So little backstory, I’m 23 and have been drinking(6+ drinks) most weekends since I turned 21. I’ve had hangovers before, when I’d overdo it but not often. Last weekend I really over did it, and was *warning* vomiting bright yellow/green bile for about 6 hours, once every hour. When I was finally able to keep liquids down, I drank a Pedialyte, smoked a bowl, and I felt fine. This weekend, I went out for Halloween and had 3 mixed drinks, 2 whiskey with squirt, and a mojito. No shots. I was well hydrated, and had enough to eat. After only 3 drinks, I feel like I got hit by a truck. I woke up having a terrible headache, nausea, diarrhea, light sensitivity, facial flushing, hot flashes, brain fog. This is normally how I would feel if I had a lot to drink, taking a lot of shots or making my drinks very strong. Is this something I should be worried about, since I’ve never had this reaction to such a small amount before? Especially with me being this young, should I worry about alcohol intolerance? I’m planning to stop drinking all together because of how terrible I feel, but I just want to know if I should be worried about my health/liver.
HOW ALCOHOL CAN DAMAGE YOUR
Cell loss, memory loss, depression, aggressive behavior
Vision, speech, coordination impairment
Cancer of throat, mouth, breast, liver
Muscle weakness, potential heart failure
Fatty, then enlarged, then scarred (cirrhosis)
Poor immune system, ulcers, inflammation of pancreas
Risk of deformed or retarded babies
The use of alcoholic beverages. “Do not come to be among heavy drinkers of wine,” states Proverbs 23:20. If a person has a strong desire for alcoholic beverages, he might justify regular drinking. He may say that he drinks to relax, not to get drunk. If we need alcohol to relax, it may be time to make an honest evaluation of the inclination of our heart.
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