Never take Trazodone after having a beer....

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   Posted 10/14/2010 6:46 AM (GMT -7)   
The other night, I was feeling really stir-crazy. So, my hubby agreed to let me go to Starbucks, get a coffee, and read a book for a while. Well, our Starbucks isn't open all night anymore. I just didn't want to go right back home, so I went to a nearby bar/club that I had worked at for a brief time in the past. I had a beer and just hung out for about an hour and a half. It was so much fun. I only had one drink because of my meds and because that was all I had money for. But I just had so much fun talking with people and forgetting about all my problems.
Anyways. I got home and watched television for about two hours. But, it was getting late, or early depending on how you want to look at it, so I took my nightly meds. Well, whenever I take trazodone and am unable to rest my head long enough for it to kick in, I get hungry. So, I got up to make myself some spaghetti-o's. I remember getting the stuff together, and then, next thing I know, I am on the floor and my husband is standing over me asking me if I am ok. I felt really dizzy. I told him so. He helped me back into bed and I crashed.
I have never had that reaction before, but I thought I had waited more than enough time between my one drink and taking my meds. Has anything like this ever happened to anyone else?
I am still feeling the fall today, and I really, really felt it yesterday. Afterall, my kitchen floor is tile over concrete.

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   Posted 10/14/2010 8:12 AM (GMT -7)   
Sassy, ouch! All I know is, I can't drink at all anymore. A couple of sips and I start feeling sick, headachey, and hungover (kind of defeats the whole purpose of drinking!)

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   Posted 10/14/2010 9:39 AM (GMT -7)   
Sorry Sassy that just having a little fun could cause so much pain. Maybe the next time go to an all night restaurant and get some coffee. I cant drink at all anymore either because like debbies says the drinking brings on more pain for me than it is worth and thats without falling down. Hope you feel better soon.
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   Posted 10/14/2010 11:08 AM (GMT -7)   
Hope you're feeling better soon, that had to hurt.
I can't tolerate alcohol at all. When I was younger and I would go out w/ my friends on a Saturday night, I would have 1 drink, and just a cpl of sips of it to boot. The rest of the night I would drink Pepsi. The smell of the alcohol was a turn off. I never knew why I would have that reaction, nobody I knew had that reaction.
I basically gave up any kind of alcohol. Each yr on our anniversary, I would make a single drink for my DH and myself, then a glass of wine w/ Thanksgiving dinner. about 7yrs ago I went to make the anniversary drink, I made it so I knew how mild it would be. I took 1 sip, my face went bright red and I felt like I would fall. My DH grabbed me and laid me back on the couch. I thought I was going to be sick or die, and dying sounded pretty good at that moment. lol I haven't had a drink since then, that scared me to death.
It was yrs later when I first found the list of symptoms for FMS, it listed alcohol intolerance. I also have everything else on that stupid list that a woman can have.
I don't have pain meds, but I do take other meds that say 'Don't drink alcohol w/ this med', so I have 2 reasons not to drink.
I am glad you got out to have some fun w/ your friends, maybe next time just have a soda or a coffee. Feel better!!
God bless.  Alice. 

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   Posted 10/14/2010 11:25 AM (GMT -7)   
I have a severe intolerence to drinking, the smell, taste, just the thought of it makes my stomach turn (probably thanks to fibro). My friends from school all love to drink every weekend, and they use to invite me out sometimes, and I liked it cause I got all the free sodas I wanted for being the "DD" (designated driver), which I thought was awesome, but after a while I started to feel like I was "slowing" down my friends and was no fun, but actually most of the time I always ended up leaving early cause I would rather be home in my jammies cuddled up on the couch reading a book or watching a movie. I always thought something must be wrong with me since I hated drinking, but my body just can't handle it, and thats how it is, and i've learned to accepted it.

I hope you didnt hurt yourself too badly by hitting the ground, that must of been scary for you and your husband. I too love eating spaghetti-Os at night, but I only like the kind with meatballs LOL, I had some last night and the night before. But there's a reason why these medications say not to mix with alcohol, and I guess thats a reason. And Trazadone is something I would never mix with drinking, thats a harsh pill by itself, but mixing it with drinking would make those side effects so much worse if taken within several hours after drinking. Just be careful next time, get a glass of soda or find somewhere else to get some coffee, just remind yourself that next time you could end up doing much more damage, like falling down stairs or breaking a bone or falling onto something and causing internal bleeding.

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   Posted 10/14/2010 12:43 PM (GMT -7)   
I guess that I used to be able to drink and take my meds and nothing weird would happen. I know things are different now that I have FMS. It sucks. I just had so much fun. I wasn't even out with friends. I was out by myself, which is what I needed. I guess that next time I should go to the waffle house and have a soda or some coffee and sit and read for a while.
I can't explain how free I felt sitting at that bar, no worries on my mind, chilling out with a beer. I even had a few guys hit on me, which I found both confusing and flattering. I told them I was married, but it made me feel good all the same.
I am stuck at home all the bloody time. It was so nice to actually be out without anybody with me. It's hard to do that kind of thing now that I have a family. Don't get me wrong. I wouldn't trade my family for anything in the world. But, every now and then, I just want to have some time for myself.
I need to talk to my doctor about the dizzy spells I have been having. They started a few days before I went out and had a drink, so I know it isn't that. Maybe it is as simple as my blood sugar. I don't know.
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