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Drinking alcohol - is this normal?

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m0therofdragons · 12/09/2020 08:18

I’m not a massive drinker and can go weeks without a drink with no effort but I like a glass of wine or a gin and tonic. Over the last couple of years I’ve learned I cannot drink Prosecco as I get violently sick the next day even after only one glass.

Last night I had one gin and tonic then 2 large glasses of white wine (is usually have more during social occasions but haven’t done for a month). This morning I’ve been sick. I ate dinner before going out and snacked there so it wasn’t on an empty stomach and it was over a 6 hour period.

I feel sad I can’t enjoy alcohol because it makes me so sick. Others seem to drink much more and be fine. Anyone else like this?

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Howallergic · 12/09/2020 08:20

Thank your lucky stars. Alcohol is a curse.
For a relatively non-drinker, that was a lot for the body to handle all of a sudden, plus you mixed the drinks - hence the sickness I'd say.

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toomanyspiderplants · 12/09/2020 08:25

alcohol is a curse, yet up we live in a society where it is positively encouraged. alcohol will ruin your body and destroy lives. i would say it's something to celebrate so don't feel sad!

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JMAngel1 · 12/09/2020 08:27

That would be 2/3 bottle of white wine and a ?double gin? I would vomit too.
I had 250ml red wine last night and I feel sluggish this morning.
How old are you?
The older we get, the less we can drink.
We just need to listen to our bodies, it is a poison.
If I go out with younger friends, I sneakily just ask for tonic to keep the units and hangover down!

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nextplateau · 12/09/2020 08:30

I can’t drink any grape based alcohol. I learned this after several almost dangerous experiences in my early 20s. Blackouts, sickness, behaviour I can’t remember.

I do not touch wine, Prosecco, champagne etc, ever.

Happily drink gin until the cows come home.

I have a friend who should not drink wine, turns her in to an absolute monster and she’s sick every time.

She won’t listen that it’s wine that does it.

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Fluffycloudland77 · 12/09/2020 08:31

I stopped drinking a few years ago, just can’t do it anymore.

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m0therofdragons · 12/09/2020 08:32

I’m 37, friends are in their 40s.

I used to easily have a bottle of wine and be fine but it was half a bottle and a single gin and I’m sick. Head is fine.

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Legallybleachblonde · 12/09/2020 08:37

In a way it's a good thing as your body is working properly and saying woahh, that was a bit too much. As a pp poster said, two large glasses is 3/4 of a bottle so not a small amount. If I'm a bit tired or run down and have just one glass, I can really feel like crap the next day. I find now I'm older, I'm avoiding alcohol more because the recovery time and feeling crap far outweighs the enjoyment of a glass or two.

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MitziK · 12/09/2020 08:39

You just don't have the tolerance because you aren't drinking regularly.

Which isn't a bad thing.

Just stick to one alcoholic drink (single measure) and have soft drinks the rest of the time. It's cheaper to be a lightweight. And more fun to not get langered.

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curiouslypacific · 12/09/2020 08:40

Pretty much all spirits disagree with me and make me violently sick. I can drink a few glasses of wine or prosecco, or a couple of pints of beer or cider and be ok. Mixing them or drinking any more than that I'll feel awful at a minimum and be throwing up for 24 hours if I go too crazy. I also have a pretty high tolerance - if I actually feel drunk I'm guaranteed an awful hangover and a full day of throwing up. Similar age to you OP.

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Legallybleachblonde · 12/09/2020 08:40

Oh and if I drink too much white wine over a short period, I get black outs too. Not good.

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bumpertobumper · 12/09/2020 08:45

White wine gives me an awful hangover, even just one glass of the good stuff sometimes. I now avoid it completely. It is basically the same as Prosecco.

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Defaultuser · 12/09/2020 08:46

I went through a phase like that where even a small amount of wine would make me sick as a dog the next day (I used to be able to drink loads). After being off it for pregnancy and breastfeeding although I don't drink much now I don't seem intolerant now if that makes sense.

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wishywashywoowoo70 · 12/09/2020 08:48

I can't drink white wine at all anymore.
I switched to a sweet rose and can drink that with no horrible headache or sickness
Vodka also seems not to make me ill
Prosecco ruins me. One glass and it's game over and I have to go home.

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Michaelbaubles · 12/09/2020 08:50

I had half a bottle of wine last night (I pour small glasses but couldn’t resist a third) and feel fine - but when I was just waking up I had that “borderline” feeling where you feel like there might be a hangover there...anyway I mean I’d definitely be feeling ropy if I’d had a G&T on top. A far cry from back in the day!

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Chesneyhawkes1 · 12/09/2020 08:51

I rarely drink either. Yesterday I had half a bottle of champagne. Today I feel awful.

I think I'll just give up totally. Don't see the point anymore

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Heyahun · 12/09/2020 08:59

I can’t drink wine or Prosecco at all - even the smell starts to give me a headache! So I wouldn’t touch the stuff! I can drink vodka soda no problem or a few gin and tonics - I wouldn’t mix the drinks though - I’d say that’s your problem. Stick to one drink and plenty of water.

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ShinyGreenElephant · 12/09/2020 08:59

Its the mix, and you don't have a high tolerance. I loved a drink before I had my oldest, used to be able to drink 2 bottles of wine or half a litre of vodka and be in uni bright and breezy at 8am - 3 kids later and I feel buzzy off half a glass and if I ever had the chance to drink half a bottle I'd be sick as a dog for about 3 days. Honestly it's a good thing

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Goatinthegarden · 12/09/2020 09:03

DH is the same. He feels rubbish the day after only two drinks. If he drinks 4 pints, he will seem fine at the time, but violently ill the next day.

I think some people have an intolerance to alcohol.

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IceniSky · 12/09/2020 09:06

Had half a bottle of red last night and don't feel great. Alcohol steals energy.

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tornadoalley · 12/09/2020 09:13

I've never been able to drink anything more than 1 gin and tonic, or 1 small glass of wine. Anything more than that which makes me feel a little bit tipsy, makes me sick. Half a bottle of red wine and I would have alcohol poisoning. So there is no point drinking.

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sleepyhead · 12/09/2020 09:37

My stomach is very sensitive to alcohol and that amount would make me feel very sick the next day which rather takes away from the pleasure at the time.

If I want to occasionally really let my hair down, I take a Zantac tablet before drinking which stops my stomach getting irritated.

Mostly though, I just stick to one because I'd still feel tired and heavy headed.

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