since ive been in remission i drink one or two times a week, it does have some effect but not that bad...i usually just take a few extra probiotics the next day and im fine. when i was flaring alcohol would set me back a lot. it makes sense because your gut is inflammed to a much larger extent when you are flaring versus when you are in remission. i would wait until you achieve a nice remission before indulging in alcohol but maybe you can drink in moderation, wine and clear alcohols typically but not beer. beer has yeast and other things that can cause havoc in your gut when it is inflammed because your gut flora is out of wack.
- 29 y/o male residing in Northern Virginia
- Currently in remission
- Pancolitis since April, 2006
- Small fistula, re-occurring arthritis and anemic at times
- 4 Colazal/day, multivitamin, Fish oil and Primal Defense Probiotics 2x/day