In recent years it has been discovered that H2 blockers help to reduce and even stop the alcohol flush. Theres a lot of anecdotal evidence all over the internet, the best source probably being:
Asian Flush / Asian Blush / Asian Glow Community / H2 Blockers (Tagamet, Pepcid, Zantac, Axid)
I personally have found them averagely effective (pepcid AC helping to reduce alcohol flush, with other common triggers such as heat and social environment influencing the situation). I would prefer to drink without worrying about it, so I was hoping everyone could share their ideas of how to avoid the alcohol flush.
I have recently found a winner formula. Pepcid AC a hour before drinking, eating a meal half an hour before drinking. drink slowly for the first few drinks and find a alcohol which works best for you. this method might be unhealthy for you, so use at your own discretion. also, a proper cure designed specifically for the problem is in the third stage of FDA approval, so happy days.. http://ir.raptorpharma.com/phoenix.z...139&highlight=
I got it,
thanks for the info
Form what I understand, the Asian flush-reaction is because of a missing or deficient enzyme called ALDH2. And I haven't experienced any of the symptoms (blood pressure drop, drowsiness, fatigue, racing pulse etc.). Maybe I'm missing something, but, except for the flushing and blushing, I cant see how this relates to KPRF..? That being said, nothing, absolutely nothing, would make me happier than stopping the alcohol flush.
true, the asian flush has nothing to do with KPRF. I too was desperate to avoid the alcohol flush, so I browsed the internet for many hours looking how to stop it. I came across that website with all the anecdotal accounts of pepcid etc stopping the flush. I tried it, figured out that pepcid a hour before then eating a meal half and hour before drinking pretty much completely stops my alcohol flush (I have KPRF and get the alcohol flush). Beer also works best for me to avoid the flush, but this was before I figured out the meals a important part so hopefully other types of alcohol will work as well.
Ok well that sounds very promising, might be worth a shot. Have you tried paxil? I'm starting with it on Thursday and hopefully that will get rid of all my flushing and blushing, including the alcohol flush, which is by far the one I hate the most. But if paxil proves ineffective, I'll definitely pick up some pepcid.
I dont use paxil because I dont really need it for everyday living life, dont really flush much in social situations anymore. there is a ton of anecdotal evidence on how good paxil is for general flushing, hope it works well for you. To my understanding the alcohol flush is a different mechanism, so let me know if you have sucess with the treatment.
flushing/blushing from whatever all comes from the same place in ur body, the central nervous system, basically if u flush/blush alot its like a chemical imbalance, and thats what paxil corrects.
Do you take just one pepcid ac befoe drinking? Im in the UK and cant get hold of them easily, luckily found some on American ebay! Any idea how they work to stop/reduce the flush? How succesful are they for you?
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