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Re: welbutrin and alcohol sharons

Posted by JonW on November 4, 2002, at 23:31:56

In reply to welbutrin and alcohol, posted by sharons on November 1, 2002, at 12:30:53

My experience with Wellbutrin and alcohol was that my motor skills, etc. did not seem as impared by the same amount of alcohol before I was on Wellbutrin. The problem was that I didn't realize how drunk I was... Well, I guess I knew I drank a lot but it didn't seem like a lot. For the most part I didn't experience any major problems with drinking.

Anyhow, the advice others have given you about limiting or avoiding alcohol is a good idea. It sucks that you have a mental illness. The unfortunate reality is that alcohol and mental illness don't mix. If you must drink, I wouldn't do it on a regular basis and do it in moderation if possible. Most pdocs I've spoken to say to either avoid alcohol altogether or to have no more than 3 units of alcohol per week. One beer = one shot = one glass of wine = one unit. If you are driven to drink large amounts of alcohol, you should ask yourself if your meds are really working as you are probably self-medicating. A lot of people here, myself included, know all about that. Good luck with everything.





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