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Ok, this is kind of a weird question, but whatever...

Last night I went out with some friends. I had 4 drinks over a 3 hour period and I was HAMMERED! The bf almost had to carry me to his car b/c I kept falling down.

So, my question is this...my period started yesterday and I had some killer cramps so I took 400 mg of Ibuprofen about an hour and a half before going out. Could this have anything to do with how stupid drunk I was? I mean, I'm not a heavy drinker by any means, but 4 drinks over a 3 hour span making me fall-down-drunk seems kind of weird.
 

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I figured that probably had something to do with it. I was hoping for some kind of a weird medical thing like "alcohol affects you differently based on your hormones" or something rather than "Muppet is a complete and total idiot and deserves all the bruises she got from falling down in the parking lot." **sigh**
 

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I would say the period had more to do with it. (although the meds wont have helped).

I had a simmilar situation the other week. I did indeed drink a fair amount, but less than I usually do on special occaisions.

However on this occaision it was "that time" of the month and before I knew it I had collapsed. Really not nice.

I had eaten really well, wasn't tired/ill etc so I can only put it down to my period.
 

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I had 4 drinks over a 3 hour period
Well, I would say THAT had more to do with your state than anything. Next time slow down, or space your drinks with water. Did you know that having 4 or more drinks in one sitting is often considered binge drinking?

Also, the ibuprofen (which is NOT aspirin, definitely a different drug) didn't help:

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Ibuprofen may cause drowsiness, dizziness, or blurred vision. Alcohol may intensify these effects and increase the risk of accidental injury. Use of alcohol during ibuprofen therapy increases the risk of stomach irritation and bleeding. People taking ibuprofen should avoid alcohol.
(More information can be found here)

At least it wasn't Tylenol--never drink & take Tylenol/Excedrin (acetaminiphen).

I bet your period also had an effect--you're losing blood, prolly dehydrated, you're already fatigued. It's not surprising that alcohol would have a greater effect.

Anyhow, try to keep your drinks to one per hour the next time you are out and on yer period
 

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ibuprofen is an anti-inflammatory. i think it does thin the blood which might make the alcohol move through your system faster. but yeah different from asprin. both anti-inflammatories though so they might have the same effect.
 
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