Is there a connection between the Pill and food allergies?
October 9, 2012 6:12 PM Subscribe
Could there be a connection between a food (yeast) allergy and birth control pills?
posted by Ms. Toad to health & fitness (5 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
YANAD. I plan on talking to my doctor about this, but I'd like advice/background that would help me know how to approach him.
I've had an allergy to yeast in food - especially beer/wine, and foods with yeast extract - that came on several years ago. I chalked it up to aging and natural changes to the body, and have altered my diet to accommodate it.
But, recently, a relative went on the pill and within a couple weeks developed a severe reaction to alcohol, especially beer. She went off the pill again after a couple months and the reaction disappeared.
After hearing about this, I recalled that I might have switched the type of pill I was on around the same time that this allergy developed. I know birth control can alter yeasts in the body, but could there be any connection between the pill and a yeast allergy in food? Anybody have any similar experiences or suggestions of research I can do about this before I approach my doctor?