Does it counteract the good effects I could be getting, as far as addressing the anxiety/depression? My doctor told me it would be fine.
Alcohol may counteract the beneficial effects of the antidepressant and make the symptoms more difficult to control.
It may improve your mood in the short term but increase the depression and anxiety.
Per Mayo Clinic.
I'm with your doctor. Lol... every now and then especially it it's red for the cardiac benefits.
I'm an enabler !
Alcohol is a depressant, I'd avoid all alcohol while on antidepressants as alcohol counteracting with the antidepressant may make you behave let's just say ... "odd" ... from personal experience my head was minced ever time I drank while on mine, emotional wreck, outbursts of anger etc... I have no idea why your doctor would tell someone who is on any "mood altering drug" that is alright to drink ?
I drink a lot and Im on 225 Effexor. It doesn't effect my meds as far as my mood but you have to remember the effects on your internal organs. As far as I know Effexor is mainly processed in the liver. That is already putting strain on your liver and then you add booze to the mix making it worse. I guess I would say I wouldn't worry about it messing with your mood but it will probably mess with your liver.
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