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   Posted 11/16/2011 3:36 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi, Just wondering if Red wine affects anybody, I love it but it seems to make me bleed, I have to have whisky or Brandy which doesn't affect me at all
Pancolitis, Diagnosed with UP July 2009, UC October 2010, Pan Colitis August 2011

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   Posted 11/16/2011 4:19 PM (GMT -7)   
I do not have too much trouble with red wine. I consider it to be one of the more UC friendly alcoholic beverages. When I am flaring, I avoid liquor big time because it is loaded with sugar. I seem to do poorly with sugars when I am flaring and I try to eat fresh foods.
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Diagnosed with Pancolitis, Laryngopharyngeal Reflux & Migraines. Battling Extreme Exhaustion.
Currently: Asacol (3200mg) + 6mp (50mg) + Pristiq (50mg) + Canasa (1g PM) + cerazette

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   Posted 11/16/2011 4:31 PM (GMT -7)   
All wine makes me bleed and fast! I can tolerate small amounts of Patron tequila but thats about it for alcohol for me.
Dx:Ulcerative Colitis March 2008
Dx: Crohns May 2008
Avascular necrosis L knee from Prednisone, surgery was Oct 2011
No colon surgeries yet but I am desperately trying to keep my colon.
8 blood transfusions, SVT due to low H&H, Anxiety during new medication injections due to past reactions.
Currently on Lialda, Ambien (prn), xanax(prn) D3, probiotic, Rowasa

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   Posted 11/16/2011 4:55 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm fine with it.
Symptomatic remission as of May 2009
Colonoscopy in Oct. 2011 showed no inflammation
Symptoms began in Nov. 2008, about 4 weeks after birth of first child
Diagnosed with pancolitis in Jan. 2009
Apriso (Four 0.375 g pills once daily), Mesalamine enema twice weekly, multivitamin, vitamin D, probiotic
Used prednisone (starting dose 40 mg) to gain remission, tapered off easily

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   Posted 11/16/2011 6:46 PM (GMT -7)   
I tend to stick toward rum and Hard ciders. the grains in other alcohols bother me but the sugar doesnt seem to hurt me at all.

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   Posted 11/16/2011 7:29 PM (GMT -7)   
I love redwine and it doesn't seem to bother me, I find beer to bother me more.
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   Posted 11/17/2011 1:21 AM (GMT -7)   
I gave up drinking last december when i went into a bad flare, have not drank since but I really would like to have a few drinks here n there. Im on 6mp though and youre not suppose to drink on it :(
Male. 31. Tattoo Artist. Diagnosed with UC summer of 08.
Diagnosed with severe uc 1-3-11 from 2nd cscope.
Currently flaring (mild/moderate).
Pred 20mg tapering from 40mg, 6mp 100mg, AsacolHD (2 @3 x a day).
Canasa supps + enemas every day/night.
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   Posted 11/17/2011 3:40 AM (GMT -7)   
I drink daily about 250 ml of red wine. Only DRY red wine.
No problems with it at all.
Rectocolitis .Symptoms since about 2002. Currently in remission (latest C-scope done in feb 2011).
Ankylosing Spondylitis as a gift from rectocolitis. Symptoms since about 2002. Fragile remission from march 2011.
Highly restricted SCD Diet since feb 2010. Raw carrots,Celery,Beet root,peppers,Chicken,Tuna,Turkey,Almond flour,Pineapple,Swiss cheese,Dry red wine, Coffee
Mesalasine 1500 mg/day,Vit D

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   Posted 11/17/2011 6:42 AM (GMT -7)   
Red wine for me = skull

Not only does it affect my Uc but it also gives me migraines. I am sensitive to sulfites and malt beverages. I don't seem to have an issue with vodka tho.
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Diagnosed Left sided UC in '92 - meds: 6mp, Colazal, Remicade and Bentyl*Unable to tolerate ALL mesalamines*, in '11 diagnosed with IBS, Diverticulosis, Fibromylagia..I also have Sacroiilitis, Scoliosis, Raynauds, OA, PA, Rosacea, Psoriasis, Dry Eye and allergies controlled by Zyrtec and Singular

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   Posted 11/18/2011 6:37 PM (GMT -7)   
I am able to drink red and white wine the dryer Cabernet and Chardonnay. Beer is an absolute killer for me. Vodka makes me bleed as well but Patrone silver doesn't bother me much. I think the patrone kills all the bad things in me for a day :-)
1991 diagnosed proctitis
1993 diagnosed moderate to severe ulcerative colitis
Current medications - Asacol HD 800 1 - 3x daily transitioning to Lialda 4 -1x daily
Past medications - Asacol 400 2 -3x daily for 10 years, Azulfadine 1 -2x daily, Rowasa enemas and suppositories, prednizone

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   Posted 11/18/2011 11:53 PM (GMT -7)   
my "nutrametrix" doctor keeps telling me that red wine works as a stool softener/laxative... if you have C-dominant like me, it's good for you (although with my meds i shouldn't have the alcohol), if you have D-dominant, it can be very bad for you.
21 year old female
diagnosed: Ulcerative Colitis, Polycystic Kidney Disease, Pancreatic Cyst, Chronic Migraines, depression, anxiety disorder, and OCD.

Meds: pentasa, protonix, amitiza, kytril, librax, zoloft, trazadone, seraquil, nadolol, necon, potassium citrate, Claritin D, Phazyme, Naltrexone (in liquid suspension), and Nutrametrix Protocol (Aloe Juice, B-Complex, OPC 3, digestive enzymes)

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   Posted 11/19/2011 12:10 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm another one who can handle red wine no problem, but can't do beer at all. One sip and I'm in massive, crazy bloated pain for like, two hours. Hard liquor is ok, too.

Eva Lou
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   Posted 11/19/2011 2:09 PM (GMT -7)   
Love red wine- right now I'm hooked on this tasty shiraz cabernet blend! I usually have a glass or 2 every few nights, pretty full glasses if I do say so...!!! It never seems to bother my UC, sometimes I swear the extra "relaxation" etc. you get from a few drinks helps with UC. Maybe it's mental. I don't drink beer anymore, the carbonation just doesn't agree with me.
diagnosed 2002
Remicade-10mgs/kg- from 4/07 thru 1/10
Humira- 1/10- present
Imuran- 150mgs/day
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