Author Topic: How much alcohol do benzotitratirs allow themselves.  (Read 381 times)

[Buddie]

How much alcohol do benzotitratirs allow themselves.
« on: April 02, 2019, 04:32:13 pm »
Iíve been looking at whether a unit of red wine is affecting my withdrawal.
I have learnt that it acts on Gaba A hence augments diazepam. But I didnt know it lifts dopamine and serotonin as well which means itís increasing the effect of mirtazipine.
I never abuse alcohol as I hate being out of control. I never drink n drive.

Do other tapering folk have tipple with their omega laden haddock and chips. .?
Thanks
Dick
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[Buddie]

Re: How much alcohol do benzotitratirs allow themselves.
« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2019, 08:12:09 pm »
Hi: I can tell you are English, can you please translate what do you meant with 'omega lade haddock and chips' :)

All the things that I tried during my taper and even post jump, alcohol has been the worst. It has given me bad setbacks, so I don't recommend it during taper. Even at post jump one should be mindful about alcohol. I believe this is a substance that affects the same receptors as benzos so basically you are switching one drug for another
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[Buddie]

Re: How much alcohol do benzotitratirs allow themselves.
« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2019, 09:54:28 am »
I can drink again 3 years off clonazepam but not too much. Like 1 glass of whiskey or 2 beers.

My problem is that alcohol causes insomnia and my sleep is already not that great. Alcohol lowers melatonin thus leading to less deep sleep and in some people like me to insomnia.
When i drink i wake up at 3 - 4am and can't fall back asleep.
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[Buddie]

Re: How much alcohol do benzotitratirs allow themselves.
« Reply #3 on: May 05, 2019, 06:10:03 pm »
Some  literature says not to drink alcohol for two years.
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[Buddie]

Re: How much alcohol do benzotitratirs allow themselves.
« Reply #4 on: May 05, 2019, 07:10:03 pm »
Dick,
we love our local Irish pub - but they serve us omega laden cod an' chips  :)

to the point, i every so often have 2 or 3 sips of hard cider but it always messes up my sleep that night.  it's not good, i know it's not good and .. i don't recommend it to anyone.  I know there is no way i could have a glass of anything, it would mess me up bad.   :-[   my personal opinion is, it's just too dangerous to do.
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[Buddie]

Re: How much alcohol do benzotitratirs allow themselves.
« Reply #5 on: May 06, 2019, 01:30:58 am »
Iíve been looking at whether a unit of red wine is affecting my withdrawal.
I have learnt that it acts on Gaba A hence augments diazepam. But I didnt know it lifts dopamine and serotonin as well which means itís increasing the effect of mirtazipine.
I never abuse alcohol as I hate being out of control. I never drink n drive.

Do other tapering folk have tipple with their omega laden haddock and chips. .?
Thanks
Dick

Iíve spoken with other buddies that have been completely healed for over 6 months & went back to drinking. At first it didnít have that drastic of an affect but shortly after it basically set them back & three them back into an acute like state. I donít plan on consuming any alcohol until Iíve been AT LEAST 8-12 monthís 100% sx free. Itís just not worth it to me. Never been that big of a drinker so it really isnít that much of an issue. Just doesnít seem like the reward outweighs the risk IMO.
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[Buddie]

Re: How much alcohol do benzotitratirs allow themselves.
« Reply #6 on: May 12, 2019, 09:57:06 pm »
I had a glass of red wine with dinner a few hours ago and I feel fine. It was enjoyable. I do not feel any better or worse.
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Professor Ashton says>>>Similarly with alcohol: a glass or two of wine is perfectly permissible (and even said by some to be advisable for health). Although it is important not to substitute increasing doses of alcohol for decreasing doses of benzodiazepines, there is no need to deny oneself small pleasures. Moderation is the key: there is no call to be puritanical.
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[Buddie]

Re: How much alcohol do benzotitratirs allow themselves.
« Reply #7 on: May 14, 2019, 04:47:14 pm »
I also had a glass of red wine for Mother's Day and it was delicious. I forgot how much I missed it. I had stopped for my post withdrawal; but now I think I will have it every once in a while. I am 15 months of my jump and I am still going through some waves and great windows; so I believe is safe to have the wine; however, listen to your body and moderation is key.
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[Buddie]

Re: How much alcohol do benzotitratirs allow themselves.
« Reply #8 on: May 14, 2019, 04:54:09 pm »
I also had a glass of red wine for Mother's Day and it was delicious. I forgot how much I missed it. I had stopped for my post withdrawal; but now I think I will have it every once in a while. I am 15 months of my jump and I am still going through some waves and great windows; so I believe is safe to have the wine; however, listen to your body and moderation is key.
I agree [...]! I do not drink often either but it is good to know that can can enjoy a drink every once in awhile if you want to.
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[Buddie]

Re: How much alcohol do benzotitratirs allow themselves.
« Reply #9 on: May 14, 2019, 05:05:05 pm »
I think that something that in moderation that gives us a modicum of pleasure during withdrawal is no bad thing.
Dickie
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