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988694 tn?1332363079
Wine and the thyroid
Just wondering if when consuming  alcohol hypo people get palpitations, like feeling hyper. I am not adjusted yet with my meds. Every time I have a glass of something I get that, is it just me or wine and thyroid do not go together? Other times I get a headacke right away.
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1128565 tn?1316724743
Hi Thyroid and alcohol do not go you get drunk quicker because pulse rate goes up I only have a couple of drinks. My friend whose got thyroid says she wouldn't drink at all but I think a couple does no harm.
Take care
Lorraine
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As with any other food or beverage, if it affects you adversely, it's probably best avoided.  You might find you can again enjoy your glass of wine once your levels are stable.  I've never had trouble with wine or any food.
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988694 tn?1332363079
Thanks, sometimes I think I blame the thyroid for anything and everything...but I had the sense something  was up with wine and all that. You are right, I feel dizzy very quickly, palpitations, headackes, ect.

I'll try when feeling better and get steady with my dose. I'll probably notice the difference...

I had no idea drinks affected thyroid condition... and I am talking about only one glass here!
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393685 tn?1425816122
It really not unrealistic to blame the thyroid when consuming wine. I found red wine reacted harder on me and still does. While wine wine seemed to be milder to a degree.

It also depends on my body cycle on how much I can consume. Sometimes I can take in a bottle - sometimes a glass gets me uncomfortable. This volume goes with not just wine - but beer or mixed drinks. I don't have a solution or answer as to exactly why but there are some theories and research.

The sugar content in any drinks is high after the alcohol turns to sugar . The pancrease is responsible for processing the sugar and will have a surge of release when the sugar is high - the sugar goes to the blood stream and will process energy or a high and increase the heart rate and blood pressure. If you have unstable levels of thyroid then you have symptoms of stress on the heart naturally. So when the sugar and the unbalanced thyroid hormones meet, it can react the heart to surge too.

I agree with the advice above on limiting the content of drinking in general until thyroid levels balance out. In a case that I have - I find that even through I am optimal with thyroid and have been for years- it effects me very quickly more often than not. And the effects sneek up on me without warning. I can be just fine one minute and bombed the next regardless of its a glass or larger quanitites involved.

And to discuss further. The next day has its swings too. Some days after an evening with drinking I can be fine - others I am hung over to the max! and it doesn't matter the quanitty or even the quality of the alcohol that I consumed either on being hung over.

Again its the sugar release and the de-hygration going on mixing with other hormones that brings on those effects.

Good Luck - I still go with the flow and drink occassionally. Its more dealing with the bad now when it hits me.
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