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    (Original post by missaphrodite)
    Thanks for the tip-off!
    Bit disappointing though
    It's not too bad though because everyone pre-drinks which means that there's always some party or another in halls you can go to, socialise, drink and then all out together.

    What used to really annoy me was that the bartenders at the Union were absolutely rubbish and you could go up to the same bar and get served by the same bartender yet get charged a different price each time.
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    Do you usually get ill from drinking the stuff you mentioned in the OP?

    There's really not much to do if you're really that indisposed to alcohol...

    You could get a vodka and coke, and a coke, and keep topping up the vodka and coke so that it lasts twice as long.

    But if you haven't actually been ill, but just worry about being ill, then I can tell you that the only times I am ill are when I've drank ridiculously. I don't mean amounts, I mean mixing. That's the deadly thing (for me). Keep to the same sort of drinks if you can. The exception is if you're doing shots in a row. A shot of sambuca, vodka, gin and tequila I can handle. 4 shots of tequila I cannot. Sambuca is the exception (for me) since it's my magic drink.

    This is probably the best time to experiment with drink! I doubt you'll be discriminated against if you are ill (unless it's over someone else), and in fact, around the right people it might even be in your favour. :ahee:
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    if you don't want a hangover; AVOID CIDER LIKE THE PLAGUE
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    You can drink an energy drink along with alcohol and you won't feel the effects/will be able to drink more.

    It's mad bad for your health though.
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    Drink a drink that you like. If it makes you ill if you have 3, have 2. If you feel after 2, have 1.

    You're an adult now, you don't have to "be seen" to be having 5 alcoholic drinks. Seriously, why?
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    Just stick to shandy if you're that worried!
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    (Original post by AnonyMatt)
    Do you usually get ill from drinking the stuff you mentioned in the OP?

    There's really not much to do if you're really that indisposed to alcohol...

    You could get a vodka and coke, and a coke, and keep topping up the vodka and coke so that it lasts twice as long.

    But if you haven't actually been ill, but just worry about being ill, then I can tell you that the only times I am ill are when I've drank ridiculously. I don't mean amounts, I mean mixing. That's the deadly thing (for me). Keep to the same sort of drinks if you can. The exception is if you're doing shots in a row. A shot of sambuca, vodka, gin and tequila I can handle. 4 shots of tequila I cannot. Sambuca is the exception (for me) since it's my magic drink.

    This is probably the best time to experiment with drink! I doubt you'll be discriminated against if you are ill (unless it's over someone else), and in fact, around the right people it might even be in your favour. :ahee:
    No I've never been ill as in thrown up or gone unconscious or something.
    Just once after shots, baileys, jack daniels and VKs I woke up in the middle of the night feeling super sick and had a panic attack.
    Ew Sambuca!! I cannot stand the taste of that >.< I hate anything remotely aniseedy or liquoricey...bleurgh!



    I don't care what anyone else thinks about me being ill; it's not about that. It's that I'm emetophobic (google it) and I do EVERYTHING to avoid being ill, and I never throw up more than once a year, usually less often. I want to be able to drink as much as everyone else, not stand out, but not get ill. Plenty of emetophobes don't drink at all just in case, but I want to live just a little. I just want a drink that's 'safe' for me. I know it's bad to mix drinks so I want something that actually tastes nice but won't make me ill.
    And if you (anyone) don't think it's a real phobia then stfu, because it's as real as anything else, and I know 3 other people with the same problem through different friends.
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    Pure straight undiluted everclear, will get you respect and I can guaranty that you won't have even a hint of a hangover the next day (tried, tested, approved).
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    (Original post by missaphrodite)
    No I've never been ill as in thrown up or gone unconscious or something.
    Just once after shots, baileys, jack daniels and VKs I woke up in the middle of the night feeling super sick and had a panic attack.
    Ew Sambuca!! I cannot stand the taste of that >.< I hate anything remotely aniseedy or liquoricey...bleurgh!

    I don't care what anyone else thinks about me being ill; it's not about that. It's that I'm emetophobic (google it) and I do EVERYTHING to avoid being ill, and I never throw up more than once a year, usually less often. I want to be able to drink as much as everyone else, not stand out, but not get ill. Plenty of emetophobes don't drink at all just in case, but I want to live just a little. I just want a drink that's 'safe' for me. I know it's bad to mix drinks so I want something that actually tastes nice but won't make me ill.
    And if you (anyone) don't think it's a real phobia then stfu, because it's as real as anything else, and I know 3 other people with the same problem through different friends.
    Hey,

    I used to live with a girl who was really badly emetophobic, so I kind of get your situation a bit more now I know that. She just avoided drinking, really, and only had the occasional one or two drinks, but I can see you don't want to do that (and that's good - it sounds like you're coping well if you're prepared to have a few drinks).

    I think it would be good if you could work out what it is about different drinks that sometimes makes you feel a bit ill. For instance, I find cheap lager makes me feel sick, but that's because of the fizziness (and because it's disgusting). I'm fine with real ales, which are a lot less fizzy. I also struggle with very sweet drinks nowadays - I like things like Southern Comfort and lemonade, but I can only drink two or three, as I find it too sickly. Recently I've started drinking gin and tonic when I want a spirit and mixer type drink, as it's not sweet. It might not be to your taste (a lot of people don't like it), but I personally find it a refreshing change from all the sweet things I used to drink. It's also a case of what you're used to - I've always drunk wine at home with my parents, and so I don't find it affects me as much as other drinks.

    To be honest though, stick to a sensible amount of alcohol, and you shouldn't be ill. The type of drink may contribute, but overall it's quantities that matter. 5 singles shouldn't make you ill. But don't feel like you need to have that many! Have a few drinks and see how you feel - you can always switch to soft drinks.

    Although for many people, freshers might involve getting very drunk and ending up feeling like ****, there are plenty of people at Warwick who don't drink at all and still go out and have a great time. There are also plenty of people who don't want to make themselves ill, even if they do enjoy a few drinks. When you make good friends, they will understand about your phobia, and not wanting to risk making yourself ill by drinking too much.

    Good luck at Warwick. I'm about to start back there for my MA - hope you love it as much as I do.
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    (Original post by missaphrodite)
    Well obviously I don't know what the people are going to be like.
    But when I've gone out in a group before, especially if there are men, I get put under pressure to drink, and drinks bought for me even when I say no.
    I don't mean I'm some amazing hottie, I mean people in my friendship group trying to be friendly, but usually just making me feel ill
    Same applies when we're drinking in rounds etc.
    I could probably make 5 drinks last a night out.
    Say you don't want to get in a round and stick to it. If someone gets you a drink when you asked them not too, just leave it sitting there, give it away to some stranger on the next table or find some other amusing way of disposing of it that makes the point that you really don't want people giving you more alcohol than you like.
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    (Original post by AnonyMatt)
    Do you usually get ill from drinking the stuff you mentioned in the OP?

    There's really not much to do if you're really that indisposed to alcohol...

    You could get a vodka and coke, and a coke, and keep topping up the vodka and coke so that it lasts twice as long.

    But if you haven't actually been ill, but just worry about being ill, then I can tell you that the only times I am ill are when I've drank ridiculously. I don't mean amounts, I mean mixing. That's the deadly thing (for me). Keep to the same sort of drinks if you can. The exception is if you're doing shots in a row. A shot of sambuca, vodka, gin and tequila I can handle. 4 shots of tequila I cannot. Sambuca is the exception (for me) since it's my magic drink.

    This is probably the best time to experiment with drink! I doubt you'll be discriminated against if you are ill (unless it's over someone else), and in fact, around the right people it might even be in your favour. :ahee:
    True about getting ill. What ever you do don't mix! That goes for everyone, the only thing is the amount needed. And yeah drink too much and you'll be ill. The best thing for you it seems is to drink "long drinks".
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    Spirits and mixers all the way - doubles if you're feeling a bit daring! As long as you remember to heave a decent sized meal before you go out and to drink a lot of water when you get back in, all will be fine!!
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    The best way is to try out different things, take it slowly and build up (maybe have one more drink every night out until you reach your comfortable amount).

    Alcopops can make you feel ill, particularly if you drink them from the start (rather than having a couple when already drunk) because they're fizzy and very sugary. But it does vary.

    I know that darker drinks give you more of a hangover (so choose vodka/white wine/white rum etc over dark rum/red wine etc.

    It really is a trial and error thing, and ultimately you can drink enough of most things to get drunk without being ill, you just have to stick to your limits and it will be fine!
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    Thanks everyone for understanding
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    personaly shots seem to work best for me. anything that comes in large volumes and anything fizzy ends up on the floor =/
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    Fizzy=bad. That's my new rule.
    But makes it hard to have mixers :s
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    Ok, so I didn't read all the thread, but I read the first part and the fact that you think fizzy is bad, so here are some suggestions.

    Avoid cocktails; most of them have something fizzy in them. Especially mojitos, singapore slings, snowballs and the like. Plus they're expensive. You'll be at uni. You wont like expensive.

    Simple drinks. Most females I know tend to like schnapps, so you can experiment with those. They're fruity and as still have a moderately strong alcoholic content.

    You can also try pushkin, which is a type of vodka. Low alcohol content, especially if you use it with a mixer. Definitely would suggest pushkin black with orange though. Tastes really good, and since it's low in alcoholic content, it tends to be cheap too. But it doesn't get you drunk, so that's a minus

    For slightly stronger stuff, you can try jager. Quite common, mix with an energy drink (there are still energy drinks like M-150) or have it straight. I'm not sure you'll like it, but it's definitely worth a shot.

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    As for eating. Pasta / Chips (not greasy if possible) an hour before hand work wonders. They open up the stomach making you able to resist more. Avoid anything with a high amount of oil or a high amount of acid. Yes, fruit are bad for you if you plan on drinking because of high acidic content. (which is why schnapps are a great first few drinks of the night).
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    (Original post by missaphrodite)
    I'm not a big drinker, but I'm going to uni so I'm expecting way more nights out than I was having before. I want to be able to drink something over the course of the night with the lowest risk of feeling or being sick, because I absolutely hate that and I'd rather not go out at all!

    The drinks I like are malibu or sours shots, malibu/vodka and coke, rose or white wine and cider, but I'm open to new things as long as they're not lager or beer. When I go out on a night I'll stick to shots or vodka alcopops, because my thinking was with the alcopops that the alcohol content was low so I wouldn't get ill, but apparently they make loads of people feel ill
    I don't need to go crazy with anything, just need to be seen to be having around 5 drinks.
    It's the amount of sugar in the alcopops that make people feel ill rather than the alcohol content which isn't very high. I would'nt go for whiskey if I were you, it's a fairly strong and sickly taste if you aren't used to it. Have you tried skittles? A lot of girls drink it here, you usually get in a pint glass so you can make it last a while and it's not that strong either. If not you can usually get fruit mixers like orange/mango etc to have with a spirit to eliminate the fizzyniss factor.
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    (Original post by missaphrodite)
    Well obviously I don't know what the people are going to be like.
    But when I've gone out in a group before, especially if there are men, I get put under pressure to drink, and drinks bought for me even when I say no.
    I don't mean I'm some amazing hottie, I mean people in my friendship group trying to be friendly, but usually just making me feel ill
    Same applies when we're drinking in rounds etc.
    I could probably make 5 drinks last a night out.
    Why do you feel the need to drink alcohol if you're not a big drinker? When I go out with people that drink, I just get a coke or another type of soft drink. Its not like people exclude you because you don't drink alcohol.
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    You can get non-fizzy mixers such as fruit juice, but they're likely to be more expensive with drinks in bars.

    I much prefer vodka and orange juice to vodka and coke - I think orange juice is a lot better at masking the taste of cheap spirits. In that respect, it's probably a good choice if you're drinking in halls before going out, as you can buy a cheap carton of orange juice.

    Of course, a couple of fizzy drinks probably won't do you any harm; the issue is when you have a lot of fizzy drinks and it seems to sort of build up and make you feel ill.

    I disagree with whoever said avoid cocktails because they're fizzy - not all of them are. If they're fairly small, strong cocktails, they won't tend to have as much mixer as a simple spirit and mixer, and some, like Cosmopolitan or Sex on the Beach are made with fruit juice. They are, however, expensive. I think the ones at the Terrace Bar at Warwick are £4.
 
 
 
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