Drinking On Lexapro

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bartender221 Says:
I was just wondering if anyone has drank with this med and were there any side effects ? I've been on lexapro 10 mil for a month and am feeling great but I am petrified to even atempt to drink alcohol,but would like to try . So if anyone could help that would be great.

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Anna Cherry Says:
I have been on Lexapro for 3 years. I drink about twice a week and everything seems to be fine. I have noticed that if you drink heavly for a few nights in a row you will feel a slight depression. Just don't over do it. I was worried at first also.

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Liz Says:
Lexapro is an antidepressant. Drinking alcohol is not recommended, as alcohol is a major depressant, and undoes the work the medication does.

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mary Says:
Never do that! I was on that medicine for 2 years, and I was never able to drink! the first time I drank when I was on lexapro, was only 2 weeks from starting the treatment, I forgot I was on medication and I drank only 2 drinks and I fainted on a bar! Thanks to my sister nothing happened to me, but don't do it, it will get you sick big time! I kept on fainting for like 3 months, just because I kept forgetting I was taking the medicine (I'm ADD too). It feels horrible!

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jen Says:
I have been taking lexapro or esipram for 2 mths & I still like to have a few drinks every now & then, I have no effects from doing this.

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Verwon Says:
Combining alcohol with SSRI's can enhance the side effects, making you experience them more intently and experience more of them.


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Alice Says:
I've been on Lexapro for nearlyt 4 months and have always been quite a big social drinker and never noticed any thing different in regards to post drinking lows or getting intoxicated quicker. But in the past few months have noticed my desire for drinking lessen, not sure if there is a realtion to being on the drug...?? But my doctor said relatively safe to drink on this drug

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Pizziehl Says:
I have only been on Lexapro for a couple weeks, and am very interested in this topic. The first few days on it, I felt GREAT! Then I started drinking not realizing it was a no-no. Now, I am feeling more blue.

The only problem is that I am not sure if it is psychosomatic or not. I think that I am going to try my best not to drink on it, just because I was so happy at first and I don't really the calories----beach wedding soon :-)

Honestly, your best bet is to just try it, don't like? Stop.

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kerry Says:
pills take at least a month to kick in and make a difference.

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David Says:
I have been on Lexapro for about 3 years and drink socially most weekends and have not had any problems. If anything it has given me the confidence to drink again without the worry of having a panic attack whilst out and about with my friends.
I do however try and stay away from having all night benders as I do seem to pull up VERY hungover and the medication seems to loose its effect which in some people cases may be dangerous.
My advice is to play it safe and whilst enjoying a social drink try and limit the intake of alcohol and you will give yourself the best chance of feeling 'normal' again.
Lexapro has also enabled me to get back into things like playing sport and camping in remote locations which was hard for me before taking the medication.

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lipsmaka Says:
I was on 10-20mg of lexapro for almost three years, and I drank A LOT. Over time, I started to become angry, wanting to fight everyone when I was drunk, and I wasn't like that before. The combination probably isn't the best, unless you can drink a minimal amount of alcohol.

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Jennifer Says:
I am on 10mg. I drink every other day. And I have noticed sometimes my anxiety and panic attacks are pretty bad. But I sometimes have this weird feeling in my head. Anyone else get that? = (

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Ripley Says:
I forgot and ordered a drink, and spent the next few hours vomiting, with a splitting migraine. So clearly I am one of those who cannot drink while on Lexapro.

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Tina Says:
I've been on Lexopro for 2 wks now and I drink socially and I fainted at the bottom of my stairway, so I wouldn't drink.......hell I'm scared to drink now.

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Ethan Jameson Says:
yeah, that has been happening to me as well. i had a panic attack this morning and all i have had to drink was one shot, i felt faint last night and it was really scary.

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Jennifer Says:
I was lexapro for over two years and has been off for 5 months. I do drink occasionally but keep in mind that drinking one drink is like drinking 3 on lexapro. No doctor will tell you it is ok to drink while being on any medication. Just drink with caution. :)

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Toyota lexapro Says:
The horrors of taken lexapro, look its a joke being on this drug. Your going to have bad days and good days! The same if you where never on it!

It's a dangerous drug! wenough hell when I was taken it 2 months for it 2 work I was feeling horrible I had a swoi

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Toyota lexapro Says:
I would try only 3 drinks at first and see how you feel! When I was on lexapro I nearly had all the side effects blood in my stool pupils wide head pains shocks passing coffee grounds type some type of delirium mild tired anxiety muscle pain could not sleep ! And more effects I just got off them god bless !

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Kathy Says:
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I notice if I have a wine, I feel okay. If I have cocktails, I really feel moody and irritable the next day. I'm glad that I found this page. I feel like I'm losing it sometimes.

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butch Says:
I am a heavy social drinker and noticed that i was much more aggressive and angry while drinking on lexapro. I was fine drinking on prozac which i was taking for seceral months but then my doc added lexapro to my perscription. one night I pissed myself, lost my phone, and showed up with no shirt on while drinking on it. probably not the best idea to drink on it.

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mandy Says:
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On my fourth day of taking 5 mg of lexapro I had a few drinks with friends. I felt ok unil later that night, my heart started racing, my stomach hurt and I felt faint. I drank a lot of water and took a hot bath which helped me fall asleep. I'm now rethinking taking this medication.

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