Is this alcohol intolerance

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hi can anyone help when I drink alcohol the next day I'm really sick can't eat pain at top of stomach and bottom left of stomach very loose stools legs get weak and it's ruining my life  and feel breathless at times and can't be bothered going out incase I take not well when I'm out

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    Hi Tadger, you don't give much information. Why are you drinking alcohol if it makes you ill? Do you drink everyday and have a dependance on it, and your symptoms are withdrawals? Or do you just drink occasionally and have a nasty hangover? How long have you been drinking for? If your answer is for a long time, I would get your Heart checked out as long term alcohol abuse can cause Heart failure, one of the main symptoms is breathlessness. I hope you can give us some more info... 

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      Hi pistal666 thanks for your reply I've had these symptoms for a long time I've had the scope down my throat they said my gullet was inflamed with acid I've been on neximum for 10 years the doctors put me up from 20mg to40mg because I was bringing up acid during the night I drink alcohol twice a week but it's the next day or two I feel ill I'm 51 and I've had hangovers before but not like this  it's hard to give up I just want to socialise 

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      I understand your plight, it is near impossible to enjoy a Night out with people that are Drinking when you are sober. Essentially you are using Alcohol to dumb yourself down to a level where you find the conversation entertaining and don't mind the repetative tales of the good old days. The reflux of Acid is hopefully under control, it can be quite uncomfortable and even painful. Mine has not been a problem since taking 40my of Omeprazole twice Daily, which is probably similar to your Medication. But do you have a cause for suffering from Acid? I take fistfulls of medication for various problems which causes stomach irritation, but It would be a good idea to check this out for yourself. Are you under a lot of stress? It sounds like your only issue with Drink is the after affect, does it cause any other negative problems in your Life? What is your tipple? Could you have built up an intolerance to certain types of Alcohol? Sometimes people find this as they get older, the main culprit being red wine. I can imagine that the morning after you suffer a certain amount of anxiety which can elevate your symptoms. Of course, my advie would be to stop Drinking, but I don't think you would be comfortable with that. So maybe you could try taking note of what you drink and how you feel after it to try and narrow down what is actually causing your sickness. How much would you say you drink in a typical session and what is it? There are loads of people on here that might be able to give you some stronger advice. Chat soon.... 

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      This is classic of LPR - silent reflux which, if your gullet is inflamed, you will have.  It does present with all the symptoms you say.  I have it myself and when it is bad even water brings it up.  The trick with water is never to drink it quickly as it causes acid to come up.  You sip it and also try having it warm.  Cold water is no good for me.  Do you have your bed elevated?  If not, you need to by 6-8 inches.  2 nights a week is certainly not excessive but could certainly irritate your stomach condition.  What do you drink?  Spirits are out and wine is for some people.  I cannot take any white wine at all but am ok on a smooth red. 

      Hope this helps.

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    This sounds very much like dehydration (probably from the alcohol use).

    If you google dehyration you have all the signs...get some fluids in your body...drink as much water as you can and if you have access to a sports drink like Gatorade..that has electrolytes in it..drink some of that as well.

     

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    joining late and lots of good replies..considering high blood pressure, acid and various medicines it looks like drinking less is a plan...IF you can...up to you obviously but you also seem to lack fluids and perhaps dehydrated....let us know what you  decide please....and certainly best of luck!! Robin
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      up to you but I decided to live longer and stop drinking. Survived a naer fatal car crash and walked away unharmed and became reckless and superhuman and drank too much...overturned car at 90 miles an hour, smashed into the central steel barrier in France. Drove into a ditch at 25 or 20 degree angle and aimed to get out!! Overturned and did 180 degree flop. Landed on roof which was smashed in at 80 miles at least since I did 32.5 metres or 100 feet on the roof.... French police measured this and zero alchohol test in hospital later that day...internal bleeding and 2 broken ribs but not even a headache...a true miracle..stopped 4 1/2 yrs ago drinking and have a strong mind....try it and explain that your health matters more than "just one more drink...." Robin

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      Just wondered how you are? I have had the reflux thing and i know its so unpleaseant. Hope you are feeling better. You sound like your on a lot of meds which are possibly not mixing with the alcohol very well. That can not be doing your stomach lining very good at all at the end of the day. Anyway keep in touch.

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