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Alcohol, holidays & CFS / FM
Tuesday 27 November 2012
There's not a problem with a champagne toast, or a little peppermint schnapps in your hot chocolate, is there? These kinds of things may sound great during the holidays, but for a lot of us with fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome, a little drink can have a big impact on symptoms.
Alcohol intolerance is something we need to watch out for. Like most symptoms, it doesn't hit all of us - some of us can handle a drink or two. However, some of us can't handle any alcohol, and it's rare to find someone with these conditions whose alcohol tolerance is still what it used to be.
This symptom hasn't gotten attention from researchers, so we can only speak in generalities, such as:
The first step is to know your limits and stick to them. If you do choose to drink, do what you can to mitigate the negative effects:
How has your illness impacted your alcohol tolerance? Did you learn the lesson the hard way? Is it tough for you to avoid drinking during the holidays? Leave your comments here!
The above, with comments, originally appeared here.
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