Drowsiness: Alcohol and Prozac can both cause sedation or sleepiness. I know how to control these feelings but it's honestly just a burden. Personally, I had absolutely no symptoms apart from being moodier the next day, but that's likely also cause I get hangovers, and everyone always feels a bit sorry for themselves when they have a hangover, or any physical ailment tbf. Contact us today to get the care you deserve. Having said that, I had a friend who was on the same meds and she described being drunk as "I could walk into the road and be hit by a truck and absolutely not give a fucking shit" (or something to that affect.) I got into the habit of drinking pretty regularly in the past month or so and I think it's getting to the point where it's counteracting my Prozac. Combining Prozac with alcohol can quickly lead to increased sedation, even one drink combined with the drug can cause issues. Many treatment facilities offer a variety of therapies to supplement a comprehensive approach to recovery. That being said, I'm 5'2, 105lbs and I drink very occasionally so I have prob have a really low tolerance. Log in or sign up to leave a comment log in sign up. When used together, the lethargic effects may be more intense than when the substances are used individually. 18. Only on special nights will I be drinking, i.e big parties or a family gathering and stuff like that. I started taking Prozac September 2012 and it has been helping me every since. RARELY take shots. Our sole focus is getting you back to the healthy, sober life you deserve, and we are ready and waiting to answer your questions or concerns 24/7.Speak to an Intake Coordinator now.352.771.2700. This means that, for example, if you are taking Prozac to treat depression, you run the risk of continued symptoms of depression when drinking alcohol. We are here to help you through every aspect of recovery. Beer is the way to go if you wanna start off seeing what it does to you. Every person is different so there is no standard time-frame for treatment. Sort by. I like drinking. Ramsey, S.E., Engler, P.A., Stein, M.D. Typically I do not have a hangover because I know to drink lots of water and eat when I drink. Consider the negative effects of mixing Prozac and alcohol: The goal of taking Prozac as prescribed by a medical professional is to improve a mental health condition that a person may be struggling with. Alcohol should never be mixed with an antidepressant medication like Prozac, as both substances may amplify the effects of the other, increasing the risk for overdose and other potentially dangerous side effects. In addition to inpatient alcohol addiction treatment, there are also many outpatient treatment programs for those with a less severe alcohol use disorder or who cannot get away from their responsibilities for an extended length of time. This sub is moderated by the South Asian Mental Health Alliance (SAMHAA), a non-profit society dedicated to mental health stigma reduction through skill development and community building. “Major Depression.” February 2019. Accessed April 24, 2019. Vivitrol is a drug that prevents individuals from feeling the euphoric sensations produced by alcohol in the brain and body. If you are a healthcare professional and you find any issue, please reach out to. Having even one d… Prozac is not a sedative. How long would it take for the depression spike to pass because I’m definitely feeling more down than normal today. being happy/symptom-free is way more rewarding to me now than drinking now n again with some buds. I wouldn't say ignore the warnings of medical professionals, but medication and drugs always interact differently with different people. When I first started 20mg I drank the same amount I’ve always had and blacked out completely.. bad night overall. I had the worst hungover ever the first time i drank while on Prozac, I think it made me a lot more weak and sensitive to alcohol. I’ve read in other posts something similar. When combined, these effects are only enhanced, which means that drinking alcohol while taking Prozac can cause intense drowsiness much quicker than using any one substance on its own. One medication that is not recommended to be taken with alcohol is the antidepressant, fluoxetine (Prozac). Drinking slows down and even blocks messages within the brain. Honestly just one, to start off and that is it. also what are some things i’ll feel? Some antidepressants may cause you to feel more intoxicated than normal when combined with alcohol, which can impair your judgment and ability to drive or do other tasks that require focus and attention. I personally think I am going to stop drinking every weekend because I don't think it is worth it. These types of drugs work on the serotonin neurotransmitter in the brain and help to boost mood and prevent feelings of anxiety and depression. Your doctor may suggest that you avoid alcohol entirely while taking fluoxetine, or they may say it’s okay to drink on occasion.