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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)?


Monica

dx celiac disease- November 1, 2008

dairy/casein free (much to my chagrin) for good- September 1, 2010

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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?


Monica

dx celiac disease- November 1, 2008

dairy/casein free (much to my chagrin) for good- September 1, 2010

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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.


Monica

dx celiac disease- November 1, 2008

dairy/casein free (much to my chagrin) for good- September 1, 2010

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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.


Tamara, mom to 4 gluten & casein free kiddos!

Age 11 - Psoriasis

Age 8- dx'd Celiac March 2005

Age 6- gluten-free/cf, allergy related seizures

Age 4 - reflux, resolved with gluten-free/cf

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