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    Old 11-09-2014, 12:55 PM   #1
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    Problems with caffeine, alcohol and painkillers


    I'm not sure if you could call this a medical "problem" but I feel like I am more sensitive towards same substances than other people while some things that should affect me don't do that at all.

    I like coffee but even after only one cup my heart stars racing, I feel dizzy and my hands tremble. I once drank three cups and got so dizzy I had to lie down for a few hours.

    I don't even like most alcoholic drinks and therefore don't drink alcohol often but even when I want to I can't drink a lot of it. It just makes me feel really weird. I had two glasses of champagne a few months ago and had to throw up because of it.

    Pain killers:
    Aspirine doesn't work on me at all, ibuprofen works but it takes at least an hour to work and the effect wears off after maybe two hours.

    I know no one else how has these reaction and I'm not sure if it's normal?

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    Re: Problems with caffeine, alcohol and painkillers

    WEll, yes, it's very normal. I don't do caffeine at all because it raises my heart rate and I have palpitations from it. Many people have this. It's very common. Just drink decaf.

    As for the alcohol, since you don't drink regularly you'll have a harder time when you do. And the champagne with it's bubbles can be a problem as well. Did you eat before and while you were drinking? An empty stomach for someone not accustomed to alcohol - and the bubbles - will make for upset.

    Pain killers - many people have a high tolerance level for them. Also not unusual. Aspirin does nothing for me but give me indigestion. Ibuprofen I throw up. So I take tylenol or aleve. They work best for me. Everyone is different. Find whatever works for you and go from there.

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