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SSRIs and alcohol



A lot of sources say you should avoid alcohol if you take SSRIs, but does it really matter that much if you don't? What's the worst that can happen? (I'm taking paroxetine).


I don't know what the actual medical reason is for this advice, but my personal experience of mixing the two is that it takes a lot less to get me drunk than when I'm not on medication.
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