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Get hungover so easily not worth drinking at all

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Febe123 Sat 27-Jan-18 16:41:12

I have drank wine for years but started to become self aware of how it makes me feel mentally the next day and starting to think even one day a week isn't worth it. For instance after work I drank half bottle of wine, the next day I felt more depressed and ate loads of junk food, even if I'm not feeling sick or have bad headaches, I've started to reAlise that alcohol is responsible for even mild depression, not my life itself.

Does anyone else feel like they can't handle even small amounts of alcohol without effects? There isn't any point in having one glass. Also I miss out on two days where I could revise or exercise for he sake of just two glasses of wine

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TomboyFemme Mon 19-Feb-18 05:55:10

Yes, me! It seems really silly to be thinking about giving up alcohol when I drink very little but the day after I've drunk I feel genuine self hatred, plus guilt, shame and regret regarding really completely innocuous things I've done or said that previous evenings. I'm also snappier and have no patience with dd. Its awful. The day is written off. I'm rarely even actually drunk, just a bit tipsy.

I've been thinking about going teetotal for ages due to this but I'm scared I'm not interesting, or funny or fun on social occasions without it.

TomboyFemme Mon 19-Feb-18 05:56:02

Which I know is pathetic and probably means I should definitely DEFINITELY give up as I use it as a crutch, albeit a very small one!

Comingoutoftheshadows Wed 21-Feb-18 08:40:31

I was in the same position - not a big drinker but the hangovers were terrible. I had a night out with friends in January and drank much more than usual (probably the equivalent of a bottle of wine or maybe even slightly more) and was violently ill, and took several days to get over it.

I haven't touched a drop since and firmly believe I never will. I read the Jason Vale book (which is poorly written but affirmed what I was already starting to realise - that alcohol brings nothing positive to my life) and would recommend it.

AstridWhite Wed 21-Feb-18 08:45:11

I’ve noticed exactly the same thing. I don’t know whether it’s that there are more chemicals in wine these days, or that I have become more sensitive to them due to being menopausal or whether my tolerance to booze has just lowered, but even moderate amounts make me feel thick headed in the morning, make me eat more crappy carbs to fell normal again and really disrupt my sleep.

ThespianTendencies Sat 17-Mar-18 10:57:35

Oh my goodness! I was just about to start a thread like this myself! I have two glasses per evening - white or red as I enjoy both but I don't mix them in an evening. Recently, probably in the past year I have been feeling dreadful the next morning, as if I have had vast quantities of wine the night before. It feels unfair that I am suffering hangovers and fatigue when drinking so little. I almost dread going out where the alcohol is going to be flowing freely now because I know that I will feel pressured into drinking more than I can tolerate and the pay off the next day will be dire. I don't want to be a tee total. I have always enjoyed the feeling of being tipsy when at a party or such like and having that fuzzy fun feeling of one too many. But this is getting ridiculous. I am also menopausal (peri menopause) and wonder if this is a factor?

Anglaise1 Fri 23-Mar-18 21:43:30

The menopause was one of the reasons I cut back drastically on drinking. I used to drink most evenings, probably around 5 or even 6 bottles a week, and last August decided enough was enough. Didn't want to go teetotal so tried moderating and it seems to have worked, AF 4or 5 nights a week and 2 units of wine per weekend evening if I feel like it. Sleeping better, look better, lost 5kg (I wasn't overweight) and generally feel better, no anxiety or bad temper. And setting a good example to my kids smile

Mishappening Fri 23-Mar-18 21:55:32

I gave up alcohol over 40 years ago. It took virtually nothing to make me drunk, gave me migraines, made me sick - even in tiny quantities.

I do not miss it; I do not care what anyone else thinks about it.

Bluntness100 Fri 23-Mar-18 22:07:15

I do not miss it; I do not care what anyone else thinks about it

That's interesting, you clearly do. You're the only person to mention what others think. If you genuinely didn't care you wouldn't even have thought to mention it like the rest of us. I'm guessing there is a back story?

Anyways, I agree op, I pretty much gave up for dry JAN, I've drunk a handful of times since as I get shit hangovers, don't sleep well at all, eat too much thr next day and feel like crap.

However I'm not going tea total, I will drink when either I feel like it, or I'm socialising, so for example I'm holding a party on Easter weekend and about a dozen people coming, and I will drink. I don't drink in the evenings out of habit any more and go many weekends without if I'm not out.

I simply can't take it. I'm 49 and wonder also if age has something to do with the lack of tolerance.

Mishappening Sat 24-Mar-18 20:09:39

That's interesting, you clearly do. You're the only person to mention what others think. If you genuinely didn't care you wouldn't even have thought to mention it like the rest of us. I'm guessing there is a back story? ????!!!!

I mentioned it because some young oeople feel uncomfortable being a non-drinker.

Hand on heart guv, I couldn't give a toss what anyone thinks!

shins Mon 02-Apr-18 13:35:33

It's totally age. I can't drink any more (perimenopausal) -I was getting hangovers after one drink!

Notepad Fri 27-Jul-18 14:39:02

Most people unwind with a drink on a Friday or a Sunday but if it affects you so much the morning after then it isn't worth it.

That being said, when I get hungover (even if I've only had a few drinks!) I read up on different 'cures' like these ones:

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