Psycho-Babble Medication Thread 1105510

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Can alcohol stop antidepressants working?

Posted by rovers95 on July 30, 2019, at 9:38:30

I have been improving on 75mg amitriptyline alongside lithium for the last 2 1/2 weeks. I was convinced the only way was forward for me.

Saturday night I had a lot to drink, Sunday I had a couple more. Monday I started having a lot of anxiety and panic. Today I don't feel great at all and my sleep wasn't good.

Hoping this is alcohol induced and not me going backwards again?

 

Re: Can alcohol stop antidepressants working?

Posted by sigismund on July 30, 2019, at 16:29:27

In reply to Can alcohol stop antidepressants working?, posted by rovers95 on July 30, 2019, at 9:38:30

Anything more than a couple of standard drinks is bad for sleep.

 

Re: Can alcohol stop antidepressants working? sigismund

Posted by linkadge on July 30, 2019, at 19:37:16

In reply to Re: Can alcohol stop antidepressants working?, posted by sigismund on July 30, 2019, at 16:29:27

Yeah, its possible. Things should settle out in a day or two.

Linkadge

 

Re: Can alcohol stop antidepressants working?

Posted by Lamdage22 on July 30, 2019, at 19:44:08

In reply to Can alcohol stop antidepressants working?, posted by rovers95 on July 30, 2019, at 9:38:30

I can't tolerate alcohol anymore either. Last time I went completely paranoid. Its no good and there is a very fine line between using and abusing alcohol.

 

Re: Can alcohol stop antidepressants working?

Posted by rjlockhart37 on July 30, 2019, at 22:02:44

In reply to Can alcohol stop antidepressants working?, posted by rovers95 on July 30, 2019, at 9:38:30

i've noticed moderate amount of alcohol will cause depression after the roar stimulation period is over, you know when you start drinking you get a buzz and it's kinda fun, but then sedation period and that's when u get depressed. But it messes with your nuerotransmitters. I thihnk it's like a hangover effect, but not just a hangover from yesturdsay but longer period

 

Re: Can alcohol stop antidepressants working? sigismund

Posted by ed_uk2010 on July 31, 2019, at 7:11:19

In reply to Re: Can alcohol stop antidepressants working?, posted by sigismund on July 30, 2019, at 16:29:27

> Anything more than a couple of standard drinks is bad for sleep.

Yeah I think the sleep quality is much worse Sigi. And insomnia can happen when alcohol levels start dropping.

 

Re: Can alcohol stop antidepressants working? ed_uk2010

Posted by linkadge on July 31, 2019, at 8:07:51

In reply to Re: Can alcohol stop antidepressants working? sigismund, posted by ed_uk2010 on July 31, 2019, at 7:11:19

It interesting / scary thing is that (at least in animal models) antidepressants actually increase alcohol consumption.


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Re: Can alcohol stop antidepressants working? linkadge

Posted by pedr on August 4, 2019, at 10:30:41

In reply to Re: Can alcohol stop antidepressants working? ed_uk2010, posted by linkadge on July 31, 2019, at 8:07:51

> It interesting / scary thing is that (at least in animal models) antidepressants actually increase alcohol consumption.
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> Linkadge

Yep, I need a LOT more booze to feel anything than when not on meds. I'm on many meds but the biggest culprits appear to be Wellbutrin, Fetzima and Abilify to me.

Pete


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