Thursday, July 18, 2013

My experience with Alcohol Poisoning

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That's about as positive as this blog post is going to be... I am currently vacationing in Miami and whilst being out here I managed to wind up with alcohol poisoning. Why is she writing about this? Well, I've decided to do a blog post about this, no, not because I want attention or sympathy, but because I want to raise awareness about something that can happen to any one of you reading this who likes to drink, club, go out and have a good time... you get the drift.

On Monday 8th July I went on a night out here in Miami with one of my closest friends Nia who some of you may know of already, and my husband Fabio to a nightclub known as Mansion as we noticed Ricky Ross (the boss) lol was playing and we don't get subjected to a lot of appearances from celebs in clubs back in London (because London is shit) like folks do out here in the states so we jumped on the occasion and hit the clurrb.

I don't know what it was that night that took over me but for some weird reason, maybe because I seldom go clubbing in London, or even drink a lot for that matter but anyway something made me feel the need to order a drink, and as soon as it was finished, top it up - maybe include a shot or two... to be honest I don't even know the exact amount I drank that night but I was informed that our livers can process a unit of alcohol an hour, and I drank about 10 in an hour or two, god knows how much in total that night. Yeah, what a dumbass right? But I wasn't aware at the time, and I was ordering drinks for everyone so it turns out I got a tad carried away and before you know, I woke up the next day in my bed, surrounded by glasses of water, vomit stains, scabby knees (from passing out) and my bin - and let me just say I didn't just wake up. The feeling that morning when I opened my eyes, that's the closest thing I've ever felt to what I can ONLY imagine dying feels like.

After two days of constant nausea, vomiting bile & water and uncontrollable dizziness, basically the worst hangover you've ever had times A FILLION, I knew something wasn't right. I was rushed to the emergency room where I was diagnosed with alcohol poisoning, dehydration, the lot of it. I was put on three drips one after the other, anti-nausea medicine and all that jazz but nothing ceased the feeling of DYING. Honestly, if giving up was an option, I was close. I was eventually discharged from hospital as there was no more they could do, and advised to 'try and eat, drink etc and rest up' which let me tell you is the last thing you want to do. All you want to do is curl up in a ball in your bed and vomit out the horrible feeling but unfortunately that isn't recommended nor will it help, so you just have to deal with the lingering feeling of rotting from the inside from the mass amounts of poison you've put in your body. This ordeal lasted the rest of the week and week-end and left me wanting to do nothing but sleep through everything which didn't even help because then I wasn't able to sleep at night which leaves you feeling even worse the next day. I took bath after bath, shower after shower in hopes of flushing the horrible feeling down the drain, but still nothing. You just have to wait - tick tock! ( I was lucky to not need my stomach pumped when in hospital because I'd been at home for two days prior so there wasn't anything to pump.)

Anyway, my point. Guys, girls, please be careful when drinking... I know it sounds SO cliché and motherly but if I can prevent any of you lovely people from having to go through what I went through by sharing this HORRENDOUS experience then I will do my best to do just that. Talk about a life lesson! And not only is it horrible to personally go through that, but to put my parents, husband, and friend through that is even worse because as wonderful as they were and as supportive and helpful as they could be, it was also extremely difficult for them to experience - and it's changed my plans for the summer as I'd planned a partying holiday with my friends but have been strongly advised by everyone  (doctors, familly) to not go - so I had to cancel it. SUCKS. 

So next time you're in the club, at a party, wherever you are and you've got a tasty but empty alcoholic beverage in your hand, just stop and think about how much you've had and visualise this really sad and scary photo of me in the hospital... and don't think it can't happen to you!


And here are a few links about alcohol poisoning and what to do if it does happen to you or someone you know. 

Drink responsibly guys & hope you're all well!
xoxo
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36 comments

  1. How awful for you, I'm glad you're okay! Hope it's not spoilt your holiday.

    Aysha x

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  2. I hope u're feelling better now!

    xx

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  3. still keeping it gangstar in your pic!
    hope you're all good now

    Victoria Sanusi - Just Writing

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  4. I am so glad you shared your experience with alcohol poisoning and I'm so happy to hear you are well. My best friend Roisin Burke died the age of 21 from methanol poisoning after having a cocktail in Bali, it was devastating and to find out it was from 1 drink was heartbreaking.

    Thank you for sharing your story and bringing awareness to this lethal problem. People don't understand the dangers it can bring.

    https://www.facebook.com/ADrinkToDieFrom

    Jen xx

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    1. I'm so sorry to hear that!! It really is so easy to underestimat the effects of alcohol in excess (or even not it seems) and the least I can do is try and prevent others from suffering! xx

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  5. Hope you're feeling better now! xo

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  6. I think it's great you're raising the awareness as I know so many people are careless with alcohol and now maybe people will think twice when knocking back the booze. Ok, maybe you learnt the hard way but I think you'll make people stop & think which is a really good thing. I know a lot of people who have been in situations similar to you due to alcohol & it's about time people realise the the consequences of excessive drinking. I hope you're feeling better now & keep on blogging! xxx

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  7. How terrible, I hope you feel better asap and good idea to raise awareness, its such an easy thing to get ill with !

    Sophierosehearts x

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  8. I hope you feel better soon lexi! Sounds like you've had a rubbish time, good on your for raising awareness about alcohol poisoning though! x

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  9. Poor you! In this hot weather and at festivals, it's so easy for people to not realise how dehydrated they are. Thanks for this post- will definitely share. x

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  10. Poor girl! I hope you're better now!

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  11. few weeks ago i had the same thing, i felt so bad for my whole family and friends and i was so ashamed. i think people forget so often how dangerous alcohol really can be, and how fast it happens and you get into the hospital.. but it shows so much strength from you to post this and it shows me also, that it isnt something i need to be so ashamed as i was, thank you so much xx (sorry for my bad english haha)

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  12. Oh my goodness! I hope you get well soon! And enjoy your holiday... looking forward to your Miami haul as they are always good! Enjoy your stay :)

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  13. hope you're alright... it sounds horrible! so glad you wrote this post - especially during summer - people tend to go overboard on holidays! i'm definitely going to be more careful now! i think it's a kind of taboo thing to talk about, because you're made to feel ashamed for drinking excessively! But thank you for making this... i'd say you've helped more than a few of us! <3
    xxx
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  14. sounds so terrible! I hope your feeling better xx

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  15. Thanks for sharing dear... I saw your new Vdo youtube !! Glad that you're ok now :)

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  16. I'm glad you're taking this experience to warn other people, very kind of you. I hope you're back on full form now!

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  17. Damn! :/ hope your feeling better soon, I don't drink but had a family member have it happen to them on just a casual night out.

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  18. Lexi! Oh my gosh that's horrible and I hope everything is back to normal by now. It must have been extremely scary for you and your fam. I can't imagine the feeling. Love you and your blog/videos!

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  19. OMG sounds awful, hope you are feeling better now? I always get carried away and drink way to much on a night out but will def make sure I am more careful now, bless you xx

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  20. hope your feeling better, we all get carried away whilst out sometimes and this is a horrible experience to go through :)

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  21. Hope your feeling better now.

    Love, unicorns and glitter on you. <3

    Florian,
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  22. Shamefully I have experienced it too. Never again live and learn aye? Great advice and fair play for posting and making people aware of it. You never expect it to happen to yourself. http://prosecco15.blogspot.ie/

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  23. I appreciate about that article. Because it give a advice for all about alcohol. Actually you did great job for society.

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  24. My friend had the same experience. Recover and come back quickly, regards:)

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  25. nice http://differentcands.blogspot.kr/2013/07/back-from-vacation-and-choies-dress.html

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  26. Ugh girl I hear you...I've been there too! Cannot believe what I put my poor liver through in my early 20s... Feel better & don't be too hard on yourself, it sounds like you learned from it xx

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  27. ahh girl! hope your all good now!

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    xx

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  28. Wow, that sucks big time :( Sounds like you got some kind of food poisoning as well. Alcohol stays in your body for only 17 hours so if you stayed sick for over a week.....wow. That is bad luck!

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