I peeked around the Internet and found a good descript
ion of Alcohol Intollerance:www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/alcohol-intolerance/basics/definition/con-20034907Most notable is this description:
Alcohol intolerance occurs when your body doesn't have the proper enzymes to break down (metabolize) the toxins in alcohol. This is caused by inherited (genetic) traits.
Intolerance reactions can also be caused by a number of other ingredients commonly found in alcoholic beverages, especially in beer or wine. These include:
Sulfites or other preservatives
Chemicals, grains or other ingredients
Histamine, a byproduct of fermentation or brewing
In some cases, reactions can be triggered by an allergy to a grain such as corn, wheat or rye or to another substance contained in alcoholic beverages.
Rarely, severe pain after drinking alcohol is a sign of a more serious underlying disorder.
It looks like you are one of the "lucky ones" who has an alcohol intolerance. Abstinence seems to be a good idea.
Let us hear if your doctor has some more ideas on your situation.
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