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I've been drinking while taking these and feeling really bad about it because I know you're not meant to. Anyone else doing the same?

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    Yes I have and it did not make me feel good. It can make you feel much more depressed so best avoided or n low amounts only. Take Care

    x6t

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    Hi

    I havent changed my drinking habits and have found no bad side effects - it doesnt make me feel more depressed and I am determined not to let this depression affect my social life !!! I do find that I have 'gone off' certain drinks like beer and much prefer a few glasses of wine, also because my appetite has stabilised I make sure I eat enough if having a drink which I never did before so that can only be a good thing I guess :lol:

    Hx

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    I too havent changed me drinking habits, been on tablets 20 mg for just over 3 weeks, still drinking approx 3 pints a day, at 1st felt very low in the morning but ok now, have a night out soon and very wary of drinking much more as i worry how low i will be the following day, has anyone got any experience of this, also has anyone found that whilst on tablets drink affects you alot quicker
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    I am on 20mg and I still enjoy a few drinks at the weekend and very occasionally midweek when the footballs on. You still need to have a social life to beat depression. I feel the tablets help regulate your drink intake and you don't go nuts on the booze :P John
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    Done it once. it's a no go. Don't so it if you want to get better, which i take it you do. X
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    I've been told by my shrink that the Citalopram is flushed from your body so it is a no-no. But I get so low that now and again - and living on incapacity benefit doesn't help, I have to have a drink just to feel normal. sad
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    I was on Citalopram and never really had any problems drinkin (and such other things) while on it. However i am now on Sertraline and found that drinking makes my mental state worse.Xx
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    I have been told not to drink on these tablets but have done and found out by myself that its a real no no

    I take 40 mg per day of citalopram and when i drink become very down very quickly i keep crying and am a real mess. I took a massive overdose of a cocktail of drugs after drinking alcohol on citalopram as i felt really brave enough to do this after many years of contemplation. So beware of drinking until you know how the booze attects you when mixed with citalopram i very nearly died !

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    I can't even face having a drink so missing out on those weekend glasses of wine as well as feeling miserable. would just like to be able to join in again. Have been on med for 6 weeks2dgyz
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    i've been on citalopram since dec 20mg, for anxiety, paranoia and alcoholism. docs put me up to 30mg and am having one to one therapy for the drink..i drink a bottle of wine a night and have had a couple of episodes of feeling a bit pshyco, but other than that the only problem with drinking on this med is the fact of preventing it from working properly as i'm not really feeling much of a benefit yet, but then i'm still drinking.
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    Me too. I need to drink down a bottle of wine to feel happier about things. It takes everything , all my problems away!!! I can eat and sometimes it helps me to sleep. I have been on citalopram since July, now I think it might be starting to work. I can only eat the odd biscuit throughout the day, if I dont have my wine I dont get my appetite back, so I dont eat and blah blah blah!!!!

    A bottle of wine is easy to drink!!! Also , it hellps me to come out my shell and say the things that I should be able to say as a normal person etc. It builds up my confidence. Then the next day, i am shattered.

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