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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 After my second glass of wine, I started feeling a little withdrawn and slightly out-of-it -- I did not like this feeling and at this point I wished I drank the root beer instead.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has happened before so I can not blame it on the food) and the restless nights, followed by a day of being tired and withdrawn.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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    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!
    1556 days ago
    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.
    1557 days ago
    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!
    1557 days ago
    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.

    1557 days ago
    Thanks for your honesty and for doing the experimenting for me, as they say. I KNOW what alcohol does to me when kills my body, my mind, my soul, and my spirit.
    Wishing you well today!!!
    1557 days ago
    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.
    1557 days ago
    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.
    1557 days ago
    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!
    1557 days ago
    I can drink most alcohol, just not wine. I think it's the nitrates in it that don't agree with me.
    1557 days ago
    We can all learn lessons from our bodies...if we listen! Good idea!
    1557 days ago
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