Does anyone understand the science behind the recommendation that one not take ADs (in my case, Lexapro) and drink alcohol? Is it just that alcohol is a depressant and there is no point in taking one drug that depresses you and other that tries to un-depresss you? Or is there a biochemistry issue, such as a synergistic impact on specific receptors (as there is with benzos)?
Reason I ask? I am on a low dose of Lexapro. Despite contrary recommendations, I have been drinking a little. Usually only one drink a night -- not every night -- and NEVER more than two drinks in a night. Does not seem to have an adverse impact, as best I can tell. And I really do very much enjoy my glass of red wine... But of course I do not want to damage my health. So I would like to understand the science a bit, so I can make a well informed judgment.