Anyone on lexapro that has had a drink before?
- 5 Feb 2012 by j1091
- 7 Feb 2012
- lexapro, anxiety, generalized anxiety disorder, nervous, doctor
I am on lexapro and weaning off (loads of fun =/) I have a few weddings coming up and although my doctor and pharmacist said its ok to have one or two drinks, I am a little nervous to. These are also the same people that told me to be completely off with no withdrawals in two weeks. So i like to hear what people who are actually on lexapro have to say and their experience with it.
I do not drink at all or have ever since I have been on lexapro because i am scared. But i would like to participate in at least a toast. Have any of you had one or two drinks? wine, sangria or champaign while on lexapro?
i am not talking about getting drunk or shots, I have no desire for that.
Thank for your input.
I have been on many antidepressants including Lexapro and can tell you from experience that a couple of drinks is not going to hurt. On the other hand, if you drink too much it will make the side effects worse and alcohol is a depressant in and of itself, hence why they recommend you don't drink while on an antidepressant.
Laurie is spot on in what she has said.
I was also on lexapro and found it no harm to have one or two drinks,but best to leave it at that as i felt by drinking anymore and i would feel more depressed the following day and for a week after,so in answer to your q,yes I found it ok to have a small amount with no side effect,you will be fine so long as you dont over do it.
Hope you enjoy your upcomming events!!
Hello j1091. Just to add my thoughts. People seldom talk about as a result of having an alcholic beverage,my own point of view, its not the one or two or three drinks. Its and this happens, more often than is discussed, a person has an adverse reaction, say hypertension, or cardic. And then, that person could very possibly die as a result. There are so many factors. The persons general health, medications that the person might be taking, allergies (known and not known) and so on and so forth. Best of wishes, good health to you,pledge
see hearing that... i think I will stick to soda or water lol... I haven't drank in so long anyway Its not like I am missing anything.
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