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Posted by Debbie [2701.566] on May 22, 2005 at 17:22:04:

I'm not sure if anyone here can answer this but I am wondering if
there is any known condition that would cause someone to be
prqactically intolerant of alcohol. I am 41 and have never been
able to build up a tolerance even for small amounts of alcoholic
beverages. After even a quarter of a glass of wine or cocktail I
become incredibly drunk and dizzy, my speech slurs and I almost
always end up throwing up. Most people dont' get this until they
have one too many. I can't even have one! Sometimes within
literally minutes of consumption (even with heavy meals) I am
completely wasted.

The only plus side is that it usually processes out very quickly too. I
don't stay drunk very long. I have always been frustrated with this
and now that I am getting older it's even worse. I have two sips and
start to get dizzy. I just wish I could enjoy a full glass of wine or
even get tipsy like everyne else I know without ending up with the
spins and vomtiing in restaurant bathrooms! Is there any hope or
should I just accept that alcohol is not for me?

Any ideas why I am so sensitive? Could it be a condition?
Someone suggested to me once an allergy or possibly somethign
with my adrenals.



Re: no tolerance for alcohol. Dr. Leake's Law of inebriation. Archive.

Posted by Walt Stoll [93.1889] on May 23, 2005 at 07:38:48:

In Reply to: no tolerance for alcohol posted by Debbie [2701.566] on May 22, 2005 at 17:22:04:

Debbie,

This is genetic. Be happy that you are a "cheap drunk". Either carefully titre how much you drink at a sitting OR avoid it all together. Remember "Leake's Law of controlled inebriation": Drink exactly the amount it takes to get you to precisely the level of impairment you prefer. THEN drink exactly 1/4 that amount every hour till you quit for the night. That will maintain exactly your preferred level of inebriation for as long as you wish.

When you are drinking wine the schedule has a 15 minute delay in the beginning.

This only holds if you do not mix your poison. If you are drinking mixed drinks only drink mixed drinks, If you are drinking beer, only drink beer, etc.

Hope this helps.

Walt



Re: no tolerance for alcohol. Dr. Leake's Law of inebriation. Archive.

Posted by Maz [31.1498] on May 25, 2005 at 15:22:32:

In Reply to: Re: no tolerance for alcohol. Dr. Leake's Law of inebriation. Archive. posted by Walt Stoll [93.1889] on May 23, 2005 at 07:38:48:

Hi there,

Why are you persistent in drinking alcohol if it has this effect on you. Give it up!

Maz

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