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A 39-year-old member asked:

Why do i always get week-long hangovers after drinking?

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Dr. Alan Wartenberg
A Verified Doctoranswered
Addiction Medicine 50 years experience
I have better ?: why do you KEEP ON DRINKING when you get week-long hangovers every time. I am afraid the answer is that you are developing an alcohol use disorder, previously called alcohol abuse/dependency. Continuing to use a substance despite regularly getting harm from that substance is a hallmark symptom of a disorder. It is because you are likely drinking way too much, too often. Stop&get help from doctor.
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Dr. Stuart Rosan
Family Medicine 47 years experience
Before final diagnosis :1) How long has this been happening? 2) What is the amount + specific alcohol that you drink? 3) What do you mean by hangovers-specifically , headaches, fatigue, upset stomach, mood changes +/or poor clarity- that is bothering you? Are you taking medication that could be causing side effects with alcohol? Is drinking for fun or treating underlying anxiety/depression?
Mar 12, 2015

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A 42-year-old member asked:

How soon can you get a hangover after drinking?

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Dr. Marianna Post
Family Medicine 18 years experience
When it wears off: As soon as the alcohol wears off, depends on how soon your body metabolizes it.
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Last updated Mar 12, 2015

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