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AlisonG
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   Posted 1/8/2008 12:29 PM (GMT -7)   
Wow...it's been sooo long since I;ve been here!!! I'm back and I'm crying for help. I need direction for resources; where can i find something substantial written about the effects of alcohol vs chrone's disease; everything about it....i'm not sure what's wrong now...but i am desperate....PLEASE HELP!!!
 
signed
sick again:(
Alison....Prince Edward Island, Canada
CD for 10 + years; work 12-14 hrs per day; never had much pain; lots of bleeding; immuran, entocort, pantaloc, salofalk, B12 injections, iron infusion, triferexx; vacation twice per year; but most importantly...LIVE A NORMAL LIFE!!!!!


pb4
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   Posted 1/8/2008 12:31 PM (GMT -7)   
All I know is that alcohol is hard on the colon...have you googled alcohol and crohns?

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AlisonG
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   Posted 1/8/2008 12:34 PM (GMT -7)   
yes, I've googled it...unfortunately i am not very computer savy:(
Alison....Prince Edward Island, Canada
CD for 10 + years; work 12-14 hrs per day; never had much pain; lots of bleeding; immuran, entocort, pantaloc, salofalk, B12 injections, iron infusion, triferexx; vacation twice per year; but most importantly...LIVE A NORMAL LIFE!!!!!


Skjura
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   Posted 1/8/2008 12:48 PM (GMT -7)   
I can't drink beer or wine. I usually get the big D some hours after drinking only a box or a glass.
I.
 
Diagnosed CD June 2007. Have only used prednisone. Did make a difference while max dosed. Got my problems back when tapering.
 
Using Low Dose Naltrexone from sept. 2007. LDN is super! I am now in remission ;-)


Olive J
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   Posted 1/8/2008 12:50 PM (GMT -7)   
Okay, I did experiment with wine and I find that red or rose wine does nothing to me, but white wine is a killer. Hope it helps.

Doc2007
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   Posted 1/8/2008 12:50 PM (GMT -7)   
I ordered a book from the humira site called 100 questions about crohns...It said alcohol has no corelation with crohns at all...I asked my doctor and he told me the same thing...He gave me the clear to consume alcohol...I drink fairly often and I have no problem with it at all.

mcleaver1969
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   Posted 1/8/2008 2:27 PM (GMT -7)   
I have found that my CD has never been exaserbated when I drink alcohol, I wouldn't worry to much about it.
Marci, 38 years young, Rockledge, FL
Dx with Crohn's disease March 2006
Currently on bi-weekly Humira, daily 6mg Entocort, daily 2-3x 5mg hydrocodone (for pain), and daily 75mg Effexor,
plus 3x per day heavy iron supplements for anemia,
calcium supplement, daily multi-vitamin,
Lasix as needed for ankle/feet swelling
Self-proclaimed "recluse"  do to CD  ;)


tinglebell
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   Posted 1/8/2008 8:40 PM (GMT -7)   
I would get uncontrollable D (incontinence during the night) when I drank cheaper red wines, but not when I drink Vodka/tonic, cosmo or more expensive Merlot, like 10-14 dollars a bottle.
DIANNE
Diagnosed at age 19 with CD.
3 small bowel resections, 1 for perforation, 2 for strictures 
 


AlisonG
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   Posted 1/9/2008 5:12 AM (GMT -7)   
thanks guys but do any of you know where i could find anything documented online???
Alison....Prince Edward Island, Canada
CD for 10 + years; work 12-14 hrs per day; never had much pain; lots of bleeding; immuran, entocort, pantaloc, salofalk, B12 injections, iron infusion, triferexx; vacation twice per year; but most importantly...LIVE A NORMAL LIFE!!!!!


Howlyncat
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   Posted 1/9/2008 7:14 AM (GMT -7)   
I would say try the Resources at side or CCFA or CCFC ( for Canucks) and then pop in alcohol and crohns ....I am not sure but hoping this might be it ...
I do not drink at all sober since 79 ......

I think there are many who can drink and then those that dont dare or they really suffer

All the best
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jodyisme
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   Posted 1/9/2008 10:32 AM (GMT -7)   
i find all the replies really interesting to this question. i wanted to add my experience to this thread.
 
my H is the crohnie, and a alcoholic. 2 drs have refused to treat him until he stops drinking. both told us alcohol is very bad on his stomach and bowel. with his drinking, he also does not take his meds as directed, which is like 4 times a day. so he stays in a flare, bleeding with D, all the time.
 
interesting how one dr will say its ok, and one will say bye to the patient who drinks.
 
they did say one beer is ok, or one glass of wine. he drinks like 3 6 packs or a entire bottle of wine at one time.
 
so he now has no gastro dr at all and wont until he goes to rehab.
 
possibly it depends on how much one drinks, how often, and how compliant one is with the meds and diets. since my H is not compliant, its a waste of time, and money. these meds are not cheap, might as well pour em down the toilet...so to speak. when one month supply lasts 3 months, its obvious he isnt taking them as directed.
 
my H has crohns in his stomach also, and its documented what alcohol does to the stomach lining,it just tears it up worse.

njmom
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   Posted 1/10/2008 12:17 AM (GMT -7)   
In spite of restricting a lot of things, the SCD diet DOES allow very dry wine. You can check out the SCD-legal/illegal list at www.breakingtheviciouscycle.info

DarrylP
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   Posted 1/10/2008 8:44 AM (GMT -7)   
Alcohol is obviously not great for certain parts of the body, small or large doses, your body has to work to get rid of it. Small doses obviously will not have a huge effect since you can get rid of it easily but in my opinion i would try to avoid it as much as possible whether it be large or small amounts. If you think of it as a row of light bulbs, you could have all the light bulbs on and have lots of light, or just have one on for a little light, but in the end every combination is going to use energy.

Another thing some ppl like myself have to keep in mind is some drugs are very taxing on the liver and kidneys (i am on imuran and pred, imuran has a very strong toxic effect). By giving your liver and kidneys extra work such as processing alchohol on top of metabolizing all those meds, it doesnt make for a great combination for your body, whether your body can handle it or not and obviously if your body isnt removing toxins, its not going to help the rest of your body one bit....have it if you cant live without it, but in my own opinion avoid it if you can, i havent had a drink in forever and i think thats why i dont get practically any side effects from the drugs i take because everything other then my intestines are functioning perfectly
 


heavly
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   Posted 1/10/2008 1:29 PM (GMT -7)   
I find that alcohol that has a lot of sugar in them - make me feel lousy for days! (mixed drinks, malted..)

Red wine actually helps me feel better!

Otherwise, I don't drink. I've never been a fan of drinking though, so it's not a big deal for me.
25 yrs - female : diagnosed with Crohn's 11/29/07

"i believe - you can keep going long after you can't"


MikeB
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   Posted 1/10/2008 1:44 PM (GMT -7)   
There are two good reasons why alcohol and any illness associated with the gastrointestinal tract are not a good mix -- One, ethyl alcohol is corrosive, adding an irritant to an area that is already inflamed and damaged, and Two, almost all alcoholic drinks contain elements (gluten, sugars, etc.) that may not be a good mix with a delicate digestive process. And there's a third -- many of the medications commonly used in IBD react badly to alcohol. Basically, alcohol is a toxin, not a nutrient. There's really no sensible reason why anyone would ingest it, much less anyone with a GI disease.

praying4healing
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   Posted 1/10/2008 2:02 PM (GMT -7)   
Wow those are some intersting points. I was only a social drinker but I stopped cuz I hated being super gassy after I drank. It wasn't worth it to me. I do drink shirley temples when I go out tho :o/ (or when I used to )lol soda and cherry grenadine! The non alcoholic drink of the club goer
25 y/o female- crohns disease since 14
Ileostomy pending-very worried
Tried asacol,pentasa,prednisone,remicade,6mp,azasan, no avail
Seatons placed
Worst year ever!

"For God has not given us the spirit of fear....."
Where does mine come from?!


stormnation
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   Posted 1/10/2008 6:53 PM (GMT -7)   
I was a social drinker, when we out to eat or on holidays or parties, but now I'm on 6mp and afraid to drink. Actually, life is cheaper and easier. I really only miss it in Mexican restaurants, when I really want a margarita. So I say don't drink, your health is more important. You can enjoy life without alcohol.

John510
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   Posted 1/10/2008 7:54 PM (GMT -7)   
Im on imuran and Pentasa and drink probably 4 days out of the week..have had no problems

AlisonG
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   Posted 1/16/2008 8:10 AM (GMT -7)   
Thank you all for your replies; it helps a bit; i guess that every chronie reacts differently:( This makes it very hard to assess.

Alison....Prince Edward Island, Canada
CD for 10 + years; work 12-14 hrs per day; never had much pain; lots of bleeding; immuran, entocort, pantaloc, salofalk, B12 injections, iron infusion, triferexx; vacation twice per year; but most importantly...LIVE A NORMAL LIFE!!!!!


RedAdmin
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   Posted 1/16/2008 8:14 AM (GMT -7)   
Once upon a time I was a drinker. I would not consider myself a drinker at this time. But I do occasionally have a glass of wine or a beer. I have found that I do not like the way it mixes with my meds. I feel worse right now after 1 drink that I used to after a night out with MANY drinks. If you feel you must have a drink then you might need help with that problem, but if you just like to have a drink every once in a while you need to determine how you feel afterward and if it is worth it.

Good luck.
Red (Lee Ann)
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AlisonG
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   Posted 1/22/2008 7:07 AM (GMT -7)   
No problem here dear...lol...i work far too many hours to have time for any kind of problem...i did like to use alcohol to unwind; super high stress job and it works; but as of late...i don't feel very well after just one drink (not necessarily MANY); this is why i wanted some resources...i find the best source of info is usually found by myself, but i am having trouble with this one!!
Alison....Prince Edward Island, Canada
CD for 10 + years; work 12-14 hrs per day; never had much pain; lots of bleeding; immuran, entocort, pantaloc, salofalk, B12 injections, iron infusion, triferexx; vacation twice per year; but most importantly...LIVE A NORMAL LIFE!!!!!


stkitt
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   Posted 1/22/2008 9:23 AM (GMT -7)   

I have pulled up a few sites for you, you will have to read through to see the info on Alcohol :-)

http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/crohns-disease/DS00104/DSECTION=9

http://www.umm.edu/digest/ibdcro1.htm

http://digestive.niddk.nih.gov/ddiseases/pubs/crohns/

Hope the info you are looking for is on the sites. 


 
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RedAdmin
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   Posted 1/22/2008 10:32 AM (GMT -7)   
Alison, glad to hear it is as you say. Like I said the Immuran has stopped any enjoyment for me. My mother was never a drinker and she takes the same drug and says the same thing. So you may have to find another way to unwind. I hear Kickboxing is good for that :)
Red (Lee Ann)
 Happy Bunny 
      When life gives you lemons, squirt juice in your enemy's eyes.

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