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Old 12-09-2004, 05:04 PM   #1
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More sensitive to alcohol??

Just wondering if anyone else has noticed a decreased tolerance for alcohol since their thyroid problems started? I am currently hypoT and if I drink even one beer, it gets to me much more than it used to. Anyone else noticed this effect? I wonder if it has something to do with decreased metabolism overall?...

 
Old 12-09-2004, 05:16 PM   #2
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Re: More sensitive to alcohol??

I found that it worse than low tolerance. It puts you out there beyond the beyonds.
I think you perhaps fail to metabolize anything well when you are hypo.

 
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Old 12-09-2004, 06:16 PM   #3
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I haven't been able to tolerate alcohol since I started having thyroid problems three years ago. I would have one drink and just feel sick. Even though I'm feeling better, I still cant drink much if at all. You're not alone.
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Old 12-09-2004, 07:09 PM   #4
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I get all rosey and warm with JUST ONE! Drives me NUTS!

 
Old 12-09-2004, 07:48 PM   #5
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I can't drink more than 3 a month ( I drink less than that in a year) I had an car accident (not wearing seatbelt) and the steering wheel crushed my pancreas, so if I drank much I would get very ill and maybe die. I spent 9 weeks in ICU and had 67 CAT SCANS and I really truly believe they and all the other x-rays caused my thyroid cancer. My Surgeon believed that also. WEAR YOUR SEATBELTS PLEASE!

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Old 12-09-2004, 08:16 PM   #6
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Benzi!

I must say...its a right MIRACLE you are even with us!

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Old 12-09-2004, 08:46 PM   #7
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Wow, Benzi! I definitely wear my seat belt and am glad that you're OK after all that.

Glad to hear that I'm not the only one that experiences this with alcohol...

The way that I feel if I have even one drink is like my detached brain fog feeling is magnified x100! Not fun at all!

 
Old 12-09-2004, 09:01 PM   #8
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Wow! I am so glad to hear that other people feel the same way. I have the same effect when drinking, and even if I only drink a little I feel 100x worse the next day than I used. Sound familiar to anyone?

 
Old 12-09-2004, 10:00 PM   #9
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I am like a cat with 9 lives, but am using them at a steady rate. If you don't drink much you don't have a tolerance to alcohol, so it saves you money LOL And your health. Be very careful, I was hit by a drunk driver and with a low tolerance you might not even be able to drink ONE and drive. You will not believe this but BOTH of my brothers were hit by drunk drivers in 2 separate accidents 10 years apart! So my poor mother and father have lost 2 children and almost lost a third (me)! I am not really lecturing about drinking and NOT driving, just drinking and driving. Sorry! I hope I do not offend anyone and I don't want to imply that any of you would even think about it.

 
Old 12-09-2004, 10:03 PM   #10
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Sorry to hear about your brothers Benzi.

 
Old 12-09-2004, 10:13 PM   #11
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Thanks I am ok with it and ok with death issues, I have some strong ideas about death being a good thing and not bad at all. I coded 3 times after car accident and that tends to change the way you look at things. Its life quality that I have issue's with. I WANT SOME QUALITY. We all do I quess. That is what the message boards are all about they help me see that really all of us on earth are after the same thing and we are not so different from each other. Have a wonderful sleep and a good day tomorrow!

 
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Re: More sensitive to alcohol??

We have to remember that wehn we are hypo, ALL of our body processes slow down. When we drink, our body can't process the alcohol as fast as the average person. This menas that we are intoxicated faster, because the levels rise faster, and we are intoxicated longer, because it takes longer to process it out of our system.

Another twist to this is that the extra load that alcohol places on our liver could cause T4-->T3 conversion to suffer while we are drinking, potentially impacting how we feel for up to a few days from only a drink or two.
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Old 12-15-2004, 03:29 AM   #13
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Oh I never thought of the HypoT as the reason for this but that makes perfect sense.

I enjoyed casusal drinking untill I turned 41. I became pregnant for the first time at age 40, had a terrible allergic reaction, ended up in the hospital with hives, fever etc and lost the baby at 11 weeks. After that I had no tolerance for alchohol ( I get looped on 2 wine coolers), got terrible hangovers from even one drink and just lost the desire to drink completely. Its really no loss since I just have no desire to drink now.

I blaimed in on being a weird side effect of such an odd pregnancy reaction but it makes more sense that this pregnancy kicked off the Hashimotos and therefore the alchohol intolerance. I've always sort of known that that's how I got the Hashimotos ( DR said maybe/probably) but I didnt realize that the drinking was actually related to the Hashis and only indirectly came from the pregnancy.

Another mystery solved !

 
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