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Old 11-28-2007, 09:03 AM   #1
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Alcohol as a diagnostic.

In the past few months there were occasions that I consumed 4-8 oz. vodka within a few hours, and got high with no ill effects. (i.e. throwing up, nausea). And after about 5-8 hours it wore off.

I have seen that one of the symptoms of Lyme's is a non-toleration to alcohol. How about this: I take that amount of alcohol that I had previously, and if I have any adverse reaction, I’ll assume that I have Bb?

 
Old 11-29-2007, 09:58 AM   #2
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Re: Alcohol as a diagnostic.

Had 6 Oz. whisky yesterday. All was fine.

what happens when those with Lyme drink alcohol?

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Old 11-29-2007, 11:44 AM   #3
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Re: Alcohol as a diagnostic.

Alcohol in the body breaks down into amonia and then into Aldehydes.
Aldehydes are formed by partial oxidation of primary alcohols.

Aldehydes are used for the manufacture of synthetic resins, e.g., bakelite, and for making dyestuffs, flavorings, perfumes, and other chemicals. Some are used as preservatives and disinfectants.

The byproducts of Lyme bacteria, it's urine and other waste products deposit amonia into the body's tissues and then the immune system has to make the conversion.

If you are drinking Alcohol along with Lyme you should feel twice as ill at some point within the next 24 hours. It's all poison.

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Old 11-29-2007, 11:59 AM   #4
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Re: Alcohol as a diagnostic.

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Alcohol in the body breaks down into amonia and then into Aldehydes.
Aldehydes are formed by partial oxidation of primary alcohols.

Aldehydes are used for the manufacture of synthetic resins, e.g., bakelite, and for making dyestuffs, flavorings, perfumes, and other chemicals. Some are used as preservatives and disinfectants.

The byproducts of Lyme bacteria, it's urine and other waste products deposit amonia into the body's tissues and then the immune system has to make the conversion.

If you are drinking Alcohol along with Lyme you should feel twice as ill at some point within the next 24 hours. It's all poison.
This is interesting to me as i've been drinking all through the 8 years i've had lyme and i don't think i've noticed anything other than an increased ability to get very tired.

 
Old 11-29-2007, 05:14 PM   #5
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Re: Alcohol as a diagnostic.

I don't have any intolerance when I'm DRINKING alcohol, but the hangovers are horrible. Nothing like they used to be.

 
Old 11-29-2007, 05:42 PM   #6
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Re: Alcohol as a diagnostic.

There are two responses. They both confirm the same issue. Keep drinking if that is your choice.

 
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Re: Alcohol as a diagnostic.

I do not think you can assume you have Lyme if you have a reaction to alcohol. Not everyone gets this symptom.

A knowledgeable doctor can tell you if you have Lyme.

 
Old 11-30-2007, 08:58 AM   #8
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Re: Alcohol as a diagnostic.

I definitely did not mean to say drinking was an appropriate way to "test" for Lyme.

 
Old 11-30-2007, 09:44 AM   #9
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Re: Alcohol as a diagnostic.

I had a reaction to alcohol. I do not anymore since I've been on therapy. For about a year, if I took 1 sip of alcohol, my entire body would burn and I'd feel light headed. It was like I just gulped down a whole glass. If I had a glass of wine, it was like I had the whole bottle. I never noticed a hangover issue- just while I was drinking. I am not usually much of a drinker so maybe you are affected more if it is not something you do often.

 
Old 12-08-2007, 09:28 AM   #10
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Re: Alcohol as a diagnostic.

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Alcohol in the body breaks down into amonia and then into Aldehydes.
Aldehydes are formed by partial oxidation of primary alcohols.

Aldehydes are used for the manufacture of synthetic resins, e.g., bakelite, and for making dyestuffs, flavorings, perfumes, and other chemicals. Some are used as preservatives and disinfectants.

The byproducts of Lyme bacteria, it's urine and other waste products deposit amonia into the body's tissues and then the immune system has to make the conversion.

If you are drinking Alcohol along with Lyme you should feel twice as ill at some point within the next 24 hours. It's all poison.

Rodney ; That explaination describes exactly what I experienced. I have now had the same symptoms with sugar; is the chemical breakdown explaination the same with sugar as alcohol?? Thanks much

Last edited by Ahniew; 12-08-2007 at 09:38 AM. Reason: :) Sorry Rodney, I called you Mickie :o

 
Old 12-08-2007, 09:33 AM   #11
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Re: Alcohol as a diagnostic.

I haven't researched sugars and Lyme but I have never had adverse reactions with sugar.

Rodney

(Mickie is female.)

 
Old 12-12-2007, 05:42 AM   #12
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Re: Alcohol as a diagnostic.

I cannot even have a thimble size of any kind of alcohol or I am in a drunken/toxic stupor...........I feel like I am dying. I stay far far away from it all. I miss my occasional glass of wine

 
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