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How long after I cease taking Paroxitine can I resume one

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How long after I cease taking Paroxitine can I resume one or two glasses of wine? I have been on this med for 51/2 months.

911DOC :

prior to taking did you have a problem with alcohol abuse?

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Customer:

No..just enjoy it occasionally.

911DOC :

the answer, sir, is that there is no reason you can not resume drinking a couple of glasses of wine each day right away provided you have no prior alcohol problems. also, be aware, alcohol can affect sleep and can worsen depression.

911DOC :

though you sound like that has not been an issue for you in the past

911DOC :

so i see no reason that you can not do this.

911DOC :

some people experience a rebound depression after stopping paroxetine

911DOC :

but most people do fine

911DOC :

do you have any more questions about this for me?

Customer:

I sleep well now with a 1/2 Ambien every once in awhile. Will that be a problem? Also, I have fits of yawning w/Paroxitine and its embarassing.

911DOC :

Ambien use is discouraged with alcohol use at the same time as the combination can produce coma in a very few individuals

911DOC :

does your doctor know you are stopping the paroxetine?

911DOC :

if not you should really let them know in case you run into problems.

911DOC :

standing by

Customer:

yes, she does and will so advise. Thank you.

911DOC :

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