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hollyberry

Anyone Else Have An Intolerance To Alcohol?

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Before I started having D every day from Celiacs (pre-diagnosis), I noticed that, over the last few years, I have the same reaction whenever I drink alcohol of any kind (doesn't matter if its gluten-free or not). The D usually starts the day after I have the alcohol and lasts for a day or two. It's usually pretty bad.

Since being diagnosed, I have had only wine, and I'm still having the same reaction. I thought maybe once I went gluten-free this problem would go away, but it hasn't.

I was just wondering if anyone else has this problem and what it may be caused by. I really don't want to give up wine for the rest of my life!

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I have found that I cannot tolerate any grain alcohol. I also cannot tolerate wine due to a yeast issue.

I can have tequilla, rum, and potato vodka. I now make my own vanilla for use in baking (with the potato vodka) and cannot have any of the Enjoy Life products that use vanilla. I don't know if it is a grain alcohol issue or not, only that I cannot have it.

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Hollyberry, before being diagnosed with coeliac, drinking alcohol used to give my system a good cleanout. It wasn't too drastic, but noticeable, and I would have more stomach issues than the hangover.

Now, unfortunately I do not drink alcohol much any more. What I do drink does not upset me, unless I have inadvertantly drank a grain alcohol. I like drinking, but I guess I am a teensy wensy bit scared that if I drink too much, I might accidently eat gluten, or even worse, not care if I ate it.

My husband has similar symptoms to you, only a tiny bit of alcohol, makes him sick. He gets an awfully uncomfortable bloated stomach the next day, with a bit of D and he is off colour for a few days. We are guessing it is alcohol, and as he has not drunk any for quite a few weeks and has not been plagued with any niggly symptoms. I have to admit here, that he has been a heavy drinker in the past, and it might just be his past catching up with him. Also he does not have coeliac and is a bread muncher, but with Mango mentioning leaky gut and maybe sulphite sensitivity she might be on the right track, as doctors have not been able to figure it out. They were thinking a stomach ulcer and worse.

Cathy

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I am a moderate to slightly heavy drinker. I don't drink every day, but it seems I have the symptoms every day (the terrible D) because it will last 2-3 days after I drink. Before I knew I had celiacs, I would drink beer or wine (sometimes liquor, but rarely), and it didn't matter which of the three I had--I still always had the same reaction.

How do I know if I have leaky gut? Is that something that goes along with celiacs? I'm not sure how much sulfites I consume; I'm a vegetarian, so I would think not much (sulfites are in things like bacon, right?).

I guess I am going to have to give up drinking completely, but I don't want to. Sometimes it seems like the only way I can relax, and I enjoy it. (I don't do it to get drunk, btw)

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