Glass of Wine anyone?

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disco
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   Posted 1/23/2008 9:09 PM (GMT -6)   
I would assume from what I've read on this board that most people probably don't touch alcohol.

But I'm curious if anyone does and if so what they drink and how they tolerate it?

When not flaring.
I probably go out for drinks once a week and have no issue with wine, or a mixed drink as long as the mixer doesn't have caffeine.

Any one else?
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llr
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   Posted 1/23/2008 9:19 PM (GMT -6)   
i drink quite a bit. mostly beer. microbrews of various designs. it hasnt effected my colitis at all

pb4
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   Posted 1/23/2008 9:20 PM (GMT -6)   
red wine has antioxidents and is great for the heart....moderation of course.

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disco
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   Posted 1/23/2008 9:36 PM (GMT -6)   
llr said...
i drink quite a bit. mostly beer. microbrews of various designs. it hasnt effected my colitis at all


I find beer doesn't work for me if it's off a draft, unless it's a stout.
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   Posted 1/23/2008 10:24 PM (GMT -6)   
I don't challenge my liver too much more than the meds are already doing, but I'll have an occasional glass of sangria. I was never too much of a drinker even before I got IBD.
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tjf
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   Posted 1/23/2008 10:36 PM (GMT -6)   
I typically drink red wine. More so lately just w/ the holidays. I can tell if I have been drinking too much b/c the ole IBS acts up. I would say I drink twice a month. No more than 2 glasses a time.
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   Posted 1/23/2008 10:38 PM (GMT -6)   
Yes, I do like my wine, but I usually never have more than two glasses. I don't really get the time to enjoy it during the week, so the weekend is usually when I partake.
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   Posted 1/24/2008 7:49 AM (GMT -6)   
I used to be able to drink wine - red or white - and it wouldn't bother my Uc but it would give me a horrendous headache. Now I can't touch the stuff or the next day I'm paying for it regardless if I'm in remission or not. I do have a couple of drinks (usually Smirnoff Triple Black) on the weekend sometimes with the hubby but other then that, I'm not a big drinker. Sometimes it bothers me and other times not. It depends on how my body wants to handle it the day after. One thing that has never bothered me is vodka - but like I said, I'm not a big drinker so I only drink that mixed with something rarely.
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TheLori
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   Posted 1/24/2008 7:56 AM (GMT -6)   
I love hard liquor! I drink long island teas. (as long as Im not on prednisone) about once a month. I drink several. It doesnt seem to effect my UC at all. In fact it gets my mind off it for a while!
Lori
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love4cats
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   Posted 1/24/2008 8:28 AM (GMT -6)   
I drink regularly, white wine and light beer and doesn't seem to affect my colitis.
 
 
Dx:  UC Proctitis 2006
 
Meds:  None so far. Garlic works to ease flares. My GI laughed when I told him and said it was just coincidence.
 
Diet:  Regular fresh garlic, Biobest yogurt daily, Omega 3 supplements, very limited junk food, carbs and processed food, low fat diet.  Lots of fresh fruit and veggies (limited potatoes). 
 
Added: tumeric and probiotics.
 
 


expecting226
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   Posted 1/24/2008 9:12 AM (GMT -6)   
I drink regularly... but usually hard liquor. Wine sends me straight to the bathroom. It's actually the only food/beverage that bothers me. My personal favorite is a dirty martini. I told my husband he should plan for me to have several of them on the first date night we have after our son is born!
Current Medications:
- Asacol (4 pills, 3x per day)
- Rowasa (1 enema daily, as needed)
- Folic Acid (1 mg, 1x per day)
- Calcium (600 mg, 2x per day)
- Prenatal Vitamin (1x per day)
- Iron (2x per day)


Lonie
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   Posted 1/24/2008 9:14 AM (GMT -6)   
Okay expecting....what's a dirty martini? :)

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UCinGV
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   Posted 1/24/2008 9:37 AM (GMT -6)   
I avoid beer, but wine is usually OK with my colitis.

I'll only have anything to drink maybe once a week. I think alcohol makes you feel sicker if you're also on Imuran.
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UCinGV
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   Posted 1/24/2008 9:38 AM (GMT -6)   
Loneylane said...
Okay expecting....what's a dirty martini? :)


A martini with an olive.
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kb5
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   Posted 1/24/2008 9:44 AM (GMT -6)   
A dirty martinin actually has olive juice in it as well, it's the juice that makes it dirty. I'm not a big drinker but I was a bartender for a long time. I love to make drinks more than i actually like drinking them.

I do have an occasional glass of wine, sangria, or margarita. Usually its my mood more than my UC that keeps me from drinking. I still have problems with nausea and drinking seems to make it worse.
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BTC
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   Posted 1/24/2008 10:28 AM (GMT -6)   
FYI - Just read an article that said the lowest alcohol wines are Pino Noir and Reisling - my two favs!

expecting226
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   Posted 1/24/2008 10:50 AM (GMT -6)   
kb5 is right. A dirty martini has olive juice in it... along with a blue cheese stuffed olive as well. The olive juice makes the martini nice and salty. I love a Ketel One or Grey Goose dirty martini... the dirtier (i.e. the more olive juice) the better! YUM!

(Can you tell I haven't been able to drink alcohol for 9 months?) :-)
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hana24
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   Posted 1/24/2008 11:16 AM (GMT -6)   
I love red wine but it isn't a good idea for me - maybe because I tend to have 4 glasses instead of one...maybe if I had one it would be alright but Im too scared to try while in school - I guess im not drinking untill summer.....
Jessica 26/F
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Prednisone 40Mg/day taper every 5 days(at 30 mg currently)
Culturelle once daily/ three times a day
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Beth75
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   Posted 1/24/2008 11:45 AM (GMT -6)   
Alcohol has never affected my UC, I used to drink alot more about 4 to 8 years ago and have just slowed down mostly b/c I just don't go out to the bars as much.....married and more settled down (been there done that).

Since being on pred and imuran I get tired more easily and just don't want to stay out as late, I want to get home and go to sleep, so I do drink less when I go out lately.

My drink of choice is hard cider (Magners or Harpoon), though I like pomegranite vodka w/sprite and like wines too.
Beth, 32
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UC dx'd March 2000 (30 cenitmeters as of 2005-proctosigmoiditis)
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Birunji
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   Posted 1/24/2008 11:59 AM (GMT -6)   
I try to drink in moderation (no more than 2-3 drinks in one evening, generally not more than once or twice a week) and I haven't noticed any direct effect on my UC. I try to avoid carbonated stuff, but I do enjoy Disarrono (amaretto), reisling, sangria, and the occasional whiskey and coke. Even after the rare night of heavy drinking, my symptoms are the same as always.
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Flaring since June 2007
Meds: Asacol 400 mg x 9; Prednisone 20 mg (since 01/09/08)
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disco
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   Posted 1/24/2008 12:51 PM (GMT -6)   
WOW thanks for all the responses. Good to know that other have positive experiences with it.
Diagnosed in spring 2005 at age 28
Currently on 12 asacol pills a day + Entocort


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   Posted 1/24/2008 2:35 PM (GMT -6)   
wine uuuuuuuuugh nasty stuff, Get the stout into you:)
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