Post # 1
I’m having an internal dilemma right now. I graduated college 4 years ago, and I just found out some of my best college buddies are having a mini-reunion next weekend. I live out of state – about 5 hours away. They really want me there, and I really want to see everyone, because the people invited haven’t all gotten together in about 4 years.
Problem is, that’s at the end of my TWW (I won’t be testing till Monday, May 7). So I wouldn’t be drinking. But I expect the weekend’s festivities will heavily involve drinking/margaritas due to Cinco de Mayo. NONE of these people know we’re TTC, and I want to keep it that way. I don’t really want to lie (I have no poker face), plus if I used the excuse “I’m on medication” I’d definitely get bombarded with questions (a few of them are med students). But I really want to see everybody 🙁
If this were your situation, what would you do?
Post # 3
I would go the medicine route–if you’re not a med student, how much could you be expected to know about it anyway? I have pills that I occasionally take for anxiety that can’t be mixed with alcohol, so you could claim that (but then you might have to talk about your supposed anxiety…it could be a mild case that just flares up sometimes when you start overthinking the future-like TTC!). I think antibiotics also can’t be mixed with alcohol, but I don’t know that for sure.
Or you could just sip reeeeeally slowly on whatever drink(s) you order, as long as you’re not overindulging. Blame it on not being used to drinking like you used to and needing to take it slow. I think if you don’t feel the need to overexplain your choice of drink, no one will take much notice.
Post # 4
I would carry a cup of water. I used to still hold that red solo cup but just have water or sprite in it. If anyone acts you can say you are on some medication but didn’t want to miss the excitement. I felt like I used to overthink this and noone really noticed.
Post # 5
I’d go the medicine route too and grab a glass of pop with a straw. Good luck!
Post # 6
you should go! while you might get pregnant quickly, it could take some time and it would feel very frustrating to miss out on two weeks of every month because you are TTC. Once you get pregnant you will have a long period where you can’t do what you used to, so try to enjoy it now while you can 🙂 obviously it is up to you to drink or not drink, but you can easily pretend to drink or order non-alcholic cocktails when no one is listening. And if someone is really watching, take a sip or two of a real drink and they will back off – and a sip won’t matter!
Post # 7
After I found out I was preggers I still went out with my friends, just orderd virgin bloody marys and no one even noticed. And we are talking about girls I hung out with ALL the time. people are pretty self absorbed- just don’t over explain it.
Post # 9
I’m dieting, I am trying to give up corn syrup, so you only get soda water (order vodka soda, then go to the bathroom can clarify only soda in a cocktail glass), or you have horrible allergies and mixing alcohol with zyrtex dehydrates you and gives you the worst hangover.
Post # 10
I would go! I usually just claim to be the dd (and who’s going to argue with that especially if you actually offer to drive their drunk asses around :p) or that I’m trying to lose weight (but then you also have to cut back on delicious food… So claim that oncarefully)
Post # 11
Do you ever get migraines? I started getting migraines EVERY.SINGLE.TIME I drank. It got to the point that I finally had to give up drinking all together (sadness), because the consequence was always really bad, every time. Alcohol is a very common migraine trigger, so your friends would probably buy that as a valid excuse. I know you said you don’t really want to fib though, so maybe only use this one if you are actually prone to migraines.
I agree with other posters that you can probably get away with faking drinking/being the Dirty Delete.
Post # 12
I’ve always been of the belief that you can drink until it’s pink. Since you won’t have a positive test back yet, you should be fine. Don’t go get hammered, but I wouldn’t fret about enjoying drinks throughout the weekend with friends.
Post # 13
I mentioned this before. My go-to “can’t drink” medication is Metronidazole. It gets prescribed for something as mundane as BV, but if you mix it with even a little bit of alcohol, it’ll make you violently sick.
Post # 14
I agree with FutureKMM, until you get that pregnant pink line, I see nothing wrong with a couple drinks. I wouldn’t go out and get totally drunk or anything. I think a couple social drinks with friends is more then fine!
Post # 15
@AprilJo2011: I was going to suggest the very same!
My doc put me on this once for a yeast infection (TMI?) and warned me adamantly not to drink. I’ve heard of others drinking while taking it (it’s an antibiotic) and getting really sick – vomitting-type sick.
Just say you’re having a little lady issue and so you’ve been prescribed an antibiotic where your doc told you no drinking. If they ask what kind, say ‘something that starts with an m…’ cause who can ever remember the name of drugs anyway? 🙂 I had to Google it to see if was the same as what PP mentioned. Simple, not complex little white lie. I’m sure they won’t ask questions after that and you can enjoy your time with them without drinking.
Post # 16
cold medicine or pain meds (hurt my knee, back, tooth, whatever)