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  • Could my drink have been spiked?
  • Input from the collective will be appreciated.

    Went out yesterday to watch the rugby in the pub, so drinking from 3 to 11ish (I know, tut tut)

    Felt fine all night, started to feel like I’d had enough late on (nothing unusual about this – I’m a shit drinker) and made my way home, on my own, short train ride, 30 minute walk, and can remember some detail about the journey, no memory loss or anything silly.

    Today wake up and feel ropey as, to be expected, I was drinking for 8 hours. Now this evening, starting about 7.30, I’ve been overcome with paranoia, which has grown steadily all night, and I would now call pretty severe: I’m anxious and spooked by everything.

    I’ve steered clear of drugs most my life so have no direct experience of post come down paranoia. A friend has suggested my drink could have been spiked, which seemed silly as

    A) i experienced no other side affects last night / today other than being drunk /hungover

    B) why would someone spike a blokes drink (ok still possible, but surely less likely than a woman’s drink being spiked

    But now I’m beginning to wonder. What say the more worldly STW members? πŸ™„

    Premier Icon hairyscary
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    The fear! πŸ™‚

    tymbian
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    I wouldn’t of thought so after 18hrs or so after drinking but I’m no expert.

    It’s Sunday today. You’re experiencing a natural reaction to the looming Monday morning.

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    why would someone spike a blokes drink

    we are talking rugger here…you walking straight ?

    tymbian
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    Did you smoke anything today?

    deadlydarcy
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    Sounds like a case of the DTs to me. πŸ™‚

    sweepy
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    I reckon you got a dirty glass

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    I very much doubt you’ve been spiked. Who goes around wasting good drugs?

    why would someone spike a blokes drink
    we are talking rugger here…you walking straight ?

    As I said to my friend ‘why would someone spike my drink, they just need to ask’ πŸ˜€

    Yup, straight as an arrow πŸ™‚

    tymbian – Member
    Did you smoke anything today?

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    I don’t smoke!

    Deadly – DT’s?

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    I would say you need to go to sleep.

    bwaarp
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    How often do you drink? Sounds like alcohol withdrawal tbh – right time frame.

    tymbian
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    Do you remember hearing the ‘ snap ‘ of a rubber glove?

    grum
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    I knew someone at Uni who claimed their drink had been spiked on more than occasion. Strangely this always occurred after they’d gone out and got completely wasted on lots of booze and several different class A drugs quite voluntarily. Hmmmm….

    How often do you drink?

    Session about once every 4 to 8 weeks.
    Mostly a bottle of wine or a few beers spread out over the week.

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    why would someone spike a blokes drink

    The love that dare not remember its name

    mightymule
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    Sounds like you are suffering from an anxiety attack. They can be very nasty and sometimes do feel as though you have unwittingly taken hallucinogenic drugs. Of course, the more anxious you get, the more worried you get about the anxiety, and therefore you get more anxious….

    I know that telling you to try to relax is a bit like telling you to try to drink the Pacific Ocean, so I won’t. I sometimes find that Scotch can be a short term fix.

    I’m used to it now, so I just try to ignore them until they go away. Sometimes the OH helps by distracting me by demanding answers to obscure maths problems – which actually works surprisingly well.

    Sorry, I realise that’s not a massive help, but it’s the best I’ve got.

    deadlydarcy
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    @thekingisdead, DTs = Delirium Tremens

    bwaarp
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    Session about once every 4 to 8 weeks.
    Mostly a bottle of wine or a few beers spread out over the week.

    Well, the more you drink the more likely you are to develop alcohol withdrawal. Just because your not drinking at alcoholic levels, doesn’t mean to say you won’t develop it. It’s just less likely.

    Try and keep a diary on how many units you are drinking and then either get back to me or look up the long term affects of your drinking level yourself.

    I’d bet a 10er your suffering withdrawal IMHO.

    Markie
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    For moral support (and some understanding of what you are experiencing!), I highly recommend this Kingsley Amis article on dealing with a hangover.

    It proffers advice on surviving both the physical and – especially relevant to your situation – the metaphysical symptoms.

    I quote briefly below, but truly, it’s worth reading and provides a step by step guide to making it through!

    When that ineffable compound of depression, sadness (these two are not the same), anxiety, self-hatred, sense of failure and fear for the future begins to steal over you, start telling yourself that what you have is a hangover. You are not sickening for anything, you have not suffered a minor brain lesion, you are not all that bad at your job, your family and friends are not leagued in a conspiracy of barely maintained silence about what a s**t you are, you have not come at last to see life as it really is and there is no use crying over spilt milk.

    hexhamstu
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    I’m always anxious on a hangover.

    butcher
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    If you felt normal, as in normally drunk, last night, then it’s unlikely you’ve been spiked. If you were talking non-stop, grinding your teeth, wanting to hug everyone (including strangers!) then possibly.

    In reality hangovers can make you pretty anxious and/or depressed. Normally you just feel a bit rough, but if you were beginning to reach a tipping point with your anxiety/stress levels, then it could easily push you over. Which is what it sounds like.

    I’d suggest taking it easy for a while.

    I’m always anxious.

    Duggan
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    If you’re drink had been spiked you definitely would have known about it last night and really, why would anyone bother?

    Also I’ve tried loads of drugs in the past and whilst some come-downs can be pretty trying, I’ve never really experienced all-out, massive paranoia like the type you describe, certainly not a full 24 hours later anyway.

    I’d say get some sleep and you’ll be fine tomorrow.

    TheBrick
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    why would someone spike a blokes drink

    I know someone who got there drink spiked. Drinking (one drink late after a evening at work) in bar (Lisbon) chatting to someone next thing he woke up in their flat have been robbed. According to the bar man he looked very drunk last night and the guy he was chatting to had said he would take him home and look after him. Police said it was become common.

    stugus
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    +1 mightymule
    Sounds like a case of anxiety.

    cheers guys n gals. The spiking thing didn’t make sense for the reasons some of you have already mentioned.

    winston_dog
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    Utter rubbish.

    Hangover/alcohol withdrawal, nothing more.

    As you are anxious about feeling anxious then this obviously is making it worse. Anxiety feeds anxiety.

    MTFU when you have a hangover. πŸ™‚

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    Jeez… πŸ˜‰

    MTFU when you have a hangover.

    Post reported πŸ˜€

    mightymule
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    Anxiety attacks are actually far more common when you feel tired and sh**. Just like you are when you are hungover… πŸ˜€

    Try not to worry about it

    (yes – I do appreciate the paradox there…)

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    sleep deprived induced anxiety / panic attacks..

    Premier Icon tomhoward
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    Remember, just cos you’re paranoid, it doesn’t mean they aren’t coming to get you.

    You have a hangover. Suck it up. Drink water, have ibuprofen, eat nice things.

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    Have you counted your kidneys?

    Paranoia and anxiety’s not an uncommon side effect of alcohol and alcohol withdrawal… And because your brain is a dick, anxiety is an excellent cause of anxiety.

    alcohol is a big depressant and can easily make you feel down afterwards

    it also lowers your blood sugar which has an impact on brain function and can also make you feel down and anxious

    reassure yourself its just the booze and have a biscuit and get some sleep – all will seem better in the morning (except the fact that its monday morning)

    πŸ™‚

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    So..
    You are aware you are feeling paranoid.
    You are asking if your drink could have been spiked.

    πŸ™„

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    OP it does sound like an anxiety attack. The only things to suggest are:

    1. Avoid caffeine and more alcohol until you feel better
    2. If you can’t sleep due to feeling anxious, try getting up and doing something you like to do read, watch a film or whatever…
    3. Try focussing on breathing – in particular slowing and deepening your breathing
    4. You may want to focus on affirmations – something like breathing out negative feelings and breathing in feelings of security, positivity and wellbeing.

    The last may sound a bit flaky – but it works for a lot of people…

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    Tis a classic case if the heeby jeebys, also known as the cider spiders. You’ll live.

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