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Mixing alcohol with meds


#1

Ok so I been drinking alcohol for the past month and a half. I’ll get drunk 3 days out of the week, I quit drinking a week ago. I’m just wondering how long it’s gonna take to feel the way I did before drinking. I’m on invega, sertraline 100 mgs 2 zopiclone 7.5 mg sleeping pills and trazadone 50 mg which I take to bed aswell


#2

Would you consider yourself an alcoholic? Probably depends on a lot of factors but I’d say you’ll probably feel however you want to feel after a couple weeks of commitment and working at it. I don’t really understand alcoholism.


#3

Drinking sparked the depression that became the very reason I started seeing a therapist. I can drink a bit every once in a while, but too much just drags me down a hole I’d rather not go.


#4

I have been re-reading some of my old help books to get my anger back under control. I came across the chapter about Alcohol Abuse versus alcohol dependance.

I forgot about that. I became alcohol dependent. I needed alcohol to function. Of course it made my meds completely ineffective and I believe, most likely, kept me sicker longer.

But once I got my body stabilized, I was able to get my mind stabilized too.

There are some people who abuse alcohol and don’t become dependent. But that’s not how it works in my family. Alcoholism is a deep thread in my family.

So I’d say if this feels like a problem, if your spending more time consuming and being consumed by alcohol, it’s time to get some help to do it differently and kick out of your life.

Good luck and I’m rooting for you.


#5

alcohol invalidates meds, this is basic behavioral neuroscience stuff, what I am majoring in. Youre not supposed to drink at all on meds, and dont expect meds to work if you are drinking. One beer is ok. That is all you should drink, and its best to avoid alcohol altogether

Coming from a recovered alcoholic…who is on meds and in remission…so stop that ■■■■

and sleeping pills with booze is what the really stupid kids in college do, do you want to be lumped in with college dropouts? I have a friend who is a college dropout, he mixes alcohol with ambiens in the middle of the day, everyone thinks he is a narcissistic fool but he thinks he is cool.


#6

Smart people have a different kind of ego. It not supported by anything they actually have to do. I’m guessing your talking about your smart friend that you mentioned earlier. I used to be like that but schizophrenia has made me question my intelligence. I dropped out, had my priorities mixed up I just wanted to get high and ■■■■ my gf. Now I’ve got a wrecked GPA. Certifications are the way for me to go.


#7

Well, alcohol made me feel terrible when I was on meds. Personally id quit the meds and become a alcoholic, it’s better than living with sz.