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Re: Cymbalta and Alcohol Wanderer

Posted by iris2 on October 1, 2004, at 23:41:55

In reply to Cymbalta and Alcohol, posted by Wanderer on October 1, 2004, at 21:57:11

I would go with what the insert says. I read Cymbalta has a drug interaction with alcohol. Even if it were not, several drinks a day is going to have an effect on your liver. Your liver has to clean these toxins from your blood. In addition it will be more difficult for you to judge whether the medication is having a positive affect for you if you have alcohol in your system and the medication is being affected by that. It is to your benefit to stop or taper your drinking if only to evaluate the effects of the medication and to take advantage of them if they are positive. Drinking can and will only get in the way. I am not just preaching. I really mean it.

I started Parnate years ago and it was a life changing medication for me. Unfortunately at the time I was drinking some but smoking cocaine. I stoppped both and was able to take advantage of the wonderfull effects the Parnate had lifting my depression. I am not advocating abstonance. Conventional wisdom tells us that one glass of red wine a day is supposed to be benefitial to us.

I am not sure in your case how that would effect you when mixed with the Cymbalta.

My opinion from a lot of experience.

irene


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