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Old 04-14-2013, 04:35   #1
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I am not a big drinker, but do like to be able to have 1 drink every month or so at social occasions. For my husband's birthday I let him order me a cocktail, a sidecar(?) and it was pretty tasty.

What's annoying me lately is that after a few sips, my tongue and right cheek go numb. By the time I'm 1/2 way through, so are my ring/pinky fingers and toes. Many hours later and I am still numb to the touch.

I have always had poor liver panel results, though after going off Tylenol and other OTC medications and low-carb, they are much lower. Has anyone ever run into something like this?

Searching the internet has people saying that this happens to them after drinking too much but I get this way after say 4 sips which makes me wonder if it could be related to something else? Or should I just chalk it up to a useless liver and stop drinking all together?

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Do you know what was in the cocktail? Makes me wonder if there was a syrup of some kind in it? IDK.


Edit: I looked up the recipe and found out one of the ingredients is triple sec which is a licquer that includes a syrup of orange peels. Are you allergic to oranges?

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Sidecars should have only lemon juice, and not much of that. The cointreau prob'ly has a few carbs, but cognac doesn't have any, and it's the main component.

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It really does sound like an allergic reaction. I'd have to wonder if this particular place adds something in theirs, that other places don't, which you had an allergic reaction to.

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Huh, I had not thought of it being an allergy but maybe that was it. Now that I think about it some drinks don't seem to bother me, usually hard liquor straight like gin or scotch. I go here regularly so next time I quiz them on what's in the drink.

Thanks for the ideas!

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Dumb question, if the alcohol is aged in an oak barrel for a few years and I am allergic to oak, could that be it?

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Makes sense to me . . .




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My partner can't drink any wine or beer, if she does her left arm goes numb. She can drink some other liquors though. It is very odd.

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My partner can't drink any wine or beer, if she does her left arm goes numb. She can drink some other liquors though. It is very odd.
Yay! I am not crazy.

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My lips go numb when I drink alcohol and doesn't take very much for it to happen.

I'm not feeling so wierd now. Arms, hands, lips........

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