I recently started on 20mg of Cymbalta for nerve pain and anxiety. I've had tickets to an exclusive whiskey tasting party since before I started taking Cymbalta. Will it be okay to drink rather heavy just ONCE at this event in a few weeks? What extra precautions should I take, what else should I be aware of and watch out for, and what should I have my friends watch for?
Drinking heavy one night on Cymbalta?
- 7 Oct 2017 by Justme22
- 27 November 2017
- cymbalta, anxiety, pain, generalized anxiety disorder, neuralgia, nerves, nerve
Added 7 Oct 2017:
Nerve pain is idiopathic. I'm 37 and about 135 pounds. Cymbalta is the only medication I'm on. I am a very light drinker (2-4 drinks per week) but love whiskey and know how much I can drink without being on any meds... just not sure how much I can drink now.
I am not trying to deter you, I was once your age and enjoyed those opportunities. Now I cannot afford the event or the alcohol so it easy for me to give advice. I wouldn't do but as they say "noir mileage may vary".
Very bad Combination but you don't want to do this often don't take the Cymbalta on the day you're going to be drinking and you will feel so bad the next day take it again the next day. normally if you did this with Cymbalta, my friend, you would feel like hell. otherwise, that is your choices no alcohol or hold the Cymbalta and don't get used to doing this you may still feel like crap on the day you restart the Cymbalta. one or the other my friend and have your friends look for extra sedation and cut you off a bit early or the alcohol hitting you harder. to cut you off. Enjoy and don't make a habit of this chuck1957
The drug interaction checker warns of a moderate interaction between the two but that is based on Cymbalta possibly causing liver issues and adding alcohol which can potentially cause liver issues. Chucks advice sounds reasonable to me.
Hangover from hell is all I have to say. I mean, bed ridden for at least a day
I looked up Cymbalta on this website and it said to avoid alcohol because it could increase the risk for liver damage although a couple of drinks probably won't hurt as long as it isn't everyday. Its your choice. try talking to your doctor or a pharmacist. Hope I was of some help.
- Cymbalta Information for Consumers
- Cymbalta Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Cymbalta (detailed)
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