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Alcohol = Pounding Headache?

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I don't drink very often. And when I do, I very rarely get drunk - it takes kind of a lot for me to get drunk and it always has (which is surprising because I am a pretty small girl). Anyway, I have noticed that, lately, whenever I drink alcohol, no matter how much, the next morning I wake up with a pounding headache and just feel crappy. For example, last night I went to a wedding reception for someone I work with. I had a few whiskey and cokes (my drink of choice). I was not by any means drunk at any point in the evening. Compare that to when I was in college two years ago and I could drink A LOT more and be visibly drunk (not some of my proudest moments), but feel ok enough to go to 8am class the next day.

Even before my diagnosis, I could never drink beer without almost immediate vomiting (hello foreshadowing!). I've stuck to wine and hard alcohol. But ever since going gluten free, I cannot even have ONE drink without feeling like absolute crap the next day.

Anyone else have this problem? If you do, is there a way to remedy it (besides the obvious don't drink)?

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Many wines & liquors contain sulphites, which many of us react strongly to. You may want to check that out ..... I get an instant splitting headaches almost at the first two sips.....hth

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My fiance is allergic to sulfites (anaphylaxis, asthma attacks, etc.) but the only things that bother him (and by bother I mean send him to the ER) are wines, premade mixed (like margarita mix), frozen potatoes, and grapes.

Do sulfites in frozen potatoes and grapes bother you, too?

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My husband said, "Quit drinking that soda...that stuff will KILL ya!" lol!

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I've never had any tolerance at all for alcohol. It's not a drunkenness issue for me, either, it's a sick-feeling, headachyness. I can't do anything the day after I have so much as a glass of wine. No problem with potatoes or frozen grapes, thought. I've never looked into it, because if I just avoid alcohol, I'm fine. I can, however, have alcohol in a sauce, if the actual alcohol has been cooked off.

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I don't drink very often. And when I do, I very rarely get drunk - it takes kind of a lot for me to get drunk and it always has (which is surprising because I am a pretty small girl). Anyway, I have noticed that, lately, whenever I drink alcohol, no matter how much, the next morning I wake up with a pounding headache and just feel crappy. For example, last night I went to a wedding reception for someone I work with. I had a few whiskey and cokes (my drink of choice). I was not by any means drunk at any point in the evening. Compare that to when I was in college two years ago and I could drink A LOT more and be visibly drunk (not some of my proudest moments), but feel ok enough to go to 8am class the next day.

Even before my diagnosis, I could never drink beer without almost immediate vomiting (hello foreshadowing!). I've stuck to wine and hard alcohol. But ever since going gluten free, I cannot even have ONE drink without feeling like absolute crap the next day.

Anyone else have this problem? If you do, is there a way to remedy it (besides the obvious don't drink)?

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My husband said, "Quit drinking that soda...that stuff will KILL ya!" lol!

Ya know, I just got back from my fiance's parents house and I was talking to his mom about it (who has absolutely NO understand of celiac, by the way... she thinks it is a choice, not something I need to do). She loves her rum, but only drinks it with soda. She tells me that the sugary soda mixed with liquor is a big problem for a lot of people (including her) and drinking water while imbibing helps her a lot, especially if she drinks a big glass of water just before bed.

Who knows? I guess I'll just revert back to not drinking often like I always do.

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Wow, I could have written that post. You sound alot like me. I'm 4'10" and 90 pounds on a good day...and when I was younger I could out drink some of the boys and still feel okay the next day.

I have the same problem as you now, I can't drink any alcohol w/out feeling hungover the next day. Even if I just have one drink, I'm sick. It stinks, b/c I would like to have a drink now and then with friends or on the rare occasion I get to go out with my husband.

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