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Effexor And Alcohol Blackouts
Be careful: In general you want to avoid or use care in combining agents that have effects on the central nervous system. Some individuals experience an increased intensity of the effect of alcohol when on an antidepressant. Alcohol in significant amounts on an ongoing basis can interfere with the effectiveness of antidepressants including effexor (venlafaxine). It would be safest to clarify with the prescribing physician. ...Read more
I've been taking 75mg of Effexor, (venlafaxine) and a mild dose of Vyvanse. I understand that alcohol is not a good mix, but what can I do if I plan on drinking?
Plan for trouble: I think you mean 'hear' by 'understand' - if you really comprehended, you'd know that even mixing your meds is a risk for serotonin syndrome. I know, it's low doses and you're maybe a big guy. Yeah, yeah. So, if you plan to take yet more risk - don't drive or do anything that requires being clear headed and warn people w/ you how to get you to medical care if you have chest pain, rapid pulse, etc. ...Read more
Several problems: Effexor (venlafaxine) may be used to treat depression or anxiety. Alcohol may make depression worse and may hinder one's ability to cope w/ anxiety. Also, I worry about people who are afraid to "give up alcohol" or can't see themselves never taking a drink again. Why would you want to potentially sabotage your treatment for a drink? ...Read more
Hello, I am currently withdrawing from alcohol, Xanax, and Effexor. I feel terrible. It has been one day since my last drink and 2 days since Xanax. I?
This is a difficult and dangerous thing to do without supervision.
Discuss with your team and/or your AA partner.
Good luck. ...Read more
Not recommended: Psychoactive medications can cause significant central nervous system dysregulation when alcohol is consumed. Not only would you experience potential side effects such as dizziness, excess sedation and drops in blood pressure, but also impaired cognitive functioning. This includes poor judgement and disinhibition. Alcohol can also interfere with full efficacy of these medications. Hope this helps. ...Read more
I've been sober 6 months (alcohol) and am now having horrible anxiety. On Effexor (venlafaxine) & Vistaril isn't working. In therapy. What meds would help?
There are many treatments for anxiety, there will certainly be something for you.
Keep in mind that it may take some time for medicines to work. If you have given your medicines enough time, perhaps they are not right for you.
It is also important to have one provider look after your medicines. If they are not working, at least let them know your concerns first. ...Read more
Is it ok to start naltrexone and ativan during detox from alcohol while already taking Effexor (venlafaxine) for depression?
Safe detox: Not on your own it isn't! I have yet to see a patient successfully detox on their own! Now if you are in a medical detox center then possibly yes! ...Read more
Valproic a 500mg daily (normal meds) alcohol 10-20 drinks, venlafaxine 375-525mg marijuana, no sleep 48hs, hospilization, no od, recovery time?
I am on venlafaxine XR 75mg & about to start taking Naltrexone for alcohol addiction......are they safe to use together?
No drug-drug issue: I found no drug-drug interaction btwn Venlavaxine & Naltrexone at https://www. Drugs. Com/interactions-check. Php? Drug_list=1684-0, 2296-0. In case you're getting your prescriptions from two different doctors, make sure the other is aware and try to obtain from same pharmacy so that pharmacist can also double check for interactions, too. ...Read more
Blackouts: alcohol induced low glucose (never before did this) - does it cause permanent damage? Should I be seen?
See your doc: Any alcohol related blackout should be taken seriously. Whether or not you are diabetic, if you are blacking out you are having a problem with drinking. While any damage from one incident is not likely to be great, the long term of effects of drinking and blacking out are serious and progressive both physically and psychologically. You probably should not be drinking. ...Read more
It's theorized that: Alcohol consumption impairs the transmission of neurotransmitters in the hippocampus of the brain especially gaba/ gamma amino-butyric acid and n methyl d aspartate, thus causing the black out. Bottoms up! Http://en. M.Wikipedia. Org/wiki/blackout_ (alcohol-related_amnesia). ...Read more
Go to the Doctor: If that is the case you need to see your doctor this week. Please sign off of the application and get in to the family clinic to see your physician. ...Read more
No.: Anyone with "alcoholic blackouts" especially recurrent in the setting of years of drinking needs evaluation by physician. ...Read more
I had a alcohol blackout a few days ago and my friend told me that I fell on my back a lot since that day I have a lot of watery discharge im 18 virgin?
Alcohol blackouts: Get help to stop drinking alcohol. Blackouts from drinking alcohol are dangerous and a sign of alcohol abuse. Talk to your pcp, consider going to an AA meeting. See: http://www. Helpguide. Org/articles/addiction/alcoholism-and-alcohol-abuse. Htm Be safe. I hope this helps. Best wishes. ...Read more
What happens to my body when I experience an alcohol induced blackout? This experience, while frequent, only occurs from spirit. Not beer/wine. Why?
I do not drink alcohol.... I had a blackout that lasted @ 4 hours. I had sat down to watch a hockey game... Next thing I remember is waking up. Why?
Global amnesia: Is a serious symptom. You should see your doctor as soon as possible for a thorough evaluation. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more
Does drinking on anti-depressants lead to less inhibitions and blackouts than just drinking alcohol when not on medicine?
More risky: Alcohol can have serious interactions with antidepressants because of combined effects on your central nervous system. Always check with your doctor before consuming alcohol while taking an antidepressant. If you're having blackouts, see your pcp without delay to be checked. Be safe! ...Read more
Are there any studies that link Lexapro (escitalopram) and alcohol use to blackouts? I see a lot of people reporting that side affect
Is there any way to prevent alcohol blackouts? I used to be able to drink a lot and now I don't even feel drunk anymore without blacking out
Yes there is.: DON'T DRINK to excess!!!!! Blackouts are an indication that you are drinking more than is healthy, and if you cannot moderate your drinking, it is an even greater indication that you have developed an alcohol use disorder, aka alcoholism. Blackouts are associated with the possibility of later permanent damage to your memory, as well as increasing the chance of accidents&unwanted sexual activity. ...Read more
Why when I take Zoloft (sertraline) and drink alcohol, I feel better the following morning? I don't blackout like the average individual.
I don't know why: But you are PLAYING RUSSIAN ROULETTE. This is a bad combination! ...Read more
Could a high blood alcohol level even when sober cause chest pain that lasts days, a blackout for about 15 minutes and seeing bright lights in eyes?
Safe 2gether: Yes, it is safe to take those together. ...Read more
Use Caution/Monitor: There is a potential for interaction. The combination of green tea (contains theanine) may increase the risk of bleeding. ...Read more
My Effexor (venlafaxine) ER 75 mg was bumped up to 150 mg ER. Any reason not to take 2 75's to finish them off?
No: There should be no problem. Might as well use up what you have left over. Hope this is helpful. All the best. ...Read more
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