My body isn't able to handle alcohol anymore, anybody else experience this?

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Hi all,

I just wanted to see if anyone has experienced what I've been going through the past few years and maybe have a clue as to what is the cause;

I'd like to preface this by stating I was never a "heavy" drinker, I've never been one to have a drink every day but I would binge drink on the weekends when going out with friends and partying in my younger years. Other than that I wouldn't have any alcohol throughout the week.

In those days I could drink quite a bit and still be functioning the next day, as I got older I finally started to get hangovers but those would only last for a few hours no matter how much I drank the night before and was never too bad to deal with.

Recently however anytime I've gotten drunk, the following day is almost unbearable.

I can't eat, I'm sweating, I have the chills, I have a migraine and basically unable to leave my bed. I end up sleeping the entire day or forcing myself to try and sleep. This will last until very very late into the day, typically around 8-9pm is when I'd start feeling better. It's like a really bad hangover x10 accompanied with fever-like symptoms.

I am able to have a beer or two, and some wine and still feel fine the next day but anytime I get drunk this is what happens. I always drink lots of water everyday and especially when I drink I make sure to have a glass of water in between drinks (or two drinks).

Of course I do realize I just shouldn't drink to get drunk to avoid these situations but I'm hoping maybe someone would have an idea as to what's going on?

Medically speaking, I had acute appendicitis in April 2018 but besides that I've never had any issues with my body or health. I've never had allergies, diseases etc.

I'd greatly appreciate anyone's thoughts on this, thanks in advance!!

Tommy

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    Hello Tommy and welcome. If you only drink on weekends, i.e Sundays how do you go to work on Mondays if it takes till 8 pm to recover? If you are working...i drank very heavily for many years and hardly ever had hangovers and cannot really help you. Baffled. I stopped completely which was the best solution for me. Is it best to stop for you? Seems a shame since you are not a heavy drinker. Others will give better advice than me i think. Regards Robin

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      Hi @Robin2015,

      Oh I would never drink in excess on a work night, I had much to do during the days! Only times I would actually drink are when I don't have anything important the next day.

      Appreciate the reply, thank you!

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    https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2015/jun/21/why-is-my-hangover-so-bad

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