The Emperor Posted September 19, 2009 Share Posted September 19, 2009 I do realize that technically you aren't supposed to drink on a lot of meds. I am on Effexor and klonopin. I take .5mg of clonazepam twice a day. Anyhoo, like I said, I know it's "not good" to do this. I'm not supposed to be drinking on either of my meds. And, I NEVER EVER HAVE. I actually have probably been drunk one time in the past three years and maybe had five drinks on five separate occasions outside of that, but it was all before I started taking meds. Tonight I'm attending a birthday party for a girl I know. I don't really know that I want to drink, I don't think so, but I have pretty bad anxiety about people and shit and know that a drink might help alleviate it. I'm not planning on drinking to self-medicate this, but I don't know WHAT I will do once I am there. I really cannot make a commitment to NOT drinking and know I will stick to it, unfortunately. I do plan on taking .5mg of klonopin before I go, and maybe this will make the anxiety manageable, I don't know, I don't go out much, don't attend ANY parties or any big social gatherings. Okay, anyway, I was just wondering, really, is it okay to maybe have a drink or two with these meds? Yeah, I know the doctor would probably advise against it, but it won't make me falling down drunk or kill me, will it? I know, everyone is different, but I doubt everyone here has given up the occasional glass of wine or two. I just want to know how your benzos (or other meds) interact with the alcohol. Is this something I should be afraid of? Big NO NO? I don't really know what to do! I don't plan on getting wasted, I don't like that, I just want maybe a drink or two, if I feel like it. Any advice? Thanks! I know this has probably been addressed before, but I failed to find anything using the "search" function, maybe poor wording on my part, I dunno. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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