(Closed) Anyone else have a bad reaction to alcohol?

posted 6 years ago in Food
Post # 3
5956 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2018

You could be allergic to the yeast or even to the bacteria that makes something ferment….it’s rare but not impossible.  I’d imagine you’ve drunk beer, wine and dark liquor with the same effect?  You might have better luck with hard ciders, mead or vodka, you’d just have to experiment although that might get old if your horking everything up.

Post # 4
116 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I have a cousin that this happens to. The only thing she can drink is homemade wine/beer. Something that is in the store bought stuff doesn’t mix well with her. No idea what it is though. Maybe you could give that a try?

Post # 5
1042 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

My Fiance has the same problem, although it usually takes about two drinks to get the effects. With one he’s fine.

If he drinks 3-4 he gets a rash. Super weird, but you aren’t alone!


Post # 6
4361 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

I do get migranes with wine but normally when I am dehydrated.  I also have IBS and alcohol can make it worse sometimes, makes me feel really sick and bloated. I can’t drink carbonated drinks like some larger – have to make sure it’s a live ale.  

I do know one girl who is allergic to alcohol.  Maybe a doctor could shed some light?

Post # 7
2831 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Hmm… I know cheap alc. gives me a headache. Maybe next time try a little of the more expensive stuff? But it’s not a bad thing to have a reaction to it, it’s not good for ya anyway! 🙂

Post # 9
3176 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

One of my best friends can barely have a sip of any type of alcohol and she WILL wake up the next morning with a migrane. If she has more than a sip or heaven forbid she drinks a whole bottle of beer or has a shot she’d have to be hospitalized.

Post # 10
2419 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

I cannot drink certain types of alcohol or I will wake up with a migraine. I LOVE whiskey, but cannot drink it because I feel like death the next morning, even if I only have a shot of it. I would talk to your doctor about it!

Post # 12
1839 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

when i went to jamaica, i drank approx 2 sips of red stripe and immediately got super flushed/hives on my arms.  it has happened to me with a few other drinks, too. hard liquor for the most part (it happened to me once at my FMIL’s house where i got really flushed, but i don’t remember what drink she was mixing..prob something weird) and cider seem to be ok



eta: http://www.livestrong.com/article/97937-beer-allergy-symptoms/  not sure about wine tho

Post # 13
246 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I don’t think that I’m allergic- just very intolerant. The most alcohol I’ve ever been able to consume was a half a glass of wine with dinner. It just makes me fall asleep instantly. I’ve tried drinking several times. It just doesn’t seem to work for me. My grandmother and mother have the same reaction, so there’s probably a genetic component. It really doesn’t bother me now that I can’t drink. I still can have fun, relax, and enjoy time with my friends without alcohol.

Everyone I know seems to like my intolerance- they always have a designated driver!

I hope you find a way to imbibe without getting sick, but if you don’t, life is still pretty darn good.

Post # 14
327 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I get red.  Really, really red.  And a glass of wine will give me an instant headache.

Post # 15
2616 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

i turn tomato red  ..most asians i know do this as well. when i was in st lucia on honeymoon i kept getting the sick like want to puke but nothing came up when i had any alcohol. normally i can handle 2…  guess something down there didnt sit right with me.



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