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Old 08-08-2010, 06:34 AM
 
Location: Coastal Georgia
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I tend to get headaches with red wine sometimes, and I've found that Excedrin Migraine works pretty well. You could try taking a couple a half hour before your headache usually starts.
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Old 08-08-2010, 07:29 AM
 
Location: Cartersville, GA
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<snip>......like you hear of these people trying to kill themselves by taking too much tylenol--not an effective method, by the way]
Think again. It's slow, but devastating.
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Old 08-08-2010, 08:40 AM
 
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I tend to get headaches with red wine sometimes, and I've found that Excedrin Migraine works pretty well. You could try taking a couple a half hour before your headache usually starts.
Which of course has tylenol in it.........on top of the other medicines the OP is taking.

Good Grief if your body is TELLING YOU that something does not agree with it why would you feel "entitled" to continue to abuse it that way?

Please do not feel "entitled" for me to pay for your liver transplant.

The only thing I can say for folks who do want one daily drink (remember the OP is talking about knocking down 3 in one night) - the body does produce enzymes (as needed) to break down the aldehydes responsible for hangovers so that frequent drinkers are breaking down these chemicals and not getting them. If you drink only once in a blue moon (like me) you are more likely to get a hangover. Water is always a good idea with any alcohol.

I really like pizza but one peice and the next day I get a headache and a stuffy nose. So, I still ocassionaly give in but less and less as it is not worth the side effects.

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Old 08-08-2010, 08:42 AM
 
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It could be due to your medication, but you could also have a sensitivity to alcohol. My mother did and could not drink anything, ever, or it would make her sick.

Best to speak with your doctor to ensure this is not related to a medical problem such as the liver.
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Old 08-08-2010, 12:47 PM
 
Location: Gettysburg, PA
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Think again. It's slow, but devastating.
It ruins your liver, which would be a slow, devastating way to die. Yet for people who want to commit suicide, they generally want to die at that moment. Overdosing on tylenol is almost all the time not going to kill you immediately (sure there's been exceptions, there always are).




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(remember the OP is talking about knocking down 3 in one night)
Then he went back and said it was just one drink, so maybe it's just one.

I'm all for drinking and taking other drugs--I do it myself with ibuprofen and alcohol. The only thing I'm concerned about is taking some precautions--like getting the liver enzymes checked-- and stuff like this:

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Please do not feel "entitled" for me to pay for your liver transplant.
In a similar vein of thought don't be looking around to sue someone if your liver goes to sh*t. Take responsiblity for your own actions. If you want to drink with your medications, go right ahead. Just don't be crying about it and looking for someone to blame if something bad happens as a result of that.

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Old 08-08-2010, 02:01 PM
 
Location: Georgia, USA
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Hello...I am writing about a frustrating problem I continue to encounter.
Everytime I drink, even if it is one single beer or other alcoholic beverage, I will get a headache.

It does not happen instantly, rather say at 8 PM I have a beer...I feel relaxed...then an hour later...as the alcohol leaves my system...I start to get an annoying headache which usually lasts an hour or so.

If I have 3 drinks at 8 PM...then again...as soon as the alcohol/buzz starts leaving my system...I get a headache...and it will last even longer.
Headaches start once the buzz is done and the alcohol leaves and lasts depending on how long the process takes (1 drink 1 hour...3 drinks even longer).

I'm a 26 year old 180 lb pound male.
I do take medication:

AM (1500 MG of Depakote in the + 300 MG Trileptal)*
PM/Before Bed (600 MG Trileptal)

*Recently was on 50 MG Luvox but just stopped this week

I'm not much of a drinker...it's not like I am getting drunk. This is really an inconveince...I think i am entitled to have a drink without feeling like crap.
I'm wondering why I seem to be the only person who has this issue.
Do any of you have any ideas as to why this is occurring and what I can do to solve the problem?

Is it the meds I take?
If so...which ones OR is it the interaction between both.
If I dropped one of these meds OR switched the times and took Depakote Before Bed (AFTER DRINKING) would this help?
Or is there some special hangover pill I need to take?

Thanks.
Hudlander ~

You really should ask your doctor about alcohol and your medications.

That being said, here's some good info about alcohol. headaches, and hangovers: Alcohol, Headaches and Hangovers - ABC News

Sounds like you have Dr. Saper's "soon-after" headache.

Cheers!
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Old 08-09-2010, 07:04 AM
 
Location: Bucks, UK
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i doubt very much that this is anything to do with the medication the OP is taking. the amounts of alcohol being talked about are fairly trivial for an adult.

i think this is more likely to be due to drinking alcohol when already dehydrated, or some reaction to the ingredients in beer (and im not talking about the alcohol itself).

i also find i sometimes get a stinking headache shortly after drinking a couple of beers, which can last for hours, and ive found myself more and more often avoiding beer altogether, and drinking wine and spirits, which don't have the same impact.

the subject of liver damage from medication +/- alcohol is not relevant to the OPs question.
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Old 08-09-2010, 07:38 AM
 
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Well, I still think the OP should be having this disucssion with his doctor. My husband's doctor recommended that he drink ONE beer a day for cardiovascular reasons, so I don't think we should assume the doctor will say "just say no"
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Old 08-09-2010, 09:30 AM
 
Location: FROM Dixie, but IN SoCal
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Hudlander,

I looked up your meds. I used to work for the leading national foundation concerned with your condition. There is a distinct danger of an unfavorable interaction with alcohol. I strongly advise you to stop drinking until you've discussed your headache symptoms in detail with your physician.

Your frustration and etc. are a common and quite understandable reaction to a condition for which there are no obvious physical manifestations. An example is diabetes mellitus, another is lipid disorder (high cholesterol, etc.), and a third is chronic depression. There are many more, of course.

People who have "hidden conditions" such as these often rebel against the required treatment regimen (medications, diet, exercise, etc.). Almost without exception, the rebellion is to the detriment of their health and safety.

Please, before you drink alcohol again, talk with your physician about your post-consumption headache and etc. He may tell you there is nothing to worry about, and in fact that's what I hope he says. But he may not...

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Old 08-09-2010, 03:18 PM
 
Location: Greenwood Village, Colorado
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I know the headaches, I had it for years. Finally went to a specialist, turns out I am allergic. I was confused because I thought I would break out in a rash or something, but doesn't always work that way.

By the way if you try and take lots of pain meds before hand to counter it, you'll end up breaking out in a sweat and then getting a horrific headache.

My allergy is only to beer and some wines. I can drink anything else though.
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