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Old 12-03-2014, 08:46 AM
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paxil and drinking

I have been known to have problems with drinking. It was one of the reasons I switched from Effexor to Paxil because I have read in numerous places that effexor causes alcohol cravings. Well yesterday was my first day on Paxil 20mg and I stupidly decided to have a glass of wine, One glass turned into 5 in a matter of like 2 hours. I am afraid now that this is going to happen again. Does anyone know if Paxil is linked to drinking in any way. I really need to stop this vicious cycle. It is interfering with my life and my sleep and not helping my hypomania. My PDOC had put me on Depakote but after reading all the side effects I got scared to take it. I am only on saphris 2.5mg at night along with the Paxil.
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