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drinking while on anxiety medications

like I know doctors say not to drink while in anxiety med. but in getting to the age where I can drink and I don't want to not know what its like...

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Why? There's no "big deal" about drinking. Personally, I think most alcoholic drinks taste terrible. Nor do I understand why anybody would want to get drunk - and voluntarily give up control of their mental and physical abilities.

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Derek54
have you ever been lost in depression to the point of wanting to end your life?
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Most people don't want to get drunk. It just happens and their dependency on the drink gets stronger.
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If you're depressed ... you shouldn't be drinking.
Drinking alcohol enhances depression.
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dannie ... there are lots of people who drink, just to get drunk.
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But there are also a lot of people who slip into it the same way as those who smoke. I'm not saying there aren't a lot of people who do want to get drunk, what I mean is there is a very large percent of the population who do it for no reason at all.
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Checked the stats for purposeful drinking. I was wrong by a few percent. Sorry about that.
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lols, drinking makes you forget the depression, i should know.
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You don't have a question here...I guess you could talk to your doctor about getting off the meds. Maybe even quit them...not just to drink though, but for life in general.

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Be honest with your doctor and ask his advice. You could check with a pharmacist if you don't want to ask your doc. My advice is not to drink and certainly not in excess if you're taking any medication.

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You probably won't always be on those meds..you have your whole life ahead of you to see what drinking is "like". If you drink now, while on the meds, believe me, mixing alcohol with anxiety meds will NOT give you a positive experience.

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Doctors say not to do that for a very good reason. I don't know what it will do but I do know they have a lot more education about it than I do. When they say "don't" it's a good idea to listen.

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Pfffttt. Doctors don't know anything. All they did was go to school twice as long as everybody else.
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Yeah. If they're so smart why can't they finish school in four years like everybody else.
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Oops. That should have ended with a question mark.
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try it, all though,they put those warnings there for a reason you are most likely immune to the
effects cos we tend to think I'm in good shape it'll be all right. well it's called live and learn and the experience is sometimes a lesson you could do without. Experience can be worse than a stern teacher and last the rest of your life . If you ask urself ,is this right, give it a double take. God Bless

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Then go off the anxiety medication.

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you should not drink while taking meds because one of my family members died from tht

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Sorry you lost a loved one this way. Perhaps had they had a more severe warning they would have listened. It's extremely dangerous to mix drugs and alcohol for many reasons. God bless you.
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thanks sorry for being so harsh on you ..... we cool
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Yes, we are cool.
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I'm a 50 yr old granny, pretty boring, are you SURE you want to follow??
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Ok....haha! Are you 13? I ask because it's on your name but your pic doesn't look like you are.
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You don't drink while on most medications because your liver is what breaks down both. The side effects of taking medication while drinking range from nothing to incoherence. The body's liver can only process so much stuff per hour. They tell you not to drink so that the liver only has to deal with the medication.

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That has nothing to do with it.
Alcohol can potentiate or intensify the effects of certain medications. Some anxiety medications are literally alcohol without the water.
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they pretty much say that because they don't want you to 'over-drink' which could cause a bad reaction between the alcohol and your medication. If you don't drink a lot you'll be fine

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Alcohol is a depressant. It will completely offset the benefits you receive from your medication and bring your serotonin level down below your normal lower rate. Alcohol effects will also be heightened and so will the side effects. Don't bother with it, you will have way worse consequences from a short lived high. Consequences are rarely discussed these days but they are the things that destroy your future.

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I speak from first hand experience when I say that drinking on anxiety meds is not a good idea. It's a good way to black out and do something you'll regret. You could also develop an addiction if your not careful. Talk to your doctor first and see what they say.

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