(Closed) I don't think my BF can metabolize alcohol normally…

posted 6 years ago in Relationships
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

It doesn’t sound like he has a problem metabolizing alcohol, just a problem managing his behavior when he’s drunk. If you have problems metabolizing alcohol (lacking the enzyme alcohol dehydrogenase, common in Asian people), you get a really red face, hot, and feel sick after just one drink usually. In these cases, you don’t have problems with your behavior and usually don’t even get drunk. I would talk to your Boyfriend or Best Friend about his drinking habits and maybe see if he can try to monitor his intake. He probably drank more than you saw on those occasions, but maybe even 2 beers is sometimes too much for him. I would talk to him since these things happened within just a few weeks of each other.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

Bumping to see if any other Bees have advice for you. Unfortunately I don’t have any advice for you. 

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper

@deserthoneybee:  My husband threw our dog bone at my noggin recently too! Total accident but it hurt so damn bad!!!!!! He was NOT intoxicated. Lol.

I think seeing as these events are so isolated, you don’t have anything to worry about. 151 would do that to ANYONE. Shots? My esophagus hurts.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

Maybe he just needs to make sure he’s eaten beforehand and keeps some snacks around? If I don’t have enough to eat booze really gets to me and I often end up tossing my cookies. 

Post # 7
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Busy bee

Is there a possibility he’s on prescription medications you don’t know about?

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

I can’t hold my liquor now that I’ve gotten older, either.  I think it’s because I don’t drink as much or as often as I did when I was younger, so a little bit goes a long way.  But, it’s really easy to forget that and over-do it  when you are used to being able to drink more.

I don’t think you have anything to worry about. 

@ChuckNorris:  I know, right?  Who does shots of 151 past the age of 18???  Haven’t we all learned that’s a BAD idea by now?  We all have our nights, though.

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper

Some people are allergic to alcohol. Especially common in Asians but not only them. Often the person gets red in the face.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2016

I know I can’t drink a lot, I am (as my bf affectionately terms it) ‘a cheap date’ – one double vodka and diet coke, or a glass of white wine is enough to make me tipsy, food or no food. I know this and I’m VERY careful about the amount I drink. I’ve only ever gotten drunk once, and that was several years ago. Never again. 

Perhaps you should tell him to stop drinking once he feels a bit tipsy – it’s fairly easy to know when you are at that stage (for most people I think at least) 

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013 - Country Club

@joya_aspera:  My face gets red and HOT when I drink. My Fiance will put his hand on my face and go “Ohh my Asian Red Face girl…” 

 

Anyways, he’s an adult. He should be able to make his own decisions, and if he ends up looking like an idiot that’s his fault, in my opinion…

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

I heard that people with a high muscle ratio can get drunk very very quickly – like body builders. does he work out a lot?

but yeah, some people just have low tolerance!

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper

@bluegreenjean:  Lmao, that was exactly my thought, “Who thought this was a good idea?!?!” Im about to turn 22 and I got a bottle of 151 for my 21st birthday. It hasn’t been opened. lol.

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