Citalopram and alcohol???

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Hi everyone been on cit for only 5days and was wondering if it was OK to have a drink of alcohol? I've been OK on it up to now sleeping good no sickness, but still have anxiety attacks I'm not on cit for depression, just wanting to know people's thoughts has anybody had a glass and what were your experiences

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    Hi Michelleย 

    im going out tonight with friends and will have two glasses of wine plus water in between but that's it .Dont want to feel any side effects either so this moderate amount seems OK . The lots of laughs is good medicine too! Have a great time.

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      Hi felis, hope you had a good nite, I was just going to have a few drinks in the house as I'm still to scared to go out but I didn't bother, I'm still really scared about been on the meds, I've woke up this morning with a massive headache and found it hard to get up so I may as well of had a drink ha, I'm sleeping through on a night I take my cit at 9,30 on a night, but find myself falling asleep on the sofa at 8,
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      Hi laura thank you for that, how long did it take for your meds to work? Iknow it's early days for me, but dernt even step foot out my front door, I go dizzy and feel like I'm going to fall, I have 3 children and a husband and can't even do things with them xx
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    I take 40mg for anxiety and I drink beer on the weekends. It's not a problem unless I drink saturday and sunday then I'm out of whack for a few days. I'm cutting way back because it isn't worth it to me.
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      Hi I'm on 20mg for anxiety, only been on it for 5days, my heart races sometimes, and get overcome with panic, but haven't been able to leave house for a good few weeks, can't go in shops school playground ect, even today walked to car on my drive and my legs wouldn't move I was stood still, really hope this medicine helps as I'm at my wits end now xx
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      Hi Michelle

      I know what you mean I was the same at the start it dose got better as the weeks go on I'm on week 15 now ( 20mg )and still get anxiety nothing like the first month was it just takes time a lot of time I would say that I'm about 60% still some way to go don't think you will get better each week think of it as months it's a long road but their is light at the end of the tunnel ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿฟ

      Be strong good look ๐Ÿ€

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      Hi thank you, did you go dizzy all the time? Like you were about to fall,and can you leave your home?I do all the time need to hold on to things when I used to go out. I would stand still holding a fence ect and my legs would shake it's horrendous, that's what I'm doing at min counting the weeks glad you are starting to feel better and hope it continues for you xx
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      Everyone as different problem with anxiety are you just on cit ? I take propanalol as well its good for the physical symptoms you need to exercise and eat lots of fruit take vitamins as well b6 and d3 it helps with the nerves system ๐Ÿ˜„
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