Anxiety Community
alcohol and prozac
About This Community:

This patient support community is for discussions relating to generalized anxiety, anxiety and eating, anxiety and sleeping, mood swings, panic attacks and panic disorders.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

alcohol and prozac

I just started taking 10mg a day of prozac due to anxiety and panicks attacks that i usually have at night ( 3 in the past 6 months), also im just an emotional roller coaster!  The doctor didnt say anything about avoiding  alcohol. I'm not an alcoholic but my girlfriends and I usually have 2-3 cocktails about 2-3 times a weeks. I was at a memorial day barbeque yesterday and had 3-4 drinks over an 8 hour period. I felt very anxious when i tried to go to bed and kind of like i was going to have aother panic attack. I know increased anxiety can be an initial side effect but it hasnt otherwise made me anxious. I'm wondering if it could be the alcohol that is increasing this side effect and should i avoid it all together?
Related Discussions
3 Comments Post a Comment
Blank
Avatar_f_tn
Nervousness, insomnia, ANXIETY, tremor, agitation, headaches............the list of side effects of Prozac is quite extensive. You say you've just started taking them, so you have anywhere from 1-4 weeks for it to reach it's therapeutic level. During that time you should expect to feel like you're still on that emotional roller coaster, but you should also begin to gradually feel a lessening of that turmoil. Your doctor was remiss in not telling you to avoid alcohol. Alcohol is a depressant. Drinking booze with Prozac will only INCREASE the feelings of depression in your CNS. Why would you want to do that?
If your quality of life is so horrible while you are waiting for the Prozac to take effect, better you should ask your doctor for a MILD and VERY SHORT TERM use of an anti-anxiety med. If you DO go that route, then alcohol is absolutely OUT! Mixing those three is just asking for trouble.
And then, when you begin to feel better on the Prozac, you can discover the world of "virgin" drinks! Since you're not an alcoholic, it will be easy...........you and your friends can still go out for "cocktails", yours will just be less dangerous. (For you!) Play it safe and smart, OK? You won't be on the Prozac forever and right now, your mental health is far more important than a jigger of rum! Cheers!
Peace
Greenlydia
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Recent Activity
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
joihn joined this community
Welcome them!
7 hrs ago
1302038_tn?1401843053
Blank
TinaR10 commented on Moma_Cher's status
10 hrs ago
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
pixielv commented on Tramadol & Ultram...
12 hrs ago
MedHelp Health Answers
Blank
Anxiety Tracker
Track Anxiety Symptoms
Start Tracking Now
Top Anxiety Answerers
358304_tn?1395085884
Blank
cnote
na, MO
480448_tn?1403547723
Blank
nursegirl6572
PA
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
michigan07
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
anxiety860
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
cj29
GA
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
remar
st. louis, MO
Anxiety Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
New Cannabis Article from NORTH Mag...
Jul 20 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
3 Reasons Why You are Still Binge E...
Jul 14 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Emotional Eating: What Your Closet ...
Jul 09 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
Top Anxiety Answerers
358304_tn?1395085884
Blank
cnote
na, MO
480448_tn?1403547723
Blank
nursegirl6572
PA
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
michigan07
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
anxiety860
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
cj29
GA
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
remar
st. louis, MO