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    I've never been a heavy drinker, but not a lightweight either. I've never been sick, forgotten anything or even had much of a hangover when I've been drunk.
    I've been drinking at parties for the last 5/6 years and have never come across a drink that I've had a problem with until about a year ago.

    I was at a party and had just one vodka and lemonade and felt really sick, flushed and a bit like I'd suddenly got a cold. I stopped drinking and had a glass of water and it took me about an hour to feel better. I then switched to Malibu and was fine. A couple of weeks after the same thing happened and so the next day I tried just a Smirnoff Ice and again the same thing happened.

    I decided to avoid vodka and was fine drinking other stuff until just after christmas when I had an apple cider at pre-drinks. Just half-way through the bottle I felt sick and flushed again, I stopped drinking until we went out an hour or so later and again stuck to Malibu and I was ok.
    Basically since then this has happened a lot and I've come to realise that I can't drink anything other than Malibu or Gin without feeling ill after just a few sips.

    I'm annoyed because I'm going off to uni in September and I'm worried that if I can't drink anything I'll feel left out.

    Has anyone experienced anything like this before or know what this could be?
    Someone said I might have developed an alcohol intolerance, but then surely I wouldn't be able to drink anything? Or could it be just a matter of time before I can't drink Gin or Malibu either?
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    I've never been a heavy drinker, but not a lightweight either. I've never been sick, forgotten anything or even had much of a hangover when I've been drunk.
    I've been drinking at parties for the last 5/6 years and have never come across a drink that I've had a problem with until about a year ago.

    I was at a party and had just one vodka and lemonade and felt really sick, flushed and a bit like I'd suddenly got a cold. I stopped drinking and had a glass of water and it took me about an hour to feel better. I then switched to Malibu and was fine. A couple of weeks after the same thing happened and so the next day I tried just a Smirnoff Ice and again the same thing happened.

    I decided to avoid vodka and was fine drinking other stuff until just after christmas when I had an apple cider at pre-drinks. Just half-way through the bottle I felt sick and flushed again, I stopped drinking until we went out an hour or so later and again stuck to Malibu and I was ok.
    Basically since then this has happened a lot and I've come to realise that I can't drink anything other than Malibu or Gin without feeling ill after just a few sips.

    I'm annoyed because I'm going off to uni in September and I'm worried that if I can't drink anything I'll feel left out.

    Has anyone experienced anything like this before or know what this could be?
    Someone said I might have developed an alcohol intolerance, but then surely I wouldn't be able to drink anything? Or could it be just a matter of time before I can't drink Gin or Malibu either?
    It might be that the things that you are drinking have a similar ingredient that you are intolerant too. Maybe keep a note of the brands that are making you feel rough and then compare ingredients?
 
 
 
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