Venlafaxine and alcohol

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I've been on venlafaxine about 8 weeks now. Going on holiday do you's think I'd be ok too have a wee wine Spitzer or 2. Or a wee low alcohol cider. I would never go and get drunk. Has anyone had bad experiences taking alcohol on this antidepressant xxx

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    I have never had a problem having a couple of alcoholic drinks while taking venlafaxine,drink a glass of water in between .
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    Hi Karen,  I have been on Venlafaxine for a couple of years and never had a problem having a drink, like others I've never been drunk.  Have a couple and see how you feel.  Have an awesome holiday

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      Thanks Jennifer for your reply i might not even have a drink I've actual got the fear in case it makes me I'll. But the nurses have told me there's nothing too stop me having a small alcoholic drink occasionally xxx

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    Cant see the harm in moderation. I dont drink though, makes me feel depressed afterwards.
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      Yeah that's what was happening too me on mitrazapine thought maybe this one could be different. As I said I'd never ever get drunk it was just too be socialable on holiday with others. Xxx thanks for your reply

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    Hi Karen

    I am taking the extended release version which means I only take the dose of 187 mg a day. I have been taking it a year now for chronic pain, anxiety and depression. The antidepressant has been a game changer for me. It has given me back my life and working in conjunction with gabapentin it has not only given me better control with my pain, but also with the anxiety and depression.

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      That's great I'm glad too say it's got me back too work and back too the way I was before. I am very nervous it comes back though xxxx

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      Joanna are you sleeping ok I'm struggling with my sleeping which then leads too anxiety because I'm struggling with sleep 😥

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