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SEDONACAT
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Great advice. I rarely drink alc. for those reasons esp.because of the the effect on my liver. I figure my poor liver has had to detoxify for over 60 yr. and it has to be getting tired. ;-) I am trying to go easy on it and not load it with "unnecessary" toxins. On those rare occasions, it will be a glass of wine or a light beer.

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I'd always wondered why I have such a difficult time processing alcohol. I had begun to assume that it was because of the sugars, but this explanation makes much more sense. I was diagnosed with Fibro just over a year ago and had pretty much quit drinking. I've only done it a few times in the last year and each time led to nasty hangovers and me feeling like I'd been hit by a truck. I'm now alcohol free and plan to stay that way.

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thank goodness i dont drink

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Great advice, Martha! Have a very Happy New Year! emoticonemoticonemoticon

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I drink alcoholic beverages sparingly because of the amount of medication that my liver already has to process. At parties, weddings or dinner with friends, I will occasionally have a glass of wine or champagne.
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Alcohol and fibro do not mix.Most patients wi fibro. Chronic fatigue and ME are alcohol intolerant. When the liver breaks down alcohol, enzymes produce toxins which people with FM and ME/CFS do not process well. One of those toxins is acetaldehyde, which is known to contribute to the hangover effect.
Alcohol promotes inflammation, which increases pain.
Alcohol depletes glutathione, which is already thought to be low in people with FM and ME/CFS.
Alcohol interacts badly with many of our meds and could cause a overdose, especially if you take tramadol, hydro condone, and Lyrica. It is a central nervous system depressant, so it will make your antidepressants ineffective.
So, reconsider having that drink. It may exacerbate your pain, nausea and sleep problems. If you do drink, make sure you also consume extra water to help process it. Thanks to Karen Lee Richards for this information.

Edited by: MARTHASPARKS at: 12/31/2011 (20:11)
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