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    My question is this - the last time I had a bit of alcohol - I woke up the next morning feeling like I was literally dying. I felt like it took a week to recover.

    Apart from the occasional glass of wine I do not drink often - possibly 4 times a year and when I do drink I get tipsy pretty quickly because I don't have much tolerance for alcohol.(I am the cheap cheerful drunk - 2 glasses and I feel like belting out a tune - unfortunately I cannot sing...or tap dance)

    However I rarely have any side effects because I probably dont drink that much, but the last time I had some margaritas I was feeling pretty down and out because I had all these unexplained symptoms and no clues about the Lupus thing. Now I am wondering if alcohol is one of those bad things that Lupus people need to avoid. I cannot even face the odd glass of wine - it is kind of like when you go off something after a bad experience. I am wondering if it is psychological or is my body telling me something.

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    Hey Chas, nice name btw

    I used to be a really heavy drinker more of a binger than anything else from when i was 17 up to last year actually, i cant do it any more ive been out several times with my friends this year and i cant drink like i used to, i suffer for the week, oh and being on methotrexate as well just isnt the done thing, its so hard to give it up tho i had to shut myself away for 2 weeks to get the thought out of my head, i wasnt an alcoholic or anything but very much borderline on that one, now ive cut alcohol out of my life completely, i go to the pub and moight have one, but dont drink to excess which is cool with me now, all my mates no i dont drink like i used too anymore, dunno about the lupus side of things but it aint good stuff, in any case get better highs off all the meds

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    Hi chas;

    I still imbibe a bit - but the only lupus med I'm on is plaquenil. If I do go through a period of taking Rx strength advil or such, I do not drink. I don't want to risk a stomach bleed, as I know that can be a side effect.

    Never was one to drink to excess, or even to do a pub crawl (I'll leave that to iseedeadmonkey's past!), but having wine with dinner or a scotch on the rocks in the evening is about it.

    Not sure if lupus has lowered my "tolerance" - as I never had THAT high a tolerance to begin with!
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    I don't know if it has anything to do with lupus.. for my dr's are testing me and retesting me for lupus and they seem to think I really have it. I have good days and bad days but I'll tell you that nothing is worse than the day after I drink. I never used to get hangovers but now it's like it just makes me feel like crap the next day... I like that you said you felt like you were dying because that is exactly how I felt. I'm going to just take it easy until I get a diagnosis and even then pry just start drinking small amounts.. I don't drink often at all but when I do drink I like to get wild lol. About 6 times a year I like to get wild... but now I might be giving that up pretty quickly lol.

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    hi chas,

    I too have noticed that two drinks will put me under the table...never had that problem. I have been wondering, myself, if it is lupus or med related. interesting that several of us are experiencing the same thing.
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    Yeah it was my past, only way i could deal with things back then

    times have changed for the better tho im happy to say and i feel so much more alive waking up hangover free, i did it for myself, there was no reason for me to carry on drinking, i left my home got a new house in a different village and have started a fresh,
    i still like to go to the pub with my friends but i dont drink to access only have like 3 and im very tipsy, (as heidi knows lol) very cheap date haha, but it doesnt bother me anymore its not summin i "need" anymore

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    I use to drink every weekend out with my mates when i was like 15/16/17, but since my lupus has started I have such an intolerance, 4 drinks and i'll be hungover for the whole of the next day, so I dont drink much anymore. Which is hard when your a 19 year old student lol.

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    Hi,

    Yes i think alcahol can make you feel really low if not taken in moderation. I used to always be out at a club dancing the night away without fail, it never bothered me at all. Now, i know how low i feel if i drink.But saying that, it only takes 2 shandy's now and im tipsy....what a cheap date i am lol
    So just have shandy's or just stay away from it. You can still have a good time on lemonades with lemons and ice.Just pretend there is vodka in it....i do (Well when i eventually go out).

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    I don't have much problem on alcohol. I don't drink much anyway. I did notice one thing and it is probably nothing. When I am upset and actually try to take something like wine to calm me down it doesn't do it. It is like I am drinking water in effect. I can down 2,3,or4 and never feel the effects. If I am just socially drinking one can make me tipsy. Weird, huh?
    and those times I was with my mom and siblings...enough to make anyone want to get rip- roaring- drunk and nothing happened.
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    hey I used to drink a LOT I mean mucho.... hehe
    Now I don't drink that much but a few drinks does numb the pain and help me sleep..

    I have noticed tho that I am better off staying on the one drink and preferable a "clean" spirit like Vodka or Bourbon...
    Beer or mix drinks make me sooooooooo groggy the next day...

    But the spirits are fine..... :d
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