Is it OK to have a cocktail or a glass of wine with dinner while taking this. My shrink started me on just 100 mg. a day. I also take Abilify 1 mg alternating with 2 mg every other day -- for bipolar II. He added trileptal for my being in a "mixed state" with lots of anxiety. After just a few days I am feeling calmer but also somewhat depressed. I am experiencing mild headaches.
I don't think an occasional glass of wine or cocktail will hurt but if you have the tendency to have several regularly then I would stay away altogether. Alcohol is a depressant and can make your symptoms worse. Headache is a common side effect of the trileptal and should subside with continued use. If the depressive feelings continue or get worse please consult the doctor immediately.
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