SRS Anti-Anxiety meds and alcohol ??

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  1. EYOB

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    Someone told me they don't mix. Unfortunately for me, it feels like the meds wear off during the evening/nights. And that seems to be the best time go out and be social. :dunno:
     
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    It depends on what type of medication you're on. What's the name of the drug?
     
  3. EYOB

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    Celexa 40 mg

    you browse this forum often?
     
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    If I get a chance, yeah.

    Having a couple drinks while on an SSRI is usually fine. Never heard otherwise.
     
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    They were probably referring to Xanax. That + alcohol = disaster
     
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    wtf are you talking about???? xanax + heinekens = win
     
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    Xanax + alcohol = black outs and memory loss.
     
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    no way...you obviously dont know when to say when
     
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    Yes way dude. They are both CNS depressants, and when you start mixing them a plethora of shit can happen.

    I didn't say after one beer you'll be in a coma, but it isn't a good drug to be going out and partying on.
     
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    Drinking alcohol while taking Xanax may increase your risk of certain
    Xanax side effects, such as:

    • Drowsiness
    • Dizziness
    • Problems with coordination
    • Unusual behavior
    • Memory problems.
    It may also slow both the heart rate and breathing, which can cause you to pass out or have difficulty breathing -- and may even lead to death.
     
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    Celexa is not something that just "wears off at night". I'm not sure why you're feeling this way, but regardless Celexa stays in your system continuously while you're on the medication.

    If you can drink while you're on Celexa and you feel fine, double check with your doctor, but I think you'll be OK. I"m on 80mg and if I even so much as have more than about 3 mouthfuls of wine, I get a splitting headache and have to puke. Beer has been OK so far, but no more than one can/bottle.

    If you look at the large side-effects document that you should have received with your very first prescription fill-up, in the document, it will say that there is a risk of having seizures if you drink alcohol while on Celexa. However they do not specify that it's a large or small risk. So for all I know, it could be something like 0.00000000001% of patients have this side effect.

    Long story short, read the pamphlet that you should have received about Celexa, how it works, and the side effects. Ask your doctor to provide you with one if you don't have it. It's good to be informed about what you're taking. If you're ever confused about any other medication you're taking and are unsure how it will react with your Celexa, always double-check with your doctor or a pharmacist.
     
  12. EYOB

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    Maybe I should try a double dose of 40mg. Maybe I need a dosage of 80mg. :dunno:
     
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    Ask your doctor about it.
     
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    We've gone over this already. You haven't even been taking your 40mg appropriately; there's absolutely no point in going to 80 now.
     
  15. EYOB

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    :o
     
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    He's right, you must take the medication consistently and as directed if you expect the medication to work as...well, expected.

    Stay are your present dose, listen to your physician, and work on ensuring you do that properly before asking the physician if further changes need to be made.
     
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    i'm on celexa... drinking is fine.

    there was a period where i took klonopin. this with alcohol = disaster.
     

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