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I'm a bit late to this party, but I have wondered the same thing. I deliberately avoided Xmas pudding with alcohol at Christmas because I just wasn't sure about the same thing. I also like to make my own sauerkraut, which undergoes a fermentation process, and I'm not even sure that's safe....anyone have any idea?

January 2008 to April 2015 Citalopram 20mg to 5mg, reducing in 50 per cent leaps. Jumped off at 5mg

March 2016 used MDMA triggered setback

April 2016 Citalopram 10mg October 2016 cut to 5mg, May 2017 cut to 2.5mg

May 2018 used MDMA triggered setback

June 2018 Citalopram 2.5mg up to 10mg, then back to 5mg

July/ August 2018 7.5mg, then 10mg

June 2019 updosed to 20mg Citalopram

August 2019 cold switch to Venlafaxine 75mg XR

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Does Alcohol Evaporate from Cooking Wine?

 

 

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As a reference, here's a helpful rule of thumb: After 30 minutes of cooking, alcohol content decreases by 10 percent with each successive half-hour of cooking, up to 2 hours. That means it takes 30 minutes to boil alcohol down to 35 percent and you can lower that to 25 percent with an hour of cooking. Two hours gets you down to 10 percent.

 

It may be wise to avoid foods cooked with alcohol until you know your nervous system is strong enough to handle it, just to be safe. Even small amounts of alcohol can cause problems for someone with a destabilized nervous system. So it really depends where you're at in your healing. 

 

 

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8 hours ago, sunnysideup69 said:

I'm a bit late to this party, but I have wondered the same thing. I deliberately avoided Xmas pudding with alcohol at Christmas because I just wasn't sure about the same thing. I also like to make my own sauerkraut, which undergoes a fermentation process, and I'm not even sure that's safe....anyone have any idea?

My experience says not safe but depends on quantity and stage of WD. I got buzzed from fresh squeezed orange juice over the summer which apparently can have some alcohol because it doesn't have preservatives. This one is sold in stores so not actually squeezed at home so it ends up fermented. Granted I drank a liter so less might be ok. 

 

Alcohol seems to be a set back for many. 

 

Regarding sauerkraut I don't think that fermentation results in alcohol but worth checking. 

 

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Aug  2000 - July 2003 (ct, 4-6 wk wd) , citalopram 20 mg,  xanax prn, wellbutrin for a few months, trazodone prn 

Dec 2004 - July 2018 citalopram 20 mg, xanax prn (rarely used)

Aug 2018 - citalopram 40 mg (self titrated up)

September 2018 - January 2019 tapered citalopram - 40/30/20/10/5 no issues until a week after reaching 0

Feb 2019 0.25 xanax - 0.5/day (3 weeks) over to klonopin 0.25 once a day to manage severe wd

March 6, reinstated citalopram 2.5 mg (liquid), klonopin 0.25 mg for sleep 2-3 times a week

Apr 1st citalopram 2.0 mg (liquid), klonopin 0.25 once a week, 

citalopram (liquid) 4/14/19 -1.8 mg, 5/8/19 - 1.6 mg,  7/27/19 -1.5 mg,  8/15/19 - 1.35, 2/21/21 - 1.1 (smaller drops in between), 6/20/21 - 1.03 mg, 8/7/21- 1.025, 8/11/21 - 1.02, 8/15/21 - 1.015, 9/3/21 - 0.925 (fingers crossed!), 10/8/21 - 0.9, 10/18/21 - 0.875, 12/31/21 - 0.85, 1/7/22 - 0.825, 1/14/22 - 0.8, 1/22/22 - 0.785

 

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10 hours ago, sunnysideup69 said:

I'm a bit late to this party, but I have wondered the same thing. I deliberately avoided Xmas pudding with alcohol at Christmas because I just wasn't sure about the same thing. I also like to make my own sauerkraut, which undergoes a fermentation process, and I'm not even sure that's safe....anyone have any idea?

 

i had really horrible reactions to psych drugs and have recovered a lot, I have eaten both raw and cooked sauerkraut and nothing dire has happened to me.  May still not be the best idea, as in maybe it's having some small negative effect but I haven't say gotten akathisia again or anything major from doing that. 

 

Someone in the midst of the worst of withdrawal though may have a harder time than I did.

 

Also note if you are going to avoid all alcohol, there's a bit in some toothpastes as someone here mentioned before, also you will want to avoid Kombucha too (if you would normally drink it.)

I am not a medical professional and nothing I say is a medical opinion or meant to be medical advice, please seek a competent and trusted medical professional to consult for all medical decisions.

 

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Thanks @UnfoldingSky and @Onmyway.

 

I'm totally avoidin alcoholic drinks, have stopped making water kefir as I was doing the second ferment with fruit and it even started to taste a bit alcoholic.

 

Alcohol in toothpaste is a bit of a surprise!

 

I think I may avoid the sauerkraut for now. I ate some on Sunday, had really bad anxiety on Monday. Now, there may be no link whatesoever as I'm also going through a stressful period and waves at the moment, but I'm also a bit concerned about histamine intolerance. Just for the sake of caution, I think I'm gonna lay off it at the moment.

January 2008 to April 2015 Citalopram 20mg to 5mg, reducing in 50 per cent leaps. Jumped off at 5mg

March 2016 used MDMA triggered setback

April 2016 Citalopram 10mg October 2016 cut to 5mg, May 2017 cut to 2.5mg

May 2018 used MDMA triggered setback

June 2018 Citalopram 2.5mg up to 10mg, then back to 5mg

July/ August 2018 7.5mg, then 10mg

June 2019 updosed to 20mg Citalopram

August 2019 cold switch to Venlafaxine 75mg XR

Supplements; 1100mg fish oil daily; also 100mg Magnesium Glycinate. Tried Vagifem 10mcg from mid May 2021 to mid June 2021; caused depression, so stopped.

 

 

 

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On 3/11/2020 at 2:00 AM, sunnysideup69 said:

 

Alcohol in toothpaste is a bit of a surprise!

 

 

 

It was for me as well!  

I am not a medical professional and nothing I say is a medical opinion or meant to be medical advice, please seek a competent and trusted medical professional to consult for all medical decisions.

 

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