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Re: effexor and drinking

Posted by MsJones1 on April 18, 2004, at 7:31:30

In reply to Re: effexor and drinking, posted by maggie on April 17, 2000, at 19:18:38

> I drink moderately while on 150mg of effexor xr
> and have no problems with it at all.
> I started taking effexor about 4 weeks ago (and still have the side effects of nausea, sleepiness, headaches and loss of appetite). I've tried aropax and zoloft (both which made me really sick) and doxepin for about a year (which didn't make me sick but didn't actually help_
> > Just wondering if anyone knows about the effects of drinking and taking certain drugs when on effexor. Is it too risky?
> > I drank the other weekend and just felt a bit worse than usual.
> > Thanks if anyone can help

I've been on Effexor for about a year. I have heard it is 'not wise' to drink whilst taking effexor but being 22 and having been on effexor for a year I've had more than my far share of binge nights. I did find my tolerance of alcohol decreased greatly and I have personally found I am far less aware of my actions when drinking now than I used to be. I'm a regular social drinker, probably I have 1-4 drinks one or maybe two nights of the week and usually have one big night a week. I find that having more than that really reduces the benifits of effexor, and thats only if you remember to take it the next morning! In no way am I suggesting it is okay to drink while on Effexor, just sharing my personal experiances. I suggest consulting your psych, most of them are pretty cool and honest if you ask them directly what will happen if you do something. i.e. drinking (as well as getting really drunk etc), recreational drugs etc.




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