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Old 03-13-2013, 02:45 PM
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After Quitting Alcohol: Anyone experience food allergies?

I just recently quit drinking alcohol, I'm 45 days sober and feel fantastic. I'm really glad that I made the decision to quit for life and finding increased joy as each day passes. One new change is that I've recently developed an allergy to raw tomatoes and it's only been since I've quit alcohol. Within minutes of eating a tomato, I break out in red, burning hives all over my face, neck, shoulders, arms and torso. I'm obviously going to cut tomatoes out of my diet now as well. I"m curious however, to see if anyone else has developed any strange food allergies since quitting alcohol and if you've heard of this before? I'm wondering if anyone knows if there is any correlation between the two?
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Old 03-13-2013, 03:37 PM
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It could be coincidence. But saying that I have developed allergies. They came before I quit though and I thought that the alcohol had made me more sensitive to things. Or it could be that I was just getting older and the more exposed you are to something the more likely you are to become allergic to it... be interesting to see if anyone else has experience with this too x
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Since I quit, the bottom of my feet are almost always itchy, I'm breaking out in rashes and I've had headaches. If I am allergic to something, I don't know what it is. It might be certain sugars so I might try cutting out all added sugars for a while and seeing if I have any reaction to naturally occurring sugars like fructose and lactose.

Oh, I just realised that I've been eating a lot of raw tomatoes since Sunday. Soon after eating a couple of tomatoes on Sunday night I got rashes on my face and stomach. And last night the itching was worse than ever and all over my body. Hm, interesting.
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Old 03-13-2013, 04:41 PM
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I'm also experiencing very itchy skin. I experienced skin itching prior to quitting and thought that alcohol was the culprit. I had hoped that quitting would make the itching stop but it continues. I eat very clean and healthy, with very little sugar, so I'm baffled about why I'm having these issues.
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I woke up to horrid face rash last week. (2 months alcohol free). Pharmacist believed it to be an allergy. I've not changed makeup, cleanser etc. So he thought it could be reaction to some food. I took allergy pills and it took almost 5 days to clear. My face rash looked like those abc marks you get when sit too close to a fire. My eyes were slightly swollen. Near end of week, my face peeled, and thankfully healed. I wonder if I'm now allergic to some food too. I did not eat tomato that week. Hope it does not return. Don't think it could be from detox 2 months later, right ?
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