how bad is drinking with FMS?

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   Posted 7/26/2008 11:39 AM (GMT -6)   
I barely drink anymore these days. Not because of FMS but because I just have no desire to go out and get tanked because i'm not 19 anymore
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But, i think i might've read somewhere that alcohol is no good for FMS.

is there any truth to that and just how much?

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   Posted 7/26/2008 12:15 PM (GMT -6)   
Ingenua, I don't drink but make sure you check all your meds before you drink alcohol. I've really not checked the affects of alcohol on fibro.
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   Posted 7/26/2008 12:16 PM (GMT -6)   
My dr told me you develop an alcohol intolerance when you have Fibro, in other words, you feel the alcohol twice as much as someone who doesnt have Fibro....
also the pains the next day may be worse. He said a glass of red wine ONCE in a while would not hurt, but told me to stay away from hard alcohol and problem for me because I dont drink. I will have an occasional glass of wine if there is a special celebration, but I get really really dizzy, really really fast
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   Posted 7/26/2008 1:09 PM (GMT -6)   
I rarely drink at all anymore.  Like you, Ingenua, I am just over the whole bar scene, etc.  I think I've had one drink this year-and that's when my mom was visiting (LOL, believe me, I needed a lot of drinks at that time).  I took her to a great Mexican restaurant and suggested that she have a real margarita-with Patron tequila.  She liked it, and it relaxed her enough to stop being a control freak-for a few hours, anyway. LOL tongue
I used to drink a lot back in the day-and I'll admit that I rarely drank because I liked the taste.  When I used to drink, I drank to get drunk.  I don't classify myself as an alcoholic, because that was never my "drug of choice."  But, since I am a recovering addict, I am very aware of the amount of alcohol (if any) I drink.
OK, LOL, I SO didn't mean to hijack your thread and give a testimony about the perils of drinking.  I think with the amount of meds I am on, it would be incredibly stupid (and possibly deadly) for me to drink more than a few times a year.  I really haven't heard about people with fibro having a lower tolerance than people without it, but with the meds some of us take, it makes sense.
Alrighty, I hope that I've made some sort of sense.  I'm a little foggy today, so please forgive me if I don't have all the answers. tongue

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   Posted 7/26/2008 1:57 PM (GMT -6)   
With the problems that we have with caloric intake, I don't think I even want to drink anymore. It is way too fattening, especially beer. That was always my drink of choice. As I got older, I really started to gain weight from it.

We make homemade wine, so if I do have a drink, I have a small glass of that. Black raspberry is what we have aged, We also have pear setting and aging.

I realized that the alcohol isn't worth it any more. It makes you depressed, plus the calories. Not to mention hurting yourself if you get drunk. And feeling it the next day.LOL...

Also mixing with medications isn't safe, like was mentioned above.

I guess that is my input on this topic. Got the fog today also. That is another reason for me not to drink.

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   Posted 7/26/2008 3:46 PM (GMT -6)   
well...I rarely drink anymore either...However...when I do, it's a cheap drunk LOL   Now that I am off the diabetic meds....I just might consider it more often...just when we eat out..not at home.  I miss having that glass of wine with pasta dishes..or ceasar salad..they just go together.
I would think...(oh oh thats dangerous LOL) that for people not on meds,  that alcohol consumption (not all the time of course tongue )  would relax our muscles??  I dont recommend it as a treatment by no means..LOL  Nah...I am just rambling now...its obviously not a good thing if you were to partake in it for a prolonged period...but it's thought worthy dont you think?
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   Posted 7/26/2008 10:54 PM (GMT -6)   
i'm not on any meds. so, i don't think it'd be a problem. i don't usually feel sore from it the next day either.

i can see the weight gain though.. cuz i gained weight the first little while of school.. cuz umm.. me and my school mates were always out drinking.. LOTS of beer. lots... of. . beer. lol.. and yah.. overload on the caloric intake.

totally off topic..
lol but my friend works at the physiotherapy clinic.. and they have a heated swimming pool there.. so, we went swimming after hours there. i went for 2 hours. it was so amazing
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