Alcohol Intolerance///Can anyone relate???

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Victorious1
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   Posted 1/1/2010 11:15 AM (GMT -6)   
I used to be able to drink a glass of wine occasionally. However now if I drink any alcohol I instantly get pain in my stomach which then goes to my legs and eventually throughout my whole body and my heart rate goes up. It's a terrible feeling. Yes, I have Lyme/Babesia and started noticing the intolerance to alcohol about a year ago when I was off all the medications because I was supposed to be ok. I have started medication again and don't drink anymore but was just curious if anyone developed intolerance to alcohol as well. Any feedback would be great.
 
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   Posted 1/1/2010 11:55 AM (GMT -6)   
Wow that explains alot for me! I rarely drink but had a glass of wine on Christmas, and had stomach pain, then I had a half a glass last night until the pain got so bad in my stomach, I had to head home from my friend's. Do we know why this causes stomach pain?
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diaba
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   Posted 1/1/2010 1:06 PM (GMT -6)   
This was my very first symptom about 12 years ago, just got diagnosed with lyme less than a year ago, diagnosed with ms in 2005. I remember telling a physician that I was extremely fatigued all of the time and that I couldn't drink anymore(he didn't think that was a problem, but it was a cue)

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   Posted 1/1/2010 2:22 PM (GMT -6)   
Yes, exactly
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   Posted 1/3/2010 8:07 AM (GMT -6)   
I had this problem about two years ago. I don't drink much at all but decided to get a Daquari for Christmas. I had the stomach pain and I felt bad after drinking it too. I can remember my face getting real hot as well. Now, I don't drink at all.
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spaztick
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   Posted 1/6/2010 9:36 PM (GMT -6)   
Alcohol intolerance is a listed symptom of Lyme disease.

If I did what I was able to more than ten years ago, and say, went out and had a few pints with my pals, I would be very sick from a hangover and unable to function the following day. So it's just not a reasonable thing to do anymore.

I had a glass and a half of wine on New Year's Eve, and I fell asleep at 9 pm ~ missed the whole thing!
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jc27
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   Posted 1/7/2010 1:37 PM (GMT -6)   
I get horrible hangovers from just one or two drinks. Double the intensity if sugar is involved.

nefferdun
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   Posted 1/8/2010 9:16 PM (GMT -6)   
I don't drink and not because of lyme. But I witnessed a bad animal accident and when I came home I had four St Johns Wort's and a cup of hot milk into which I literally dumped the vanilla, which of course is alcohol. I thought the stomach pain was just stress related.
It is a good thing that we can't tolerate it because there are times I would like to just get drunk enough to forget everything. Bartonella.

spaztick
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   Posted 1/9/2010 7:07 PM (GMT -6)   
JunkYardWilly ~ That sure would be lame to fall asleep at 9 pm at a New Year's party ~ lol. No, fortunately I was home with my husband. I fell asleep watching CNN shortly after it turned midnight in New York (9 pm my time).

It made me laugh when you said, "thats my goal to get better so i can drink again, lol." Being able to drink again wasn't something that had occurred to me (Good sign)!

springsjean
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   Posted 1/9/2010 8:00 PM (GMT -6)   
I was never a big drinker but couldn't figure out why, amongst other things, I would feel terrible after one lousy drink.  Haven't touched another drink since I was diagnosed in March.  Don't miss it and if it helps just a tiny bit to beat this god awful disease, I'll give it up.  Virgin Bloody Marys and O'douls for me.

sikemullivan
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   Posted 3/15/2010 3:13 PM (GMT -6)   
So, I'm finally going into the doctor to talk about me possibly having lyme disease. Two years ago I had flu like symtoms (no vomitting) and I've never been the same since. The doctor gave me a Z-pac because he thought it was a sinus infection. From that day on, I've never been the same person. My ears plugged up, I have this permanent pressure in my head, brain fog, memory loss, always fatigued, my vision is screwed (I can't keep focus and I see like waves and spots), and my stomach disagrees me more often. I have suffered from migraines since I was 13 years old and the chiropractor found extremely sore muscles in my neck. He can pinch them and recreate my migraines in an instant. Both of my brothers have full heads of hair while I'm 2-4 years younger balding like crazy in the last two years. I'm 25 now, and my hangovers are unbearable. For awhile, I thought maybe I was allergic to wheat but I went out on friday night only drinking rum and coke all night. I woke a little tipsy at 9am and was fine until about 4pm. At that point, I started having asthma and then soon went into a complete panic attack. I'm used to it now, so I know how to resolve the issue by breathing in slow and releasing. Soon after that I lost feeling in my arms and switch from being cold to hot, cold to hot (sweating the whole way through). I then began getting heart palputations and the whole works. Sometimes I feel like I'm just going to stop breathing and it freaks me the hell out. I'm also afraid to fall asleep sometimes because I'm afraid I'll stop breathing in my sleep. Sometimes, if I do doze off I'll awake gasping for air. If I drink beer then I'll pass acid through my bowels the next day along with all the other issues.
 
Is it worth getting checked out?

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   Posted 3/15/2010 9:37 PM (GMT -6)   
Yes, sikemullivan, this is worth getting this checked out.
 
Intolerance of alcohol is one of Lyme's symptoms. 
 
 After being a pretty regular beer drinker for about 20 years, and after a suspect tick bite, I lost all desire and taste for beer. If I consumed enough to get a buzz on (3-5), my mental (NOT Physical) state the next day was unbearable.  (AND, I was often attacked w/ very bizarre and serious diahyouknowwhat.  Wouldn't call it a hangover, tho, but I knew that if I drank, I would be knocking on Heaven's Doors the next day. (MENTALLY)
 
The intolerance of alcohol w/ Lyme is said to be 'increased effect' and 'intense hangovers."  It would certainly make sense that the effects of alcohol would vary from person to person, wouldn't it?
On a separate thread, I tell how I lost ALL desire for ANY kind of alcohol for at least over a year.  Problem is, I have discovered a delicious new drink.....
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GWB
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   Posted 3/15/2010 10:00 PM (GMT -6)   
sikemullivan, what makes you think you have lyme disease? Were you ever bit by a tick? If so, did you develop a bulls eye rash?

You have some symptoms of lyme disease, but you have symptoms of many other possible diseases too. For one thing, you seem to have symptoms of being an alcoholic. Have you considered getting help for your drinking problem?

What prompted you to come here to the lyme forum? Have you considered consulting with a Lyme Literate Medical Doctor (LLMD) to be tested for lyme disease?

Gary

sikemullivan
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   Posted 3/16/2010 8:31 AM (GMT -6)   
Don't remember a rash at all. I remember a bite that swelled up but who hasn't had that happen? I'm not an alcoholic, I don't feen for alcohol. My reaction is actually quite the opposite of being an alcoholic. My body completely rejects it making me never want to drink again. I've read about lyme disease but I've always ignored it since I don't remember a rash. A google search on "Horrible Hangovers" brought me to this forum. Haven't talked to anyone except my doctor... the last time I went in he just gave me a prescription for lorazepam. I threw them zombie pills away. So anyways, I feel like I've been permanently fighting off an infection for two years. I've gone months without drinking and it doesn't fix anything. I think what happens is the alcohol kills my immune system and then I get thrown into a flu state while my body tries to regain control of the infection. I'm not a doctor but I am a problem solver (computer programmer) and I'm sick of feeling like death.

GWB
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   Posted 3/16/2010 9:21 AM (GMT -6)   
sikemullivan, you said, "I'm 25 now, and my hangovers are unbearable. For awhile, I thought maybe I was allergic to wheat but I went out on friday night only drinking rum and coke all night.

I think you might be living in denial. Regardless, if you are concerned that you might have lyme disease then I suggest you find a LLMD and get tested for it. It's not going to be cheap, as insurance normally doesn't cover it, but if it gives you peace of mind then it might be worth it.

Gary

Post Edited (GWB) : 3/16/2010 9:38:36 AM (GMT-6)


sikemullivan
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   Posted 3/16/2010 9:45 AM (GMT -6)   
What's your deal? So I go out drinking every once and awhile, that doesn't make me an alcoholic. The other night was a friends birthday and since I was going to drink gluten free (thinking I was wheat intolerant) I thought maybe I could wake up without a hangover. I hadn't drank since New Years, months before when I drank beer all night and had the same thing happen the next day. Telling me I'm in denial is ludicrous.
 

Post Edited By Moderator (1bitten2xshy) : 3/16/2010 11:18:27 AM (GMT-6)


sikemullivan
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   Posted 3/16/2010 10:16 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks man, I appreciate your words. I'm going to the doctor in the morning. My ears are plug more than usual and I feel like I've got a child hanging on my back choking me. Is the western blot just a blood test? The last time they took a blood test from my fricking arm, it bruised like I was some crazy heroine addict. haha Embarrasing to say the least. But I'll do whatever to solve my issues. It's holding my life back.

sikemullivan
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   Posted 3/16/2010 10:26 PM (GMT -6)   
I live in O'Fallon Missouri right now. When I got sick, I was living in Foristell, MO. I remember having a bite that swelled up and had a rash when I was a kid (probably 10 years old) and I was living in Peotone, IL at that time. I do remember pulling a tick off of me once, it's head was in my skin, and I tried to back it out with a match. It wouldn't budge so I took a knife to it. I honestly can't remember when that was. Weird

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   Posted 3/16/2010 11:13 PM (GMT -6)   
sikemullivan, you need to see an LLMD and there's one MO. We're not allowed to give the doctor's names on the forum but if you email me I can send you his name and contact information. A regular doctor isn't going to be able to recognize or diagnose lyme disease, and most of them have no clue as to how to test for it.

Now that you recall having a tick bite and pulling it off of you, there's a pretty good chance you have lyme disease. But the only way you will ever get an accurate diagnosis is from an LLMD. We'll be glad to provide you with a list of doctors if you email CajunGrl or myself or others here who can tell you.

Gary

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   Posted 3/17/2010 7:35 PM (GMT -6)   
GWB, I emailed you over the weekend about Drs in my area. Did you forget?

Also, on this Lyme board, I don't believe anyone here is in a position to judge or diagnose someone else's alcoholism, or any other disease for that matter. I don't mean to sound gruff, but I believe that if you were talking to me, I would have felt quite offended.
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sikemullivan
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   Posted 3/17/2010 7:49 PM (GMT -6)   
GWB has cleared it up with me via email. He's taken a lot of his own time to provide me with materials I need to go over. Hopefully I don't have lyme but I'm now armed with a lot of info to bring to my doctors even though they hate it. I don't really care if I hurt the docs ego though. My health is more important. I do go in for testing tomorrow at a non-lyme clinic. I believe he ordered me a Western Blot test and I think another test for something like lyme. I didn't know till I got the drugs at the pharmacy but he also prescribed Amoxicillin. I'm thinking I should hold off on taking that until after the tests, right? I've been anti-biotic free for two years, so I want don't want to take anything that may change the anti-bodies in my system and mess up the test. He also gave me a steroid shot that I've learned is kind of a no-no in the lyme world. I'm still feeling the same so I may continue after with the steroid and anti-biotic after test. In my docs eyes, having lyme is a long-shot... so he wants to go about things quickly by prescribing me things on a hunch. Medicine is a weird world. I'll keep yall updated. Hopefully I get the tests back soon.

Post Edited (sikemullivan) : 3/17/2010 7:52:57 PM (GMT-6)


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   Posted 3/17/2010 9:29 PM (GMT -6)   
+Lyme said...
GWB, I emailed you over the weekend about Drs in my area. Did you forget?

Also, on this Lyme board, I don't believe anyone here is in a position to judge or diagnose someone else's alcoholism, or any other disease for that matter. I don't mean to sound gruff, but I believe that if you were talking to me, I would have felt quite offended.


+Lyme, no, I didn't forget to email you regarding doctors in your area. On Sunday, March 14, I emailed you with links for where you could go to get doctor referrals. I gave you two websites specifically for places you could get referrals to LLMD's in your area. You replied back to my email and thanked me for responding to you. If you'd like I will be glad to forward our email correspondence to you to refresh your memory on this. Just let me know and I will be glad to do that for you.

Regarding my comments to sikemullivan, I think it's best I don't respond to your comment. We obviously have different views about this. Like sikemullivan said, we have discussed this privately and it's been cleared up.

Please let me know if you want me to forward our email correspondence to you. Actually, I think it's best I just go ahead and forward it to you as I don't want you to think I didn't respond to you. I know it's common for us lymies to be forgetful and I think that's what happen here. I'm going to forward the emails to you now so be watching for it.

Gary

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   Posted 3/18/2010 8:35 AM (GMT -6)   
Gary, I wrote back to you w/ my apolgies and you are exactly right about what happened here. Even tho I'm not sure my lyme itself is still active, I forget too many things and also lose a lot of stuff (important paperwork, my ID, my SS card, wallet, my car keys -- then my car was stolen-- etc etc) I apologize again. I live w/ notes all over the place. This is a real problem for me.

Thank you again, and again, I apologize.
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   Posted 3/18/2010 9:12 AM (GMT -6)   
+Lyme, glad to know that I'm not the only one who forgets things. I've thrown my keys in the garbage can, put things that belong in the fridge in the cupboards, and all the other things we humans are known to do from time to time. But for those of us with Lyme disease, it seems we do it a little more often than the rest of the world. shakehead


I've often walked into a room in our house and when I got there I had no idea why I went there. It can be frustrating at times. That's very common for those of us with this lousy disease. Thankfully, since I've been on this new protocol I'm not as forgetful as I was before. Anyway, I knew you probably forgot about it and there's no hard feelings whatsoever. We're here to help and support one another and that's what we'll continue to do! wink

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   Posted 3/18/2010 10:16 AM (GMT -6)   
So I took the Western Blot this morning along with many other tests the doc ordered. I'm not going to take the steroids anymore because I woke up this morning and the right side of my face is really tight now. I think that was because the steriod reduced some inflamation and I kept trying to pop my right ear. I did decide to take the huge @$$ amoxicillin pill after the test. I think my tests should come back pretty clear since my system has been clean of any medications for two years. Hope the tests come back soon.
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