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Re: welbutrin and alcohol sharons

Posted by wingedcat on December 26, 2002, at 3:57:19

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

I've drank while on Wellbutrin, and haven't noticed any horrible effects. I don't drink often. I did notice that when I've drank on Wellbutrin I stayed drunk for much longer than normal. The occasional glass of wine or binge party on new years' probably isn't too harmful, you just have to be aware of your body. It doesn't have the extremely dangerous interaction like barbituates and alcohol.

In my experience (2.5 years on Wellbutrin), Caffeine is MUCH worse than drinking. I used to drink tons of tea, take a no-doz to do homework, no problem. Now, half a cup of black tea will make me want to vomit and give me horrible diarrhea without fail. Then when I fall asleep I wake up twitching. The interaction gets worse the longer you've been on it.

I work a graveyard shift job... and there has been times when I *HAVE* to wake up in order to drive home for an hour. I've found that a low dose of ephedrine/ma huang doesn't interact with Wellbutrin as badly as caffeine does. This is just my personal observation, ephedrine can be dangerous. Many "herbal energy" formulas contain caffeine/guarana so you'd have to avoid those.

Ephedrine will also work for a cold when you need to be able to function. Strangely, psuedoephedrine (cold medicine) makes me feel worse (slow/sick/nauseated), I am not sure if that is the interaction with Wellbutrin or not.




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