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Sudden alcohol intolerance / allergic reaction
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An_248466 posted:
I'm a 18 year old who who has been dealing with a problem of alcohol intolerance over the last two years.

When i was only 15 i was a weekend drinker. Every weekend i would get drunk, and it would be a good time. I'd rarely have more than a headache the next day. Then, one day i developed a severe reaction to it. I woke up after a heavy night of drinking to find myself unable to walk, i was throwing up for hours (even after there was nothing left in my stomach.)

Ever since that day, two years ago, i have been unable to drink more than a few beers or a shot of vodka. And i'ts gotten worse. After that occasion i drank again, only to throw up a lot again. Then the next time i could barely even get drunk before throwing up. Nowadays i don't even get a buzz without feeling very nauseous and sick.

Why did my body develop such an adverse reaction to alcohol and is there a was to regain my ability to drink?

I'd appreciate a well researched or source based answer, as i want to learn more as well.
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Caprice_WebMD_Staff responded:
Have you discussed this with your doctor? Not because s/he would want to help you drink more but because maybe this is an indication of a broader issue.


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