citalopram and alcohol please help

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Ok so I went out last night and had 3 vodka n cokes, I felt fine but kept having anxiety attacks through night, got up this morning n took my 20mg cit and i feel awful so tired and terrible anxiety feel so wierd, will i be ok? What's anyone else's experience?

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    Hey there, 

    Alcohol makes me very tired. I have only had the odd bottle of beer though. I have heard other people talk about it and they have talked about anxiety. I'm sorry I can't be more help x

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    Hiya.. I was on cit for 7 weeks.. The few times I did drink I was ok. On a bad night I even managed 2 bottles of wine!!..oddly enough I use to get bad anxiety with hangovers but my anxiety wasn't as bad!!.. Not saying I felt well tho!. And I didn't take my tablet that night..I m not encouraging anyone to drink here!!.. It does say avoid it!, but from what I ve read here most people are ok with a few! X
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    I've taken Citralopram for 15 years and still drink wine or lager if going out.  I haven't ever noticed anything different to when I wasn't taking the medicine.  So ethi esm I feel jaded the next day, but put it down to a bit of a hangover :-)

    It might be the anxiety you're feeling is to do with the alcohol, especially if you haven't mixed the 2 before?

    It does say to avoid alcohol, but think most medications say that.  I don't think I could avoid it for the 15 years I've taken Citralopram ..... too long. :-D

     

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      Typo ...... it was meant to say 'sometimes I feel jaded.....' not 'so ethi esm'

      ... and no, I haven't been drinking lol

      K xx

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    Hi, I don't drink very often, but I find that if I have a few vodkas (I used to drink wine but it gets me really drunk on cit) I have to right off the next few days, it's not so bad but just feel a bit edgey and tired.......going to pick my moments carefully over the festive season! 
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