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Montefisto

Abdominal Pain While/after Drinking Alcohol

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Ok, so this is something I've been experiencing since going gluten free about 7 weeks ago now. I'm getting pretty severe abdominal pain when drinking alcohol and it's worse depending on the level of alcohol. This is something I have only had when drinking alcohol and the day after and I've had it a few times now so it's most certainly alcohol related.

 

So a few weeks after going gluten-free I was drinking vodka and I got this increasing abdominal pain. I kept drinking after the pain started hoping if I got drunk it would lessen (stupid i know.) I thought maybe it was a problem with the vodka (Smirnoff.) So I switch to Cider and since that episode I haven't been going crazy, I haven't drunk more than two bottles of Cider and I get a little bit of abdominal pain but not like when I had the vodka.

 

I tried a different vodka (Ciroc which I know is good for a lot of people with Celiac) and same pain but I seemed to get it quicker and I gave up with it pretty quickly.

 

This weekend I was out Friday and yesterday due to the weather being so lovely. I drunk cider both nights and in quite large amounts. Yesterday I started getting the pain again quite bad so I stopped drinking but the pain's still there now about 24 hours later. It's come and gone a bit today but right now it's bothering me quite bad.

 

So yeah I'm stopping with the alcohol for a few months but now I'm a bit worried. Anyone else have anything remotely like this?

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Well....I would think, until your gut heals a bit, it would be wise to lay off the alcohol for a while.  Maybe in a month or so, you may be able to tolerate moderate amounts of gluten free alcohol.

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Well....I would think, until your gut heals a bit, it would be wise to lay off the alcohol for a while.  Maybe in a month or so, you may be able to tolerate moderate amounts of gluten free alcohol.

Yeah, that's what I intend to do. I'm going to give at a couple months and try and slowly reintroduce it.

 

What I wanted to know was did people get a similar reaction early on when they were gluten-free and did it stop happening eventually? It's not like I've been glutened when I drink alcohol, it's just pain in my stomach area really and no other symptoms.

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Me too!! I have a similar reaction to alcohol and I don't know why.  I can't have more than three drinks (I'm talking over a long period of an entire night, not in an hour  LOL) or one strongly mixed drink or I get a stomach ache.  Always gluten free alcohol. I never put it together that it could be from celiac, I just figured I have some weird alcohol intolerance. 

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Me too!! I have a similar reaction to alcohol and I don't know why.  I can't have more than three drinks (I'm talking over a long period of an entire night, not in an hour  LOL) or one strongly mixed drink or I get a stomach ache.  Always gluten free alcohol. I never put it together that it could be from celiac, I just figured I have some weird alcohol intolerance.

I am GI and have been for over 5 years. Recently, over the last month or so, when I have a few drinks (wine), I have so much stomach pain that it's hard to sleep through.  It's a constant ache, no other symptoms, just very uncomfortable.  I usually feel relief when I have breakfast.  I don't think it's an ulcer based on the symptoms of an ulcer. I'm not going to drink for a few months and see if I get the pain again, then I'll figure out if it's alcohol related or something else.  Interesting to know other people have this pain also.

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