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the most depressing realisation ever

by Jen at 10:14 pm on 28.05.2007 | 8 Comments
filed under: mundane mayhem

yesterday being kerryn and tracey’s anniversary, we went out for a few drinks in the evening. between 7 and midnight, i had 3 glasses of red wine. came home, had a bit of food, went to bed.

got up and was sick in the middle of the night. ugh.

all day today, i’ve felt like death. we’re talking actual writhing and moaning. i’ve had 14 ibuprofen during the course of the day, and been sick once. not so much fun.

that, combined with the disturbing new trend of day-long migraines after even mild nights out, pretty much means wine is off the menu for me from now on. the past 6 months, i’ve had really bad hangovers all out of proportion to the amount i drank, and a niggling thought has developed at the back of my head. i’ve always gotten a flushed face from even small amounts of alcohol, so i’m beginning to wonder if i’m developing some kind of actual intolerance.

gah! i already can’t eat dairy. now no wine, and no cheese. how could life be so cruel?!?



  • 1

    Comment by Nicole

    29.05.2007 @ 07:35 am

    Oh dear. . .

  • 2

    Comment by Jen

    29.05.2007 @ 17:16 pm

    tell me about it!

  • 3

    Comment by Anglofille

    29.05.2007 @ 22:23 pm

    we’re in the same boat. no wine or cheese for me. people say to me all the time, right to my face, that they simply couldn’t go on if they were me. they’d rather be dead. it’s always nice to hear that. )

    i’ve never been a drinker, so i must admit that. but i’ve given up lots of other things and i get by just fine. it doesn’t bother me. i’d rather *feel* good! so if you become a leper from society, you can hang out with me…

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    Comment by nikoline

    30.05.2007 @ 15:05 pm

    no wine and no cheese? that IS cruel. thought about seeing an allergist?

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    Comment by Amity

    30.05.2007 @ 19:50 pm


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    Comment by mum

    31.05.2007 @ 02:36 am

    Try white wine,that is less likely to cause migaines(and the flushing?)The stuff in red wine that is supposed to be really good for your health is( I think) the same stuff that causes migraines. Also some people find that vodka(supposedly more pure) also is better tolerated.

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    Comment by satehen

    2.06.2007 @ 16:29 pm

    Umm … maybe you’re just … getting old! ;p

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