Prozac And Alcohol
It shouldn't be a huge surprise to anyone to hear that mixing alcohol with medication is a bad idea. Alcohol can have an effect on the person and either increase the reaction the body has to the medication, or slow it down. Either of these scenarios is not good. The unpredictability of alcohol in your system mixing with medication can have devastating effects. It is best to never mix the two otherwise, an individual may need to go to addiction treatment centers to treat them with this problem. Prozac and alcohol have this unpredictable mix. Alcohol can enhance some of Prozac's side effects, and seriously inhibit your judgment and motor reflexes. It is important not to mix the two, and it can lead to severe complications and even death. Alcohol can increase dizziness and nausea in Prozac users - two side effects of Prozac. These two things enhanced by alcohol can definitely impair your normal behavior and even put you in danger. The problem with Prozac and alcohol mixed together is it slows down your response time but also makes you unaware of the effects it is having on you. Operating a motor vehicle and any other kind of heavy machinery can have horrible consequences. Both Prozac and alcohol are also addictive and can cause serious emotional and mental problems with continued use. The damage both theses drugs can do is make people dependent on the feeling Prozac and alcohol can give you. It's a separation from the rest of the world and can actually force you further into depression. Though Prozac can help people cope with clinically diagnosed depression, Prozac and alcohol can actually send you further into depression. It creates an unnecessary need for the drugs and can cause disassociation from the rest of the world. It is very important to keep these two drugs separate. If you are diagnosed with depression, and your doctor advises you to start taking Prozac, any alcohol consumption during this time can have disastrous effects.
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I've mixed alcohol and prozac for a month, I've stopped the prozac now because I thought I was losing my mind, I need anti depresant but I'm also a drinker, there are alternative anti depressant's that do not have such a crazy effect on your brain, make sure your gp know's you drink
I just started prozac and enjoy a glass of wine in the evening either with dinner or after. I had an awful hallucinogenic nightmare that lasted all night last night after having one 5 - 6 oz glass of chardonnay. I am going to see my doctor today, this is awful. I would rather not take medication and go with'talk' therapy alone
well im on Prozac and decided to drink , guess what last time ill do that i ended up wasted out of my mind didn't realize it till it was to late, and throwing up everywhere. Among other things
My boyfriend committed suicide after prolonged use of both prozac and alcohol. I warn everyone of the dangers.
Susan P said:
My son is in jail right now for assault and assault on a police officer after mixing prozac and alcohol. It makes him like a loaded gun -- out of his mind and violent. DO NOT MIX ALCOHOL AND PROZAC, it can ruin your life
16, Female, UK said:
I have been on prozac for a couple of weeksn now, and am someone who enjoys drinking about 5-8 units one or two days a week (weekends) and have continued to drink at least 5 units about twice a week since being put on the drug. I just noticed that I seemed to get drunk a lot faster without realising, however rather than acting as if I'd had 5 drinks instead of 3, I simply felt the effects were a bit more pronounced. I found it harder not to slur my words or knock into things every now and then, but other than that haven't seen many other negative effects. Maybe feeling a little lower but not noticeable really. I never realised the danger behind mixing alcohol and prozac, and I really dont know what I'm supposed to do. The weekends are what I look forwards to and being able to have a drink and forget about my damn depression for a bit is nice. Do i need to stop? I may as well not go out and vegetate waiting for these drugs to kick in. I havent had one session of talk therapy yet. Im lost.
I have not mixed prozac and alcohol, but I have mixed alcohol and other anti depressants, and well the best way to say it is that I will never forget that night and neither will anyone else involve. The mix is a great way to get an ivc or jail/prison time.
I mixed alcohol and Prozac the other night. I've been on Prozac for years but then stopped I'd only been on it a couple of days and after I had a drink it caused be to be extremely anxious and paranoid and in turn made me extremely violent because of it. I totally regret drinking. I can barely remember anything and I was scared of the person I became. I've never been like that before. DO NOT MIX!!!
I have been in prozac for several months and I drink alot...the past month on the weekends i have acted out and one things that people tell me i have done and said that I dont' remember doing at all. bad things...stuff I would never do or say...I almost lost my boyfriend over it...bad judgement call completely. so i'm getting off of prozac don't think i need it anymore anyway.
It seems like a lot of people prefer to continue drinking and stop their medications. I think that is a mistake. It is never good to drink to cure depression or grief. Remember that alcohol is a drug and should be treated like one.
This article, and especially the comments following it has provided me a possible reason for the way I act when I am drinking. I always thought that there was something seriously wrong with me, I've had so many bad encounters with drinking such as ending up in the hospital and almost being a victim of rape. A few nights ago I got very drunk and a strange side of me took over while talking to my boyfriend. I felt as though I wasn't myself and ended up saying awful things to him such as belittling him in front of his friends and telling him that he meant nothing to me. Perhaps mixing these two drugs is the reason for that, or maybe it was something different. Regardless, I feel a bit better knowing that I'm not the only one.
Im on 80mgs of Prozac and drinki g as well. I have been scaring my friends and family and they notice a dramatic differe ce after ONE. Major memory loss, no inhibitions, Ã¼ber friendly to the whole wide world, flirtatious, and I'm getting into dangerous situations. Like getting into cars with married strangers making serious sexual advances while driving me home. A trip to the ER bc I turned all red. I'm pretty scared. Today is my first day sober. I'm choosing the medication bc I was suicidal before... and drinking obviously wasn't working. Also BEWARE if ur prescribed the benzos too (Xanax, Klonapin, Valium) they are tranquilizers and super addicting. I had to come. Lean about my abusing then, slept through my job a few times and other dangerous situations. Prozac should be taken ALONE. Pray, yoga, exercise, eat right. Easier said than done when you're depressed (I know) but I'm scared now. I don't know how to love myself but I want to learn or I'm afraid I'm going to die
I have had the worst month of my life after drinking alcohol and taking Prozac. I started to drink more than I did before taking Prozac and found that I was not really feeling that drunk after drinking what used to make me feel tipsy and therefore continued to drink more! I have done it three times now and won't be drinking again as I cannot remember what I have done or how I managed to get home! This has all ruined my life now as my wife doesn't even trust me anymore and I went on prozac to stop my paranoid behaviour and all it's done is make it a thousand times worse. My doctor has now taken me off them and is waiting until they have cleared my system before we move forwards but I'm allergic to sertralyn so I'm running out of options!
I have been on Prozac for many msny moons now ... So long the doctor dosent even bother to see me.. I started on a maximum dose but over the years i have weened my self down to a minimum dose although I've never tryed to stop it all together.I personally think its a good Idea not to drink whilst on meds I must say, but myself I have drank on them for years with out any side affects, that's not to say its ok. Just makes me wonder how many people are blaming Prozac for there lack of control whilst drinking when the fact is they just can't handle there booze. We live in a world of blaming others or somthing else instead of looking at ourselves!
Last night I mixed Prozac and alcohol and ii started shaking like there was no tomorrow. I got dizzy, and later on when me and my boyfriend were going to bed, I felt the need to throw up. So he brought down a bucket and I puked my brains out twice. It's not a good combination. & that's the last time I'm doing that. Today I still feel weak and nauseated.
been on 20mg/daily for 5 yrs now, although i enjoy drinking and am a happy drunk, i always have suicidal thoughts the next day or 2, even if its just a couple of pints. almost as if im in a perpetual nightmare, its quite scary at times and ive decided not to drink alcohol again whilst taking fluoxetine. If this stops my suicidal thoughts then it will confirm my idea that mixing the 2 was the cause.
My spouse mixed vodka/red wine and prozac every day. Rational conversations after 8pm were pointless. 27 years married and just got divorced. Don't mix alcohol and anti-depressants! Lethal to your health and relationship!
im on 80 mg i can a couple shots 40 oz beer im good, but listen to everyone on here know your limits and its stupid we drink on meds in way. 90's babies
I began taking prozac in 08 after my marriage ended. I started having panic attacks that led to my bipolar diagnosis. (Depressed since age 12 with no treatment cept a breif hospital in 01 for an attempt.) I hadn't been a drinker but I smoked pot. In 09, I began drinking wine at home... flash forward two years... I'm going out 6 nights a week, blacking out, losing my friends, getting EVICTED. wtf kind of things for me. I was depressed before but functional. So in my f'd up state, I decided prozac was bad and quit in early 2011. Its been almost two years and I am finally clear enough to see what happened. I'm trying to get back on prozac because I'd rather be mentally sane than drunk. Also, when I stopped prozac and continued drinking, I flew into an intense manic episode for about four months that was exhilarating but ultimately deceptive. I was succeeding at work but nothing else. Mania wore off and now I'm in a ruthless depressive state. I'm not a f**k up.... but I became one by mixing. I sincerely regret drinking on prozac and I feel like a complete idiot for choosing alcohol once the side effects became too intolerable. Meds + talk therapy. I need both and ill need it for longer now that I've lost almost 5 yrs.
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