I want to go to tonight and I think I'm going to go, but I flake out of things like this a lot cause I get so nervous. As long as you keep it under control and don't do it often, I don't think this would be any different than being a social drinker.
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Well, if you keep below 3 drinks it isnt a problem as 3 beers a day is the recommend ammount. The only problem is that it could become a habit and that you start drinking more.
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What do you think about drinking a little to take the edge off? Just like 1 or 2 drinks before you are about to do something nerve-wracking. I hardly drink, but I think this might be helpful. For example there is an event I want to go to tonight and I think I'm going to go, but I flake out of things like this a lot cause I get so nervous. As long as you keep it under control and don't do it often, I don't think this would be any different than being a social drinker.
It will work but its dangerous behavior because it will quickly get out of control I would try it tonight go have some fun, but just think about how it could quickly turn into a bad habit.
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Well I can't try it tonight cause I don't have any alcohol in the apartment. I'm trying to decide what to get. Beer is too much to drink and too many calories, shots would probably be too much at once, and wine is meant to be slowly enjoyed. I wish they had a 5-Hour No-Anxiety like they do 5-Hour Energy.
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Well I can't try it tonight cause I don't have any alcohol in the apartment. I'm trying to decide what to get. Beer is too much to drink and too many calories, shots would probably be too much at once, and wine is meant to be slowly enjoyed. I wish they had a 5-Hour No-Anxiety like they do 5-Hour Energy.
Try some vodka (grey goose)
It would be alot better to get a script for Klonopin though.
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Well I can't try it tonight cause I don't have any alcohol in the apartment. I'm trying to decide what to get. Beer is too much to drink and too many calories, shots would probably be too much at once, and wine is meant to be slowly enjoyed. I wish they had a 5-Hour No-Anxiety like they do 5-Hour Energy.
Id go for the beer, force yourself to drink it, just take it slowly and drink it while you are there.
Chugging down hard liquer at once is a bad idea.
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Chugging down hard liquer at once is a bad idea.
No it's not..... It's only bad when you piss yourself. I wouldn't know anything about that though
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LOL for getting drunk its good yes
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Well, if you keep below 3 drinks it isnt a problem as 3 beers a day is the recommend ammount. The only problem is that it could become a habit and that you start drinking more.
Isn't it 3 units, not 3 beers?
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Isn't it 3 units, not 3 beers?
I think so, dont know.
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Ya just be careful. I did this and it turned into a seven year binge lol. But not everyone has an addictive personality like me.
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Be careful with that. I started that way and over the years it crept up on me to the point where I couldn't go a day without something to drink. I think about drinking when I get home from work and it's hard to stop myself now.
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i thought about that to...but i don't trust myself...and that could become a very bad habit...if you do it once...why would u have reason to not do it again and again...
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Well I went to the place where the event was, looked around a bit, but got nervous and left. I'm not sure I really wanted to go now that I think of it. I don't know.
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Well I went to the place where the event was, looked around a bit, but got nervous and left. I'm not sure I really wanted to go now that I think of it. I don't know.

What made you nervous, were there a lot of people there?
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What made you nervous, were there a lot of people there?
It was a book discussion for a book giving girls advice on dating stuff so it was all women as I expected (1 other guy). I was curious about the topic, but being the only guy was too much.
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It was a book discussion for a book giving girls advice on dating stuff so it was all women as I expected (1 other guy). I was curious about the topic, but being the only guy was too much.
LOL im just picturing walking in the room and all the girls staring at you.
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My main drink of choice was vodka back in the day because it hit me like a ton of bricks in such a short amount of time. Whereas before I used to drink beer and it only made me feel bloated and sleepy. I have nothing against drinking when going out because it made me free in a sense. No inhibitions and no f'worries.:-)

When I was on holidays I was getting smashed every night. It also helped that I was in a new environment and felt like I had no SA at all. I was scoring with the ladies a lot as well. He he. Back home I'm my usual loser self. I think a new career will help me though.

So yeah drink if you need too, but be smart about it.
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People have been using alcohol to mellow themselves out since...forever. But keep it in check so you don't end up a drunk.
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i think a glass of wine or a simple mix drink (gin and tonic) is ok for big social events. But a klonopin script really is a lot better. I remember when going on dates, the other person always wanted to go to a bar to grab some drinks first...to loosen up. I always felt a bit like I had an edge cause I had something to help me relax..hehe..
Drinking on benzos can be an addictive combo, so i don't recommend that.
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