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Very Sensitive, Spacey From Allergy Meds Or Alcohol

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Hi everyone,

Every allergy medicine I have ever taken has made me spacey and enhanced my otherwise light case of ADD. I get very high after drinking around 4 oz. of wine. Suffice to say, I do not drink at social gatherings anymore, or even at home, b/c I become extremely talkative and opinionated and sometimes say things I would not normally say.

Is this totally unrelated to celiac disease or has anyone else experienced this?

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I have an unusually strong reaction to any drugs now. I used to be able to take anything or drink anything (like 2 or 3 strong martinis and be fine) --but not now! :blink: Of course, I was also 90 lbs. heavier :lol: before celiac hit me hard, so maybe I was just able to handle them? Not sure.

Even novacaine at the dentist hits me hard and I suffer ill effects for days. Eye drops at the opthamologist?--my pupils stayed dilated for 3 days! (that NEVER happened before I was Dxed) Tried to take a muscle relaxer for the constant pain I have---I cut the darn thing into the smallest piece possible and it STILL kicked my butt--dopey, agitated, stomache pain--and completely "out of it". They all mess with my head too. Not sure why this has happened, so I asked my GI/ celiac-specialist doctor.

He suggested that tolerance levels can be low because of malabsorption--drugs go into the blood stream at a different rate (although it appears you are not a newbie to this, so not sure if that applies to you)

OR

there is trace gluten in the med (horrors!--he said he does not trust medications at all)

OR

your system is so CLEAN now-- that you are just susceptible to seeing the side effects more rapidly?

OR

you simply have no tolerance for them anymore. (bummer)

I researched this question myself, BTW... and could only find other celiacs with the same issues, but no clear reason why an intolerance for meds or alcohol developed.

All speculation, but perhaps one of those ideas applies? It's a real problem for me because I would really love to take some pain medication for the chronic pain I have in my joints/bones...but it just messes with my stomach and my head, so I don't bother anymore. I have tried anything and everything the doctor offers, to no avail, so I suffer with it instead...and pray for it all to get better as I heal my gut. sigh. Another lovely consequence of celiac. :rolleyes:

If you do find out why this intolerance develops, please let me know. I am interested! :) Cheers, IH

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My husband is a non drinker and quite thin. If he takes anything, he is affected quickly. To keep a tolerance up you have to drink all the time. For health reasons, sounds like you're not doing that, so you can get affected a lot easier and quicker if you are not drinking regularly. Hope that makes sense.

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