Prozac and Alcohol
Before I began, please do not judge me as I know you shouldn't drink while on antidepressants. But I am a 23 year old girl who likes alcohol. My Dr. said it was okay for me to drink no more than 3 drinks when I go out...but by the time I have had 3 I think to myself "another won't kill me". My question is... what is the direct effect on your brain from mixing alcohol and prozac? I am on 40 mg and I have noticed that since I started the prozac I can drink ALOT...i mean I am a tiny girl (5 foot 105 lbs) and I can outdrink guys twice the size of me. This seems odd as I've heard prozac should increase the effect...not decrease. Also...I will be feeling fine...just a little buzzed...and there is a certain point I reach and all of a sudden it just hits me. I will litterally "black out". According to my boyfriend I start shaking ("tremors" I guess...he says it looks like I have Parkinsons desease when this happens), my eyes roll back in my head, and I go to bed. But once I am out...I am OUT. He will shake me, yell in my ear, everything....and I WILL NOT wake up. When I finally wake up the next morning I will not remember the time period right before I went to bed or him trying to wake me. This morning he put my alarm right up to my ear and I didn't hear it at all...causing me to be late for work. Obviously....I am cutting out the alcohol as this really SCARES me....I mean I don't know what its doing to my head. I never blacked out before I started taking Prozac...and I would often get sick when drinking. I never get sick on prozac from drinking. I could drink 10 drinks and won't feel sick at all. I wanted to know if this has happened to anyone else and why it causes the blackouts. I am cutting alcohol out of my diet but I am worried about long-term damage I may have caused?? If anyone can help, please let me know!