You so want to grab a drink with your friends, but the fear of throwing up keeps you discouraged. Have you come across a similar situation? Not everyone that drinks throws up, right? It is true that it does depend a lot on the body type, the type and amount of drinks as well.
But then these are not the only factors that affect whether or not you throw up. There are methods to adopt to prevent yourself from throwing up when you drink. Start with keeping a check on the amount of alcohol you consume. When that is taken care of, here are few ways of how to not throw up when drinking.
Why Do You Throw Up When You Drink?
Before we proceed to find out ways to prevent throwing up, it would be good to start with knowing the cause. There are so many out there who drink. Some can go all night without even feeling hung over or nauseous. Then there are some who can take more than a drink or two.
Now that you know why you throw up after drinking, know that you are not alone. There are many out there who suffer from hangover soon after few drinks. So plan your drinks wisely so that your nausea doesn’t spoil the night.
Here we have listed the most common methods, the ones that often turn out successful. Pick the ones that suit you and rock your party next time without the fear of throwing up.
18. Wrist Massage
The Neiguan point on the wrist, in the inner arm, is believed to be an acupressure point. So if you feel nauseous gently massaging this area can help curb the sensation of throwing up for some time. With your palm upwards, place the center 3 fingers of your other hand just below the palm, on your wrist.
Massage then with slight pressure in circles with your thumb. Know the procedure well before you try it. You can also repeat this on both your hands. The effectiveness of the method hasn’t been proven. But if it works for you, there is no harm trying.
Besides the above-mentioned factors, a lot more depends on you. Listen to your body. Like we mentioned earlier, the speed and the intensity with which your body reacts to drinks would vary. So it is always a good idea to stop and realize how you feel before you order another round.
Eating before you start drinking is a great idea. But one thing to not be ignored is to snack in between. Even if you have had your meal before the drink, in between too, snack on something. Your stomach will then always have something besides alcohol to tackle. But avoid eating anything too oily.
Anything that is pretty heavy itself is a big no. When your stomach is already full, taking more liquid would make you throw up pretty quick. When we say heavy meals, we also include snacks which are too oily. It is alright to consume fried snacks. But keep the quantity less.
Another quick reminder is to start slow. When your body faces the alcohol for the first time, it would need some time to get used to it. This is particularly true if it is your first time or if you drink very rarely. This means that your body would not react the same way every time. Neither would you be aware of what to expect. So take it slow. It would be good to stick with just a few drinks the first few times.
The hours after you finish your drinks also count. Till the alcohol is fully expelled from your bloodstream, you might feel nauseous anytime. So avoid all the above-mentioned factors for few hours after drinking as well. After a good night’s rest if you still are not out of the hangover take steps to bring the hangover down.