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Old 02-07-2015, 07:26 PM
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Originally Posted by SarahB60 View Post
I was on Paxil for 4 years and drank like a fish AND gained 50+ pounds! I have no idea if there's a link with taking Paxil (or any other SSRI) and alcohol. All I know, in my experience, I had a hollow leg with putting away alcohol.
I was on Zoloft(another SSRI) and that is when my drinking really escalated. Looking back it started with Paxil when it was prescribed after my divorce. I always thought the drinking started with the divorce but after my experience with Zoloft I wonder. Not drinking does wonders for the depression and anxiety.
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