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Dr. Donald Jacobson
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Clonazepam (Definition)

Klonopin (clonazepam) belongs to a class of medications called benzodiazepines. They are also referred to as sedative-hypnotics & anxiolytics. These medications are used for a variety of indications to include anxiety, insomnia, muscle spasm, seizure, & alcohol withdrawal. All benzodiazepines including Clonazepam are potentially habit forming. Alcohol should be ...Read more


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Taking 50 mg Zoloft (sertraline) and. 5 mg klonopin. We are goin on vacation. Is it okay to have an alcoholic drink? Like one drink, not getting drunk. Thanks

Taking 50 mg Zoloft (sertraline) and. 5 mg klonopin. We are goin on vacation. Is it okay to have an alcoholic drink? Like one drink, not getting drunk. Thanks

Not a good plan: It is not a good idea to drink alcohol when on medications like zoloft (sertraline) and klonopin. The sedating properties could be additive, including on vacation. ...Read more

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Can klonipin make you feel drunk?

Can klonipin make you feel drunk?

Yes: Klonopin (clonazepam) and other sedatives (such as other benzodiazepines) have a similar effect on the brain as alcohol. ...Read more

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What to do if I had Xanax (alprazolam) and now I feel drunk and detached?

What to do if I had Xanax (alprazolam) and now I feel drunk and detached?

Wait for it wear off: Not much you can do at this point. Sleep it off. The half life of Xanax (alprazolam) is relatively long so depending your previous exposure and other medications that you may be taking, this may last for several hours. ...Read more

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When I drink, I never feel drunk. But the next morning - several hours later, it seems like it hits me all at once. Why? I eat & drink plenty of water

When I drink, I never feel drunk. But the next morning - several hours later, it seems like it hits me all at once. Why? I eat & drink plenty of water

Delayed toxicity: Drinking alcohol after eating fatty foods may slow alchol absorption and delay toxicity. You may also have a different metabolic pathway for alcohol (genetic variation) or indirect mode of toxicity (allergic or hypersensitivity component). Don't need the extra anxiety? Don't drink alcohol! ...Read more

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What are the side effects of taking too much xanax (alprazolam)? Dr prescribed 1-2 as needed. I took 3 bc I felt it wasn't working but now I feel drunk and tired.

"Too much" Xanax (alprazolam): Or alprazolam, a benzodiazepine, when ingested can results in sedation, confusion, impaired coordination, reduced respiratory drive, cardiopulmonary collapse, coma, and death. Xanax should be taken exactly as prescribed by ur MD. Additionally, use of Xanax can result in tolerance and addiction as well as rebound anxiety. Discuss your use of Xanax with ur prescribing MD and take only as prescribed. ...Read more

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I'm on ibrabrofine 600mg I tock one this morning naw I feel drunk is this a side afect and what should I do?

I'm on ibrabrofine 600mg I tock one this morning naw I feel drunk is this a side afect and what should I do?

Don't worry.: If you took Ibuprofen (motrin) 600mg, this can cause lightheadedness in some people. Stop taking it and you will be fine. You might try acetominophen products as an alternative pain killer, but if an anti-inflammatory medication is what you are looking to take, check with your doctor since you might be overly sensitive to that entire class of drug, so be careful. ...Read more

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Why do you still feel drunk the day after you drink?

Slow metabolism: Everyone has a different rate at which they metabolize alcohol & other substances. If you have a slower metabolic rate, you might feel effects for a longer period of time. Also, depending upon what medications you might be taking, alcohol consumption might multiply its effects (or vice versa). Bottom line, while there appears to benefit from moderate consumption, we don't recommend getting drunk. ...Read more

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What would cause you to feel drunk all the time without drinking at all?

Drunk: It seems as if you have some emotional symptoms that need control. Please have your primary doctor refer you to a Psychologist. No you are not crazy but you are certainly troubled.
Thinks will work out over time. ...Read more

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Why is it that after sex and an orgasm I feel drunk. Like outta it in a haze almost I also take clonzaemp. 5 x 2 daily. Any idea?

Why is it that after sex and an orgasm I feel drunk. Like outta it in a haze almost I also take clonzaemp. 5 x 2 daily. Any idea?

This is due to: Rush of blood to the brain, also DHEA increases after sex too. There is nothing to worry about it is normal for at least 5-10 mins after orgasm. ...Read more

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My migraines are severe and lasts for days. They make feel like I have taken something or feel drunk. I can't walk, in a haze. Feel like a dream???

My migraines are severe and lasts for days. They make feel like I have taken something or feel drunk. I can't walk, in a haze. Feel like a dream???

Seek help soon: These don't sound like migraines! They may be but would be atypical esp in a male patient! I'm concerned about other problems that could be more serious! See a physician soon for a more thorough evaluation please ...Read more

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Can vertigo cause you to feel drunk? Overwhelmed, delirious, etc. It happens every time I walk on a street that is going downward, It's a bit crooked.

Can vertigo cause you to feel drunk? Overwhelmed, delirious, etc. It happens every time I walk on a street that is going downward, It's a bit crooked.

Vertigo: The balance system works by coordinating information in your brain from the three senses used for balance: your balance organ in your inner ear, your eyes and your internal sense of position/movement in your body.

So yes, vertigo is often a result of a problem in your vestibular system. You should see an ENT specialist for testing to identify the cause of your symptoms. ...Read more

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Why do stripes make me dizzy and give me a headache? The headache hurts really bad and I feel drunk.

Migraine trigger: Unfortunately, alternating dark and light stripes can trigger a migraine in scattered susceptible folks. Your med list does not include preventative meds, and that would be an excellent way to handle this. Pain meds will likely worsen process over time, but could be needed to handle other problems. ...Read more

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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

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

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I FEEL DRUNK AND HAVE NOT DRINK I CANNOT BALANCE ON MY OWN I AM VOMITING AND I HAVE DIARRHEA?

I FEEL DRUNK AND HAVE NOT DRINK I CANNOT BALANCE ON MY OWN I AM VOMITING AND I HAVE DIARRHEA?

Dehydrated or...: Please get help right away. Dehydration from vomiting and diarrhea is possible, or there may be more systemic or central issues going on. Get to the Emergency Room now. ...Read more

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Feeling dizzy, lightheaded especially when I look down I feel drunk and I don't drink at all.

Feeling dizzy, lightheaded especially when I look down I feel drunk and I don't drink at all.

Dizzy: Probably cervical vertigo secondary to muscle spasm. Do rotational neck exercises to limber up muscles, get posterior neck muscles massaged. Warm moist compresses, Keep computer screen at eye level, not up, down or to the side. No heating pad. ...Read more

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How long does a shot of toradol last and is it normal to feel drunk and my heart rate is elevated?

How long does a shot of toradol last and is it normal to feel drunk and my heart rate is elevated?

6-12 hrs: It shouldn't cause any sedation. Rarely will it cause palpitations or elevated heart rate both of which can simply be attributed to pain. ...Read more

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I'm on my 2nd day of sertraline and feel worse. Hot flushes. Feel drunk. Shaking and panicking is this normal?

I'm on my 2nd day of sertraline and feel worse. Hot flushes. Feel drunk. Shaking and panicking is this normal?

Sertaline: Do not take another sertaline pill but call your doctor as soon as you read this!
You might prefer to go immediatley to the nearest Emergency facility.

Wish you well. There are other relevant drugs you might be able to take. ...Read more

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I also take 4mg of risperdone and 150 mg of Zoloft (sertraline) and 1mg of clonazepam can this be making stagger like a drunk person?

I also take 4mg of risperdone and 150 mg of Zoloft (sertraline) and 1mg of clonazepam can this be making stagger like a drunk person?

Talk to your doctor: Anti-anxiety and antipsychotic medications can effect balance and motor functioning. Talk with your prescribing doctor about your motor symptoms, re-discuss with him/her all your medications, over the counter medicines, and if any, you alcohol or non-medical drug use. ...Read more

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I get woozey, feel drunk and light headed, speech is somewhat slurred and can't concentrate whan sciatica pain gets really intense. Is this response?

I get woozey, feel drunk and light headed, speech is somewhat slurred and can't concentrate whan sciatica pain gets really intense. Is this response?

Abnormal sciatica?: See a neurologist could be seprate issue, could be sign of stroke, what is your blood pressure? should be 150/90 or less, normal weight and never smoke. Drink modestly, need mri's of brain, neck and low back to see if pinched nerve. ...Read more

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I'm bipolar. Is it common for a person to act and feel drunk when they drink soda or lemonade?

No, it is not: But if your beverages contain aspartame, then it is quite possible that you have an aspartame sensitivity and should be avoiding it. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Why do I feel drunk when I don't drink alcohol feel dizzy and sick unable to eat and walk very well what could be causing this and why?

Why do I feel drunk when I don't drink alcohol feel dizzy and sick unable to eat and walk very well what could be causing this and why?

See your DR and get: A thorough medical exam. Your symptoms could be due to many possible medical conditions including viral, respiratory, neurologic, gastrointestinal, kidney, metabolic/thyroid, diabetes etc. Take care! ...Read more

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Why do I feel drunk whenever I eat food? I suffer with migraines but am on beta blockers to prevent them and citalopram for my anxiety.

Why do I feel drunk whenever I eat food? I suffer with migraines but am on beta blockers to prevent them and citalopram for my anxiety.

Food: Good question Sometimes its the sugar or the additives in the food. In some people there may be an allergy as well. Check it out with your doctor ...Read more

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I'm 18 and had 2 sleep studies, didn't sleep much at all but said my oxygen was 88-90, told me I have osa. Just got on c-pap today, feel drunk/weird/uncom?

I'm 18 and had 2 sleep studies, didn't sleep much at all but said my oxygen was 88-90, told me I have osa. Just got on c-pap today, feel drunk/weird/uncom?

FATIGUE WITH OSA: Provigil and nuvigil help with energy and fatigue Also adderal/Ritalin/Starttera. Start a gluten free diet WEIGHT LOSS IS CRITICAL. Wholeapproach. Com gut loss. Com. If CPAP or BIPAP is poorly tolerated seek ENT CONSULT for UPP/ vs Hyoid suspension. Limit use of sedatives/hypnotics like ambien/lunesta/rozerem. D/W your doctor all options if RLS is present neurontin/Topamax may help ...Read more

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I've been to ENT doctor and they did a credit scan that came back good but I still feel off balance and I feel drunk when I walk?

I've been to ENT doctor and they did a credit scan that came back good but I still feel off balance and I feel drunk when I walk?

Dizzy: Several things can cause dizziness, from neurological to cardiovascular to medications to metabolic factors. Best to consult a neurologist for workup. ...Read more

Dr. Donald Jacobson
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Klonopin (Definition)

Klonopin is a long-acting benzodiazepine which is a kind of sleep-inducing drug (anti-anxiety drug, psychiatric drug) and a blood pressure drug which is a ...Read more


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Alcohol Intoxication (Definition)

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