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ATHENA1966
Posts: 2,410
10/10/11 1:11 P

First, I am truly sorry for your loss. The reason I asked why is because I had a similar situation (for a really bad reason) 25 years ago. I decided I was going to match shots with my father in law. I think he thought I was kidding. I was 19 and not very smart. The last thing I remember is my head hitting the table (after 3 shots I think) and was nearly hospitalized. I was very small (95 pounds). I tend to have an addictive personality as well. For me alcohol is poison.



LORANNEBRONZE
Posts: 726
10/10/11 12:43 P

The reason I drank that much was a stupid reason. I was with my family and I am by far the smallest person in my family but I drank almost as much as the rest of them. By them I mean my brother, sister and mum. We were really having a good time though. It was our first thanksgiving celebration without my dad and I think that we were trying to do something to dull the sharpness of the loss. Between the four of us, we went through three bottles of wine in a couple of hours. I also think that I got sick because I don't drink very often and this is only the second or third time I've been drunk but I have an addictive personality and have a problem saying no to things that feel good so I don't want to get started.



ATHENA1966
Posts: 2,410
10/10/11 12:28 P

I don't mean to pry, but I was just wondering why you drank a pint of wine? I guess regardless of the reason or whether it is considered binge drinking, your body did not tolerate that much alcohol. I understand that. I get drunk (and stupid) from what most consider to be a small amount of alcohol and I get sick. I just gave up the stuff. Hope you are feeling better.



CIRANDELLA
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10/10/11 8:58 A

Loranne, yes, I think it would be. Try not to do this... you can get the same effect - and without all the nausea - by drinking far less. I'm worried about your health... please take good care of yourself.



NIRERIN
Posts: 11,847
10/10/11 8:22 A

binge drinking is just a definition. it doesn't matter how big you are for the definition, only how your body handles it.

and since your body isn't handling it, you need to cut back. doesn't matter if you can't hit binge drinking without blacking out or not, if you're drinking til you puke, you need to drink less.

also, a serving of wine is 5 oz generally, so you had over six servings of wine [same thing as having six shots or six glasses of beer]. which is not a good plan if you can't handle three servings of smirnoff ice.

so to answer your question, it's not technically binge drinking, but it's just as bad for you as binge drinking [and possibly worse because it is possible to binge drink and never really be drunk or out of sorts, particularly if you like long dinners and lots of wine].



CANTWEIGHT2LOSE
Posts: 4,065
10/10/11 8:13 A

I know a kid in his mid-twenties who swears he hasnt had a "good time" until he's drunk himself to blacking out and thats past the vomiting point

who cares what they call drinking to excess these days
"binge drinking" is IMO simply the buzz phrase of the moment

I say if youre vomiting, youve had enough...period
Its your body's way of saying "stop poisoning me, its too much!"
Try listening...
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MEWHENRYSMAMA
Posts: 6,042
10/10/11 12:56 A

IT DOES MATTER YOUR WEIGHT AND SIZE ON HOW MUCH ALCOHOL IT CAN TAKE TO GET YOU INTOXICATED, AND IF YOU ARE THROWING UP YOUR BODY CAN'T HANDLE IT!! I AGREE IT DOESN'T MATTER WHAT YOU CALL IT, IT IS UNHEALTHY AND CAN CAUSE DAMAGE TO YOUR LIVER. I HOPE I DON'T HAVE TO SAY IT BUT...DON'T DRINK AND DRIVE...PLEASE....



REBCCA
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10/10/11 12:48 A

I think it is less significant what you call it, than the fact that it was enough for your body to reject it. It is good to listen to your body and if you are throwing up something it would follow you would want to delete or at least moderate the intake of that offensive item.

Edited by: REBCCA at: 10/10/2011 (00:49)


LORANNEBRONZE
Posts: 726
10/9/11 11:38 P

I have heard that the definition of binge drinking is having more than four drinks in one sitting. I assume that this is for the average sized person about 150 or more pounds. Would the definition be the same for someone who is 75lbs or someone who is 300lbs? I'm just wondering because I'm a little on the small side and once I had three bottles of Smirnoff Ice in three hours, threw up a lot of it and was still drunk off my butt. Today we celebrated Thanksgiving (technically tomorrow is Canadian Thanksgiving) and I had about a pint of wine and threw up most of it but was still quite off balance. Would this be considered binge drinking?



 
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