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

posted 7 years ago in Food
Post # 17
234 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

i have an intolernce to yeast so alcohol and i don’t get along.  Different alcohol’s have different effects – wine gives me headaches, beer makes my tummy hurt etc.  I found that drinking good vodka (triple distilled minimum ) that’s not wheat based (since i also have wheat intolerance), works better for me 🙂 

Post # 18
61 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

My SO plays hockey, and therefore would have a few several beers post-game, or anytime we got together with the team.  He had food allergy testing donee and is allergic to brewer’s yeast.  We thought it was the hops all this time.  Since sticking to wine, he’s doing fine.

A family member of mine has intolerance to sulfites in wine/beer.  She seems to do “better” with hard liquors.    But she has those same symptoms you do when she drinks. She has told me she can tell when it’s all starting to happen, and it does not usually take too long post-drinking. 

You may look into those two sensitivities, and see if you can pin point when it’s happening and/or if it occurs with all types of alcohol.  


Post # 19
1525 posts
Bumble bee

I used to be unable to drink it because of the taste. It would gross me out too much. Now, I can only have a couple drinks otherwise I’ll get really nauseous and spend the next morning puking.

Post # 20
1114 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Particular drinks, mainly red wines and gin, cause me to have a pretty bad asthmatic reaction, which can last for up to a week of gasping for breath Undecided  I think the red wine has something to do with sulphites, no idea what it is about gin.

Post # 21
2874 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

@asianyoushi:  my ex was from hong kong, and he used to go bright bright red too, literally from head to toe and quite an alarming shade..sometimes he’d get hives too. bizarrely, it didnt happen (or less so) if ihe drank malibu and coke. any other drink and he couldnt handle it

i heard when it happens, its due to a lack of enzyme or something

Post # 22
2285 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: Central Park

The sulfites in wine are a major migraine trigger. If you get migraines (the vomiting is part of migraines sometimes) then stick to clear liquor like vodka. I get migraine headaches all the time. They come and go for years at a time. Changing my diet habits has helped a lot to reduce my migraines and daily headaches. This book helps lay out all of the triggers in one guide.


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