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Re: Lexapro and alcoholMariposa

Posted by vonnie on January 4, 2004, at 20:39:39

In reply to Re: Lexapro and alcohol vonnie, posted by Mariposa on January 4, 2004, at 16:56:06

> > > I'm an ardent drinker (tho not an alcoholic) and find that indeed, Lexapro and alcohol are a nasty combination.
> > >
> > > The alcohol seems to bring out Lex's worst side effects: nervousness, anxiety, insomnia, vivid dreams, someetimes bad dreams. I never have these on Lex when I'm not drinking.
> > >
> > > Today is my last "holiday" day and I will have dinner at a nice restaurant with my spouse. We will have wine and cocktails. After tonight I'm going completely on the wagon (not a problem for me) and will let the Lexapro do its job.
> >
> > Thanks for the response John. I couldnt believe the reaction I had to alcohol while on this med. I totally blacked out, couldnt even walk, it was horrible. I will stay away from it for a while to avoid that happening again. I've been on this for almost a month and am not sure if things are better or not. Sometimes I feel good, but sometimes I dont. I'm hoping that I see an improvement soon.
> >
> It could take 6 to 8 weeks befor you feel Lex begin to work....for me it was 9 weeks. Good news is it can only get better from here, you've got just a little further to go.
> Hang in there!~~~8|8
Thanks for the encouragement, but how exactly did you know that the Lex had finally kicked in? How did it make you feel different? I dont really know what to expect. The only thing I have noticed so far is that this month, the PMS that I usually get really bad, was better. Two weeks ago my doc increased my dosage to 10mg, I felt like I had the flu for two weeks now, but I have noticed that other people have experienced this s/e. I'm finally starting to feel better, good thing i was off work for the holidays, I couldnt imagine having to go to work in my condition. I slept away most of my two week vacation. I cant wait for this to get better. thanks : )




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