Can I drink while on Cipralex 10mg?

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   Posted 9/9/2012 4:19 PM (GMT -6)   
I've been on Cipralex 10mg for about 2 months now. Everything is going great. The instructions, however, say to avoid alcohol. I'm a university student, though, and it's so difficult not to drink. If I were to drink, I would only have one cooler (I'm super paranoid, so I would not go overboard). I'm a bit of a lightweight and I usually don't like to eat much before I drink because it triggers my IBS symptoms. I would probably have my drink about 9 or 10pm and I would take my medication at 3 or 4am (I would eat a small snack in between). Is it okay to have one drink while on this medication? What are the potential consequences?

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   Posted 9/9/2012 6:50 PM (GMT -6)   
Your doctor may say it is okay, but remember, alcohol is a depressant, and it will effect your depression. Even a small amount can cause your depression to get worse.

Be careful...

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   Posted 9/9/2012 7:12 PM (GMT -6)   
You need to stay strong and not drink. Alcohol will increase your paranoia, for sure trigger your IBS and no doubt make you more depressed.

WHY would you want to do this to yourself? Your true friends that know you will understand and not care if you drink, the others do not matter.
Your health is so much more important than peer pressure! But honest why you don't drink, " I am on medication".

Pills can only do so much, the person has to do the rest!

Be still and know there is Peace.

Kabir says: "Student tell me, what is God? He is the breath inside the breath". from the poem Breath.
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