Let me start by saying I don’t drink much except during the holidays…
last weekend at a party I had a few spikeshooters and vodkas…ended up having a great evening and the next day I was a bit tired but no issues at all…
last night at a party I had a few glasses of red wine (I think cabs mostly) and I felt like death at the end of the party and this morning…everyone else like 8 people had no issues at all and they all drank more then I did…
could I be allergic to something in the red wine???
anyone have a similar experience?[/quote]
Well, thousands of us have a similar experience
Headache. 1995 Jun;35(6):355-7.Links
Relationships between food, wine, and beer-precipitated migrainous headaches.
Princess Margaret Migraine Clinic, Charing Cross Hospital, London, England.
Five hundred seventy-seven consecutive patients attending the Princess Margaret Migraine Clinic from 1989 to 1991 have been questioned about dietary precipitants of their headaches. Four hundred twenty-nine patients had migraine, of which 16.5% reported that headaches could be precipitated by cheese or chocolate, and nearly always both. Of the migraine patients, 18.4% reported sensitivity to all alcoholic drinks, while another 11.8% were sensitive to red wine but not to white wine; 28% of the migrainous patients reported that beer would precipitate headaches. There was a definite statistical association between sensitivity to cheese/chocolate and to red wine (P < 0.001) and also to beer (P < 0.001), but none between diet sensitivity and sensitivity to alcoholic drinks in general.
None of 40 patients with tension headache (diagnosed by International Headache Society criteria) reported sensitivity to foods, and only one was sensitive to alcoholic drinks. The prevalence of sensitivity among 46 patients with some migrainous features was intermediate between the migraine and tension headache categories.
It is concluded that cheese/chocolate and red wine sensitivity, in particular, have closely related mechanisms, in some way related more to migraine than to more chronic tension-type headache, while quite separate mechanisms play a major role in sensitivity to alcoholic drinks in general.
PMID: 7635722 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE][/i]
Note: Vodka and Spike are low in tyramines, histamines, sulfites, etc.
And all this is disputable. There are also articles denying the association, and articles that support red wine headache in non-migraneurs.