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Back in my wild teenage days (okay they were not that wild ;) ) I had the occasional drink. During that time, I was 110 soaking wet if that much. It was pretty common joke that I could drink anyone and I mean absolutely anyone under the table and still walk and drive perfectly fine. :o And I put many a big giant football guy (easily making two or three of me) under that table. I had more than one guy take me out with the intent of getting me wasted to take advantage of me :huh: only to discover the 6 pack of coolers they brought or the bottle of vodka or whatever was like drinking water to me. Years later I have discovered all of my siblings are like this as well as many aunts and uncles. Many of them have the same stomach upsets, troubles, and issues that I am now finding out belong to Celiac disease. Has anyone else noticed they can drink way beyond what others can and not feel the effects of it??? Does the absorption problems of Celiac create this? Or are we just weird?

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Stacie

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I could always drink without being impared. But, when I went gluten free it was a whole new ball game. It caught me by surprise several times.

I drink rarely now. It's much more fun being the sober one at parties. Oh, the stories I could tell. :o:P

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I could always drink without being impared. But, when I went gluten free it was a whole new ball game. It caught me by surprise several times.

I drink rarely now. It's much more fun being the sober one at parties. Oh, the stories I could tell. :o:P

I haven't had a drink in years and years but even when I did, I was the designated driver because I was the only still standing. It would take close to a big bottle of strong stuff for me to even begin to feel slightly silly. I don't ever recall being seriously impaired or having a hangover beyond a small headache. Strange how bodies work.

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oh no, I'm a cheap drunk :)

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Before I went gluten-free, one glass of wine would make me woozy, hot, and flushed. I stayed off all alcohol for over 2 years, and recently tried wine again--2 glasses and perfectly fine. I won't push my luck beyond that, though--2 is my absolute limit, and only once in a while :)

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Until i went gluten free, I could out drink many people, and was often designated driver because i was the only one walking straight at the end of the night. (that was before my gluten free days) now that i am gluten free, i barely get maybe if i am lucky 2 drinks in me(not strong at all) and am pretty much out of the game..lol I mean new years eve is a perfect example, had 1 1/2 drinks, and that was it, i was sleeping before the ball even dropped...whoops.

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1-2 drinks usually gets me acting silly and goofy, so I cannot say I can drink more than anyone. I drink much less now.

:lol: ditto!

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I was never a heavy drinker and now I drink even less. Wine sometimes gives me migraines and swollen fingers (I believe from the sulfites) and beer - well, unless I'm at a restaurant that serves gluten-free beer (which is rare to never) - I drink that usually at home.

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This remind me of something I read years ago about alcoholism. It seems that there is a certain type of alcoholic who, like you, does not become ill after drinking a lot and they don't have hangovers. But alcohol, ethanol, is a poison so it catches up with them later when they develop chirrosis and fatty livers. I could drink quite a lot in my 20's and had somewhat a reputation for being able to drink others under the table but I did feel the effects of drinking too much and had hangovers. I always had anxiety problems so when I drank I felt better . Later on in my 30's , I couldn't drink as much and would feel sicker if I drank too much. A few years later I ran across a book on chemical sensitivies by a physician who had a clinic in San Diego. He would treat his chemical sensitive patients with a few drops of ethanol, under the tongue, when they had to do something in an polluted environment. One woman was extremely sensitive to exhaust fumes and had to ride a bus to work. If she used the ethanol she could make it to work. For years after reading that I limited my drinking to one beer or one glass of wine a day at most. Later on, still suffering from anxiety and the problems of undiagnosed celiac disease I began doing Dr. Hulda Clark's protocols and after doing her parasite cleanse found that I had absolutely desire to drink alcholic beverages. I could imagine that a beer on a hot day would be nice but had no desire to actually drink one. I was alcohol free for about 15 years and then I met an old friend for our mutual 70th birthday celebration. She had a bottle of red wine and I decided to have a glass, about 6 ounces. On the way home I broke out in hives. And I noticed that in the following weeks I had a slight craving for alcohol but it wasn't very strong, just annoying, and I resisted the impulse. I have read that other people have lost their desire to drink after the parasite cleanse. One woman, who's husband was an alcoholic, snuck the herbs into his meals and he stopped drinking.

That's interesting. I'm glad I never drank beyond the teenage rebellious years on Friday night. I realized early on how quick it could get out of control since I had no built in limit system so I just stopped it. Plus I married a man who has never had a drink. I just know so many members of my family can drink LOADS and never get tipsy and others can drink one or two and be out for the count. The ones who can have lots of ongoing tummy issues and fit the Celiac profile so well. Just had me wondering.

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