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Acohol intolerance

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roz1982 Sun 29-May-11 17:28:09

Hello! Just wanted to know if anybody else has or is experiencing what I am. I'm 15 weeks preg and seem to have become completely intolerant to alcohol. Now don't get me wrong, I'm talking about very small quantities - a small drink once a week - but even though morning sickness seems to have now mostly gone, the day after having one drink I've been vomiting ALOT. So now having had this happen a few times, I'm gonna give up drinking completely - has anyone else experienced this?

StealthPolarBear Sun 29-May-11 17:35:03

No sorry sad I did go off alcohol (in fact most food and any drink that wasn't water) with DS until about 20 weeks, but actually drinking it didn't make me any more sick than I already was

I would just stay off it for a month or so

Congratulations on the pregnancy grin

roz1982 Sun 29-May-11 17:38:53

Thanks! I am gonna stay off completely - one small drink just aint worth it! Just seems a bit weird - haven't really heard of that happening to anybody else!

StealthPolarBear Sun 29-May-11 17:45:46

it will make that post-birth champagne so much nicer!

I think what you go off is so personal mine was spicy food, curry in particular. I cooked one a couple of days before I found out I was pg, and was convinced the kitchen smelt of it for months after (no exaggeration). I wanted to vomit every time I walked in. Think DS was 18m before I ate curry again.

ada07 Sun 29-May-11 18:24:38

I think it's quite common tbh. It makes sense protecting the babe from 'toxins'.

Ilovekittyelise Sun 29-May-11 18:28:30

nope, asides from a month or so in the first trimester where the very idea of alcohol made me feel ill, no problems at all other than the fact that i have to stop at one, oh and the judgemental looks that a visibly pregnant woman gets drinking a glass of wine in public. seriously what is WRONG with people. no-one comments when ginormously overweight pregnant people stuff their faces with disgusting junk food, yet someone that is of a healthy weight, exercises daily, eats a diet consisting of lean protein, wholegrains, appropriate amounts of dairy and loads of fresh fruit and veggies, is given funny looks for having a glass of wine!

confuddledDOTcom Sun 29-May-11 20:35:42

My tolerance was permanently affected. Not so much next day as I've never done hangovers but I can't drink as much now before feeling the affects.

A little alcohol if you can handle it isn't going to do any harm. There's a really good article that I'd post if I was online, it says that too much pressure is put on women and that the guidelines aren't effective because the sensible women don't need them but it will unnecessarily guilt them if they drunk before they knew whereas the women who do need them aren't going to care.

roz1982 Sun 29-May-11 21:00:14

mmmmmm, yes - my tolerance has never been great and I have been known to have some absolutely terrible sickie hangovers!! So maybe this is just magnified in pregnancy.

Ridiculous that you should get disapproving looks for having a glass of wine!!! How judgmental!!

My decision has been made, Im just gonna lay off, its just not worth it! today has just been horrendous, only just been able to keep food down! after two SMALL white wine spritzers! Ne'mind - I've done enough drinking to last me a lifetine tbh!!

Scheherezadea Mon 30-May-11 10:56:12


PrincessJenga Mon 30-May-11 11:05:11

I haven't managed to drink enough to get a hangover. Like ilove said, I can't stand the judgemental looks if I dare to so much as sip DP's drink in public and when I try a glass of wine at home I manage about three sips before my arms feel like they've been injected with concrete. Anyone else get this?

confuddledDOTcom Mon 30-May-11 11:23:19

That's what I mean with my alcohol tolerance! I can have a pint no problem but wine makes me feel warm and heavy quite quickly.

WiiUnfit Mon 30-May-11 17:37:00

I get that too PrincessJenga, one sip & bingo... but it's not just my arms, my whole body suddenly feels 10x heavier... weird! confused I sometimes had this pre-pg too!

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