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Fluoxetine & Alcohol

LB05

LB05

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Joined
Jan 13, 2010
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Location
Bristol
I am just wondering if anyone that is on fluoxetine has had an bad symptoms whilst drinking. i ask as i haven't drank before on them and haven't been on them that long.

Would i be ok to have any drink with as i've got a night out with some old friends i haven't seen in a while and i just wanna have fun.

x
 
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Soren

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Joined
Aug 16, 2009
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91
Location
uk
hi,

i've found that drinking whilst on ssri's really exaggerates drunkenness. i used to completely lose all inhibitions, to the point of being really cocky, obnoxious, and even aggressive on one or two occasions. completely reckless.

because i've never experienced any of those feelings before (i've always been quiet, withdrawn and unassuming), i didn't know how to cope or adjust my behaviour. the effect was really quite severe and contributed to my losing some of my oldest friends. honestly.

i think if you're only on 20mg and you just have a moderate amount of say, ordinary beer, you should be ok. and i suppose everyone is different.

of course, the most important thing is safety - like you say, keep trusted friends with you, at least til you know how you're affected.

take care :)
 
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