Could i be allergic to alcohol??
I get this bruised feeling all over after a night out, drinking alcohol. this has been happening to me alot lately. I go out for example on a saturday nite, i drink the same amount as any of my friends with me, i wake up the next morning, dont feel too bad, but by about 9 o clock that evening i get these pains from head to toe, ive do sometimes mix drinks, but as an experiment ive tried sticking to one drink either beer or spirits and i still get these pains the following evening. Like I mean the pain is sooo sore i can barely sleep at nite as even to lie down on my bed the pain from head to toe is like a bruised feeling and i cannot get comfortable, these pains will last 24 full hours. I am just wondering why i get this and i know nobody else that gets it. I know you will probably tell me i am drinking too much but im not drinking anymore than others out with me, sometimes less. I am really worried that i am doing damage to my body, please help me.
Hi, welcome to the ehealth forum and I am glad to help you.
You seem concerned by the pain in the whole body giving you a bruised feeling in the evening following a night out with your friends drinking alcohol.
The symptoms that you are experiencing probably relate to alcohol hangover and these can vary from person to person in a group even if the amount consumed by each person is the same within the group.People experiencing a hangover feel ill and impaired.Studies suggest genetic factors are associated with a person's sensitivity to the effects of alcohol, so it's important to know your family history.
The concomitant use of certain drugs can also affect the way you metabolise alcohol and lead to such symptoms. The best way to stop these symptoms is to stop drinking altogether or you can consult your personal physician for the evaluation of your case as the same is not possible online.
Hope this helps. Take care.
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