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Did My Doctor Make Me Alcoholic or Substance Abusing?


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From the Rxisk.org site:


Did My Doctor Make Me Alcoholic or Substance Abusing?


This is an updated article (the earlier one is here: Driven To Drink: Antidepressants and Cravings for Alcohol).


Drug free May 22, 2015 after 30 years of neuroleptics, benzos, z-drugs, so-called "anti"-depressants, and amphetamines 


My Success Story:  Shep's Success: "Leaving Plato's Cave"


And what is good, Phaedrus, and what is not good — need we ask anyone to tell us these things? ~ Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

I am not a medical professional and this is not medical advice, but simply information based on my own experience, as well as other members who have survived these drugs.


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Jaw dropping! I never used to drink that much, and it absolutely increased when I started taking more/different meds. I'd ascribed it to me trying to be more social to combat depression, and feeling like I had to have a drink in my hand to do it, but I lost the ability to moderate and made myself really sick a few times. Thinking back on it, this got bad when the Pristiq was added in to the mix.


I've always been very transparent with doctors, and was honest about it, and not a single one warned me to stop drinking or that it might be interacting with meds. Which, in hindsight, what?!

Pronouns: they/them/theirs 

Started on Prozac as a teen in 2000 to treat cPTSD, been on a cocktail ever since, have tried: Prozac, Celexa, Zoloft, Paxil, Trazedone (reaction), Effexor, Olanzapine, Remeron, Valium, Xanax, Adderall, Vyvanse, Klonopin, Prazosin.

2002-2004, 2017-2022: Buspar, tapered down to 0

2016-present: 100mg Seroquel for sleep -> May 2023: 95mg

2016-Present: 100mg Wellbutrin SR -> February 2023: 50mg IR (oops) -> 75mg IR (37.5mg 2x a day) 

2018-present: 25mg Pristiq

2015-present: 600mg Gabapentin (200mg 3x a day) -> December 2022: 300mg Gabapentin (100mg 3x a day) per GP's recommendation after side effects -> March 2023: 95mg 3x a day (switched to liquid suspension)

Supplements: Multivitamin w/magnesium, probiotics, digestive enzymes

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