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Re: Cymbalta and Alcohol Wanderer

Posted by cache-monkey on October 2, 2004, at 12:19:25

In reply to Cymbalta and Alcohol, posted by Wanderer on October 1, 2004, at 21:57:27

<<< Dr prescribed this today but am hesitant to start as I normally have 2-3 glasses of wine with dinner several nights a week. Is this going to be a liver damage risk? The pamphlet says if you have heavy alcohol use you can have severe liver damage. <<<

I'm not sure about the risk of liver damage with that amount of alcohol. But, I worry about the consequences for your mental health.

Alcohol is a depressant. The effect isn't immediate, rather it cumulates over time. You're going on Cymbalta for depression, I assume. I would imagine that whatever you're going through, the alcohol is probably lowering the valleys.

I used to drink about that, a little less. Maybe I'm just sensitive, but I've cut back lately to a drink every couple days and I've noticed the difference. Also, at least for me, I think that drinking when on an antidepressant can make hangovers worse; make the valleys even lower.

Anyway, just my two cents.

Take care,
cache-monkey


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