‘RHONY’: Does Taking a Diuretic Really Enhance the Effects of Alcohol?

by Jeremy Spirogis
Leah McSweeney, Dorinda Medley, Tinsley Mortimer, Ramona Singer, Luann de Lesseps, Sonja Morgan

Was a diuretic accountable for Sonja Morgan‘s excessively crazy habits throughout a latest episode of The Real Housewives of New York City?

Leah McSweeney, Dorinda Medley, Tinsley Mortimer, Ramona Singer, Luann de Lesseps, Sonja Morgan
Leah McSweeney, Dorinda Medley, Tinsley Mortimer, Ramona Singer, Luann de Lesseps, Sonja Morgan |Heidi Gutman/Bravo

During a forged journey to Mexico, Morgan appears extra intoxicated than ever. The forged seems to be extraordinarily involved about Morgan. They marvel if extra is going on than having one too many sturdy cocktails. Morgan appears so inebriated, she doesn’t even make it to dinner and Dorinda Medley places her to mattress.

The subsequent morning Morgan believes she has discovered the rationale why she was so crazy. “Ramona, I just went to take my pill that I always take, my water pill,” Morgan tells Ramona Singer throughout the episode. “And I just Googled it. This drug gives you drunken sailor walk. It’s a water pill to dehydrate you. That’s it! So I didn’t take it today.”

Sonja Morgan lastly figures out why she was so out of it

Singer reminds Morgan that she ought to by no means combine any treatment with alcohol it doesn’t matter what it’s. “The first night of the girl’s trip I’m like a crazy person,” Morgan says to Singer. “After one welcome drink.” Although Singer tells Morgan she doesn’t want a water tablet she has to make the dig that she’s nonetheless thinner than Morgan.

“Eureka!” Morgan says in a confessional. “Of course I’m walking like a drunken sailor, swaying here to there. I couldn’t figure out what was going on until Ramona and I reviewed my prescriptions and it’s the diuretic, hello!”

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“Drinking alcohol with this medicine can cause side effects,” based on Michigan Medicine on the University of Michigan of the diuretic, hydrochlorothiazide.

Do diuretics improve the results of alcohol?

Not solely can mixing prescription treatment and alcohol improve the results of alcohol, however the mixture can be harmful.  “Alcohol can increase blood pressure, which could be counterproductive if one is taking medications to control blood pressure,” Aaron White, a neuroscientist on the NIH instructed Live Science. “Mixing diuretic medications with alcohol, which is also a diuretic, could contribute to dehydration. For people taking medications for diabetes, drinking alcohol can cause blood sugar to drop too low.”

“Mixing alcohol and other sedatives, like sleeping pills or narcotic pain medications, can cause sleepiness, problems with coordination and potentially suppress brain stem areas tasked with controlling vital reflexes like breathing, heart rate and gagging to clear the airway,” White stated including the mixture could be deadly.

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In a earlier episode, Morgan makes an attempt to have her hair carried out however can hardly maintain her head upright. Morgan is seen taking a tablet whereas laying in mattress yelling for a girl to come back blow dry her hair. She emerges from her mattress bare as Singer suggests she placed on a gown. “This isn’t making sense how loopy Sonja is,” Singer says in a confessional. “She hasn’t had that much to drink. She must be on some medication that makes her act this way.”

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