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 -
As I age, I've noticed a trend: The older I get, the less it takes for me to feel depressed after a night of drinking. Like, not just hungover, but in a generally terrible mood. In my college days, I would naturally feel hungover after drinking a bit too much at a party, whereas having a glass or two of wine wouldn't make me break a sweat. These days, if go overboard I am basically dead to the world for the next two, even three days; but what surprises me is that even having 1-3 drinks with friends turns me into a mess the next day. It seems that no matter how little I drink I wake up groggy, in low spirits, and don't really feel like doing anything - God forbid I have to work the next day. I am usually a pretty happy person, and it was never this bad even a decade ago. These days, if I get invited to have a drink with friends, I often times turn them down since I know that even one drink could might a mood swing that could last days.
posted by BuddyBoo
on Feb 1, 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 am jet-lagged. But I've been on the right schedule for a couple of days in terms of sleeping. And then I took a 3mg melatonin tablet last night and slept for 18 hours. Now I feel crap. Does it seem more likely that the crappy feeling is jet-lag, melatonin-induced, due to oversleeping, or that I'm coming down with something? [more inside]
posted by lollusc
on Aug 15, 2013 -
I know how to treat a hangover but am trying to do one better--how do you PREVENT a hangover (when you get them really easily and know that a day of fun might make it inevitable)? [more inside]
posted by lovableiago
on Nov 9, 2012 -
A close friend keeps flaking on events because he's "too hungover". It's getting annoying. [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Jul 28, 2011 -
After a weekend of trying to act like I was 20 again, what can I do in the next 2 hours and 24 hours to make hasten my recovery? [more inside]
posted by SNWidget
on Jun 21, 2011 -
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 -
Where can I find quotes of Anthony Bourdain's descriptions of his hangovers? Especially from his series, "No Reservations" on the Travel Channel.
posted by KrustyKlingon
on Nov 13, 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 -
Wow, not one "cure" question under the "hangover" tag. Anyhow my wife has a bit of a hangover from wine last night and I'd like to help her out. What do you suggest for a remedy? Anything that you swear by? She's got mostly a splitting headache and a little nausea. I know water prevents it, but it's already happened.
posted by zek
on Sep 29, 2006 -
Is it true that if you don't get hangovers, your body isn't dealing with the toxins properly?
posted by lunkfish
on Jul 17, 2005 -
Why do my legs hurt when I'm hung over? The day after drinking my legs always ache -- they're not sore like they would be from working out, they just ache like they're tired. Any idea why that is? Something related to dehydration I'm guessing? [more inside]
posted by paulrockNJ
on Feb 6, 2005 -
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 -
Superbowl Sunday is fast approaching and major news outlets are reporting that my hometown team are involved. With that in mind, what are people's favorite hangover remedies? Any innovative ideas to beat this crippling disease?
posted by Mayor Curley
on Jan 30, 2004 -
Why is it that when you are hungover, and change the orientation of your head quickly, for a while it feels as if it is still orientated the other way, and isn't very pleasant? Is it something to do with your balance being off, or what?
posted by Orange Goblin
on Jan 1, 2004 -
We had our office party last night, and I got a little wrecked. Anybody got a remedy for an upset stomach? [more inside]
posted by o2b
on Dec 18, 2003 -