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Old 04-01-2013, 09:05 PM   #1
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Low Carb and Lowered Drug Tolerance

I've always heard that low carb diets can give a lowered tolerance for drug and alcohol. I've noticed it with alcohol (one whiskey drink and I'm done) and even caffeine (a sip of coffee and I'm invincible).

Unfortunately, I got bronchitis (ain't nobody got time fo dat!) and I'm codeine and even with the tiny dosage, I swear I'm trippin'.

Anyone else have experience with this?
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Old 04-04-2013, 05:47 PM   #2
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I've always heard that low carb diets can give a lowered tolerance for drug and alcohol. I've noticed it with alcohol (one whiskey drink and I'm done) and even caffeine (a sip of coffee and I'm invincible).

Unfortunately, I got bronchitis (ain't nobody got time fo dat!) and I'm codeine and even with the tiny dosage, I swear I'm trippin'.

Anyone else have experience with this?

YES. I'm such a cheap date now, one glass of wine has me druuunk. Benadryl, makes me zonk out. I guess I can't offer any help but I do believe this is totally a thing.
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Old 04-09-2013, 01:21 PM   #3
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I'm a guy so alcohol impacts me differently (at least from things I've read/heard on TV), but when I'm in ketosis, I notice that two drinks tends to give me the buzz that three or four drinks used to be required to give me. I think being in ketosis makes me it easier to cut myself off because stuff is hitting me so quickly and stronger, I don't end up over consuming like I used to when waiting for the results of a drink I had 20+ minutes prior.

Other than my 4-5oz cup of coffee I have in the morning, I don't have much caffeine. I don't notice a stronger buzz from the caffeine than normal, but being in ketosis generally makes me feel much more energetic and mentally clear than I otherwise would feel. So it's hard to distinguish that from a caffeine high I suppose.

I'm generally sensitive to soda in that regard, but I had a 20oz Coke Zero last week and I felt WIRED, like bouncing off the walls wired, for several hours and barely slept that night. I consumed it around 4pm in the afternoon. Pre-ketosis days, it'd take Mountain Dew to cause that type of reaction in me (and that was maybe a once or twice a year treat).
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