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15 Sep 2008

Panic attack
Hi cybershrink~ hope all is ok your side. We went out friday night~ didnt eat much and had champagne and a few drinks. Well i drove home got lost etc driving reckless it was scary! Had a full ò n panic attack (havent had one since 2000) . Was a wake up call! Not touching alcohol again! Just i try to put it behind me and move on. But my body is tense and in shock! Feel sick just thinking about it.
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01 Jan 0001

Sorry to hear about this k ! The alcohol will have been disinhibiting and may have lowered your threshold to another panic attack, and it did occur in a genuinely scary situation. Yes, aoid the alcohol ( except possibly in small amounts its rarely good for anyone ) and move on. Maybe you slightly under-estimated the risk of another panic attack --- don't now over-estimate that risk
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