Psycho-Babble Medication Thread 281829

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Klonopin/Alcohol

Posted by AndyD on November 20, 2003, at 18:06:26

I know, I know. But my question is IF I were to be social with the holidays and all and decided to have a few beers....How long should I be off the Klonopin? I mean I took it originally to make my anticipatory anxiety less, so that I can travel. But If I am just staying here in the local area I am OK. So, if I knew a party was coming up...and planned to drink...whats the best way to go about it? Or is it just not worth it. Any experiences?

Thanks,
Andy

 

Re: Klonopin/Alcohol AndyD

Posted by JonW on November 21, 2003, at 7:56:04

In reply to Klonopin/Alcohol, posted by AndyD on November 20, 2003, at 18:06:26

> I know, I know. But my question is IF I were to be social with the holidays and all and decided to have a few beers....How long should I be off the Klonopin? I mean I took it originally to make my anticipatory anxiety less, so that I can travel. But If I am just staying here in the local area I am OK. So, if I knew a party was coming up...and planned to drink...whats the best way to go about it? Or is it just not worth it. Any experiences?

I'd say about a week, but I don't have any personal experience to back that up. I can say from personal experience that klonopin + alcohol will eff you up pretty bad. I was seeing four, and blacked out.

Jon :)

 

Re: Klonopin/Alcohol

Posted by awatts on November 21, 2003, at 8:45:30

In reply to Klonopin/Alcohol, posted by AndyD on November 20, 2003, at 18:06:26

> I know, I know. But my question is IF I were to be social with the holidays and all and decided to have a few beers....How long should I be off the Klonopin? I mean I took it originally to make my anticipatory anxiety less, so that I can travel. But If I am just staying here in the local area I am OK. So, if I knew a party was coming up...and planned to drink...whats the best way to go about it? Or is it just not worth it. Any experiences?
>
> Thanks,
> Andy

Not worth the risk. Just take more Klonopin, and drink soda water w/ lime. Alcohol is a crappy drug. Avoid it as a treatment for anxiety.

 

Re: Klonopin/Alcohol AndyD

Posted by tensor on November 21, 2003, at 13:47:48

In reply to Klonopin/Alcohol, posted by AndyD on November 20, 2003, at 18:06:26

Seems like the effect of alcohol and klonopin is highly individual. I take 3mg daily and i can party with no problem, i don't know why but klonopin doesn't cause any problems for me when i'm drunk. Of course the first time i drank alcohol while on klonopin i was very cautious, just to see how it affects me. I do the same thing with other psych meds(of course not the ones that are strictly contraindicated).
Well that's me. I'm not saying you should or shouldn't.

/tensor

 

Re: Klonopin/Alcohol

Posted by 34 male on November 21, 2003, at 17:06:10

In reply to Klonopin/Alcohol, posted by AndyD on November 20, 2003, at 18:06:26

i had a beer or two and a shot of vodka man i was soooo tired it wasnt funny,im on smalll dose of klonpin

 

Re: Klonopin/Alcohol

Posted by btnd on November 27, 2003, at 13:45:09

In reply to Klonopin/Alcohol, posted by AndyD on November 20, 2003, at 18:06:26

> I know, I know. But my question is IF I were to be social with the holidays and all and decided to have a few beers....How long should I be off the Klonopin? I mean I took it originally to make my anticipatory anxiety less, so that I can travel. But If I am just staying here in the local area I am OK. So, if I knew a party was coming up...and planned to drink...whats the best way to go about it? Or is it just not worth it. Any experiences?
>

Might be too late but my experience with this combination is pretty good. BUT I need to take exactly 2mg klonopin and drink no more than 2-3 beers - then I become sociable as never before. Drinking more than 3 beers or taking more than 2mg klonopin = NOT A GOOD IDEA, unless you want to spend the evening sleeping on the table (or under the table ;-)
Just my 2 not FDA-approved ;) cents.
I use this combo in stressful or sociable interactions.

 

Re: Klonopin/Alcohol

Posted by tom_traubert on November 29, 2003, at 14:56:21

In reply to Re: Klonopin/Alcohol AndyD, posted by tensor on November 21, 2003, at 13:47:48

I took myself off klonopin once. It is NOT a good idea. The withdrawal symptoms are far far worse than any benefit a glass or two of wine can give you.


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