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Statgeek
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   Posted 12/20/2008 11:40 PM (GMT -7)   
Went out last night to celebrate finishing the most difficult semester of my master's program.  It seemed ok at the time to get drunk and dance all night (til 2:30 in the morning) - and boy did I pay for it!!!  I finally got out of bed a few hours ago from a nasty hangover.  I am exhausted and sore.  I've never gotten this drunk before.  I think the problem is partly because a friend tried to "help" me get drunk and gave me something she said was cranberry juice and it had a shot or more of tequila.  I am a lightweight, so after 4 glasses of wine, I did not need any tequila.  At the time, I was thinking, celebrate once in a while is  perfectly fine.  But I obviously overdid it!  Oh boy
 
I hurt all over and am only not embarassed because everyone else was so drunk they probably didnt notice all of the stupid things I did. 
 
Sue

LilMissSunshine
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   Posted 12/21/2008 5:37 AM (GMT -7)   
oh girl!!
believe me i know exactly how you feel! for me though, i didn't know i had fibro for the longest time so i just always thought it was so weird that it took me SOOO long to recover after a night of partying.... now i've ALMOST learned my limits and things that make it better!
sometimes i have to sleep and sleep and sleep.... or lounge at least, until my body is back to normal.

at this point i know i can have a fun night out drinking and i know how to make the next day less miserable.... but it's not worth it anymore.
i say it all the time... fibro made me grow up real fast, and it makes me think about every decision i make.... i'm only 20 so i don't always want that, but its not all bad.

Statgeek
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   Posted 12/21/2008 9:39 AM (GMT -7)   
yep, you gotta be more careful now. I almost never drink to excess. I can only remember 3 times in my life and I am 44. I have a 1/2 glass of wine a few days a week, but that is it. This makes me think I probably had the fibro in July 2006 when my daughter got married. We danced late into the night (without alcohol) and I was a wreck the next day. It makes sense because a few weeks after that we went to Italy and I had so much pain that was unusual for me. But I didn't get diagnosed until I fired my doctor and contacted my new one after this last trip to Italy in May 2008. And I had to ask, "could it be fibro? you guys keep testing me for rh and lupus, but it looks like the problem is not those things."

You're right lil sunshine - it is not worth it!
Sue

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   Posted 12/21/2008 10:39 AM (GMT -7)   
Sue, intolerance of alcohol is one of the symptoms of fibromyalgia!  skull    I'm sorry you aren't feeling well right now, but you will get better soon.  I stick with ice water!  LOL
 
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Statgeek
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   Posted 12/21/2008 10:46 AM (GMT -7)   
Sherrine - well don't I feel sheepish! Feeling lots better now. but I won't forget!!!
Sue

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   Posted 12/21/2008 11:10 AM (GMT -7)   
I'm so happy you are feeling better!  For New Year's Eve, I drink sodas or ice water and only take a tiny sip of champagne when we toast to the new year.  One year I decided to sip, and sip, and sip until I had polished off only half of a champagne flute.  Almost immediately I was laying my head on the table falling asleep!  LOL  turn   So that's why I only will have a tiny sip now. 
 
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springfling
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   Posted 12/21/2008 11:32 AM (GMT -7)   

about the only thing I drink is coffee & Baileys and that is only when my sisters come to visit or when I feel like sitting in front of the fireplace and relaxing. For some reason I never could handle drinking, the smell of any alcohol made me queasy(I am 42), so I was always the designated driver.

My sisters got me drinking the coffee & Baileys one evening when I was down there to visit. I couldn't believe that I really liked the taste. I had a few and it really relaxed me.

Well, I am glad you are feeling better. Mixing drinks is never a good idea and I am sure you'll remember this next time!

Hugs!!!     Margie

 


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anxietyridden
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   Posted 12/21/2008 11:54 AM (GMT -7)   
Oh Stat, I feel your pain. I went to a holiday party last night and had 2 mixed drinks. I hadn't drank in months, and I never really drink to excess. Even before I knew I had fibro, just having a drink or two would make my body ache, ache, ache the next day. I thought it was just a normal symptom of a hangover and that my tolerance was remarkably low. Well last night I decided it couldn't be TOO bad after two drinks and I'd just handle it. Yeah...right. I fell asleep on the couch in the middle of the party! blush BF had to wake me up and take me home. This morning I woke up early w/ my body screaming in pain. I was so tired but couldn't go back to sleep. I had to get up and take lots of motrin, drink a lot of water and lay down in front of the space heater w/ a heating pad. I finally felt well enough to go back to sleep and just woke up at 2 pm. Lesson learned!

Anyway, don't feel sheepish. Sometimes you just want to have fun w/ everyone else! You are not alone. But maybe next time the opportunity arises we can both think about what happened this time...

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   Posted 12/21/2008 1:30 PM (GMT -7)   
I used to feel so smug. While my friends were getting drunk and looking pretty stupid at parties, I felt no desire to have more than one drink. In fact that one alcoholic beverage was enough to put me out for the night.

Of course, I was not fun at parties because I could not even fake being as happy as everybody else. I finally gave up and avoided parties like the plague. when I was married I had to go to the company parties, Yuch.

Would you believe I married and alcoholic? What fun, he's an ex though.

In addition, I felt miserable the next day. Hence, I never got into drinking.

However, 20 or so years later I am diagnosed with fibro and alcohol intolerance is one of the symptoms.

Sigh, and I thought I lived life on a higher plane.

Donnaeil

Sue2z
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   Posted 12/22/2008 5:54 PM (GMT -7)   
unfortunately at the time the acohol seems to numb our syptoms and its great until as you said the morning.  Ive learnt and even with xmas will be careful though im sure I will still have to much.   sue2z

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KerriH
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   Posted 12/22/2008 6:08 PM (GMT -7)   

I hope you are feeling better now, Sue. 

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Statgeek
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   Posted 12/22/2008 7:19 PM (GMT -7)   

Feeling much better thank you.  But I just saw a picture of me at the party! blush    Im hollering about something with a huge smile on my face and my arms spread out wide.  I look like a total goof!  rolleyes

Oh well, I know now not to do that again so as to avoid a hangover like Dante's 9th circle of hell!!!

Sue


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   Posted 12/24/2008 4:26 AM (GMT -7)   

i havent touched alcohol in 7 years, and i dont feel im missing out- but at the same time, i see why you want to let your hair down and 'party' and feel 'normal'. i resent this illness for robbing me of my party days!

hope you feel better and keep it in moderation- Maz XX


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tyno3
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   Posted 12/24/2008 7:15 AM (GMT -7)   

Hey there guys and gals: I gotta add my two cents to the mix (with it being Christmas and all, I'll have to dig deep,lol.) I was actively self-medicating in the early 90's with alcohol because I was going through a divorce and child custody battle, and all that fun stuff while working two jobs  and trying to care for children with O contribution from the Father. Where it got me, was Detox. So then I did the AA thing for six years, and if anyone out there has an alcohol problem, don't knock it, it works. Just an aside to you ladies, if you're single, especially, watch out for vultures. That's primarily why I let go of that particular life boat because male attendees from the meeting began dropping by, unannounced, "to visit". There sometimes are splinter groups that are hosted by ladies, for ladies, and they also can be helpful, although I can't speak to their continuity. (They come and go). What I got out of the whole thing was a toolbox of ways to manage my reactions, emotions and life in general. So, I'm not obsessive about drinking or not drinking, it's a very individual choice.

Having said that this hugh red stop sign jumps into my field of vision, it is, most of the medications we take to manage our pain and other symptoms can interact with the alcohol in a very unpleasant way. As a matter of fact, just looking at my own meds, I can find three that absolutely should not be taken if one is also consuming alcohol. Any ideas about that problem?Take Care and Merry Christmas to all.


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Statgeek
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   Posted 12/24/2008 2:02 PM (GMT -7)   
Anxiety, I guess you are feeling better by now, too? Yes, I agree with everyone, it would be nice to feel "normal" but what is normal? I've had a motto for a long time, even before dx "why be normal?" Besides, after seeing just one photo, I am not sure I want to behave this way again!! Moderation is the key next time.

You are right, Tyno, drugs do interact. How many of us forget that, I wonder. I suppose if you wanted to drink a little, you could forego the meds for a day. Is that even healthy, though? Maybe the warnings are for drinking in excess.
Sue

tyno3
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   Posted 12/24/2008 4:47 PM (GMT -7)   
Lost my post. Just want to say, I too imbibed today. A little eggnog, less rum. Thoroughly enjoyed it. Moderation in all things including moderation. I am waist deep in a miracle at the moment, hope you are to.
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anxietyridden
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   Posted 12/25/2008 6:30 PM (GMT -7)   
Oh yes Stat I am feeling better by now. I did have a mimosa this morning but I think it was so little champagne that hopefully it won't do too much damage. As for the medication interactions, the only prescription med I take is Paxil - it does say not to drink alcohol while taking the medication but I'm not sure what the side effect is. I don't drink often though. I am pretty sure w/ things such as muscle relaxants, etc, you are definitely not supposed to drink.
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