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Just wondering if everyone else is as big a lightweight as me since SAH. I am very lucky now if I can have 2 glasses of wine, 1 can of cider or 1 martini and lemonade etc before I have a stonking headache/hangover.

I've heard that 1 drink to a SAH survivor is like 4 to anyone else- is that true? I must admit I sometimes find it difficult and now find it harder to go out to the pub as I can't make 1 drink last all night and I think if i'm sitting there with several lemonades etc I could of done that at home. Does anyone else feel like that or am I just being stupid? Feel free to tell me the truth!!

Laura

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Hi Laura

I rarely felt the affects of alcohol or had hangovers, Could easily drink any off the boys under the table. Possibly body Mass index i would usually be the lass girl standing.

In the early days I didn't fancy alcohol at all. After 1/2 drinks would be staggering.

It has taken me as while to adjust but now I not overly bothered, i'll have a couple of glasses max at a weekend but even then It has to be a nice bottle.

I did miss the socialising at the pub but think all of us lot now looking after our health a bit more and not doing the binge drinking.

I was drunk for the first time in a year a couple of weeks ago. It happened by accident genuinely I was out doing Weddingy things with my Pal who's getting Wed and Lunch progressed with me getting Merry. Felt ok next day.

I now will look for the non alcho beers and am happy to drive.

Non Alcho Cobra (is good)

Slainte

Aine xox

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Hi All

Prior to my SAH I used to drink a lot, beer only. I used to go out at least 3 times a week and drink well over the recommended limit. Since my SAH I do not touch alcohol at all. The reason being that I did go out a couple of times and had 2 pints on a Saturday and I was ill till the following Thursday yes Thursday. I saw my GP who told me there is no problem in drinking moderately and suggested shandy. I tried that and was still bad. I left it for a few months and again had a couple of pints and for the following few days I felt absolutely knackered (can I say that) and my headaches returned. I have now decided to stick to soft drinks but still go out, not as much. Its no big sacrifice to chuck the alcohol if it makes you feel ill.

The only problem I have is friends saying " Go on John one won't do you any harm " I now just ignore them. I do find that non alcoholic beer makes you pee more but there again so does coke so you can't win!!!

Cheers

John :D:D

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Hi everyone

Just wanted to say that its a bit of a coincedence (I cant spell anymore!) but it was my birthday on March 24th and that was when I discovered that drinking was maybe not a great idea anymore. I went out and was cellebrating, just over 1 year post SAH, wanted to make the most of this birthday and had lots to drink! I later discovered that my behaviour was to say at the very least unacceptable, but if Im honest completly off the wall and very strange. it was this epesode, which I have to say I dont remember that led me into facing upto the fact that, dare I say it, my SAH may have affected me in more ways than I realised, in fact I realised that my brain may have been a little bit damaged. Having not suffered any physical disability the mental disability well and truley bit me on the ****, and following this I found this site, so as I say and believe every cloud has a silver linning.

But sadly I do love a glass of wine or vodka and lemonade!

lol

Kirsty

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I have been known to enjoy the odd pint or 3 from time to time. It was probably 6 months after my SAH, that I could drink more than one without feeling drunk. With plenty of training, I'm back up to full strength and can enjoy a few pints at the weekends. :D

Regards

Keith

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Thanks everyone for your replies. I had 'friends' who were calling me a lightweight etc. Bearing in mind I never used to drink that much before. My 'friends' do find it hard that i'm lucky if I have 2 wine and lemonades. They don't have to live with the headaches and sickness etc.

Take care

Laura

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Hi

SAH is like having a hangover every day without the pleasure of having had a drink, due to dehydration alcohol

dehydrates you even further so you must drink more fluids.

When I'm not doing so good if I go out I only have one drink I make it last if anyone says anything I ignore it, you know your limit its not a case of keeping up with the Jones.....

Take care

Louise.xx

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Hi guys

Well after the weekend I've just had celebrating my brother's 40th at the MCN Live Weekend at Butlins in Skegness, I have found a drink that is almost miraculous. I was determined to enjoy myself and though we spent most of the weekend drinkg it wasn't like a pub crawl where you have to keep up with everyone to move onto the next pub. Anyhow, I took some Head Start with me - hypotonic drink for alcohol consumers (thats what it says on the bottle!!) and it's ****** marvellous. You drink a 500ml bottle before going to sleep and then another on in the morning - I didn't have a hangover or a headache all weekend.

Sami xxx

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