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Re: alcohol and effexor xr

Posted by zalle on July 27, 2003, at 19:44:38

In reply to Re: could efexor xr increase alcohol cravings?, posted by featherchickie on July 27, 2003, at 3:46:11

when i was on effexor xr i found that when i drank it did increase my cravings for alcohol and at the same time it decreased my tolerance. unlike yourself i've been socially drinking for years and i found that when i started on effexor xr it really changed the way alcohol affected me. like friends "freaked out" when i got drunk around them because i tended to really lose control. someone once said to me that i appeared strange when i drank because i seemed sober in appearance ie i could walk and stand straight and i didn't slur my speech but mentally i seemed really "far away". its a pretty scary experience because i found after only a few drinks i would crave more and i wouldn't know when to stop. before i was on effexor i still had cravings to drink more alcohol (i think this is mormal for such an addictive drug) but i always felt under control.....i never had "black out" experiences and i never vomited. while on effexor xr i often had memory loss when drinking (even 2-3 drinks) and i also often vomited.
although it is difficult the best thing i found was to stop drinking altogether was really difficult but i found not touching it at all was better than having small amounts and then not knowing when to stop.
effexor xr is a mind altering drug and along with alcohol and the other medication you are taking i think its a really dangerous cocktail.




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