Ask Dr. Gott: Meds may make sleep difficult
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#1 Oct 14, 2008
can Wellbutrin intensify the effects of alcohol
I had a few drinks one evening and woke up at home with 2 tickets for disorderly conduct and i had no ideal how i got home.
my car thankfully was still parked in town.
when i looked at my Wellbutrin bottle i noticed that it said do not drink alcohol while taking this medication
so could it have contributed to the severe drunkiness and blackout ?
#2 Oct 15, 2008
Actually from what I know about Wellbutrin it actually lessens the affects of alcohol.
From what you describe sounds like the actions of someone on Benzodiazapines like Valium etc..
Are you any other meds like that! I was and did LOADS of weird things like that and woke up the next day not remembering a thing (normally in the police cells)
Best advise check your other meds and try not to go on the piss with pills in your belly :)
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#10 Nov 11, 2013
The problem with prescription-induced insomnia is that additional prescriptions to manage the sleeplessness may not combine well with the prescriptions that are causing the problem. Quite a nasty little cycle.
I got stuck in this exact position due to some meds I had to take a few years back. My insomnia was terrible, and I spent my days walking around like a zombie. It was miserable.
I started researching natural alternatives to RX sleep meds, and tried melatonin, Nux Vomica, valerian, and various herbal teas. None of them really made an appreciable difference.
I finally went to see a naturopath, who sent me to http://naturalsleepformula.net to check out their whole food based sleep supplement. I bought it, and was pleasantly surprised. I fell asleep faster, and did not suffer the early waking that I had been stuck with before.
In addition to the supplement, my naturopath suggested a stringent sleep routine:
bed only for sleep and sex
warm shower or bath before bed
warm milk or herbal tea
guided meditation for sleep
cotton (or no) pj's
100% cotton sheets
white noise machine
I'm happy to say that I'm off the meds that caused the problem now, but I still follow the same routine and take the same sleep supplement. It is just too good of a combo to abandon.
Good luck to you!
#11 Jan 30, 2014
I've been on Effexor from http://goo.gl/TRCx1y only one week but am cautiously very optimistic. Prior to this I was on citalopram but still feeling very low and sleeping poorly, feeling like I needed to be in bed 12-16 hours a day. Now I am waking naturally after only 8 hours sleep and finding it much easier to concentrate at work. I can hardly believe it is working so quickly but I feel so much better. I've had no side effects.
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