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#1 Tribulus

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Posted 01 November 2006 - 05:34 PM

Ive been on zoloft for almost 2 months now, approaching my second week at 100mg. Ive drank a couple times since Ive started it and both times ive blacked out quickly. But this past time, I was blacked out before it was even sun down and instantly turned violent. From what im told it sounds like i was posessed by satan, attacking everybody and foaming at the mouth. I eventually ended up cracking my head open on a railroad tie when I tripped over my own feet while slap boxing a co worker. I have 13 staples in my head now and i lost an incredible amount of blood. I couldnt STOP drinking until monday because when I woke up the hangovers were so severe that I needed to drink to steady out which led to me continuing drinking. I used to drink everyday after i turned 21, im 24 now and i stopped drinking almost a year ago but have relapsed several times. Im not sure if Im blacking out quick because my tolerance is down or because of the zoloft. Obviously its because i was drinking too much i understand that part but to black out so fast i dont understand that. So let this be a warning to everyone on zoloft. DONT DRINK.

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Posted 01 November 2006 - 08:05 PM

WOW thats pretty rough man. I drank for the first time Monday in like 6 months but I was on prozac but I hope things are ok with you. sounds like a rough time for you and i'm not an alcoholic, never have been, just a social drinker but i do know how the withdrawls can be but like i said i hope your ok.
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Posted 01 November 2006 - 08:30 PM

The DF NEVER condones drinking while on meds. You never know HOW you will respond. ((((Tribulus))))), you were very lucky that you didn't have some sort of brain injury...or worse! People have been killed from falling down and hitting their heads while blacking out. You were very lucky. I hope that you won't do it again... and I'm thankful that you're going to be alright. You might consider AA for your drinking. :bump:

Good luck, and thanks for letting our members know how dangerous drinking while on meds can be!

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Posted 02 November 2006 - 10:49 AM

I admit I drank last night after I was on zoloft the night before but I was kinda smart enough when I got home to realize I shouldn't take it, so I waited until this morning when I sobered up, so still gotta be careful.
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Posted 02 November 2006 - 11:49 AM

I'll reiterate what Cat said: Never drink alcohol with your meds. It affects how they work drastically. Taking them the next day after a bender is hazardous, too, as it takes alcohol 24-49 hours to be out of your system. Tribulus, you were very fortunate that something worse didn't happen to you. Try AA for your alcohol abuse. It's a 12-step program and you will receive a lot of support from your peers. It's a very effective organization for people with alcohol problems. But like all programs to be effective for you, you need to WANT to quit drinking (or other addictions).
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Posted 13 November 2006 - 08:07 PM

Ive been on zoloft for almost 2 months now, approaching my second week at 100mg. Ive drank a couple times since Ive started it and both times ive blacked out quickly. But this past time, I was blacked out before it was even sun down and instantly turned violent. From what im told it sounds like i was posessed by satan, attacking everybody and foaming at the mouth. I eventually ended up cracking my head open on a railroad tie when I tripped over my own feet while slap boxing a co worker. I have 13 staples in my head now and i lost an incredible amount of blood. I couldnt STOP drinking until monday because when I woke up the hangovers were so severe that I needed to drink to steady out which led to me continuing drinking. I used to drink everyday after i turned 21, im 24 now and i stopped drinking almost a year ago but have relapsed several times. Im not sure if Im blacking out quick because my tolerance is down or because of the zoloft. Obviously its because i was drinking too much i understand that part but to black out so fast i dont understand that. So let this be a warning to everyone on zoloft. DONT DRINK.

Thank you so much for your post Tribulus! :hearts: I cannot even begin to explain how many times in the past almost 6 years we have tried to explain about the dangers of mixing alcohol and antidepressants! It's not just Zoloft. It's Celexa and Welbutrin and a host of others. All the SSRI's.
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#7 Live Life

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Posted 14 November 2006 - 11:02 AM

I too drink this weekend while I was on Zoloft.I was so stipud to do that.I drink alot while I was on my pill and the next morning I took it.Bad mistake. Past out twice. So stupid. I will never do that again.That scared the s*** out of me.I only been on theres for a week. I was so stupid and to but my family thought that. That wasn't right.I'm so sorry for doing what I did.I sure of know better.We learn from our mistakes.
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Posted 15 November 2006 - 10:30 AM

:welcome: to DF and the Zoloft room, Live Life,
We DO learn from our mistakes and the whole idea here is not to repeat them. Glad to hear that you will not be drinking in teh future. Let us know how Zoloft is working for you.
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Posted 15 November 2006 - 11:35 AM

I never had any problems with drinking while I was on zoloft. Then again, I'm not really a big drinker. Maybe once or twice a month, and always in the safety of friends and moderation. Although, had I read all your entries first, I don't think I would have drank at all!
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Posted 19 November 2006 - 01:39 PM

So much better now. It toto normalok me from saturday to thursday to feel back to normal. My sister in law
is on zoloft too.She said she also made the mistake of drinking heavy when she first went on them. 3 days it took her also 3 days. She said you need to social drink when your on theres.I had one drink last night.I been on theres for only two weeks now. I feel way better now.
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Posted 20 November 2006 - 04:43 PM

Funny, I've never had a problem with drinking on Paxil or Zoloft. These days, I keep my drinking in check. As soon as I feel a light buzz, I stop. However, it's not unusual for me to have 2-3 drinks a couple nights a week. I guess it's good that drinking isn't recommended while on AD's, that way I don't overdo it.

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Posted 20 November 2006 - 08:58 PM

I was stupid.Was only on it a week.The weekend come had 10 cooler uselly have 6 for a buzz . The next day got a headache so I took my med and 2 relugar typhol.Started cooking breakfest eat then went for a smoke. Almost finish my smoke.Started feeling werid turn to my mom and told her and out I went.That got me in side and got me awake but I was going in and out.Stared the living s*** out of me.
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Posted 03 January 2007 - 07:37 PM

Im going good now.The pills are working for me.I feel much better now.If I drink I drink smart.Hope everyone had a good christmas and new years. :happyny15: :hearts:
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Posted 03 January 2007 - 07:43 PM

Live Life--

Are you listening AT ALL?

There really is no 'drinking smart' if you are depressed, and certainly not if you are on meds.

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#15 Beanchop99

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Posted 03 January 2007 - 08:29 PM

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I gotta agree with Keeping Awake - don't drink if you're depressed. Depression and alcohol do NOT mix! Antidepressants and alcohol definitely do NOT mix!

Please take care of yourself, and cease drinking alcohol at once.

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Posted 03 January 2007 - 08:40 PM

ok Im no doc and you should aways do what your doc says but.....I forgot on xmas eve and had a margarita :hearts: but I only had just the one

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Posted 03 January 2007 - 10:48 PM

ok Im no doc and you should aways do what your doc says but.....I forgot on xmas eve and had a margarita :hearts: but I only had just the one


I hate to sound like Prohibition Polly, but drinking while on meds just isn't a good idea. Please be careful.

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Posted 04 January 2007 - 04:11 PM

From what I read here it did convice me not to drink while on meds (Zoloft and clonazepam). It made the holiday season very stressful for me being the only one not drinking. Cheering in New Years with a class of Sprite while everyone else had champaigne felt weird. I was so anxious about how to survive the holidays without drinking, that I use one session with my therapist to deal with it. I have great friends and family because thay never asked why I was not drinking and did not bug me about. I survived the holidays without having a single drink. The first time in my life, I have had a sober New Years.

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Posted 04 January 2007 - 04:32 PM

Congratulations nevel!! :hearts:

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Posted 04 January 2007 - 06:27 PM

Good for you, Nevel!!! :hearts: Congratulations!

I know it felt weird for you, but you get used to it. I haven't had a drink in I don't know how many years. It just becomes common practice, not drinking.

I'm glad to hear that you were able to discuss this with your therapist. Support really does make all the difference in the world.

We're here, whenever you need extra support.

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Posted 04 January 2007 - 07:11 PM

Good Job :hearts:

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Posted 06 January 2007 - 12:42 AM

no alcohol!!!!that sucks tho.I get the point.It doesn't mix.Thank you!That was stupid after I read it again.You can't drink smart.Something I'm going to have to get use too. :hearts:
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Posted 06 January 2007 - 07:04 AM

Im not a drinker at all but everyonce in a while I would have a drink. Something fruity and sweet. So it sorta stinks that with the meds I can even do that

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Posted 06 January 2007 - 10:15 AM

Im not a drinker at all but everyonce in a while I would have a drink. Something fruity and sweet. So it sorta stinks that with the meds I can even do that


Although one drink may not have any affect whatsoever, it's just not a good idea to drink while on meds.

I know what you're saying though. I miss the occasional glass of alcohol with dinner.

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Posted 15 May 2007 - 05:30 PM

I had similar experiences while drinking with SSRI. DON'T DO IT. I blacked out. I'd wake up later and not remember what happened. I punched out a window while I was drinking with a SSRI (i think it was paxil). That did a lot of damage to my arm. I had to go to a specialist. That was a few years ago.

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Posted 15 May 2007 - 07:04 PM

My doctor had told me it was OK to drink in moderation when I was on Zoloft the first time around -- I actually overdid it a few times but didn't have any more negative side effects than before I took it.

Guess we all have different levels of sensitivities - so best not to drink -- unless you get advice from your dr. it's OK.

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Posted 17 May 2007 - 01:50 AM

My doctor had told me it was OK to drink in moderation when I was on Zoloft the first time around -- I actually overdid it a few times but didn't have any more negative side effects than before I took it.

Guess we all have different levels of sensitivities - so best not to drink -- unless you get advice from your dr. it's OK.

I've been on 50 mg of zoloft for 3 months now, and i haven't noticed any effects from drinking a few beers and being on zoloft. I was prescribed zoloft because of post dramatic stress disorder. I was in a bad auto accident, and couldn't get over it. I literally went from being completely unmotivated, quit my job, lost my wife. Started zoloft, became much more motivated, started my own construction business, and am doing well. I still have the same amout of beers I had before on zoloft, and the medication has definately helped out alot. I guess it all depends on the person and circumstances.

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Posted 22 May 2007 - 07:08 AM

I was drunk this past weekend and have been taking Zoloft for 3 weeks. I didn't really notice anything out of the ordinary, but I suppose like sheepwoman said, that it has effected the medication in a way that I have just not noticed. I've been on many meds and have used alcohol at some point during all of them, but I suppose like anything else that the effects of alcohol on the drug differ from person to person. Looking back I definitely should have stayed away from alcohol, and will from now on just in case. I will probably still have the occasional alcohol tbh, but there will be no more getting drunk for me. It just sounds too risky.

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Posted 29 May 2007 - 06:57 AM

I know this sounds really silly, but it's amazing how much you want something when you cant have it :)

I wouldn't dream of drinking on my meds but I think I will miss the "choice" of drinking or not on a night out! I am not a heavy drinker at all, a couple of years ago I decided I would prefer to keep control of what I did on my nights out so I practically stopped. I think I realised that I had a bit of a problem with alcohol and my way of dealing with it was to regain the control and when people asked I would say "I have chosen not to drink"

Now I've started my meds and I am missing not being able to choose not to drink! When I said that to my boyfriend he laughed as I rarely drink! But last Friday and Saturday night I went out and drank both nights (note: started my meds on Monday) I think I did this as my "Final Supper" before the drought!

It's strange how the mind works.

Thanks to those who posted their experiences about drinking on meds and the effects it can have. Your experiences and helping me cope with what is ahead of me.

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Posted 31 May 2007 - 03:15 AM

I drank a couple of times while on Zoloft and thankfully nothing happened. Or so I thought..One night I was drinking a alcohol cooler with a friend and all of a sudden I got really hot and couldn't cool myself down. It was hot outside but I was inside and it wasn't that hot. I eventually had to take a cool shower to feel better.

Now I won't drink anything on my meds. :hearts:

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Posted 05 June 2007 - 07:56 PM

Hey I've been on Zoloft 100mg for over 12 months and it does effect me when I drink alcohol. I find myself, even with small amounts of alcohol, to have blackouts or memory loss only compared to what I used to be able to drink. So my advice is DEFINATELY DON"T DRINK!!!! I found myself not able to stop and the same things that everyone else has said about being groggy and depressed for a couple of days after it. Who needs a 3 day hangover. I don't so I'm trying to stay away from alcohol whereever possible.

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Posted 05 June 2007 - 09:40 PM

Thank you for sharing that, onthemend - I've never had blackouts, but I get very sleepy, very fast, so every time I've tried I wound up stopping. I agree, it's way too dangerous to mix SSRI's with alcohol, though some people still swear it doesn't affect them.

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Posted 06 June 2007 - 05:57 AM

i have to agree. I have been on celexa, prozac, effexor and wellbuterin and now zoloft, and on all those meds I have some very bad experiences after drinking. All of the SSRI's I would get extreemly oblivious to teh fact that I had had too much. I had blackouts on 2 occasions while on celexa that i still haventl lived down. While i was on efexxor i had a batchelors party that i was expected to drink at and couldnt help myself. I ended up in hospital for that on a drip from the most excruciating headache and puking episode i can remember.

When i was not on medication , I can drink and ger drunk like any normal person without any blackouts etc. I have to agree with all the manufacturers warnings , that if you drink you do so at your own risk !

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Posted 13 August 2007 - 01:26 AM

Hi every one...I'm 22 years old and I'm a social drinker, every weekend I go out with friends to bars and clubs. I know its stupid to mix alcohol with med. but I was wondering if anybody has had vomiting issues with zoloft and alcohol. for example (this happened a couple times) I take 100mg's at night and noticed if I have a few drinks like 2 or three, go home take the med, I'll wake up feeling sick and usually vomit, then feel fine and go back to bed. So because of that I try and skip my dose till morning. But this last weekend I did get drunk at a bar, skiped my dose and the next day took it around 2pm...felt a little hung over but overall fine...then at like midnight I got sick to my stomach and threw up...Has anybody had this problem before? do you think I'm getting sick because I'm skipping my dose or because theres some alcohol in my system?

Also to add to the topic: I've never passed out because of the med, maybe taking the pill at night helps that?
I've also noticed a depressed and anxious feelings after drinking but usually feel fine after a day...

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Posted 13 August 2007 - 01:52 AM

My Dr didn't have a problem when she started me on meds and when asked if I drank, I said yeah I do social hour every Wed with friends. Dr didn't have a problem with it, but I sure did. I have really messed myself up a few times and now.....my thinking is Why would I want to do that to myself? No, thanks. I am not missing anything and if I am sick enough to need the meds, why screw them up?

I just tell people, no thanks, I can't drink with my medications. They usually say they are sorry. Well, they can be sorry, but I am not!

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Posted 13 August 2007 - 11:46 AM

For me, the effects of alcohol were greatly exagerated to the point that after drinking one or two I'd feel really, really, out of it. There was never the chance to get drunk.

I've never gotten sick, but then again it only took me a couple of tries to figure out drinking and meds are a horrible idea. I'd much rather not have to spend the next couple of days dragging myself out of the pit, so I don't drink anymore.

And I am surprised a Doc wouldn't have a problem with mixing meds and alcohol - I thought it was universally held to be a bad combination (although I, like many people, had to find out the hard way.)

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Posted 06 September 2007 - 10:18 PM

I'm on Zoloft and I do have the occasional drink. It is only a alcohol or two and only once or twice a week. I have had no negative effects from this but am cautious. I take it easy on the booze because of interactions with the meds, but also because of the depressant effect to the alcohol itself. I don't recommend drinking on ANY medication, and even if you're not on meds, alcohol won't help your depression. Just realize that if you are drinking on meds that there can be serious risks. Do the research and decide for yourself if the buzz is worth the risks.

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Posted 07 September 2007 - 11:50 AM

Yeah, for me it's definitely a bad idea as well.....

Even if I am careful I always feel more depressed the next day or so - so I avoid alcohol altogether. Given the choice between taking meds to feel better and alcohol to make me feel worse, it's a no brainer for me.......

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Posted 13 September 2007 - 02:30 AM

Ive been on zoloft for almost 2 months now, approaching my second week at 100mg. Ive drank a couple times since Ive started it and both times ive blacked out quickly. But this past time, I was blacked out before it was even sun down and instantly turned violent. From what im told it sounds like i was posessed by satan, attacking everybody and foaming at the mouth. I eventually ended up cracking my head open on a railroad tie when I tripped over my own feet while slap boxing a co worker. I have 13 staples in my head now and i lost an incredible amount of blood. I couldnt STOP drinking until monday because when I woke up the hangovers were so severe that I needed to drink to steady out which led to me continuing drinking. I used to drink everyday after i turned 21, im 24 now and i stopped drinking almost a year ago but have relapsed several times. Im not sure if Im blacking out quick because my tolerance is down or because of the zoloft. Obviously its because i was drinking too much i understand that part but to black out so fast i dont understand that. So let this be a warning to everyone on zoloft. DONT DRINK.


I have been on 100mg for a long time, never had any issues myself while drinking..

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Posted 13 September 2007 - 11:57 AM

I've never been able to drink while on SSRI's - I get very drowsy, very quickly, so I just don't drink. I've heard others say it doesn't affect them, but it definitely does me, so I tell everyone to be careful! The potential side effects of the combo are dangerous.

Take care,
Dewayne
I'm not a complete *****. Some parts are missing.
Please don't drive me crazy. I can walk from here.
If life is a joke, then I don't get it.
I'm just mentally ill. It's the rest of the world that's crazy.
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