1:33 pm - 09/09/2008

can the pill make you sick when you drink alcohol?

i throw up alot of the time when i drink alcohol.i have heard that a cause of this could be if you are on medication, like the pill - im on microgynon 30. is this true?
otherrootbeer 9th-Sep-2008 12:43 pm (UTC)
Hrm.... I'm not really sure.

It's possible that the alcohol is what's making you throw up, not the HBC. If you don't eat before you consume spirits, that can lead to bad things. Also, if you drink too much and get drunk, well, that can make you puke. If you're drunk and you fall asleep and then wake up again, that can make you puke.

Have you ever drank before when not being on HBC?

From personal experience. I've only ever thrown up twice from drinking alcohol. Once, I got sleepy and woke up and then did it and the other time it didn't sit well with me. Both times I was on HBC. I highly doubt the HBC was involved and it was simply due to the fact that I drank way past my limit and my body couldn't handle it.
christemo 9th-Sep-2008 12:46 pm (UTC)
How much alcohol are you drinking?
If you're drinking say, half a bottle of Jack with a 30 of Natty... it's not the HBC that's doing it to you.
plastik_xx 9th-Sep-2008 12:52 pm (UTC)
i dont usually drink that much really, sometimes im sick when im not even drunk. i was considering coming off HBC but my skin always gets really bad so i cba haha.
big_sarah_yeti 9th-Sep-2008 01:18 pm (UTC)
Perhaps try a different HBC rather than stopping completely. You'll find that different ones usually have very different effects on you. If you do decide to try a new one, give it about three months for the effects to settle before deciding on the new responses to it.
moshfloorkiller 9th-Sep-2008 01:33 pm (UTC)
if you drink the same thing every time, you might be allergic.
i'm allergic to malibu rum :( i won't even be drunk from it and my mouth swells up and i feel really sick
yougottabelieve 9th-Sep-2008 02:06 pm (UTC)
omg :o
Malibu is AMAZING, I can't imagine being allergic to it.

OP, I've never heard his. I'm on the same pill as you, and I've only thrown up once when drinking (And I did over do it - lol drinking Sambuka like water is NOT advisable.)
hiriel1804 9th-Sep-2008 02:18 pm (UTC)
I don't drink, myself, so this is not from experience, but I think it's quite common to have a lower tolerance of alcohol when on HBC?
kappyjeanne 9th-Sep-2008 02:32 pm (UTC)
I was about to mention something like this myself, my sister always used to tell me that before she went on HBC the "best" times to drink were on her period. Apparently it gets you "smashed" faster. I'm sure there could be some attribute to HBC that offers the same "symptom".
melcrazybabe 9th-Sep-2008 03:00 pm (UTC)
I'm on Microgynon too [for the last 5 months] and have found I can't even have one of those little bottles of alcopop without feeling nauseous and/or being sick a few hours later, whereas before I started using BC I was able to drink a lot with no problem. So I'm pretty sure it's got something to do with that.
loonylupinlover 9th-Sep-2008 03:57 pm (UTC)
I went around trying to find studies of effects of birth control on alcohol. Basically the jury's still out; some people have found that estrogen basically slows down your alcohol metabolism (putting more in your bloodstream) and makes it take longer for you to clear whatever alcohol you've had, whereas others have found that estrogen has no effect. I'm inclined to believe that for myself it has some of an effect, as I am a severe lightweight. My boyfriend's parents were all set to lecture me when they overheard me being really sick after drinking the night before, but their faces went from gently concerned to just plain shocked when I told them I'd only had 2 rum and cokes! I have thrown up A LOT from drinking, alas, and the vast majority of the time it was not related to overdrinking, at least not in amounts a normal person would assume. (2 rum and cokes made me sick as a dog. Once I threw up from 3 shots of Bailey's... etc.) So I've taken to making one drink, sticking with it for a little while, eating a LOT beforehand and snacks before I go to bed, and yeah, just being very carefully about how much I drink because clearly my body doesn't work in the usual way :-P
hoodwink 9th-Sep-2008 04:42 pm (UTC)
I know the pill can make some women feel nauseated. I take my pill at night, so I am asleep usually while it is working it's magic. but I don't know if it really makes things worse when one drinks alcohol.

Just as a final note, take care when drinking and taking the pill. I've had to take the morning after pill because I was drinking, threw up and had just recently taken my pill and then had sex.

Good Luck:) hope this helps.
tehfanglyfish 9th-Sep-2008 05:49 pm (UTC)
I also had to start taking my pill at night. I spent an entire year of my life nauseated before I realized what the culprit was. Switching to a lower dose of hormones and taking it right before bed helped with that a lot. In my case it didn't matter if I was drinking or not, I felt sick all the freaking time!!!
intothefireugo 10th-Sep-2008 04:50 am (UTC)
Personal experience: I was on HBC for a few months. I threw up once when I went to a nice wine bar with some friends and had half a glass of a delicious red zin -- 10 minutes later, I was outside throwing up in the bushes. I'd had an okay amount to eat, and I definitely didn't over-indulge. Shortly after that, I quit taking the pills.
Interesting fact: I'm pregnant now, and had TERRIBLE morning sickness. Several things set me off, but alcohol was one of them - smelling it made me gag, vomit. I feel like I did while on HBC, but like, x10.
plastik_xx 10th-Sep-2008 02:34 pm (UTC)
thankyou for the replys everyone (:
chef_rex Long shot - this is going to sound odd...10th-Sep-2008 08:55 pm (UTC)
Are you of Asian descent? (Particularly Chinese, Japanese, or Korean) If so, you may be one of the 50% of folks in these groups that have a mis-sense mutation in an enzyme that breaks down one of the products of alcohol metabolism (acetaldehyde). The symptoms are redness/flushing (particularly of the face and neck), nausea, vomiting, etc. These symptoms can start to show up even after seemingly very small quantities of alcohol are ingested. Like I said, it's a long shot. :)
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