ALCOHOL AND SIDE EFFECTS

HI EVERYONE - I WAS JUST WONDERING IF DRINKING EVEN TINY AMOUNTS OF ALCOHOL HAS A VERY BAD OR STRONG EFFECT ON ANYBODY .....

I USED TO BE ABLE TO ENJOY A FEW GLASSES OF WINE OR A GIN AND TONIC BUT DESPITE MY HUSBAND MAKING A REALLY LONG G AND T, WITH LITTERALY A THIMBLE FULL OF GIN - I AM STAGGERING AROUND AND MY HUSBAND WONT BELEIVE IT CAN AFFECT ME SO MUCH ?

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  • I also seem to have a lower tolerance to alcohol than I used to...

  • IT IS WEIRD ISNT IT - MUST BE TO DO WITH THE MEDS THOUGH - NOT MIXING TOO WELL !!

  • Good morning from FL; I was told by Nero OK in modrations

    Have Fun;

    RGS

    EJG

  • GOOD MORNING FLORIDA -- RGS AND EJG ????

  • EJG Eric John Gibbs

  • and RGS

  • I have a lower tolerance. It might be good for my waistline to give it up. LOL!!!

  • that is true !! I just dont like not being able to enjoy a drink with family and friends anymore xxx

  • True, I would not like that either. :-( :-(

  • would depend on the mixture and dosage of meds. I find a small brandy & ginger ale is ok, or one bottle of that new alcaholic ginger beer.

    thank goodness for the brandy - it is Christmas Cake time in 12 days, and they all need seasoned with 25 ml of brandy every 2 weeks until they get decorated the last weekend before.

  • I made 8 Christmas cakes this weekend I have laced them all with Rum

    temptation was 1 spoonful for the cake 1-2 spoonfuls for me. 2 spoons for the cake 1234 spoonfuls for me. Unfortunately,

    hic! hic! some buggers put two left feet on the end of my legs hic!

    when I find out who they are, hic, I'll seperate them from their breath, hic hic hic.

  • HA HA - LOL VERY FUNNY = GOOD FOR YOU THOUGH !!

  • I'm committed to 5 so far, which equates to about half a bottle of brandy. I cannot fathom out why the other half of the bottle seems to have evaporated every time the next dose is due. They weigh about three and a half kilos each when they come out of the oven, so about 4 when they are finished and decorated.

    Anyone up for a competition, with the cakes auctioned afterwards and the money going to Parkinson's Movement?

    Adrian

  • Very funny! Enjoy your dates with the cakes.

  • Him

    I am tempted to make Xmas cakeas again this yr

    Not made any for the past 2 yrs

    But .".....

    Lol Jill

    :-)

  • What was that little ''But'' ?

    Have a go, it really is so simple. I find the hardest bit is lining the tins

  • Hi yes

    But I was woried I would drop them getting them out of the oven

    Now my partner can do that part of it

    Jill lol

    :-)

  • I MAY TRY A BRANDY AND COKE -- XX AREN'T YOU GREAT , BEING ABLE TO MAKE CAKES

  • Him sha

    I too,hace less tolerance of alcohol n than I used to

    Imhcre 2 glassess of red wine I'm the evening and that is,it's 4 me!

    Lol,Jill

    :-)

  • 2 GLASSES - LUCKY YOU -- !!

  • 14 years sober, 10 dx with PD, I won't find out today :D

  • why ?

  • because (one day at a time) I probaby won't have a drink today!

    If you can, enjoy ! And if not, welcome to the club. hugs

  • HUGS TO YOU TOO OOO XXX OOOO

  • Any alcohol makes my symptoms worse, I look very drunk as it affects my coordination and I stagger about. It's not necessarily the meds interacting as I had this problem before I was on meds.

  • thanks forbyour input trixieedee

  • Sharon,

    Sorry to have been a stranger for a while. Qinnine is not recommended with some PD meds. For most of the time I drink our spring water & I 'wobble like a weeble' (for those who remember). I was discussing this with my PD nurse yesterday & she was not concerned. SO as I too enjoy the occasional libation I have a glass or 2 of whatever but leave it as late as possible them wobble off to bed.

    It works for me!!

    Hugs, Angela

  • HI ANGIE -

    WELL THANKS FOR THE TIP ON QUININE - THE TROUBLE IS I JUST CANT SEEM TO DRINK AT ALL NOW - WITHIUT FEELING TOTALY ZONKED !!

  • SORRY P FORGOT THE HUGS AND KISSES OOO XXX OOOO

  • parkinsons and alcohol dont get on however i still have one or two down the pub

  • but why dont they get on ?

  • Hi Sha,

    I had to give up both my fav drinks G & T and wine, just drink Stella now , would love a G&T but it sends me off my nut ,

    Al

  • HI AL - SOMEONE TOLD ME ITS THE QUININE IN THE TONIC THAT DOES NOT MIX WELL WITH MEDS ???

  • So what can we mix with the GIN then , i might try whatever tonight.

    Doc has put me back on sinimet and feeling not too bad just now

    Love

    Al

    xxx

  • GLAD YOU ARE FEELING BETTER - WHAT ABOUT BITTER LEMON ?

  • sounds good i will give it a try tonight, after the football

  • Hi Sha,

    Yes Gin and biter lemon is a gower , tastes graest and iv had a few , toomany

    al

  • GREAT NEWS AL ... XXX

  • hi wha tabout lime or orange juice:

    lol Jill

    :-)

  • YES IT WAS HONEYCOMB3 THAT SAID IT ON THIS BLOG

  • hi al

    more htan 1 gand and i ge tv weepy

    not good at the moment as i am weepy about anything anyway

    (sinc emy 90 year old dad was brought ot see me for an hour (hsi choice!) a few weeks ago- to c me in myh new apartment

    lol JIll

    :-)

    a good malt is rather better!

  • Now, I have just asked my husband and he tells me that drink does not seem to affect me as much as it used to. He says I can drink more than he does without showing any affect. This, I must add, is following our holiday last week. I do not usually have more than the odd glass of wine. I wonder why this is?

  • HOW ODD !

  • Just goes to prove not everyone is the same. I drank more than usual while on holiday, even cocktails and had no repercussions the following day. Apart from the extra lbs!! Have joined the Fat Club on PD Junction site, so here's hoping I can shift some weight.

  • the thing i wonder is alcohol accelerating the progress of pd?i like a few drinks at weekend andd it has no worse effects than it normally would,but whats i t doing to my brain??

  • NOTHING --- EXCEPT WHAT IT DOES TO MY BRAIN IN AS MUCH AS I CANT SEEM ABLE TO DRINK AT ALL NOW

  • I also have wondered whether alcohol has any affect on accelerating the progression of Parkinsons. I wonder if any trials have been done? I am not a heavy drinker, but do enjoy the odd glass of wine, or occasionally a vodka. I suppose a little of what you fancy ........ if we stopped everything life would not be worth living.

  • A GOOD POINT COURT - BUT I AM PRETTY SURE IT DOESNT AND I AGREE THAT LIFE WOULD BE PRETTY DULL WITHOUT THE ODD GLASS OF WINE - I REALLY CANT DRINK EVEN A WHOLE GLASS NOW THOUGH .....

  • Y es I still drink wine and an occasional vodka tonic. When I have a dystonia attack and I am curled up with pain I found that a drink (small) works faster then anything to help relieve the enormous pain and stiffness. I take my pain pills and while waiting for them to kick in I swallow a bit of vodka. t sure helps take the pain away by relaxing my muscles quickly.

  • helo koko69 - how are you ? I had forgotten about this blog and i had agreat time re-reading all the replies !!

  • Hi , Ive had PD since i was 8 and until i began taking amantadine could happily enjoy a drink like anyone else . Amantadine makes me less tolerant but still enables me to drink

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