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Anxiety Medication and Alcohol

by Jimmy

Well, ever since I took my anxiety medication and drank an alcholic beverage, I have this strange feeling and just can't believe my face is invisible to myself. I know that it's normal not to see your own face because I am inside my own body but to me it feels very strange. It makes me question whether or not I am real and it makes me question reality period. I also have other questions that creep up in my everyday thinking such as, how is it possible that I could see so much from these tiny eyes I have. Sometimes my life just seems like a big movie and it's just controlling my life to the point its hard to just live. I don't really know what's going on with me. Do you have any advice?

Reply from Sound-Mind.org

Hello,

First of all, it's important to point out that alcohol should never be mixed with anti-anxiety medications or anti-depressants. A good article for you to read is Anxiety Medication - What You Need to Know About Anti-Anxiety Drugs

As for your strange thoughts and sensations of feeling like things are not real and almost like "a big movie", it sounds a lot like you are suffering from the symptoms of depersonalization. To learn more about this symptom, please visit Depersonalization:Overcoming the Feelings of Unreality
It will help you to know that many people experience this symptom and have overcome it.

Most importantly, please don't hesitate to seek the advice of a qualified professional therapist if things to do not improve with self-help methods. Anxiety disorders are highly treatable and can be overcome with proper treatment.

Wishing You Well,
~Susan

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