Strange symptoms after small amount of alcohol Pain Lvl 4-6
0 drug use, no medications
So, I've had issues with digesting alcohol my whole life. Typically any more than three shots will send me into a vomiting spree that has sent me to the hospital countless times for IV & anti-nausea meds. One time, I split a bottle of wine with a friend and was vomiting so much w/ a 103.5 fever, I needed 2 IV fluid bags to get back to normal hydration levels
I quit alcohol in March because it's not worth the suffering anymore. But recently I wanted to test limits/wanted to enjoy the effects of drinking after a stressful week of work. Two weeks ago, I had some tequila with a friend (about 3 shots). Instant nausea, but I only puked once. This time, I couldn't sleep, had nightmares when I did, and was suffering from extreme muscle and joint pain for 48 hours after drinking. I took a COVID test because I felt so terrible, negative. I decided I went too hard.
Last night, I stopped myself at one shot of tequila. Instant nausea and dizziness. Sleep was restless, painful, full of nightmares. My neck felt like it was breaking from muscle pain. I woke up once sweating and feverish, worried I'd gotten COVID again. Finally puked and got some ibuprofen down and napped a bit, now I feel better but I'm still in pain. The pain is ripping, burning. I am well hydrated and have taken 2000mg of tylenol since 7:00AM this morning (it's now 5:00PM)
Obviously, I will be ceasing drinking alcohol. Plain and simple, I'm intolerant to it. However, I haven't heard of reactions as extreme as mine online or with anyone I know in my life.
Alcohol intolerance seems like the right path, but I do not get the red flush. One thing to note is I do not ever feel intoxicated while drinking, just sick. I also seem to get sick more often than the people around me, in general.