Re: Is Low Dose Xanax OK w/Light Alcohol Use? Doc says Yes...
Many years ago, [IRRESPONSIBLY] combining xanax (1mg doses several times per day, I believe) w/ alcohol would often make me black out. Eventually, it landed me in the hospital. In excess, the combo can definitely suppress the respiratory + nervous system, as I learned the hard way.
Your doses are smaller than mine were, and I'd venture to say you're being more responsible than I was then--posting here asking questions, talking to doc, etc! My only advice, if you choose to try it, would be to limit yourself to one drink only. Monitor your body very closely during and after the drink to see how you feel. And I believe benzos multiply the potency of alcohol more than most SSRIs. I could not endorse mixing xanax and alcohol in any amounts, but of course, the choice is yours. Whatever you do, just please be careful!
Last edited by mandy26; 08-07-2007 at 02:50 PM.