General Question

tan235's avatar

Does this sound like an allergy?

Asked by tan235 (877points) March 28th, 2011

I hadn’t eaten much yesterday and in the afternoon met up with a friend, we had two glasses of wine and I started getting a head ache then after that I needed to eat and ate a really creamy pasta with smoke salmon but it was really oily.
All night I had a headache from it and then this morning i’ve woken up still with the headache and a twitchy eye!
I had a terrible sleep – does this sound like an allergy?
Or could my twitchy eye and headache be caused from what I did yesterday?

Observing members: 0 Composing members: 0

5 Answers

dxs's avatar

The headache could be either from too much wine or not eating food. Having experienced being malnourished, I know what that i-havent-eaten-anything-yet-today headache is like, and it can happen. The twitchy eye is supposedly a lack of potassium, so I don’t know if that has anything to do with it. Is the eye twitching constant? Has this happened to your eye in any level of severity before?

tan235's avatar

I use to get twitchy eyes all the time, but haven’t for ages, this one is kinda constant… funnily enough I just ate a banana, and had some panadol…. my mum suffers from twitching eyes and she’s getting an operation on her nerves… just seems like a coincidence that i get a really bad headache and a twitching eye and I’m freaking out as most could be symptoms of underlying neurological disorder!

JLeslie's avatar

Did you have wine instead of a Coke? Your symptoms could easily be caffeine withdrawal, and then getting back on caffiene. Headaches will come from missing your usual intake of caffeine, whether from coffee, tea, or soft drinks, and they will last several hours past getting caffeine back into your system, longer if you have still not gone back to having some caffeine. Eye twitching is very common for people who are sensitive to caffiene, and usually stops once the person either significantly cuts or gives up caffeine.

However, many people do get migraines and other headaches from wine, especially red wine. And, eye twicthing, as you obviously know, can be from many different things.

marinelife's avatar

It does not sound like an allergy to me.

faye's avatar

I think it’s a combination of wine on an empty stomach and worry.

Answer this question




to answer.

This question is in the General Section. Responses must be helpful and on-topic.

Your answer will be saved while you login or join.

Have a question? Ask Fluther!

What do you know more about?
Knowledge Networking @ Fluther