Why does alcohol combined with pot make me so sick?
January 18, 2006 7:03 PM Subscribe
I get tremendously sick when I drink, and then smoke pot.
posted by lemur to Health & Fitness (42 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I am not a habitual binge drinker or pot smoker. I probably enjoy the latter more than the former.
On two ocassions in the past, I have smoked a joint whilst drunk, and then immediately become intensely, disgustingly, sick, with some residual nausea lasting well into the next day. I cannot overstate the strength of the nausea that hits me - it is incapacitating and keeps going even after my stomach has emptied itself completely.
On neither occasion was I fall-on-the-floor drunk, maybe I had five drinks or so. Neither alcohol (in reasonable quantities) nor pot makes me sick on its own - I generally have a pretty strong stomach.
I believe the magic combination is being reasonably drunk followed by a lot of pot. On both these occasions I smoked a joint big enough for about 8 people among 4 people.
Does anyone know why this happens to me? Does anyone else share this affliction? Is there a way to prevent it? I don't really plan on doing it again - the memory still makes my stomach tremble - but I'd like to know why, and if it's possible to avoid the nausea.