Prozac And Alcohol
Posted 21 November 2011 - 03:54 AM
OCD coming back. Also, Prozac has made me crave alcohol more than before despite its effects. I know drinking is not good but please don't say the solution is to stop drinking. Should I get back on Zoloft? Why does it make me so crazy. My doctor didnt warn me at all.
Posted 21 November 2011 - 05:26 AM
I am currently living with my son who has had a horrendous experience with Prozac, he was prescribed in 9 years ago for anxiety and depression and was on it for that amount of time, even although the probelms he was originally prescribed it for were getting worse and worse. He came off cold turkey, never a good idea and thought he had gone insane. He is currently unable to work or to look after himself and has major problems including psychological and physical yet when we speak to the doctors both GP and psychiatrist tell him that these drugs do not cause these problems. I would be interested to hear from anyone else who has had problems with Prozac.
Posted 21 November 2011 - 06:36 AM
I know that you do not want to hear this, but I have to post this. It is dangerous to drink on AD's.
DF will not discuss posts dealing with illegal drugs and/or alcohol abuse while you are on medications or not. Clearly alcohol is a depressant. Self medicating with illegal drugs or alcohol will not be discussed on these boards. Your posts will be deleted and you will get a formal warning.
We do have a Substance Abuse Forum for members who are able to discuss their abuse with alcohol, drugs, co-dependency and who are in recovery.
We are here to help one another in recovery. Alcohol is a depressant. Anybody that drinks while taking an antidepressant is taking irresponsible chances with their physical and mental health!
There are specific warnings not to combine alcohol and antidepressants.
1. Both are processed by your liver and you risk liver damage.
2. Drinking affects how much of the meds are absorbed into your body.
3. Meds affect how the alcohol is absorbed and can result in being extremely drunk, huge hangovers, and/or alcohol poisoning and chances of seizures.
4. Alcohol is a depressant - you are making your mental health worse by drinking.
Do you *really* need to drink? What is more important, having a couple drinks, or getting your mental health in order?
Is it realistic to ask people not to drink? In our minds, yes. Pregnant women stop for 9 months because they know it isn't safe to drink - for your mental health, surely you can not drink for the time you are on antidepressants. It's a matter of setting your priorities straight.
If you personally choose to drink and mess up your mind, go for it, but don't come whining back here when you drop into a pit of depression. There are enough people here that tried and learned the hard way. But don't go around telling other members that it's alright to drink while on meds when it is not.
We do not want to know how 'well' and 'good' you felt self medicating. (Whether it is from alcohol or illegal drugs)
Your posts will be edited and you may be warned by Administrators, as we will have no part in such discussions on these forums.
It is not in your best interest and posting such can trigger other members. There is no substitute for getting the help that you need through therapy and legal medications.
We suggest doing a search on alcohol (here on DF) and see what you come up with, as we have implemented these forums rules for a very long time. (2002)
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Posted 21 November 2011 - 03:34 PM
If you Like having your OCD out of control, then maybe that's not important to you as drinking alcohol is. That decision is up to you.
God will give you no more than you can handle. This is all a test to see if you are really ready for the good things that are going to come your way. All this pain is going to come back and make me stronger.-Clarence Clemmons 1942-2011
Everything I know, I know because I love. Leo Tolstoy War and Peace
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