My Mom, she is manic depressive, so she's on antidepressants. She's upset about work and family, so she drinks. She isn't an alchoholic, she just drinks occasionally (but for the wrong reasons). She tries to forget about everything when she drinks, but she doesn't drink very often--although I would say a bit more than most people do.
This is, as far as I can tell, not a good thing. The antidepressants don't seem to work when she has alchohol, and she insists on driving in spite of her condition. I'll be getting my permit in a month or two, so I'll be able to drive places, but I'm very worried.
Today on the drive home from school she was swerving and she hit the car in front of uss at the light just enough to make a slight dent in out bumper and not do anything to the lady in front of us. Then she hit the curb twice on the rest of the way. Now she is going to pick up my sister from her softball game, but I asked her before sh left if she thought she could make it and she promised she would. Then as she was leaving she said she felt like no one loved her and the hug I gave her reminded her that someone does. Help, I don't want my mommy to die in a car crash.
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Alcohol and antidepressants most definately DO NOT MIX! Your mother is seriously endangering her health by doing so and as you have discovered endangering the health and lives of others by driving while taking antidepressants and alcohol. She has GOT to stop drinking. Her doctor and pharmacist will tell her this.
It is also illegal to drive while impaired. While her blood alcohol may fall within legal limits, the alcohol and medication combination could well make her legally impaired.
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