I've been on Efexor for depression and anxiety for 3 weeks and had a sever drinking problem. My drinking was mostly self medicating. I've been clean for over 4 weeks. Last night I tried drinking 3 shots of vodka over the course of a few hours. It felt unplesent. In fact I just wanted it to end. The two more were just to see if I needed a little more. It only kept the unplesent feeling going longer. Did any one else have this reaction? I doubly now never want to drink again. Tithe best of my knowledge Effexor is not recommended as a treatment for alcohol abuse, but it is having that effect on me.
Your right it is not used for this purpose But alcohol is a depressant and alcohol is a anti depressant and the two are not advised to be taken together at all, Most have many different reactions. remember how bad it made you feel so you well remember not to mix the two.Chuck1957
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