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MissLeigh
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Date Joined Mar 2006
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   Posted 3/30/2006 9:53 AM (GMT -7)   
my name is Leigh..i'm 21 years old. I was diagnosed with  anxiety/depression a few years ago. I was on a drug called celexa. While this drug worked well when i took it, i had another problem. I drank.. and i drank.. mixing the two would get me drunk really fast, i'd black out and wake up the next morning not knowing what happened. Then i would do it all over again. I had some close calls where i walked out of a bar alone and some guys tried to take me home with them luckily a friend had followed and took me home.
here's the thing. I went off celexa to try and control my drinking.. problem is i'm having a hard time doing it, and i'm at the point where i don't know what to do. I'd like to go back on celexa as it was working really well for me, apart from me drinking all the time. I would just like to know if anyone has any suggestions. I'm not one to talk infront of people as it scares the crap out of me.. so AA wouldn't be good.. i already tried it. So.. thanks for listening.
 
-Leigh.

els
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   Posted 3/30/2006 12:58 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Leigh,  There are lots of people that can not do a twelve step program such as AA for whatever reason.  There are many different programs out there to help you quit drinking if you really want to quit.  I would suggest talking to your doctor and seeing what he suggests he do.  Perhaps at the stage your at an inpatient facility such as rehab, would be the best step until you can get your feet on the ground.  If your drinking to the point where your blacking out this is extremely dangerous not only to yourself and the chances your taking with yourself but to others around you also.  I hope you will speak to your physician about it and seek their guidance.  Please let us know how it goes....Take care and be safe....

~elisha~ 
 
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Androo
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Date Joined Mar 2006
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   Posted 4/3/2006 4:33 AM (GMT -7)   

hi leigh my name is andrew, i have a similar problem, except i am on a cocktail of xanax,aurorix,epilem..after unsuccessfully trying zoloft prozac...the usual suspects. the escapism feels beneficial at the time, but 'never again'is always my waking thought..personally i dont know if the depression leads to drinking or vice versa..also cannabis and ecstacy has a similar result. i relate to your situation, do you just feel like giving in?....dont let the ******s grind you down..just keep battling..easier said than done i know

 


krocks
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Date Joined Apr 2006
Total Posts : 33
   Posted 4/7/2006 5:59 AM (GMT -7)   
Wellbutrin helps one quit smoking and is also for depression.  However your problem is with drinking.  Were you always a drinker.  I'm not saying you are an alcoholic-just a social drinker.  Did you share this information with your dr.-the one that prescibed the depression medication?  I'm almost 99.9% positive that the bottle of meds. you got from your pharmacist had a label on it stating not to mix alcohol with the product.  I am on depression medication and I still have 2 or three drinks at a bar on a night out.  However if you are drinking to the point you black out or are not responsive to people around you-you are just making yourself a target for rape.  Show some respect for yourself and cut back on the drinking.  Or at least do it at a friend's home where you are not around strangers that would take advantage of you.  Be safe and always be aware of your suroundings. KROCKS

els
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   Posted 4/7/2006 6:35 AM (GMT -7)   
Yes, Wellbutrin does help with quitting smoking. It helped my ex husband quit for about 6 months until he developed the hives from it then had to quit taking it. Guess what happened? He started to smoke again ....lol! smokes to this day, I worry about that. Anyway, there are medications that can be given for short term use to help quit drinking, I cant remember off hand what they are though. There are 2 of them. Anyway, great advice atedogs and krocks.....
~elisha~ 
 
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