I think I'm going to stop drinking alcohol for awhile.
Don't get me wrong- I don't drink very much alcohol to begin with anyway. When I'm at home or at a friend's house, I might have a six-pack of something girlie, but I don't usually get completely stupid. If I'm drinking in public, I drink even less than that. And I probably only drink, at most, 4 nights a week. Overall, I'm pretty conscious of how much I drink, how often I drink, and under what circumstances I drink because I know that alcoholism (and other addictions) run in my family. In my opinion, I haven't really had any problems with alcohol since my teens when I was just stupid about stuff for a while, though I never got into any legal, or even parental, trouble over it.
But something has changed resently. First of all, I never NEVER used to get hangovers. Now I have an all day headache after drinking so little that I didn't even get a buzz. But the really bad part is that drinking alcohol lately has resulted in a wild mood swing, and not the good kind. After even just one or two alcoholic drinks, I am sad, depressed, and cry-ified. (Cry-ified is a term I came up with to describe a temporary condition I have in which I cry for no apparent reason, with no real control over it.) I also become kinda bitchy.
I assume this change in how alcohol effects me has something to do with my recent change in anti-depressant medication. I have to admit that both my anti-depressant medication and my anti-anxiety medication warn against mixing the medications with alcohol, though both say that the medications may intensify the affects of the alcohol while not prohibiting the use of alcohol. I'm sure that the next time I see my medicine prescribing psychiatrist I'll talk to him about it, but, until then, and maybe after that, I think I'd rather not drink alcohol because I don't really need anything else making me sad, depressed, cryified, and bitchy. I have those covered all on my own, thankyouverymuch.
So, bye-bye alcohol. We've had a good friendship for quite a while, but I have to take some time off for now. I hope you understand.