I've noticed that I get a headache shortly after drinking alcohol. I used to work as a bartender, and as such drank socially several times a week.
It has been some 5 years now since I drank as much as I did, though I still enjoy a cider or mixed drink on occasion, on average about a half dozen times a year.
Now, after only one drink, shortly afterwards I start getting a headache, which increases in severity with each successive drink. I have taken to drinking a glass of water per drink to counteract the dehydration effect alcohol has, but even so I still get the beginnings of a headache, which is less pronounced when I've had water as well as a drink.
In the past, i would only suffer a headache if I had drunk too much and suffered the subsequent hangover(very rare, even back then). Now I get one after a single cider.
I have no current medical conditions, but live a sedentary lifestyle.
Could I have developed an allergy to alchohol? Or is my body just not used to it anymore?
Excessive alcohol can cause various effects on different organs.It could be possible that you have developed a sensitivity to alcohol but a complete evaluation is a must in your case.You require evaluation of Liver,Blood sugars as deranged glucose levelas are quite common,Vitamin B12, and Blood Profile.
Hypoglycemia,Vitamin deficiency can cause headaches along with dehydration.Consider visiting a Physician for complete examination.
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