wine -bad reaction to particular brand/type?

posted 3 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@MsSunshineBee:  I’m the same, sometimes very little can have a very bad effect on me. Apparently the headache causer is the sulphites used to preserve wine for transportation. Unless you buy direct from the producer they are hard to avoid. Levels vary depending on the wine and producer so you’re probably best off sticking to wines you’ve not had problems with before. Organic ones will be better too.

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

A lot of people have bad reactions to sulphites (as PP mentioned, organic wines are a good bet). Also, keep track of which wines give you a bad reaction and which ones don’t.. steer clear of the ones that do, its not worth it. 

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Ugh this happened to me once. The brand Red Diamond, merlot. I had maybe half a glass, got an instant migraine and was completely hung over the whole next day. I like merlots, and even the more tannic reds, but only once ever had such a terrible reaction. I’ve steered totally clear of that type ever since. 

Post # 6
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

With whites I have problems with the sugar.  

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@MsSunshineBee:  Don’t be scared of wine. That was like 4 years ago and I’ve had probably hundreds of glasses since, and never had something similar happen. 

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

I used to be able to drink wine just fine. Now, even if I have a half glass of wine and 15 glasses of water, I get a migraine. I can’t drink it anymore, no matter what the color. I wish I knew why. 🙁

Post # 12
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

Wine can sometimes (rarely) trigger migraines for me, and some are more likely to leave me with a minor headache the next morning.  I haven’t had a problem with that particular wine.

 

Post # 13
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Busy bee

@MsSunshineBee:  Have you been having any other stomach related issues or sensitivities?  Some people with IBS have issues with alcohol.  Also, I experienced terrible alcohol sensitivity when I had blastocytosis, a common intestinal parasite.  I think because I was unknowingly dehydrated.

When I dealt with alchol sensitivity I was usually safe with wine, but sometimes it would randomly be an issue.  Like you described, only having a glass or two but feeling like I had downed liquor.  The only thing I noticed was that sweater wine was more likely to make me feel sick, not sure why though.

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@MsSunshineBee:  There could well be additives in the wine that you are reacting to.  There are producers that still do wine in the old styles, and newer organic methods, and these might sut you better.  There are also lots  of things in red wine that many people react to.  There are histamines in it; sometimes I get a bit of an itchy throat, but if I take a Reactine/Claritin/Whatever it slves that problem, as it’s very mild with me, and only occasional.

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Cheap wine is unfortunatley also made cheaply. There are fillers and addatives but I find that the biggest problem is the risidual sugar in cheap wine. It’s usually added to make it taste better or even bulk up the wine, but made if you are sensative to sugar it will leave you feeling terrible the next day. I’m sorry that you felt to awful, not a great way to start or end your day.

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