Allergic to alcohol?

  • ChilaxinJOCK0...

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    Aug 11, 2012 11:05 PM GMT
    Im starting to wonder if Im allergic to alcohol? My heart rate is always through the roof the day after drinking. I cant ever nap/sleep that next day and I can feel my pulse going real fast......and my anxiety is so HIGH when im hungover....


    anybody else get this?
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    Aug 11, 2012 11:09 PM GMT
    Yea, after a 2nd beer: I got red on my face and neck, I feel palpitation, breathing harder, eyes start squinting more and skin gets dryer. But when I'm in that state, I feel more daring and happier, but I hate the side-effect hehe.
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    Aug 11, 2012 11:32 PM GMT
    I think it depends on the drink you are having.

    I had some malt drinks one time that I had a bad reaction to something in them.

    However, rum based drinks or wine based drinks I was OK with. - I don't drink very often, but that was my experience.

    I know people who are allergic to the tannins in red wines, but can drink white wines.

    So, maybe you vary your drink choice and see how you feel? or have an allergy test done at the doctor to see if there is some specific ingredient you are allergic to.

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    Aug 11, 2012 11:39 PM GMT
    As Steduo said, I would think that if you were allergic your symptoms would manifest as a rash or something, I have a friend who is allergic and that is what happens to her.
    But then again what do I know.... Asking the internet for medical advice is about as reliable as asking a guy at a bar, maybe talk to a doctor?
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    Aug 11, 2012 11:40 PM GMT
    I've always heard that real ethanol allergy is extremely rare. I think it's more likely that you are developing an intolerance or an allergy to something else in the drinks.
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    Aug 11, 2012 11:51 PM GMT
    I used to know someone who was allergic to alcohol and a drink sent her to the hospital... so I think the symptoms are generally extreme
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    Aug 11, 2012 11:52 PM GMT
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    Aug 11, 2012 11:56 PM GMT
    I'm only allergic if I drink too much. It makes me stumble and talk funny, then have a headache the next day.
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    Aug 11, 2012 11:59 PM GMT
    ChilaxinJOCK09 saidIm starting to wonder if Im allergic to alcohol? My heart rate is always through the roof the day after drinking. I cant ever nap/sleep that next day and I can feel my pulse going real fast......and my anxiety is so HIGH when im hungover....


    anybody else get this?


    Do you binge drink? more than 4 in one sitting?

    This sounds symptomatic of an acute withdrawal.
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    Aug 12, 2012 12:04 AM GMT
    JackKash said
    ChilaxinJOCK09 saidIm starting to wonder if Im allergic to alcohol? My heart rate is always through the roof the day after drinking. I cant ever nap/sleep that next day and I can feel my pulse going real fast......and my anxiety is so HIGH when im hungover....


    anybody else get this?


    Do you binge drink? more than 4 in one sitting?

    This sounds symptomatic of an acute withdrawal.


    yea, last night I consumed A LOT of drankage lol
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    Aug 12, 2012 12:04 AM GMT
    yet my friends are all fine, take great naps during their hangover and are good the next night. Right now, the thought of drinking makes me wanna cry and im so fuckin IRRITABLE and anxious....

    probably just lack of good sleep I guess

    ( I love to party)
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    Aug 12, 2012 12:09 AM GMT
    ChilaxinJOCK09 said
    JackKash said
    ChilaxinJOCK09 saidIm starting to wonder if Im allergic to alcohol? My heart rate is always through the roof the day after drinking. I cant ever nap/sleep that next day and I can feel my pulse going real fast......and my anxiety is so HIGH when im hungover....


    anybody else get this?


    Do you binge drink? more than 4 in one sitting?

    This sounds symptomatic of an acute withdrawal.


    yea, last night I consumed A LOT of drankage lol


    In my heavy drinking days and times now when i max out the next day you will get racing heartbeat and sweating..anxiety.. it's the alcohol rushing out of system and leaving it sorta dried out of vitamins moreless... You're deficient in B vitamins and C... and so from what i know.. the lack of those vitamins will impair certain systems... Take a multi vitamin before binging and the hair of the dog can ease you out of this sometimes. Of course water and Carbs help too.

    Drink responsibly and listen to your body and have fun.
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    Aug 12, 2012 12:10 AM GMT
    I'm allergic to alcohol.

    I break out in dickish behavior and lies and bankruptcy and loneliness and other things.

    As such, I haven't had a drink in three years.
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    Aug 12, 2012 12:11 AM GMT
    Perhaps you just have a low tolerance to alcohol. If you do and you allow peer group pressure to dictate your alcohol intake, it is probably going to leave you feeling crappy.
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    Aug 12, 2012 12:12 AM GMT
    ChilaxinJOCK09 saidyet my friends are all fine, take great naps during their hangover and are good the next night. Right now, the thought of drinking makes me wanna cry and im so fuckin IRRITABLE and anxious....

    probably just lack of good sleep I guess

    ( I love to party)


    Yeah you can't sleep because your brain is like on fire.

    When you drink.. do you drink hardcore alcohol?

    Take a small amount Diphenhydramine (antihistamine) ... you can find it anywhere.. it's fairly safe in low dosages. will help you sleep.
  • MixedJock91

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    Aug 12, 2012 12:14 AM GMT
    that sucks
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    Aug 12, 2012 12:17 AM GMT
    http://health.yahoo.net/channel/alcohol-withdrawal-delirium_symptoms


    They use to call this pink elephants. This sounds like slight case of this.. on the lower scale.
  • ChilaxinJOCK0...

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    Aug 12, 2012 12:30 AM GMT
    yikes, that sounds like me. I also need to stick to ONE brand.
  • Fritter

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    Aug 12, 2012 1:30 AM GMT
    I tend to just have bad sleeps when I drink. I can pass out easily enough, but can be awakened several times a night and then toss and turn for a long time before I fall back to sleep. I don't know if its an alergy or just a developing intolerance. I should cut down, as one six-pac does not bode well for another six pac I always want!
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    Aug 12, 2012 1:38 AM GMT
    ChilaxinJOCK09 saidyikes, that sounds like me. I also need to stick to ONE brand.


    It's useless to tell anyone under 30 to stop drinking... it would have been useless to tell me at 24.. so you just educate yourself.. have as much down time as possible. Yeah sticking to one kind of alcohol helps.. and pacing out. There is also an app called Alchodroid which will tell you how much you drink, your Blood Alcohol percentage and when you should be sober if you remember to just click what you have had when you had it.
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    Aug 12, 2012 1:40 AM GMT
    All I know is that when I'm buzzed I'm a horny nasty slut and when I'm hungover I could knock a door down with my cock.

    So.. yeah. I should stop drinking. Sometime soon. After Dalin's birthday for sure.
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    Aug 12, 2012 3:10 AM GMT
    Daas saidAll I know is that when I'm buzzed I'm a horny nasty slut and when I'm hungover I could knock a door down with my cock.

    So.. yeah. I should stop drinking. Sometime soon. After Dalin's birthday for sure.


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    Aug 12, 2012 3:11 AM GMT
    Daas saidAll I know is that when I'm buzzed I'm a horny nasty slut and when I'm hungover I could knock a door down with my cock.

    So.. yeah. I should stop drinking. Sometime soon. After Dalin's birthday for sure.



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    Aug 12, 2012 4:21 AM GMT
    ChilaxinJOCK09 saidIm starting to wonder if Im allergic to alcohol? My heart rate is always through the roof the day after drinking. I cant ever nap/sleep that next day and I can feel my pulse going real fast......and my anxiety is so HIGH when im hungover....


    anybody else get this?


    I don't think it's an allergy. If you would be allergic you'd have hives, rash, swelling, itching. High heart rate goes with drinking alcohol. You are probably more sensitive to it. I know that anxiety is a lot higher in general during hangovers. However, I'd still consult a physician.
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    Aug 12, 2012 4:30 AM GMT
    sucks for you!

    *sips glass of pinot grigio and cackles*