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My Body Just Can Not Handle Alcohol

Sunday, March 16, 2014

After two days of feeling really depressed and my family coming over to celebrate my birthday - I decided to join them and enjoy a glass of red wine. Yes, the wine tasted fabulous and I enjoyed every minute of the not one, but two glasses of wine. I would have had another glass with dessert, but the bottle was empty. After my second glass of wine, I started feeling a little withdrawn and slightly out-of-it -- I did not like this feeling and at this point I wished I drank the root beer instead. As it got closer to my bedtime, my stomach really started hurting. Once I went to sleep, I woke-up about an hour later extremely hot and tossed-and-turned until I went back to sleep again. This happened another time during the night as well. The sad truth is - that even if I could just drink one glass of alcohol, my body can not handle it. The pain in my stomach (this has happened before so I can not blame it on the food) and the restless nights, followed by a day of being tired and withdrawn. It is just not worth it. Yes, I can have a drink whenever I want, but why would I want to feel like this? Why am I writing this down? So the next time I think it is a good idea to join everyone for a drink, I can remember how terrible I feel!

When I turned 40, my body told me, "No more decongestants". My everyday little Allegra D caused my heart to beat rapidly which was very scary and uncomfortable. Now that I am turning 45, my body has clearly told me, "No more alcohol!! No more!". It is time that I listen to what my body is telling me.
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  • ANNEMARGAR
    Thank you all for your comments and stopping by my blog. Well, I have one day under my belt - alcohol free. I slept great last night - feel great this morning. Looking forward to a great day today!
    927 days ago
  • CAROLFAITHWALKR
    Good for you for paying attention and listening.

    Decongestant: have you tried all-natural SinuFix? It contains NAC, n-acetyl cysteine. I will send you a link if you're interested in reviewing the ingredients list. I order it 3 bottles at a time, for me it prevents sinus, ear, tonsil, and lung infections. Much much healthier than antibiotics, decongestants, and OTC and scripts.
    928 days ago
  • MAGNOLIA416
    Dear you! It's sad when we have to let go little pleasures...can't we just keep the little ones when we have so many big ones to let go?!?! I hope you can find a way to get that kind of pleasure in another way. Be good to yourself!
    928 days ago
  • CAPECODLIGHT
    Our bodies tell us lots - we just have to listen. It is good that you are able to pinpoint what doesn't agree with you. Sometimes when it is a food or ingredient, it takes a lot of trial and error.

    929 days ago
  • LESLIESENIOR
    Thanks for your honesty and for doing the experimenting for me, as they say. I KNOW what alcohol does to me when ingested.........it kills my body, my mind, my soul, and my spirit.
    Wishing you well today!!!
    929 days ago
  • AJDOVER1
    Thanks for reminding me. I don't have to feel like that. I'm better without alcohol and it's my priority to be well.
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    929 days ago
  • BABYSOX
    I completely agree. We have to listen to our bodies. I started to take allergy pills again this week and have not had them in many years. I actually felt a little buzz from just one pill. Perhaps I need to listen to my body more closely.
    929 days ago
  • ZIPITUP
    I too cannot tolerate wine that much- although I did have a bottle on Friday night and watched a movie as I had alone time which is very unusual. BUT I felt a bit tired the next day. I don't have that problem with beer BUT with that I gain weight and with wine I don't- I actually lose but I think it is water. To me when I am 100% committed to losing and being fit alcohol is not part of it. It is just not an option. I did have fun on Friday eve but I took a 4 mile walk instead of the 8 I had planned on Saturday morning.
    You are SOOOOOO right to listen to your body!
    929 days ago
  • EVIE4NOW
    I can drink most alcohol, just not wine. I think it's the nitrates in it that don't agree with me.
    929 days ago
  • RIDLEYRIDER
    We can all learn lessons from our bodies...if we listen! Good idea!
    929 days ago
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