Why do I get sick now after even a few drinks (but not every time)?
January 26, 2008 11:29 AM Subscribe
Over the last year (I am 36) I have experienced some disturbing effects related to my drinking even a small amount of alcohol (two drinks or so). The odd thing is, I am only adversely effected some of the time...
posted by pazoozoo to health & fitness (20 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I have been, in my earlier years, an accomplished drinker. Though never one to drink regularly, when I did go out and drink I could keep up with the best of them. At the most, in my twenties, I drank two or three nights a week. Now in my thirties and with a newborn, I have neither the time nor the desire to revisit that lifestyle. That being said, I do enjoy now and again, having a few glasses of wine with dinner or a few beers with friends here and there.
The problem is that sometimes as little as two drinks will leave me waking around two to three hours after I fall asleep. I wake immensely hot, and nausea begins to creep over me. I have horrible gas and eventually my body starts to get rid of everything out both ends. Sometimes this happens, and sometimes it doesn't. It does not seem to matter what type of alcohol I drink.
I am on no medications other than I receive ocular injections of a small amount of Avastin for ocular histoplasmosis about three times a year. I eat well and exercise three to four times a week. I do take a protein shake after each weight lifting session, though I have had these ill effects on days when I don't drink in the extra protein as well.
I am going to the doc this week by the way, but was curious as to what the hive would come up with...
Thanks for any insights!