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Author Topic: Help Me Regarding My Sulfite/Yeast Allergy  (Read 4090 times)

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Offline hawkpacific

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Help Me Regarding My Sulfite/Yeast Allergy
« on: January 13, 2013, 06:11:44 PM »
 Okay,

So I thought, for a couple years now, that I have a sulfite allergy. Whenever I ingest non-organic wine or vinegar (org. apple cider vinegar seems to be OK), I have major anxiety/depression and horrible eczema outbreaks almost immediately.

However, I was reading online that malt vinegar is actually low in sulphites and should not make people allergic to sulfites react. Could I actually have a yeast allergy instead? I am thinking this because drinking beer makes me feel really bloated and extremely lethargic (1 beer).

Offline rebekahc

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Re: Help Me Regarding My Sulfite/Yeast Allergy
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2013, 09:56:05 AM »
Your reactions don't sound typical for an allergy (to yeast or anything else). 

Even organic wines have naturally occurring sulfites - they just can't have added sulfites.  So, maybe you can handle a certain amount of sulfites without reacting, but the malt vinegar has more than the wine?  Or, perhaps you have some other type of intolerance?
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Offline hawkpacific

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Re: Help Me Regarding My Sulfite/Yeast Allergy
« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2013, 11:20:12 AM »
Thanks for the reply. I believe its either an allergy to sulfites or yeast.

If I have non-organic wine, I literally go crazy. I get extremely angry (1 glass of course) and become ridiculously anxious. It is the worst feeling ever!

Any foods that contain vinegar cause me to break out in eczema or a similiar (but not as bad) emotional state, with dry eyes as well. This usually occurs with marinade soaked food.

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Re: Help Me Regarding My Sulfite/Yeast Allergy
« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2013, 11:14:08 AM »
A sulfite allergy is not a true allergy. It's chemical, not IgE mediated. Anaphylaxis is rare, though many people have anaphylactoid reactios.  I may have had the real deal a few years ago.

I don't know about eczema, since it's not IgE mediated. I might explore wheat.
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