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Madam,I do not go out much with friends as i cannot

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Dear Sir/Madam,
I do not go out much with friends as i cannot tolerate the after effects of alcohol. I meet up with them during the day but really want to relax and have a few alcohol drinks with them on the evening. After only a few drinks i have really bad nausea, headaches and fatigue, the day after, which is the usual symptoms of a hangover.
I have read that alcohol depletes the body of alot of essential vitamins and minerals, what vitamins and minerals are most at risk of being depleted? Am i okay taking a liquid form multi vitamin and mineral supplement before bed after a night of fairly heavy drinking. I have contacted the pharmacist about this who said please consult a doctor. It does not say also that this cannot be used with alcohol on the bottle of the multi vitamins and minerals.
Can someone please advise me on this as i have been recommended that if i am sensitive to alcohol that a multi vitamin or mineral supplement along with a few glasses of water may help and actually reduce harm to the liver. I would appreciate your response, as it really is making me depressed i cannot go out with friends much. I work really hard during the day and i want to overcome this but i still will not over-drink regular i just want to go out maybe 2 or 3 times a month and have a fairly heavy drinking session with slightly more than recommended.
I would be grateful for some help on this and hope i will not be judged the question is extremely important for me that i get appropriate and accurate information. I really hope and pray someone can help me.
Kind Regards,
Abby XXX
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Endocrinology
Expert:  Shantal-Mod replied 2 years ago.
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Expert:  DocPhilMD replied 2 years ago.
Can I help?any other medical issues?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Thanks for getting back to me.I have no other medical issues.
Expert:  DocPhilMD replied 2 years ago.
do you want my help?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Yes please if you could give me a detailed reply to my initial question, that would be appreciated.
Expert:  DocPhilMD replied 2 years ago.
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Expert:  DocPhilMD replied 2 years ago.
are you of asian decent?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I am a *****, *****tish, female.
Expert:  DocPhilMD replied 2 years ago.
You probably lack the enzyme to digest alcohol in your liver
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Right, thanks for the diagnosis.Am i okay taking a liquid form multi vitamin and mineral supplement before bed after a night of fairly heavy drinking?
Expert:  DocPhilMD replied 2 years ago.
There is really no way to reverse this. It is a genetic lack of an enzyme.You should try to avoid alcohol with high sulfites though like wine
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
As you said there is no way of reversing this i do not dispute that.My question was am i okay taking a multi vitamin before bed, to help lessen the symptoms in the morning due to the genetic lack of an enzyme.
Expert:  DocPhilMD replied 2 years ago.
absolutely you are
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Thanks so a multi vitamin with alcohol should not harm the liver, will this still work as normal?
Expert:  DocPhilMD replied 2 years ago.
Yes, it will still work normally and shouldn't harm the liver.
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