i know the packet says "alcohol
may cause drowsiness" but i had a beer today and i feel fine.. i used to take desvenlafaxine for 2yrs(ssnri) and i drank every weekend and nothing bad happened.. surely one or two is ok here and there?? i cant imagine my life without having a beer or a wine out at dinner or on my anneversary/at a wedding etc.. just wondering what your thoughts are? (no nasty comments plz!)
Ok to have a couple beers while on lexapro?
Question posted by brittvarcoe on 13 March 2016
Last updated on 14 April 2018
i know the packet says "alcohol
I've been on lexapro for a couple months, before mixing it with alcohol, I asked my Doctor who I work with and other NP, PA's, if it was ok to drink alcohol with the medication. They all said yes it is ok to drink occasionally/socially. So I have for special occasion / parties etc. and I have not had any SE. Just my experience/ sharing.
Hi! I just want to add my story on here because I once were one of those who googled their fingers sore trying to find a YES/NO answer to this question.
I have been taking Escitalopram for 7-8 months now and havent been drinking at all. Since I'm 21 you can just believe how much stuff i was missing out on... Im taking them for depression, social anxiety, PTSD and hypochondria etc. Anyway, last weekend i decided to try it out myself and see what happens. I drank 3 beers and got drunk, so much faster than whats normal for me, but thats probably because havent drink for such a long time. Anyway, I had like a total of 5 beers and a glass of wine and I was totally fine through the entire evening, didnt feel sick or weird at any point, just euphoric because I finally got to drink lol.
The only thing i want to warn u about is the aftermath, i feel like the alcohol emtied my serotonin storage and leaved me feeling empty and depressed again, it has only been 2 days so im hoping that it will get back to normal soon.
I just wanna let everyone know that I was FINE drinking, didnt have a blackout, didnt get smashed or get sick, so go ahead and drink if u feel like it.
I had booze w/Lexapro, celexa, and Zoloft with no problems. Not an every day thing, However, I tried Paxil and Prozac & with more than one drink I would feel bad. I would be scared to drink on Wellbutrin because of the seizure risk. When I am really depressed I'm actually too depressed to drink. Do you find Lexapro better than Pristiq for you?
I'm on lexapro and having a few beers after a hard work day helps me relax. I'm on it for anxiety.
The only problem with it that I see is that you are depressed and taking an AD and alcohol is a depressant. With regards to having a drink or not, well that is your choice, I am not here to judge anyone or tell what to do with their life, but then again remember the first place you started an AD, you were/are depressed and alcohol brings people down accentuating their depressed state of mind.
Omg! Go nuts (well, maybe not too nuts). I often have 2-3 wines on a Friday night and get a little tipsy and I'm fine! You'll be fine!!
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