Chapter Posted July 1, 2012 Share Posted July 1, 2012 I know, I know, drinking whilst on antipsychotics is pretty dumb. But I really miss alcohol. A lot. I used to be on Zyprexa at 10mg a day for psychotic depression / intense OCD, and I could drink on that no problem. Now I'm on Risperidone at 2mg once a day, and...it's crap. I know by now I should be used to the dopamine blocking effect, meaning I can't feel a damn thing except numbness and depression, but I just can't live the rest of my life like this without some form of release. Cups of tea just don't cut it. Also, my psychotic/OCD/whatever symptoms are still there, so I fail to see how occasional alcohol use could possibly make things any worse. Does anyone have any suggestions? Some sites say absolutely avoid alcohol, some say it's ok in moderation...any pointers? I am going to make an appointment with my doc to discuss this, but some general advice would be helpful. Thanks. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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