lexapro and drinking

well my doctor said he wants to keep me on lexapro for another six mouths…..i told him my 21st birthday is in a mouth and I wanted to drink…He said there is no problem if I want to down a six pack or even drink a pint if i could….he said just do it every once and awhile and dont make a habit out of it…I got the persciption filled and it said dont take with alcohol….. weird…..

anyone ever mixed the two….any difference?…next day feeling? let me know guys
mixing alcohol with any medication is going to intensify the alcohol’s effects.

If you’re taking Lexapro as an anti-depressant, it can also magnify your depression.

I know someone who is going through some drinking issues while on Zoloft at the moment. After drinking a bit one night she had a black out, she was concious and walked home with her friends fine, but she doesn’t remember the night whatsoever.

If you do it, just be aware of the signals your body is sending you, and maybe drink a little less than you planned on. Be careful, make sure you are with someone that can take care of you if you get to that point, but have fun!
You’re going to have one hell of a hangover and you’re going to get fucked up real quick. Have fun and don’t get alcohol poisoning
I’ve been completely shitfaced numerous times on Zoloft and Effexor and I didn’t notice any difference in my intoxication or tolerance.

It’s going to depend on the person. My best friend was on Lexapro for a while and became the greatest lightweight of our time lol.
When I first was put on antidepressants I kept on drinking. I went from having terrible hangovers before taking meds to having absolutely no hangovers after I started taking the medication. Weird but good side effect, I guess.

You can’t get someone to get you beer tonight so you can test it out? Just have like one or two and see how you feel.
When I was on lexapro I still drank all I wanted and never noticed any difference.

yea, thats my plan tonight….

thats good to know…drugs really do effect everyone diffrently
well ive had 4 beers and smoked some weed…and I feel great………….and tired……..oh yea and hungry
Awful, you really should consult your physician. I wouldn’t recommend taking liberal advice off the internet when it comes to your health on this particular issue.

Just because someone doesn’t have symptoms after drinking on medicine doesn’t mean they aren’t doing liver or kidney damage. Your body is already processing the medication through a specific pathway, and if alcohol effects become intensified, it means your body can’t remove it as quickly, thus putting a lot more pressure on your organs. Liver damage often has no symptoms early on or when minor damage is done, but do it over, and over and not be aware you’re hurting yourself, would end unfortunately — you get the point.

I wouldn’t be unwise about this.

Awful, you really should consult your physician. I wouldn’t recommend taking liberal advice off the internet when it comes to your health on this particular issue.

Just because someone doesn’t have symptoms after drinking on medicine doesn’t mean they aren’t doing liver or kidney damage. Your body is already processing the medication through a specific pathway, and if alcohol effects become intensified, it means your body can’t remove it as quickly, thus putting a lot more pressure on your organs. Liver damage often has no symptoms early on or when minor damage is done, but do it over, and over and not be aware you’re hurting yourself, would end unfortunately — you get the point.

I wouldn’t be unwise about this.

uhh. my doctor said it was okay……did you get that part

Then why are you asking us all if it’s ok?

lol

wat?
i black THE FUCK out when i’m drinking.

ps, on 20mg

Your doctor is incompetent suggesting drinking a 6 pack, or a pint with alcohol in them but go ahead, do it your way. While Lexapro and Alcohol don’t directly interact as drug upon drug, they do interact on the liver and kidneys.

Here is another reason not to drink. You were prescribed the medication because it’s an anti-depressant. Alcohol is a depressant. Anyone prescribed an anti-depressant should not be consuming alcohol or pot otherwise it of course can twart the use of the drug.

If you drink rarely, it will not be serious, such as having a small glass of red wine at dinner, or a beer here and there. The liver can handle a certain amount of abuse.
I’m on 20mg and notice no difference. Just get drunk a little quicker.

how many times do you drink, in say a mouth

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