midwestgirl80 Posted October 26, 2012 Share Posted October 26, 2012 I am about two and a half weeks out of my Whole30, and it's been quite challenging! As I see most of us going through reintroductions are experiencing. My diary, gluten grains and non-gluten grains reintros all went okay. I didn't get terribly sick or have any major reactions, but they were noticeable - bloated, sneezy, runny nose, etc. And I have gone back to my restless sleeping patterns. After those reintros were done, I haven't been eating as clean as I had imagined I would. But that's a whole other topic! This is about what happened when I brought back in alcohol. I had my first sip a week ago. I also ate non-Whole30 that day (pizza). When I woke up the next morning, my right eyelid was slightly swollen and itchy. It wasn't terrible- I was still able to go out in public. I drank again that night (and again, ate foods that weren't compliant, so not a controlled experiment). When I woke up the following morning, my eye was ten times worse- nearly swollen shut and covered in little red hives. I took an anti-histamine and a few hours later it had settled down but was still red and itchy the rest of the day. Because I had already brought back in dairy and grains and hadn't reacted that way, I was fairly certain it was the alcohol. But now I'm positive because I drank again last night and the same thing happened! Same eye, same little hives, same itchiness, same puffiness/swelling. I can't find anything in the forum about people reacting this way. I read online that this is usually an indication of a food allergy rather than an intolerance, but why would I have developed an allergy all the sudden?! I have gone two months before without drinking (but not eating clean otherwise) and nothing like this happened when I brought it back in then. Unfortunately I had both beer and wine both nights so I am unsure which was the culprit (if there was only one). How worried should I be? Do I need to see a doctor? I mean, I think it's pretty obvious what's causing it. But it does scare me I have just seemingly developed this allergy at 31! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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