Role of Adrenaline in Processing Alcohol?
I noted a distinct difference in how my body seems to process alcohol if I am experiencing an adrenaline rush - to whit:
- I play in a band and gigged this weekend. Very pumped, in Performance Mode - lots of high energy and sweat. Many (many) shots and beers later, I fall into bed at about 3am. I wake up at 8am, make the kids breakfast and play baseball catch with my son. No real headache or other symptoms except a basic sluggishness which might just be written off to the (few) hours I slept.
- Last night I make dinner and split, oh, a bottle and a half of wine with my wife and a friend who came over. I wake up at 4am with a headache - clearly hungover. Creaky, cotton-mouth - yuck. Drink lots of water and ride the exercise bike and life returned to normal.