Hello all! Glad to find this forum! I deduced sulfite intolerance after a sip of wine last year that made the inside of my mouth break out in hives. I took benadyl right away and told my husband to tell EMS that's what it was if I collapsed. I started research and discovered many correlation with things that already cause me hives, including shrimp and more recently fries from some restaurants.
I've had GERD issues, too, especially after drinking Perrier, and discovered it's high in sulphites.
I'm currently traveling in India, Nepal and Bhutan and just hope to make it home to untreated water. I've been down with a head/chest cold for several days so my guide persuaded me to see a doc. My BP was 180/110 and pulse over 100. My BP is normally controlled with 20-40 mg of ace inhibitor but he added niphedipine. Afterwards it dawned on me that HBP and tachycardia are symptoms of allergic reaction and when I checked the bottled water I've been living on it's labeled to contain "sulphates". I'm now desperately trying to find more highly purified water and not sure what to do whe I reach Nepal for two days. They are notorious for bad water so the bottled water will be my only choice. Soft drinks are not an option--nor are wine/beer. I've launched an online search for info on borttled water hoping to find something that has been filtered many times/ and with reverse osmosis so I don't die before I get home!
Post Edited (ATXfred) : 9/24/2011 3:13:39 AM (GMT-6)