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Is it bad if I need a few beers to get to sleep everynight?

Is it bad if I need a few beers to get to sleep everynight?

Yes: Mainly because it will cause you to wake up after the alcohol wears off, and because it will eventually take more than a "few" to put you to sleep. Looking at why you cannot sleep, eliminating caffeine in your diet, reduction of late night activities, regular sleep habits are all much better than using beer as a sleeping pill, or using any kind of sleeping pill. Ur doc/sleep specialist can help. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sleep (Definition)

Sleep is a topic that involves concepts such as how long it takes to fall asleep, how many times one wakes up at night, how many hours one sleeps at night, sleep stages, ...Read more


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Why is it that i itch so bad that i can't sleep everytime going to bed without beer?

Why is it that i itch so bad that i can't sleep everytime going to bed without beer?

Alcoholic: You may be an alcoholic if you can only sleep comfortably after drinking beer. If you have to have even just one beer every night just to feel "non-itchy" this is a classic sign. It may be your body going through withdrawal and craving the alcohol. Talk to a family member, friend or doctor about your drinking habits. ...Read more

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I had a beer before sleep and took two unisoms is this bad will i die?

I had a beer before sleep and took two unisoms is this bad will i die?

Not lethal: That combination is not lethal, but I would not recommend combining alcohol and sleeping medications in general. Too much of either can lead to problems. ...Read more

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Is it possible for me to drink neuro sleep with beer?

Is it possible for me to drink neuro sleep with beer?

Write/call company: I am not sure if there are any side effects of combining the two beverages, but i would call or write the "neurosleep" company and ask. If they cannot provide the answer, consult your doctor and have a list of ingredients handy to dissect the potential answer. ...Read more

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I had 1 1/2 nirco at 7 pm. 7.5/300 . Not thinking I had 21/2 beers at 8pm . Felt nautious but did not vomit. It's 2:15. Can I sleep safe?

I had 1 1/2 nirco at 7 pm. 7.5/300 . Not thinking I had 21/2 beers at 8pm . Felt nautious but did not vomit. It's 2:15. Can I sleep safe?

Am sure its later: now. You know, if you really have these kinds of questions, there are pharmacists available at 24 hour pharmacies who can answer your questions in real time. Hydrocodone is a short-acting drug and if you took it at 7 PM it was mainly gone by 10-11 PM. The alcohol would be too. I strongly suggest that next time, you don't drink without thinking. It's a bad combo all around. ...Read more

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My girlfriend took 8 10mg citalopram and drank about 3 beers she was puking for a minute and is now sleeping will she be okay?

My girlfriend took 8 10mg citalopram and drank about 3 beers she was puking for a minute and is now sleeping will she be okay?

Why did she do: this? Was she trying to take her life. She may be medically ok, but something is wrong here. I think she should be seen promptly by medical. Overdosing on medication is never alright. ...Read more

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My girlfriend took 8 10mg citalopram and drank about 3 beers she was puking for a minute and is now sleeping will she be okay ?

My girlfriend took 8  10mg citalopram and drank about 3 beers she was puking for a minute and is now sleeping will she be okay
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ER immediately: I suggest you have your girlfriend checked out in an emergi clinic or emergency room immediately! If she is unconscious or in distress call 911 now! Citalopram is an antidepressant in a group of drugs which are called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). This drug has many possible side effects including exacerbation of depression. Alcohol can make the side effects worse! ...Read more

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How dangerous is it to drink a beer or so if I take sleeping pills?

How dangerous is it to drink a beer or so if I take sleeping pills?

Never take together: It's never a good idea to take sleeping pills with alcohol. They both cause sedation and can effect your breathing at night. Alcohol close to bedtime is also discouraged within 5-6 hours of bedtime as it has an adverse effect on your sleep. Proper sleep hygiene can be beneficial to patients with insomnia. Speak to your doctor and see if a referral to a sleep specialist is appropriate. ...Read more

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Does beer hops in powder form ie supplement for sleep make me prone to gout?

Does beer hops in powder form ie supplement for sleep make me prone to gout?

Possibly , yes: Middle- aged males who consume a diet heavy in protein ( and carbs) are the typical gout patients ( or 'possible ' patients most @risk). My advice is to see your primary care physician for evaluation and lab testing if worried and possible rheumatology evaluation. Best of Luck! ...Read more

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Can 10 mg of Lexapro (escitalopram) and beer cause major health problems? Can't sleep because of anxiety of a health issue from interaction

Can 10 mg of  Lexapro (escitalopram) and beer cause major health problems? Can't sleep because of anxiety of a health issue from interaction

Not recommended: Lexapro (escitalopram) is a common anti-depressant medication with the potential for serious side effects like fast heartbeat, hallucinations, loss of coordination, severe dizziness, severe nausea/vomiting/diarrhea, twitching muscles, just to name a few. Drinking alcohol and taking Lexapro (escitalopram) is not recommended, but if you decide to drink, consider the potential health consequences. ...Read more

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In24h I took vpa500mg +20 beers + 5-8 Effexor (venlafaxine) 75mg ea + weed + 1 dexedrine no sleep, first time doing this, am I luckily to be alive after thiweekend?

In24h I took vpa500mg +20 beers + 5-8 Effexor (venlafaxine) 75mg ea + weed + 1 dexedrine no sleep, first time doing  this, am I luckily to be alive after thiweekend?

Polysubstance abuse: What are you doing to yourself, and why? It doesn't sound like maintaining your health is in charge here -- so what is? There are psychiatrists and other mental health professionals who can help you figure this out, if you're interested in this. ...Read more

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If you drink beer and take sleeping pills, will you die?

If you drink beer and take sleeping pills, will you die?

There are different: Types of sleeping medications. Taking beer with some sleeping pills could definitely be dangerous. Ingesting beer with a significant amt of sleeping medications could be lethal for a person. I would encourage you not to mix beer or other forms of alcohol with sleeping medications. ...Read more

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I took .25 mg of Ativan (lorazepam) at 1:30pm and had two beers at 8-9pm, think I'm ok to go to sleep tonight? I also drank last night and stopped at 10pm.

I took .25 mg of Ativan (lorazepam) at 1:30pm and had two beers at 8-9pm, think I'm ok to go to sleep tonight? I also drank last night and stopped at 10pm.

OK, but not repeat: The fact that you asked this question shows that you know to avoid alcohol use with Ativan (lorazepam). Benzodiazapines and alcohol are both CNS depressants and mixing them can be risky. You took 1/2 of one Ativan (lorazepam) pill, and had alcohol about 7 hrs later. You are not in danger this time, but to be safe avoid alcohol within 12 hours of a dose of Ativan (lorazepam). Finally, do NOT drive at all if you are mixing these! ...Read more

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How long should you wait to take a sleeping pill after drinking a bottle of beer?

How long should you wait to take a sleeping pill after drinking a bottle of beer?

Depends on amount: Alcohol is a CNS depressant similar to a sleeping pill, i would recommending waiting 12 hours or longer before taking a muscle relaxant after drinking alcohol. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take a sleeping pill soon after drinking a beer?

No: I think that the beer will make you quite sleepy enough. There is a possibility of a cumulative effect of the two substances and so they should be not be mixed. ...Read more

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When should medical attn be sought for alcohol withdrawal? Drinking 7-8 beers/night for 2 yrs. Sober 48hrs. Nitesweats, fast heart, sleep trouble

When should medical attn be sought for alcohol withdrawal? Drinking 7-8 beers/night for 2 yrs. Sober 48hrs. Nitesweats, fast heart, sleep trouble

Usually: Symptoms are not apparent for 5 days or so after the last drink. However i would seek medical attention based on what you are reporting. ...Read more

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