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Old 02-27-2007, 02:23 PM   #1
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Question Lamictal and Alcohol??

YES I KNOW you are not to drink when on meds..............but I enjoy a glass of wine or a Margherita now and again...........has anyone drank alcohol while on this med and if so how did you react??

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Old 03-03-2007, 09:10 AM   #2
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Re: Lamictal and Alcohol??

drinking with meds kinda depends on your tolerance. I take lamictal drink a few beers with no problem. but my tolerance for beer (mainly) has been good....

 
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Re: Lamictal and Alcohol??

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drinking with meds kinda depends on your tolerance. I take lamictal drink a few beers with no problem. but my tolerance for beer (mainly) has been good....
Anyone that drinks on the meds are taking their chances they say not to drink for a reason.

 
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Re: Lamictal and Alcohol??

My pharmasist says that one or 2 won't hurt.

 
Old 03-04-2007, 11:58 AM   #5
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Re: Lamictal and Alcohol??

My PSYCHIATRIST said one or two is okay.

But it's so hard to stop after that...

 
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Re: Lamictal and Alcohol??

Gosh it is hard to stop after one or two. I'm not going to lie, I regularly drink while on this med and it really hasn't messed with me too much at all. I am trying to cut down though because I have been pretty much drinking almost every night for the past month or so. Once and a great while though I feel really depressed after I've been drinking. I know it's something not to mess with because I've tried to kill myself after I'd been drinking. I guess the inhibitions were lowered, ya know? I don't know why I didn't learn my lesson after that.

 
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Re: Lamictal and Alcohol??

Drinking plus meds isn't suggested because so many people have more than one or two. Even that can mess with you. I just don't drink because I don't want to take any chances. It hasn't helped my social life but hasn't hurt it really either. Only you can decide- just ask your own pdoc for his input.

 
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Re: Lamictal and Alcohol??

My tolerance has been lower since taking Lamictal.

 
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Re: Lamictal and Alcohol??

i am also on this medication and do have the odd drink every now and then and have no problems im not sure what it says on the leaflet but i have been taking it for years the problem i have though is the affect drinking haa on my moods overall

 
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