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Why Do Some React Differently To Alcohol Than Others
It is complicated: Every person has a different metabolic make up. Some have more active enzyme systems and process alcohol more effeciently than others. It also depends on what other drugs or medications are in you system. Metabolism of alcohol may be slowed or enhanced by these agents. Food also tends to slow the metabolism of alcohol. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
People are different: One of the distinctive features of our species is the diversity of our minds -- there are actual mechanisms in place that guarantee members of a community will always be different. This applies to reactions to alcohol just as it does to tastes in music, job choice and leisure activities. Reaching this understanding has taught me both tolerance ; humility. Drink if you think it's right for you. ...Read more
Alcohol is alcohol..: ... But different kinds of drinks can feel different due to other factors. One issue is the rate at which the alcohol level rises. Thus, distilled spirits like tequila, with highly concentrated alcohol, may give a different subjective experience than less concentrated alcohol in wine or beer. Also, "cogeners" may be a factor. See: http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/congener#in_alcoholic_beverages. ...Read more
Since having a baby, I have a rxn to alcohol with one sip w/ in minutes. Allergist said prob. Sulfite sensitivity. Don't react to any other sulfites ?
Pains in chest, sides and back after alcohol and when lying down. Moves around lots of different places. It's not debilitating but uncomfortable.
Needs evaluation: Could be ulcers. Black tarry stools are a definite sign of upper GI bleeding & is serious. Bleeding has to be pretty bad before you see that. You need a blood count and probably a upper GI endoscopy where your stomach is actually looked into from your mouth. It really isn't as bad as it sounds-i have had 3 without any anesthesia, it's just a little annoying for a few minutes.Don't put this off. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it ok to drink a small amount of alcohol if I have sjogrens? I forgot to ask my dr. It doesn't react with any of my meds.
Can or should? : I think your gut already knows the answer to this. You didn't indicate how many servings of alcohol. A single shot of vodka or a 40-ouncer bottle of beer? And an hour of separation or 24 hours? From a biomedical standpoint, you are probably ok. Benzos are given to patients to protect brain from alcohol W/D. That said, it is not advisable. Both, w/klonopin's long 1/2life, suppress respiratory drive ...Read more
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