Got put on 40 mg Prednisone..Can I still drink beer?

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John510
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   Posted 1/16/2008 7:03 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey well I kinda got my wish the Doc put me on pred after the SBFT shows a partial obstruction...I have to schdule with a surgeron and will probably have surgery soon which is fine with me as long as I only miss like a week of college because I always feel so good after surgery...anyway the pred will do for now but my question is im 18 and pretty much drink and smoke everynight no lie..this hasnt affected my crohns but now taking this pred will it..I already read somewhere that smoking on pred you should be fine..but how about drinking?

lovepink
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   Posted 1/16/2008 7:09 PM (GMT -7)   
You really shouldn't drink on any medications for Crohn's. And drinking every night is not good for Crohn's. But of course it is your choice! But I would for sure stay away from it if you are on steroids for many reasons!
Good Luck!
I have had Crohn's since I was 21 years old and I am now 27....

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yogaprof
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   Posted 1/16/2008 9:48 PM (GMT -7)   
I drink a glass of wine every day, whether I need it or not :)
48 y/o woman.  Diagnosed 4/06 after colonscopy, SBFT, CT-scan all showed crohns. 3 months later, after pred and remicade, all tests showed no crohns. December '06 had adhesions cut through a laparoscopy. Now just taking Glycolax, Ultra Fiber Plus, probiotics, and vicodin as needed. Experimenting with gluten-free diet per naturopath's tests.


lovepink
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   Posted 1/16/2008 9:59 PM (GMT -7)   
Wine is a different story I think!!!!

But really, whatever works for you!!!!!

:)
I have had Crohn's since I was 21 years old and I am now 27....

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straydog
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   Posted 1/16/2008 10:26 PM (GMT -7)   
Why don't you call & ask your dr and get the correct answer. Susie


lovepink
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   Posted 1/16/2008 10:28 PM (GMT -7)   
I AGREE.....
I have had Crohn's since I was 21 years old and I am now 27....

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teddybearweiser
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   Posted 1/17/2008 3:02 AM (GMT -7)   
I also agree.... You need to call your dr before drinking.
Hi, I am teddybearweiser, I am a male.
I was diagnosed with crohns disease when i was admitted to the hospital
in 1992, in Jan of 1993 I was back in the hospital for surgery for my crohns. I had part of my right colon resectioned with ilecolonstomy.
 My GI doctor has me on Asacol, Dicyclomine,Imuran,Celebrex and Remicade. B-12 injection once a month.
My Internest doctor has me on Lisnopril-HTCZ and Folic Acid. Diagnosed
with Osteoarthritis July 2007
 


yogaprof
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   Posted 1/17/2008 8:35 AM (GMT -7)   
allow me to go a bit "mom" on you for a moment. I have raised, and work with, 18 year old guys and I know that you probably take the worst care of yourselves of any animal on the planet, but please try to take care of yourself. even if you didn't have an illness, try to eat well, get some sleep, and all that boring stuff. ok, momming done. take care, yp
48 y/o woman.  Diagnosed 4/06 after colonscopy, SBFT, CT-scan all showed crohns. 3 months later, after pred and remicade, all tests showed no crohns. December '06 had adhesions cut through a laparoscopy. Now just taking Glycolax, Ultra Fiber Plus, probiotics, and vicodin as needed. Experimenting with gluten-free diet per naturopath's tests.


Driver37
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   Posted 1/17/2008 12:08 PM (GMT -7)   
John510 said...
im 18 and pretty much drink and smoke everynight no lie..this hasnt affected my crohns but now taking this pred will it..I already read somewhere that smoking on pred you should be fine..but how about drinking?


Drink beer every night? Dang, I know this is a lifestyle of many college students, but I don't think I'd be so quick to say it hasn't effected your Crohn's. It sounds like you've had surgery before. Your doctor may have told you that drinking beer has nothing to do with Crohn's. That could be true as far as getting Crohn's, but it certainly couldn't help once you have it. I know that if I drank beer every night, more than 2-3, I wouldn't be able to leave the house. Don't know about the pred issue, but dang, I hope you can find some other extra-curricular activities that don't involve drinking beer every night.

stkitt
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   Posted 1/17/2008 12:16 PM (GMT -7)   
IMHO, continuing to drink everynight is not going to be beneficial to your health and smoking is known to cause  problems for Crohn's people. You have to decide whether or not you want to continue the drinking and smoking. For your sake I hope you decide not to drink daily, or at least cut back. Someone already mentioned one glass of wine per day was their limit.  My Crohnie Hubby is a one beer a day person. 
Take care and keep posting.

 
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EmmyT
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   Posted 1/17/2008 5:10 PM (GMT -7)   
I am 30 now, a little past college, but I had my fair share of fun in college. I was in a sorority and drank every weekend to the point of intoxication-everyone did. I had Crohns and had already undergone surgery and was fine all 4 years. That being said, knowing what it does to the body (we already have absorbtion problems and don't gain enough nutrients so that can make it worse), it can't be that good and I read an article that smoking causes flares. That being said, you are in college and none of us are going to tell you differently than you want to hear when you want to have fun, fit in, and not be different than any other college student. however, be careful and maybe limit it to weekends. Longterm, although you can't see it now, it will effect you whether it's more surgeries, flares, whatever. On a different note, my doctor says that the old school reason that you were not suppose to drink alcohol on steroids was because of the possibility of stomach ulcers. However, steroids are no longer believed to cause stomach ulcers in new research so it is really no more unsafe than any other crohns medications. The only thing that I can think though is that longterm Prednizone can cause liver problems as can alcohol. Have fun, but be careful!
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