Alcohol problems with CFS?
For the last month and a half, I've been experiencing some of the classic symptoms of cfs- unrefreshing sleep, tiredness, etc. It began after I left my job after experiencing stress for a few years.
Recently over the last 2 weeks, the tiredness has improved to an extent where even though I still feel a little groggy on waking, I have felt almost back to normal, and able to do things. My one problem has been with alcohol. i've read that many cfs patients are alcohol sensitive, and having a drink can cause them to feel low for a few days as the body takes longer than normal to process out the toxins.
Friday night, I had a can of beer and felt fine. But yesterday when watching a football match, I had a pint and a half(British 568ml) of beer, and about an hour later I started to feel a little hot, and then came down with a headache which has lasted from 4 pm yesterday to today.
I am wondering if this could be a sign of increased sensitivity to alcohol? Or could it be a pyschosomatic reaction, where you subconsiously develop the symptoms in response to fears about drinking alcohol?
I woke up this morning with a kind of hangover effect even though I only drank 1 1/2 pints of beer. With CFS, how long does this hangover effect last? I've read that whilst "normal" people only take a day to get over drinking alcohol and detoxify, those with cfs can take about a week due to a compromised immune system?
Anyone have any ideas? or have alcohol sensitivity?
Last edited by pxd867; 08-27-2006 at 10:32 AM.