do you
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avoid all alcohol - 34.4%
7
have a couple, never get drunk - 21.9%
7
get tipsy - 21.9%
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get drunk with no symptoms - 12.5%
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get drunk and suffer - 9.4%

 
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laura_aimie
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   Posted 3/22/2011 11:01 AM (GMT -6)   
anyone still able to get drunk with UC?

if so what do you drink, vodka and cranbery or orange juic best as its not fizzy?

just curious as im still on med for y first flare and dont know if i can tolarate alcohol yet. im not going to try it for another good while yet till im fully off meds etc. i will be gutted if I have to give up my nights out on the booze though!

x

laura_aimie
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   Posted 3/22/2011 11:04 AM (GMT -6)   
p.s by fully off meds i just mean preed and see how i go if i flare again or what. i know im on asacol for life x
21 year old female.
had ulcerative colitis for past 8 weeks
diagnosed feb 2011
on 40mg prednisolone/ day, tapering down 5mg per week.
2400mg asacol/day
630mg iron day for anemia.

suenew61
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   Posted 3/22/2011 11:14 AM (GMT -6)   
Daughter occasionally drinks vodka with fresh apple& raspberry juice - less acidic than orange juice.
Sue

laura_aimie
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   Posted 3/22/2011 11:16 AM (GMT -6)   
hmmm, yeh i drink apple juice a lot these days since diagnosed. didnt think of mixing it with vodka. thanks x
21 year old female.
had ulcerative colitis for past 8 weeks
diagnosed feb 2011
on 40mg prednisolone/ day, tapering down 5mg per week.
2400mg asacol/day
630mg iron day for anemia.

Peety
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   Posted 3/22/2011 11:19 AM (GMT -6)   
Hard liquor was always really hard on my gut.
Juices would also tear me up.
Beer and white wine were OK, but too much is simply a dumb thing to do to your bad gut.

My best drink when I was flaring but still going to bars was white wine mixed with club soda and lemon on ice. No, I didn't get drunk on it but it was a nice cocktail. And I could always drive!
49 year old female attorney, diagnosed UC/pancolitis 1985.
Asacol for 20+ years with Prednisone & Rowasa for flares (But nothing since Remicade).
Food sensitivity test by Naturopath showed wheat/gluten, other intolerances, helped some.
Remicade started April 2009 (Humira denied) and doing great~ learning what normal is~ wow

Red_34
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   Posted 3/22/2011 11:23 AM (GMT -6)   
I am not a big drinker but I do have a few drinks on occasion. Normally I stay away from carbonated beverages. I can not drink beer at all (gives me migraines) as well as wines. But I will have a Bay Breeze once in a while, it's vodka, cranberry juice and pineapple juice.

I don't like to drink that much because of me being on 6mp but once in a while I indulge. No binge drinking though.
SHERRY
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~Left sided Uc-'92**Unable to tolerate ALL mesalamines**
Colazal(9 daily)/6mp(50mgs)/Bentyl-Prilosec~allergies-Singulair/Zyrtec~Reynauds~OA-Tylonel Arthritis~Scoliosis~Sacroilitis~Dry eye-Restasis~GAD-Klonopin (.25mgs)~Rosacea-Metrogel/Elidel

notsosicklygirl
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   Posted 3/22/2011 11:30 AM (GMT -6)   
I have a few drinks here and there without symptoms. I try to keep drinking to a minimum, not because of UC but more because it makes me feel terrible the following day and decreases my productivity.
Co-moderator: Ulcerative Colitis
03/07: Diagnosis: Mild Proctitis | 08/08: Diagnosis: Pancolitis - FLARE & Anemic! Asacol (3600mg) + Canasa (1000mg morning/night) | 01/10: FLARE! Prednisone + Cortifoam + Asacol + Canasa + Rowasa | Currently: stable - Asacol (3200mg) + Canasa (nightly) + 6mp + Allopurinol + Prednisone + Ponstel + Klonopin + Ambien

ElephantPipe
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   Posted 3/22/2011 11:44 AM (GMT -6)   
I've gotten drunk but it's not fun the next day. I hate beer. Wine is easy on my gut. Margaritas are the easiest I think... and tastiest. Mojitos are okay if I take it easy. I dunno... if I have rum or tequila in other forms it tears me up. Vodka's not bad. Personally I wouldn't go off meds, and if I did, I wouldn't drink.
21yr old female diagnosed with UC-pancolitis in 2005 at age 15
125mg Azathioprine
Remission? But now some constipation.
Arthritis
Also: asthma, acid reflux, and Raynaud's Syndrome

Serenity Now
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   Posted 3/22/2011 11:47 AM (GMT -6)   
Peety said...
My best drink when I was flaring but still going to bars was white wine mixed with club soda and lemon on ice. No, I didn't get drunk on it but it was a nice cocktail. And I could always drive!
Sounds good.  Is this called something?  Or do you have to describe it to the bartender/wait person?
Female, 44, Vancouver BC
Currently in remission

Alinus
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   Posted 3/22/2011 11:59 AM (GMT -6)   
the only alcohol i cope well with is red dry wine. i am having one glass of it every evening at dinner.
sometimes i get drunk also with it. off course, i try to avoid this.
Romanian. 31.

Rectocolitis (20 cm) - 2010 january. Symptoms since about 2002.
Currently in remission (latest C-scope done in feb 2011).
Ankylosing Spondylitis in 2008 as a gift from rectocolitis. Symptoms since about 2002. Active disease.
____________________________________________________________
SCD Diet since feb 2010..
Mesalasine 1500 mg/day.

wrxBRAH
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   Posted 3/22/2011 12:03 PM (GMT -6)   
vodka tonic works for me but i also socially smoke when drinking. while drinking and the next day there is no issue and even an ease of symptoms due to the dehydration. the day after is another story.
Male 31yrs old Bay Area, California
Currently taking:
Prednisone - 5mg
Asacol - 4800mg
Remicade since Feb 2010

chris_123
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   Posted 3/22/2011 12:15 PM (GMT -6)   
So far ive been good with most alcohol as long as im not flaring hard core, started back after most recent flare testing the waters with some rum and fruit juice, then tried beer found it didnt sit quite as well but wasnt horrible. Last weekend got good and drunk for the first time since my flare started in december i drank beer for my friends birthday...for about 14 hours straight...probably not even the smartest idea if i was fully healthy! but meh it was worth it, didnt actually feel horrible the next day no worse then just a usual hangover :), id suggest starting light and seeing if it bothers you or not!

laura_aimie
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   Posted 3/22/2011 1:04 PM (GMT -6)   
hmm, thanks for your replys! also im not coming off meds i wont ever, as i said i meant once im tapered off pred.
i wont be drinking until i know im in remission after im off steriods.

just hoping i can still drink. love going out and getting drunk with my girls!! x
21 year old female.
had ulcerative colitis for past 8 weeks
diagnosed feb 2011
on 40mg prednisolone/ day, tapering down 5mg per week.
2400mg asacol/day
630mg iron day for anemia.

i_love_coffee
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   Posted 3/22/2011 1:15 PM (GMT -6)   

I can't drink at all when I am in a flare.

 

When healthy, I still can't drink beer.

 

However, when healthy I like to drink Captain Morgan's Rum and decaf green iced tea(that I brew myself)  or red wine.  I can't drink more than 2 drinks though even when healthy

 


Dx with UC 1991
dx in 2001 with LA class A esophagitis, GERD
was in remission, now a minor flare
Lialda 3 pills a day, Rowasa every night
VSL#3DS, 5 metamucil capsules, day, calcium, fish oil, multi vit
Diet: Avoid dairy, chocolate, . Limit gluten/breads/potatoes/alcohol

tlhall
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   Posted 3/22/2011 1:22 PM (GMT -6)   
I found out the hard way that beer is a no-no for me. I had 2 1/2 beers one evening and was paying for it for 2 days!
55 yo female
Diagnosed with Pancolitis 11/04/10
Remission January 2011
Lialda 3.6g (caused Tinnitus)
Asacol 2-800mg 2xday
Canasa 2xday

Ugh Just Ugh
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   Posted 3/22/2011 2:16 PM (GMT -6)   
If I get drunk I get the poopies. I can have a couple of glasses of wine with dinner with no ill effects though. I try to avoid hard liquor and beer.
Jennifer
Current Meds: Remicade (5mg/kg every 8 weeks), Apriso (4/day), Mesalamine Enema (4g/every other day)
Past Meds: Canasa, Hydrocortisone Enema & Supp., Oral Mesalamines, Imuran, Oral Prednisone 2/10-9/10.
Current condition: Delicate Remission, trying to find the right combination! Possible Ulcer. Having a full scope April 1st. Boo!

laura_aimie
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   Posted 3/22/2011 2:40 PM (GMT -6)   
can i ask you guys is it just like you suffer for a couple of days if that? has anyone like, flared up because of it orr had long term effects?
#x
21 year old female.
had ulcerative colitis for past 8 weeks
diagnosed feb 2011
on 40mg prednisolone/ day, tapering down 5mg per week.
2400mg asacol/day
630mg iron day for anemia.

Red_34
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   Posted 3/22/2011 3:16 PM (GMT -6)   
It doesn't make me flare but I get increased D for a day.
SHERRY
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~Left sided Uc-'92**Unable to tolerate ALL mesalamines**
Colazal(9 daily)/6mp(50mgs)/Bentyl-Prilosec~allergies-Singulair/Zyrtec~Reynauds~OA-Tylonel Arthritis~Scoliosis~Sacroilitis~Dry eye-Restasis~GAD-Klonopin (.25mgs)~Rosacea-Metrogel/Elidel

subdued
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   Posted 3/22/2011 3:45 PM (GMT -6)   
I can't drink much, not because of UC, because of Lexapro. The last time I went to a party, I had three vodka drinks. I was totally drunk, dancing on tables, and it took me three days to recover.

I've recently reduced my Lexapro dosage in half. I'm not sure if alcohol will have less of an affect now that I'm on a reduced dosage.

I drink only vodka and absinthe (the Green Fairy).

janey47
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   Posted 3/22/2011 7:25 PM (GMT -6)   
Sometimes I can tolerate dairy during flares, sometimes not.

If I can, I'll have a white russian.
If I can't, I'll have a black russian.

I normally drink vodka/tonic or a seabreeze or madras

but in a flare, no carbonation and restricted juices are best for me

Don't ask me why I don't react to Kahlua since I have to be very cautious in my caffeine intake otherwise.

DavisD
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   Posted 3/22/2011 9:03 PM (GMT -6)   
I've had no alcohol since diagnosis. Not eager to find out what the reaction would be. I will probably continue to be a nondrinker from here on out.

Thoreau
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   Posted 3/22/2011 9:28 PM (GMT -6)   
haha kiolm, nice.

I used to think I could drink some with UC, but since taking better care of everything I have stayed away from it. From the times I have drank, I can tell you that it is hit and miss as to if I'll have adverse effects. When I do, I bleed more easily and in general feel sort of poisoned. These were times when I was not in remission completely (which I don't know if I've ever spent much time in remission, really). Other times I was just fine.

I don't think it ever caused a flare though. I would say you could still go for it occasionally as long as you're willing to make the trade-offs. Just make sure that you can drink with the medicine you are on. I did that when I took 6mp. I asked the pharmacist and she seemed to think a drink or two now and then wouldn't hurt... but not to overdo it. The liver is important!
-Zach-
26 year old male.
Left sided UC since 2003, moderate in severity

Working on a full approach to health this year, including anything that works.
-Taking probiotics, L-glutamine, antioxidants, vitamins
-Back to taking 4g pentasa/day, though I doubt it's effectiveness.

kate22
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Total Posts : 214
   Posted 3/22/2011 11:46 PM (GMT -6)   
when i was just on asacol and rowasa i used to be able to tolerate vodka sours (yum!), red and white wines, margahritas. i found that carbonated drinks were a no-no, and NO beer! that's just me tho. if i drank too much, yes it would bother my colitis for a day or so, but somehow i managed to take extra care of myself and i'd be ok. probably not smart to overdo it! i guess i'd start out small and see how you do initially before going all out!
UC since 1994

7.5 mg prednisone,75 mg mercaptopurine, rowasa enemas, folic acid, vitamin D, Renew Life Ultimate Flora Critical Care Probiotic, vegetarian diet

ElephantPipe
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   Posted 3/23/2011 8:45 AM (GMT -6)   
When I was in Germany I did the white wine with lemon fizzy water. It wasn't bad. It wasn't called anything over there and that was the first time I'd ever heard of it so you just probably have to ask. The lemon fizzy water was called Süsselsprüdel. I think it's my new favorite German word, too.

I think I'll mostly stick to margaritas though... maybe it's something about all the ice and stuff that keeps me from having any effects the next day.

Oh. Also. Getting drunk just murders my knees (arthritis) so if you have UC-joint pain, be careful.
21yr old female diagnosed with UC-pancolitis in 2005 at age 15
125mg Azathioprine
Remission? But now some constipation.
Arthritis
Also: asthma, acid reflux, and Raynaud's Syndrome

Dsm4life
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   Posted 3/23/2011 10:12 AM (GMT -6)   
Beer:
Miller Lite
Heineken light
Land Shark

Liquor:
Patron
Gray Goose
Whipped Cream Vodka
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