The packaging leaflets state that alcohol may affect you differently while taking this drug. Could this mean that you may fall over after a couple of glasses of wine? Could it mean that you might fall asleep half-way through your vodka and coke? Could it mean that drinking could make you depressed rather than be party animal everyone used to know and love? Who knows?
The other worry is that most TN sufferers are not just on one medicine. I take three different drugs plus extra pain relief and muscle relaxants when I need them. The packaging leaflet is only talking about one particular drug.....not three, four or five. Surely when you mix those drugs together, new rules must apply. That amount of medication must alter the way our bodies can handle alcohol. Or it could even react badly with the medication? Or stop the medication from working?
Personally, I prefer to stay away from alcohol completely. I have enough problems without worrying what alcohol may or may not do to me.
I am on a cocktail of drugs for this pain. I wouldn't like to think the state I would be in if I had a drink on top of those tablets.
So I am quite happy to stick to my tea (even though I need to drink it luke-warm so it doesn't hurt.)