Our expert says:
Well, now you know at least some of the reasons we don't recommend combining antidepressants with alcohol. Individual reactions vary, and some people can get away with a glass or two of wine. ( By the way, all the rules about "glasses of wine" refer to the old wine-glasses which were rather tiny, rather than some of the gigantic glasses restaurants prefer to give us these days ( so as to increase their wine sales ) - you could float a rubber duck in them ! So the point is they contain more wine than the advice usually assumes.
Generally, with all ADs, one starts to notice the benefits around 2 weeks after starting on the full dose. But remember too that only some 70 % of us respond well to any one AD, so one may need, with assessment by the doc, to make a planned change to a different drug. Sounds like you have noticed some improvement in your moods so far, but not a consistent improvement. Need to discuss this with the doc.
And avoid wine while taking these meds - it shouldn't be too much of a hardship to try an alternative beverage !
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