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Took .5mg ativan (lorazepam) 6 hours ago for bad anxiety attack can I drink a glass of wine ?

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Dr. Lynne Weixel
Clinical Psychology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Risky

There are no serious professionals who will sanction it.
The potential for danger is significantly increased. Both depress central nervous system functions and that's bad. Here's what they say: http://anxiety.emedtv.com/ativan/alcohol-and-ativan.html Your intention of 1 glass might slip into more and passing out can go further into places you don't want to go. Your delicate gut might not be happy.

In brief: Risky

There are no serious professionals who will sanction it.
The potential for danger is significantly increased. Both depress central nervous system functions and that's bad. Here's what they say: http://anxiety.emedtv.com/ativan/alcohol-and-ativan.html Your intention of 1 glass might slip into more and passing out can go further into places you don't want to go. Your delicate gut might not be happy.
Dr. Lynne Weixel
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Dr. Johanna Fricke
That's a great reference for understanding both why a one-time home-made Mickey Finn is dangerous & why folks who suffer from mental illnesses should avoid alcohol, period. Reminds me of the 29 club, all the way back to Hank Williams, Sr. & Janis Joplin.
Dr. Johanna Fricke
Pediatrics - Developmental & Behavioral
2 doctors agree

In brief: No. Alcohol will add

The combo could cause shallow breathing, or worse. Wait at least 24-48 hours before considering having a glass of wine. Alcohol worsens your heartburn & vomiting, also. Have you seen a gastroenterologist & had an endoscopy to look for the kind of damage to your esophagus from longstanding reflux that can lead to esophageal cancer?

In brief: No. Alcohol will add

The combo could cause shallow breathing, or worse. Wait at least 24-48 hours before considering having a glass of wine. Alcohol worsens your heartburn & vomiting, also. Have you seen a gastroenterologist & had an endoscopy to look for the kind of damage to your esophagus from longstanding reflux that can lead to esophageal cancer?
Dr. Johanna Fricke
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