Why cant I stomach alcohol anymore? How to get past it?!

Question: Why cant I stomach alcohol anymore!? How to get past it!?
I had a bad drinking experience a few months ago and havent drank properly since!.

I'm 19 and like to have a casual drink with friends and family!. It was my birthday the other week and we went to a restaraunt and i picked the weakest drink ' a vodka cruiser' and i couldnt have 2 whole mouthfulls!.

I am always very nervous when im about to drink and as soon as i take the first mouthful, thats it, i cant drink anymore because i feel like i'm gonna throw up immediatley, after that just the smell alone gets me!.

I would like to know how to get past this, not so much to be able to get drunk with friends, its more to be able to know that it is possible for me to have a casual drink with family once in a while!.

It's got me very worried, please help me with this!. Its got me down!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

This happens to a lot of people, myself included!.

I would suggest you drink something that had nothing to do with your bad experience!. Mine was with vodka and jager -- so I mostly stick to beer now!.

If you force yourself to take it easy, with a drink that wasn't part of your bad experience, you should get over it!. You need to set a realistic limit for yourself, maybe 1-3 drinks!. You definetly do not want to get drunk, let alone sick!. Practice drinking like this to prove to yourself you don't have to end up sick and that alcohol was not your problem!.

I would doubt you are seeking to get trashed again; I would advise against that or you may be unable to have a casual drink for a very long time!.

It took me about 4 months to get over my bad drinking experience, but now I can have a couple beers with friends and not worry about it!. Vodka drinks are okay now, if they're not too strong!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

Once you're had a bad hangover your body remembers the experience!. Your body is saying it doesn't want to get sick (hungover) again!. Alcohol is a poison, after all!. Why bother trying to get "past it" like it's a problem that will keep you from functioning properly!? Nobody says you have to drink alcohol when you go out, after all!.

My husband had a bad hangover from tequila when he was in his early 20s, 35 years ago!. He still can't stand the smell or taste of tequila!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

that happened to me too!. after years of hard partying in high school and college, literally one night i could not drink more than 1 drink anymore without getting totally drunk and sick!.

it is now 15 years later and alcohol still affects me like that!. if i drink i can only have one or i get violently ill!.

sorry can't be of more help, just sharing!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

It's cool for around the same amount of time when I was somewhat near your age I couldn't really drink for a year or so now look at me I've been drunk four days straight there is still time to experience the beauty my friend the mist over the fairytale village so to speak!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

Hold your nose a down that ****!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

don't worry about it, check it out with the doctor and have them do some tests!. You might just have a liver infection!. Here's a site!.!.!.if any of your symptoms match it, then you can rest knowing that it's not too big of a deal because you're still young! I had the same thing and I'm 22, nothing happened!.

It can also be your mind going back to the same place it was when you had the bad experience!. You have to be able to let that go (which is not to hard, you have to psych yourself out of it), or just stop drinking completely if it's really making you feel that bad!. Your body is also growing, so listen to it!.

People do strange things to their bodies!. Drinking alcohol is one of them!. It is unnatural to drink alcohol, so your body is telling you "Stop It! You are hurting me again!" You actually have nothing to worry about, its a natural reaction to alcohol poisoning!. When alcohol, ethanol, breaks down partially it turns into acetaldehyde, which is exactly like formaldehyde but with one more carbon, and irreversibly binds to your proteins and destroys them!. You pickled your body partially, like they do to dead bodies!. The reason wood alcohol, methanol, makes you blind is because it breaks down into formaldehyde and your retina preferentially binds it and it is destroyed that way!. Scary stuff! So, your body knows that you came close to killing it before and is trying to keep you from doing it again!. That is a good thing!. We don't want you to die!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

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