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Pairou

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I think I've posted about this before.

But I'm worried my safety blanket- alcohol- is getting to be too much.

I spend a lot of money I don't have on it; I already have a spending problem, my wife does her best to control my finances but I don't always make it east... I spend a lot on unnecessary stuff.

I get irritable and anxious without it. Even just a beer makes me feel better. I HATE beer.

I want to find something to replace it with.

I'm too anxious to do my art or writing. I've already tried minor drugs and I quit smoking this year (it was almost as hard as giving up Effexor... almost didn't do it). I had to quit weed cos my doctor drug tests for my anxiety meds. I collect makeup but don't wear it. I can't paint my nails (I bite them anyway)... I don't bother with skin care or hair care. I'm trying to cut down on eating. I'm too tired to exercise and it doesn't appeal to me anyway.

I want to write research papers but can't think of many topics. I have ideas but haven't done anything with them since college. (I've waste my degree anyway.)

Does anyone have any ideas? I've run out. I'm not trying to be difficult.... sorry if I come off that way...
 
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You could contact your Gp to be put on a detoxification programme or try and replace alcohol with somthing like caffeine.
 
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Pairou

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I'm so sorry for the late reply!

I'm still having trouble with my drinking. I've tried caffeine but with it comes sugar, and that causes weight gain. Also, my sister became addicted to caffeine pills and had a manic episode (she isn't bipolar or anything, it was a one-time thing).

I've been thinking about taking up an activity, maybe journalling more...
 
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Good luck hope it works out for you :hug1:
Also, you could try tea like kava stress relief tea, chamomile tea, though I'm not sure if these would cause wight gain or not.
 
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Try the app Headspace. It’s only three minutes a day, and has helped me calmn myself. It’s not for everyone, but I really find it helps distract long enough to resist the urge to drink.

You have to figure out if the drinking is a long term issue or just a short term panacea for anxiety. The binge shopping and drinking is very familiar to me. I traced it to feeling overwhelmed and not having an outlet.

If the drinking is a long term problem, consider going to AA. That way if you feel the urge, you have someone you can call. Half the battle is feeling like you have support when you need it most. And for bpd, that’s critical for those feelings of isolation.

You can do it, you just need a little outside support.
 
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