I had to give up driving It started when I was at high speeds all of a sudden and got so bad I could not even drive down the road! I was given prozac for about a year but still too scared to drive. I now have just started with remeron 15mg at night Do not know about the alcohol now as I gave up when I started prozac as I became really ill. Years before this I was on Effexor capsules which I took every morning for years I was driving ok and only gave them up because I fell pregnant. I used to go out and drink and have no problems at all. Im not condoning this because everyone reacts different but these were the only tablets that I could take. The only down side to these tablets is you cannot miss a day because you will not feel good and also the withdrawal symptoms can be quite nasty but as I said before everybody is different but Im sure any doctor will tell you not to drink with any medication Good luck :)
The best thing to do is ask your doctor, but I have a bit of experience with anxiety medsw and can tell you what has happened with me. I started suffering with anxiety after my kids were born and an antidepressant like Zoloft, Paxil, etc. Can help alleviate anxiety and does not cause addiction or inflict problems on your social drinking or working out. That would be best if you are avoiding being on a adrug that causes you to feel impaired or become addicted to and if you are having daily anxiety.However benzodizepines are what are used for immediate relief , however they can cause you to feel imparied at first and its not smart to be drinking with them at all. They can also become habit forming and pyhsically addictive, theres not one that is weak, they all have the ability to be a potential problem. But if theres one I would for sure stay away from it woul dbe Xanax, its the most potent and most addictive. It ends alot of people in rehab and can be very hard to detox from. I take Klonopin everyday at night and have been for about a year. It is a benzo and works very well for anxiety. I have not abused it or increased my dose since I started and have had no problems with it. It works well for me, however when I decide to come off I will probably have to titrate down, but that doesn't concern. ALso I can have a drink once a week if I choose to. But not more than that. Keep in mind all Benzos ( which really are the only drugs that works for anxiety besides antidepressants) can be habit forming and while some are less potent than others, they all cause impairment at first and you have to get used to them before you are able to drive on them , etc. Talk to your GP.and Good Luck!