No Wine *Whine*

A couple of weeks ago, I was having a simple dinner with Roboman and a friend. I ordered a glass of their house red, to savour with my meal. All was fine and dandy during dinner. Conversation flowed and we enjoyed our food.

After paying up, we walked to towards the car where I suddenly felt a wave of giddiness, and immediately threw up my dinner. It was so sudden that I didn't quite know what hit me.

I pushed that incident aside, assuming that it must have been because I was ill rather often those few weeks and that it was a lingering bug.

About a week or two later, Roboman and I went up to New Asia Bar just for fun and an after dinner drink. I ordered a cocktail and we chatted. Again, everything seemed fine. Then in the car on the way home, I suddenly felt sick again and reached for a barf bag.

I told my friends and their initial reactions were always "Were you drunk?". I suppose the physical symptoms seemed so, but it is really unusual because I had so little to drink, and always on a full stomach. I usually need a lot more for me to feel sick, and even more for me to actually puke.

So anyway, I became a lot more careful about drinks thereafter.

I even declined beer when a bunch of us were at Brussels Sprouts for dinner. And that was one evening that really freaked me. I had NO alcoholic drinks at all, and instead shared 3 tubs of mussels and clams with the friends. The shellfish were cooked in a variety of alcohol of course.

After happily downing a number of shellfish, I suddenly felt the beginning of the sick feeling again. (I'm better at detecting the feeling now). I immediately stopped, and rested my head in my hands. It was spinning.

The friends were quite shocked at the reaction, and so was I. There was so little alcohol in me (after all, most would have evaporated in the cooking), and I had so many steak fries to buffer my tummy too, so there was little explanation to my body's reaction.

I think I might have developed some sort of allergy to alcohol :(

4 comments:

celcilia_tjioe said...

Dun u ever think tat all of those nuisance is because of your cholesterol level? You better go and see the doctor. Sooner is better.

corsage said...

celcilia: Oh dear, I didn't know cholesterol can can cause this! I did have a full health check a couple of months ago though, and was fine.

josiah n faith said...

hmmm, dun think food allergies develop so suddenly... perhaps it's related to some good news? *wink*

corsage said...

josiah n faith: No leh. It only comes with alcohol =P