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SleepyBug
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   Posted 5/10/2009 9:16 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi-

Like most of you, I have pretty much given up ever drinking alcohol. I wasn't much of a drinker before, but did like a glass a wine or two now and then and some Bailey's during Christmas time. I haven't had anything to drink since last Christmas, and then it was only a little bit of Bailey's in a coffee. So, it's been awhile for sure.

Well yesterday hubby and kids and I spent all day helping my in laws move some of their things into their new house. Lots of lifting, carrying, up and down stairs. NOT good for the fibro! After we were all done for the day (around 5:30 or so-we started at 10 am after my son's soccer game), in laws came over with a bottle of my favorite wine (they know I don't drink, but whatever) I decided it had been soooo long and I was soooo sore, so I went ahead and had one glass-but only one. It relaxed me and helped me go to sleep (I was out by 9:30) so I thought everything was fine.

But then I ended up waking up around 1:00 am feeling SUPER nauseous. I had pain my stomach and terrible heartburn, but the pain went away after I threw up and had some awful diarrhea (sorry if TMI). I thought maybe it was the chicken we'd had for dinner, but nobody else had any trouble with it at all, and when I woke up this morning, I didn't feel sick anymore. I've also eaten breakfast with no problems and no longer feel sick to my stomach and I haven't had anymore stomach pains or bad heartburn. So, now I'm wondering-was my little middle of the night bought a reaction to the wine?? I've never felt like that after just having one glass before, but it has been a long time since I've had anything to drink.

Today I feel really tired, but that could be because of all of the moving I did yesterday.

So-has anyone else ever had a nasty reaction like that to a small amount of alcohol??
love and hugs
~danielle


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pattipanda
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   Posted 5/10/2009 9:32 AM (GMT -7)   

Hey Neighbor!!!

Just wondering (since I know little about it).. could your GERD have anything to do with this?!?! 

I have wine with dinner now and then.  I know I can't ever drink on an empty stomach or I will get drunk IMMEDIATELY and I will get sick.  But when I eat I'm usually ok.  I'm a cheap date though.. 2 glasses and I get a bit tipsy!!  Did you have anything much to eat before your glass of wine?

I know some folks think fibro and alcohol don't mix.  I, personally, think it applies when we are taking certain meds.  I do know that I'm very sensitive to alcohol.  But I always have been.  I also try not to take any tramadol or Xanax when I'll be having a drink... LOL.. Like today!!  Heck it's Mother's Day and I have a fantastic dinner planned that will go nicely with a glass of wine or two.

I think you could have over done it phyiscally.. sounds like you had a lot going on yesterday.  I don't help people move anymore.. I just whip them up a little something to eat and LEAVE .. but I guess you weren't in a position to do that.

Hugs and happiness...

 


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Realest
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   Posted 5/10/2009 9:39 AM (GMT -7)   
Myself I'm still young only 26 so I will go out with friends on weekends and definitely get into the beers. Back around Christmas time though the one night I literally only had 2 beers, and when I got home I was feeling like I had had 22 so was sick as anything.
Made me realize why they put the ( do not consume alcohol ) warnings on the medications. Lesson learned.
You really do need to be careful with some of the meds. some of us take, and mixing with alcohol. Not just for the fact it can make you sick but can also destroy your liver.

Lindaloo
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   Posted 5/10/2009 9:41 AM (GMT -7)   
Are you taking any new or different medications since last Christmas?? I ask because maybe you had a reaction to one of your meds combining with the alcohol that may be new and different.

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Sherrine
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   Posted 5/10/2009 9:41 AM (GMT -7)   

Danielle, do you take any medication at night, too?  That, mixed with alcohol could have possibly caused that.

Sherrine


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SleepyBug
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   Posted 5/10/2009 3:34 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm sorry-I should have said that I'm not on any medications except over the counter Zantac. I did a little reading up and did find that there can be a reaction when you take Zantac and drink alcohol. I also did take my Zantac shortly before going to bed. Or maybe Patti was right-I did drink my wine before I ate, so maybe that's what did it?
love and hugs
~danielle


fibromyalgia, ibs, gerd, anxiety

We either make ourselves happy or miserable. The amount of work is the same.~Carlos Castaneda

I wish you all the joy that you can wish.~William Shakespeare

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donnaeil
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   Posted 5/10/2009 9:11 PM (GMT -7)   
I have found that with fibro, I never know when my tummy will act up. I could eat the same foods everyday and either be okay, nauseated, have diarrhea or , whatever.

aybe venus was in retrograde or something? lol

Donnaeil

Jokat
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   Posted 5/11/2009 5:49 AM (GMT -7)   
Danielle,

I drink a little bit without incident. However, If I had been you I would assume that the sickness came from my activities of the day. When I am pretty active I get my Fibro Sickness, which includes nausea, pain, and cramping. After I have relaxed for a while it eases......
JoKat
 
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SleepyBug
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   Posted 5/11/2009 6:00 AM (GMT -7)   
Hahaha, Donnaeil. Might have been Venus after all..:-)

Jokat-I've never had that "fibro sickness" before. I do get nauseaous from time to time, but never like that. Of course, the one thing I've learned about Fibro is you just never know when a new symptom is going to come along, so that could be what happened.
love and hugs
~danielle


fibromyalgia, ibs, gerd, anxiety

We either make ourselves happy or miserable. The amount of work is the same.~Carlos Castaneda

I wish you all the joy that you can wish.~William Shakespeare

Housework, if you do it right, will kill you.~Erma Bombeck


GamJill
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   Posted 5/11/2009 6:48 AM (GMT -7)   

Danielle-

I'm like Donnaeil, I never know what my stomach is going to do. Somedays it's fine and somedays it acts up. And there will be nothing different that I have done out of the norm. I know I can only have one of "whatever" if I have a drink- my system has changed since getting fibro. sad But that is OK, my party animal days are over- oh, with the exception of Sherrine's parties of course!!

Jill


 
 
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