Posted 2/27/2011 5:17 PM (GMT -6)
I've had Crohn's for about 20 years now. I basically never drank alcohol for the past more than 20 years. But more recently I decided what the heck and have had a drink here and there. Each time I have had a drink, the next day my bleeding is greatly lessened. I am at a loss to understand why this occurs. My history is Crohn's Colitis with severe issues for 15 years (pain, heavy bleeding, diarrhea-about 30 times a day, urgency, and all the rest, but no surgeries) and then 5 years of pretty good with the help of biologics. I've now developed antibodies to Cimzia (along with Remicade and Humira) so I'm back to bad again. :-( Anyway I figured that things could not get much worse and tried alcohol on those few occasions. I am just baffled as to why the bleeding would be so drastically less the day after a drink. Has anyone else experienced this? I should mention that it all returns to the same old issues the next day.