So I have been on the Wellbutrin now for approximately 2 weeks now. Many of the side effects have gone away and it seems to be working in some aspects (I feel that a slight increase is needed, but I want to also give it more time to take effect).
However, being in my mid-twenties, there is a lot of social pressure from peers to drink. Well, not pressure from them directly, but I yearn to drink and let loose with them. I have no idea if any of them are on any anti-depressants, although statistically I believe it's on average 1 out of 4 people, so maybe some are.
So on Saturday night we went to a small get together. Last weekend I had about a beer over the course of 5 hours and a small jello shot (I was also driving, so I drank a lot of water and ate food and sipped the Bud Light slowly). This past weekend, I got slightly reckless. I didn't anticipate drinking, but the idea of drinking games came up. Prior I had taken a 10mg of Propranolol (About an hour or so prior) for my anxiety. I felt that I may or may not need it, but I didn't want to take a Xanax and I am supposed to be taking the Propranolol 10mg 3x a day (Psych said I can do 2 times though). Anyway, drinking games... We played a fast paced game where you need to chug your beer as fast as you can (Essentially... There is more to it, but that's your goal). Prior I had sipped on about a half a beer. We lost game one, then played later where my partner and I won 5 games in a row. The thing with me and alcohol is that once I get that buzz and I am having a great time, I am hooked. I love being competitive with drinking games (Not getting sloshed, per se, but just being good at the game itself... Being able to drink well is nice too). My fiance drove my car home this night (To be safe).
After some time I had a buzz after the first game. Then later when we played the multiple games I remember it hitting me hard. Like, I kept myself together, but I felt that woozy and unstable feeling. But I was enjoying myself too much.
That night I ate and went to bed fine. I didn't black out like some people said that they do. I felt like I regularly would if I drank, but my tolerance is lower than in the past, which I attribute to both a lack of drinking in general and the medication(s).
I have drank on the Prozac before (Which I still take), and that hangover was Hell in a handbasket. But I overdid it then, too. I feel like it may be drinking on both of the medications, but the next day is always terrible. My anxiety kicks up like a storm, I feel tired and groggy and out of it. Now, I've had hangovers in the past (Which are terrible in their own sense... But I'd pay for one of those over what I get now) where my head hurt and I felt nausea coming on, but now I feel like I am on Death's doorstep. And it isn't JUST the next day, it is *DAYS* after drinking that it takes me to get back on track.
Now I know not being able to drink is the end of everything, but it is something that I enjoy to a degree. Even if it is a Captain and Coke with some friends at a bar, I enjoy it. Drinking this early in on the medication? Not a good idea, I know. Stupid me. I usually have good self control. But how does my future look for being able to drink? I ask because I am getting married in less than two years. Will I be able to drink by then? What about in a couple of months? I also read that consuming alcohol and taking Wellbutrin can lead to seizures... Although I've never had one. I also heard that Wellbutrin is hard on the liver as well... Is this true?
For all of you who just read, try not to drink! Or take it lightly, as long as your doctor says it is OK. Don't drink and drive, especially on medication.