I went to a gastroenterologist recently who tentatively diagnosed me with Acetaldehyde Dehydrogenase Deficiency (which causes the so-called "asian" flush). I am caucasian with some Russian descent, and I do not get flushed when I drink. Are there any precedents for non-asian, non-flushing sufferers of this enzyme deficiency? Should I get a second opinion?
posted by qzar
on Jul 28, 2014 -
My hangovers have been getting worse, even though I've been drinking less. It's also taking longer for my hangovers to start. Is this normal? [more inside]
posted by karakumy
on Sep 28, 2013 -
I have a sensitive stomach and 1 drink can make me throw up 6 hours later. Help me find a way to combat this! [more inside]
posted by wannaknow
on Feb 26, 2009 -
Drinking even a small amount of alcohol leaves me with debilitating psychological effects that can last for days afterwards. The logical answer is of course to quit drinking, but I'd like first to explore other options.
posted by anonymous
on Apr 7, 2008 -
"Liquor then beer, you're in the clear; beer then liquor, never been sicker." Is this true, and if so, why? [more inside]
posted by papakwanz
on Dec 16, 2007 -
I've never had a hangover in my life, how common is this and will it stay this way? [more inside]
posted by lioness
on May 28, 2007 -
Hangovers and red wine. Have any of you regular red wine drinkers noticed that any particular wines (by region, varietal, maker, year, dryness, tannin levels, or whatever) give you worse hangovers?
posted by shoos
on Nov 29, 2004 -