I am a 20 year old woman weighing around 120 pounds and I drink casually, a couple times a month. The other night I had 6 drinks (1 shot of bourbon, 5 cans of beer) over the course of three hours and I started throwing up. In the next 45 minutes I could no longer walk or talk and I passed out and was carried into an ambulance by paramedics and taken to the hospital. I often throw up the night of, or the next morning if I have 2 or more drinks. I know 6 drinks is quite a lot but it was over three hours and this seems like quite an extreme reaction, when most people would just be fairly drunk. My family also has no history of alcohol intolerance. Any ideas? Thanks
My belief is that you are one of those rare younger people who don't binge drink and you are surrounded by a collection of boys who think they look cool when they are virtually brain damaged or think that girls are impressed by drunks.
I actually believe your tolerance is quite normal for a non drinker/very light drinker. Wear it as a badge of honor and feel sorry for the drunks. Don't join them.
I couldn't drink that over 3 yrs. 3 hrs is nothing in spacing terms. Like stephen said, many young people are so used to having their brains pickled that they don't show what its doing to their bodies. Believe it or not, you can party without alcohol or drugs, and have a good time too. You are just one of those who can't tolerate it.
Hi, just an idea... my sister has Gilbert's disease, which causes an alcohol intolerance. It is quite a rare phenomenon. She can have one or 2 drinks, but will get drunk very quickly and will have bad hangovers. Because of this she very rarely drinks. Look it up on wikipedia
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