Freak alcohol accident

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I am on 100 mg of Zoloft a day and a few weeks ago I was in a club. I had about 5 drinks total over the course of 4 or 5 hours. I can drink a lot more than that typically...I've drunk 2 more drinks than that several times before and been fine; no hangover the next day, etc. Basically, I started to very suddenly get tired, but like drugged- four-benadryls-deep tired. I could barely hold myself up and I was dizzy. I went to go get my stuff from the check-in at the club and sat on a couch to wait for my friends. The next thing I know, I wake up lying on my side and one of the guys I had met earlier is asking me if I'm okay. He made me sit up and I just immediately puked my guts up everywhere. I started to shake violently, like all the muscles in my body were tensing and un-tensing without my control. I got so anxious because I felt so ill, so suddenly and it was out of my control. My friend finally showed up to take me home and I was still seizing and my vision was really messed up. Everything was spinning and I felt like I could drop to the pavement and go into a coma at any second. My mind was drifting off into nothing. My friend would ask me a question and my attention would snap back for a second and then spin off again into a black hole. When I woke up the next day, the seizing and nausea had calmed down. I was dehydrated and not feeling well for 3 days afterward. Everyone is telling me that it must be a reaction with my Zoloft, but nothing I've read sounds remotely like what I experienced...can someone put my mind at rest? I haven't had more than 2 drinks since then - I'm scared out of my mind.

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    I had a similar problem. I was drinking beer prob had like 6 😬 and I’ve only been on for a little more than 2 weeks. I passed out on my bed as normal but I woke up in complete panic, shaking like crazy. It’s definitely because you body is still not used to the meds. I’m only on 25mg right now but I’ve had some of them same probs. Hang in there it def gets better and also maybe 100 is too much talk to you doctor. Best of luck 

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    Yes it might be a reaction to alcohol and Zoloft. You may get drunk faster and have a bad hangover. I decided not to drink more than a glass of wine from time to time.
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    Hi Katie,

    So, I have not experienced what you’re asking about. However, since I’m into my 10th week of 50mg, I’ve researched the effects of alcohol because I LOVE my wine. 😊 according to my research alcohol is a depressant (as we know) and Zoloft is a anti-depressant. Therefore the alcohol counteracts what the Zoloft is trying to do 😏  when you drink alcohol while on Zoloft the reaction can be horrendous. I think that’s what happened to you. 😐 I hope you’re on the mend and I hop this helps! ??

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    Hi There. 

    It’s a reaction caused by alcohol mixed with Sertraline. Alcohol is a depressant and Sertraline is an anti-depressant. 

    Drink loads of water. I don’t drink alcohol anymore but from what I remember certain alcohols are worst to react. God bless 

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