Alcohol And Prozac?
Posted 04 May 2012 - 11:25 PM
From what I know... fluoxetine can cause fatigue and sedation.. I've had experience with that but if you drink alcohol with a medication that can cause fatigue it's never good.
I knew someone who died (she was 24 and perfectly healthy) who took anti depressants because she drank one night with them and stopped breathing in her sleep. I don't know what type of anti- depressants but I don't think it's worth the risk...
Posted 04 May 2012 - 11:52 PM
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Posted 19 July 2012 - 08:34 PM
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Posted 19 July 2012 - 08:51 PM
I like your screen avatar.
There are several reasons why alcohol and anti-depressants like Prozac are a bad combination:
1. As others here have mentioned, alcohol can counteract the actions of the Prozac. Both drinking alcohol and Prozac cross the blood brain barrier. Depression causes biological disturbances in sleep. One of the effects of Prozac is to restore healthy sleep architecture as part of the healing process. Alcohol can provide sedation but disrupts sleep architecture at the very time one is taking Prozac to restore it. This is just example...
2. Your thought processes and mental alertness can be impaired, sometimes severely, sometimes paradoxically.
3. Combining the two can cause dangerous side effects, even paradoxical and unforeseen side effects
4. As mentioned above, liver toxicity
5. People with depression are at high risk for alcohol abuse and addition and so it is best to exercise great caution concerning the consumption of alcohol for this reason alone.
Sorry I couldn't be more helpful. I wish you the best!!!
Edited by Ep1ctetus, 19 July 2012 - 08:53 PM.
Your brain is your best friend. It works 24 hours a day to keep you alive, healthy and happy. As such it deserves love, respect, compassion, encouragement, understanding and consolation. It is not an all-powerful all-perfect being. It makes mistakes. It can become ill. But it always tries to make your health its #1 priority. Where could one find a friend like that? Even when you are sleeping it is trying to help you. So it deserve love in good times and bad, it its successes and its failures, in sickness and in health. It doesn't deserve to be mentally beat up with insults like: weak, lazy, stupid, loser, no good. It does tens of thousands of strong, brave, clever, wise, good and beautiful things each day for you.
If depression is related to hatred of the brain [even unconscious or organically caused], then it seems like learning to love the brain is one of the ways out of depression. If putting a sense of life-or-death urgency on the brain in non-life-or-death situations stresses the brain out and leads to anxiety, then it seems like learning to be less demanding, more realistic and more compassion to the brain is one of the ways out of paralyzing anxiety.
Posted 26 September 2012 - 04:11 AM
Posted 13 October 2012 - 05:54 PM
My ex BIL was manic- His dr prescribed Prozac and he drank-alot.
I think some people drink alot to counter-act the manic feeling,( i.e. if they should not be on Prozac in the first place.) My brother in law was not depressed, imo he was manic.
I wouldnt recommend it but its jmo.
~Jean Paul Sartre
Posted 13 October 2012 - 11:25 PM
Posted 14 October 2012 - 07:28 PM
I am also on Prozac and made the choice to quit drinking. I have been sober for almost a week, and as someone who likes to drink, it's been tough. I've found my depression to be much worse when I was using substances and drinking so I'd like to see what the Prozac can do for me without the alcohol being involved.
I'm glad to hear you're staying sober! I don't drink much, I find that it messes with my meds a bit and makes me feel sad again.
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