Having a drink while taking mirt?

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well seen doc and I'm gonna try 30 mg alternate days with the 15mg on other day ....haven't been drinking lately but when I was on venlafaxine and feeling well I could drink g n tonic or wine no bother..now on mirtazapine and wondered how  everybody gets on having drinks!

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    Hi Cathy,

    I have an occassional glass of wine and I mean occassional. If you want to try it, why not do it in a controlled setting, with a safe friend/friends. We are different in how we react to Mirtazapine or alcohol. Good luck to you.

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    Hi Cathy

    I'm on 15 mg each night and have been since September.  My GP said no more than a glass of wine, one glass ...   ...   ...   I have tried more but it just makes me fall to sleep - I'd say be very careful

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    My psychiatrist tells me every time I visit that I should not drink because alcohol is in the end a depressant that makes depression worse. And in combination with the meds I take the risk of seizures is too high.
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    I didn't drink alcohol to start with, not until the drowsiness wore off. Then I gradually reintroduced it. I had no adverse effects and now drink normally (for me - a bit too much lol!).
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