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Can I ask what peoples experiences have been of this?
Do you know what has caused it, and how does your body react?
And does it wax and wane with your flares?
I ask because I get slightly worse after certain squashes, and I've had bad reactions to dental anesthetic in the past, but it can be ok sometimes so I have no idea whether it's a sensitivity, or just bad timing!
As usual, all your comments are appreciated!
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Viridian,
One good test of sulphite reaction is if you feel "kicked in the kidneys" after red wine. I have this myself and have heard of it quite often.
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LolaLola;523297 said:
Viridian,
One good test of sulphite reaction is if you feel "kicked in the kidneys" after red wine. I have this myself and have heard of it quite often.
x Lola
Ooh! Thank you! I'll have to try that. I dont normally drink (once every few months) and when I do, I normally have a spirit of some kind. I've read that white wine has more sulfites in than red though. Does red still effect you more?
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Viridian,

I'm very allergic to sulfa medicines, but have no problems with red wine or other things that contain sulfite!

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don't have any problems with sulfa medications or sulfites (whatever they are - no problems with wine or any foods). Thank god i can take sulfa antibiotics as they really work for my uti's.

hth

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The doctors had given me Sulfa onces to get rid of an infection in my body. I blew up like a balloon and was all red and itchy. I'm thinking that's not the same as the sulfite though. I dont like red wine but i have drank it once and it just made my head hurt. I hope you find out what is going on!
 

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Lily;523311 said:
Hi Viridian,

The sulfite from preservatives in foods and wine is very different to sulfur (sulfonamide) medications that some lupies have problems with. Just wondered if you were getting confused?

http://www.allergy.org.au/content/view/128/1/

http://www.allergy.org.au/content/view/110/1/



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Thanks once again for your wisdom Lily. You're right, I was!
I dont think I've ever had any sulfonamide meds tbh. If I have, I've never made the connection (if I was already bad at the time), or I haven't reacted.
So, I guess it'll be a 'don't know'!
Will still keep an eye on the preservatives thing. I had a filling come out the other day (they always do!) and I'm scared of going to the dentist in case I need an injection (and I react to the bisulfite). Must pull myself together! ;)


alisiajo-sorry to hear what happened to you! I guess at least you can look out for it now.:worried:

Everyone else- thanks once again for your inputs. Every little helps! :D
 
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