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summerstorm
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   Posted 8/24/2008 10:11 PM (GMT -7)   
i am just wondering if anyone on here drinks alchol?  i am taking 100mg of phenobarbital and 800 of lamictal daily and i just in the past couple of weeks starting drinking, not like anything, three days out of the past three weeks, lol.  And only one of those days did i even drink enough to feel it.
I haven't had any problems.  Anybody have any problems or thoughts?
 
Also, i was just reading where withdrawal symptoms from phenobarbital can begin 12 hours after last dose, but i was told to take it every 24 hours at the same time, that's weird isnt' it?

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   Posted 8/28/2008 5:13 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi,

Drinking alcohol with Anti-Epileptics is a bit like Russian Roulette. It depends on how your body reacts to alcohol and also how your meds react. If you get drunk then the meds become virtually null & void (Certainly with Carbamazepine). There is never normally a problem with a ~4 units (2 Pints, 4 Single Measures, 2 Alcopops, 2 glasses of wine) but you have to listen to your body. Im not a medical expert, this is just information I have collected from people on HW and my own experience

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summerstorm
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   Posted 8/28/2008 6:19 PM (GMT -7)   
thank you for answering,
i have no idea what those measurements you are talkign about mean though, lol.

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   Posted 9/1/2008 3:42 AM (GMT -7)   
Are you from the US? That might be why we dont understand each other as I know you have a different system for measuring drinks. What I meant is that the following are USUALLY ok:

2 Pints
2 Single measures of spirits (Or 2 doubles)
2 Alcopops
2 Glasses of wine

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summerstorm
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   Posted 9/1/2008 6:48 PM (GMT -7)   
yeah i am from the US, i guess a single meausre would be what we call a shot, but i dont' know what an alcopops is, sounds like a popsicle.

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   Posted 9/2/2008 3:45 AM (GMT -7)   
Oh, you dont call them alcopops? Err... Its like a "shot" of spirit in a bottle with mixers like lemonade, cola and other flavoured stuff. Think of it as alcoholic fizzy drinks.
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summerstorm
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   Posted 9/2/2008 1:45 PM (GMT -7)   
maybe sophisticated people around here call them that, we just call them drinks, lol. But i know what you mean now.

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   Posted 9/5/2008 3:11 AM (GMT -7)   
lol... as long as we understand each other! I forget sometimes that we call things by a different name here in the UK and I just assume people know what Im talking about! Thanks for pointing it out to me.
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   Posted 9/5/2008 2:46 PM (GMT -7)   
yeah the Uk thing gets confusing, on another site i am on, alot of the people are from england, and we got awful confused sometimes!
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