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Katie Rose
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Date Joined Dec 2007
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   Posted 2/9/2008 9:43 PM (GMT -6)   
Anybody have any information on how wine affects UC? I do love to have a glass every now and again and am just curious.

Female 45 years old.
Diagnosed with UC since 1994 Lower left side
Currently taking a multi vitamin and Asacol 3 tabs 3 x's a day.
Tried: Probiotics, Fish oil, Prednisone, Rowasa & Hydrocortisone Enemas, Sulfasalazine

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Date Joined May 2007
Total Posts : 528
   Posted 2/9/2008 10:04 PM (GMT -6)   
I have one now and then, no problems. I feel like my tolerance has gone down. don't know if that's imuran or just the fact that I don't drink much anymore. I specifically asked my GI this same question. he said not a problem as long as you don't do it too often (our livers work harder than other people's because of our meds). enjoy a glass!
Pancolitis dx 3/07
9 Colazal a day (was on 12 Asacol/day, but suddenly got sick from it)
150mg Imuran/day (steroid dependent, reached this dose 9/07)
Various vitamins, bit of fish oil, a probiotic.
Getting married October, 2008!!!!

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Date Joined Feb 2008
Total Posts : 21
   Posted 2/9/2008 10:18 PM (GMT -6)   
I make my own, white, rosé from kits and from fruits and berries...they don't seem to affect my UC as long as I don't overdo it !  ...and I have a glass almost daily !  If I happen to have more than my share on a particular day...yes the next day, it increases my symptoms quite a bit !
Dx with UC in 1987
male 54

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Date Joined Apr 2004
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   Posted 2/10/2008 8:26 AM (GMT -6)   
I personally can't drink wine anymore. I love red wine but even one glass will give me a migraine but if I have 2 then it affects my Uc. White wine is not so bad, it doesn't give me headaches but it still affects my Uc.

But if you have a glass every now and then and it doesn't bother your Uc, then I say go for it. :) It's when you drink excessively or you notice it bothering your Uc is when you have to step away from the wine.
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