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It's been almost been 10 weeks of fluoxetine and I have way less panic, but still those anxious and scary feelings come over me... and are especially made worse (at least I think) when I drink caffeine or alochol.
Does anyone have a similar experience with fluox + alcohol or caffeine? Are you sensitive to alochol or caffeine while on an SSRI?
(Please note that I am super sensitive to chemicals since panic started, so my goal was to get to 20 mg, which I just went up to over the last 2 weeks.)
Caffeine - I didn't drink caffeine for many months when I started getting my panic attacks, and also I wasn't working anymore, so I didn't need a wake-me-up.Now that I'm working, I find myself getting so tired throughout the day. And I need energy. I love the taste of coffee, so now that I'm back to work, I started drinking it again. Maybe 1 cup a day. I realized heat flashes, anxiety, shaky hands, and inability to focus started up (similar to my first waves of side effects on fluox) only after the start of my caffeine binge.
Alcohol: Makes me super sleepy or feel like I'm drunk when really, I've had maybe 1 drink at the bar. I am a smaller girl, but I usually can hold my own with a couple drinks. Maybe since the loss of control scares me with panic now, I am just more prone to feeling alochol entre my system and I get too scared to keep control? Not sure. But everytime I drink, I feel drunk pretty quickly and I get turned off and want to stop becaue I am honestly scared I will lose control.
Unstable. Jittery. Anxious. A mess. Stressed out. Cannot focus. Feeling like a loss of control/panic is coming on.
Can alcohol/caffeine sensitivity be a real thing on fluox?
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