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Alcohol and Seroquel?

Posted by snapper on October 10, 2006, at 1:27:27

I did not know which board to post this under .....I have been being careful....I just want to know if it is seriously "dangerous" to mix my alcohol consumption (which varies- unless I abstain 100%) to 25 mg of Seroquel. I have always done so well but I don't really want to mess myself up...just sleep . Doc just took away Ambien Cr....knows I have a propensity to drink but was not concerned about the "possibility" of alcohol and a low dose of seroquel and 5 to mg of Valium per day. Again I am not looking to harm myself or not wake up. Just seeing what others may know.
Thanks
Snapper

 

Re: Alcohol and Seroquel? snapper

Posted by yxibow on October 10, 2006, at 4:42:09

In reply to Alcohol and Seroquel?, posted by snapper on October 10, 2006, at 1:27:27

> I did not know which board to post this under .....I have been being careful....I just want to know if it is seriously "dangerous" to mix my alcohol consumption (which varies- unless I abstain 100%) to 25 mg of Seroquel. I have always done so well but I don't really want to mess myself up...just sleep . Doc just took away Ambien Cr....knows I have a propensity to drink but was not concerned about the "possibility" of alcohol and a low dose of seroquel and 5 to mg of Valium per day. Again I am not looking to harm myself or not wake up. Just seeing what others may know.
> Thanks
> Snapper
>


I don't know about your "propensity" or how much, but a very moderate amount of alcohol, say a few drinks of wine a week would not do anything to the amove regimen -- 25mg is at the noise level for Seroquel and 5mg of Valium is almost there. Not sure why your doctor took away the Ambien CR, but that's between the two of you.

Don't drink at bedtime with any form of pseudobenzodiazepine, including Ambien/Ambien CR, Lunesta, and Sonata.

The others, 5mg of Valium and 25mg of Seroquel are not an issue with moderate drinking. I know, I take a sh*load of Valium and a full dose of Seroquel and I can drink one drink at a bar per week. So you're not in danger with those amounts.

-- tidings

Jay

 

Re: Alcohol and Seroquel? yxibow

Posted by SLS on October 10, 2006, at 6:24:53

In reply to Re: Alcohol and Seroquel? snapper, posted by yxibow on October 10, 2006, at 4:42:09

> Don't drink at bedtime with any form of pseudobenzodiazepine, including Ambien/Ambien CR, Lunesta, and Sonata.

That bad, huh?

Interesting.


- Scott

 

Re: Alcohol and Seroquel?

Posted by Phillipa on October 10, 2006, at 9:57:30

In reply to Re: Alcohol and Seroquel? yxibow, posted by SLS on October 10, 2006, at 6:24:53

Well I used to drink 5-6 beers nightly with .5 xanax without a problem just good sleep. I'm wierd I guess. Love Phillipa

 

Re: Alcohol and Seroquel? SLS

Posted by yxibow on October 12, 2006, at 3:11:13

In reply to Re: Alcohol and Seroquel? yxibow, posted by SLS on October 10, 2006, at 6:24:53

> > Don't drink at bedtime with any form of pseudobenzodiazepine, including Ambien/Ambien CR, Lunesta, and Sonata.
>
> That bad, huh?
>
> Interesting.


Yes, the combination can cause sleepwalking and all sorts of ugly things. In some people. I also from personal experience wouldn't recommend drinking and not having it out of your system before taking Trazodone. It was the only time in my life I blacked out in the bathroom floor.

 

Re: Alcohol and Seroquel? yxibow

Posted by wacky on October 12, 2006, at 12:09:00

In reply to Re: Alcohol and Seroquel? SLS, posted by yxibow on October 12, 2006, at 3:11:13

That's interesting. I drink most evenings and take 100mg of Trazadone at bedtime. My sleep disturbances are directly linked to the level of my current depression. More depression = less sleep; better mood = better sleep.

 

Re: Alcohol and Seroquel? wacky

Posted by yxibow on October 15, 2006, at 2:34:09

In reply to Re: Alcohol and Seroquel? yxibow, posted by wacky on October 12, 2006, at 12:09:00

> That's interesting. I drink most evenings and take 100mg of Trazadone at bedtime. My sleep disturbances are directly linked to the level of my current depression. More depression = less sleep; better mood = better sleep.

Just keep a few hours between the glass of wine or beer and the Trazodone. The synergistic CNS depression and plus Trazodone lowers your blood pressure, that's the primary issue in fainting.

But more depression and anxiety does lead to less sleep and greater insomnia due to a lot of different reasons including disturbing circadian rhythm and REM, and certainly makes sense.


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