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paindrain
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   Posted 10/30/2008 7:28 AM (GMT -6)   
i am not a big drinker, but sometimes i do like the occasional glass of wine (or 2). what kind of effect does wine have on people? or do you not drink at all?

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Sweetie31105
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   Posted 10/30/2008 7:35 AM (GMT -6)   
One time I tried Beer. Only once, It was my first try and last. The next day my reaction was very bloated and gassy. Did not feel comfortable at all. But I haven't tried Wine since being diagnosed.
26 year old, Married, Female.
Diagnosed with UC since March 2007
Taking Humira and Imuran since May 2007 (Currently in remission since May 2007)


paindrain
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   Posted 10/30/2008 7:37 AM (GMT -6)   
I don't do beer... :_
What kind of medication is humira?

kickboxer
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   Posted 10/30/2008 7:40 AM (GMT -6)   
I do everything. Beer gives me gas though and makes my stool greasy. I try to stick with high grade vodka as it is the easiest for the body to process and has the least amount of preservatives and red or white wine. MY doctor put it to me this way, if you want to go out and enjoy some drinks dont let the fact that you will have loose stools the next day stop you. I know i'm fortunate as most people cannot tolerate alcohol at all but I seem to be OKAY with it. Though it does take about 3 or 4 days after drinking to completely get my stools back to normal.
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Progressive - Calcium and Magnesium supplement
FibreSmart - fibre supplement
New Chapter Organics - Unbound Energy, Multivitamins


paindrain
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   Posted 10/30/2008 7:43 AM (GMT -6)   
is fibre smart an over the counter things? how long have you been using it?

Got2Believe
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   Posted 10/30/2008 8:10 AM (GMT -6)   
believe it or not I got UC from a night of benge drinking. Obviously that wasn't the only factor why I got it b/c my friends didn't get it but beer is scary for me. Everytime i'm in remission I will have a couple of drinks using expensive vodka and sugarfree juices or teas, but I can't over do it.

paindrain
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   Posted 10/30/2008 8:15 AM (GMT -6)   
do you find that sugar irritates your condition?

kickboxer
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   Posted 10/30/2008 8:21 AM (GMT -6)   
Yaeh fiber smart is over the counter. I actually havent used it in a while, I'm going to be trying out metamucil and see how that goes
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FibreSmart - fibre supplement
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princesa
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   Posted 10/30/2008 8:22 AM (GMT -6)   
Alcohol consumption can increase your chances of relapsing if you're in remission. Foods associated with inflammation such as alcohol, simple sugars and caffeine - should generally be avoided or at least greatly reduced.
Diagnosed with ulcerative colitis spring 1999.
 
Maintenance dose sulfasalazine.
Probiotics, l-glutamine and fish oil caps. George's aloe vera juice. Oregano oil antibiotic, antiviral, antifungal. Long-term remission with only minor blips.
 
 


Sweetie31105
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   Posted 10/30/2008 8:39 AM (GMT -6)   
paindrain:

Yeah I don't either, I don't even really drink. Humira is a shot medication. Kinda hard to explain.
http://www.humira.com

That site will help explain it more.
26 year old, Married, Female.
Diagnosed with UC since March 2007
Taking Humira and Imuran since May 2007 (Currently in remission since May 2007)


jujub
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   Posted 10/30/2008 9:10 AM (GMT -6)   
Sugar doesn't bother me. Caffeine doesn't bother me. I don't drink much (an occasional glass of sangria) because I figure with all the meds I'm taking, I should give my liver a break. With diet, you pretty much have to experiment as it seems to be different for each of us.
Judy
 
Moderate to severe left-sided UC (21 cm) diagnosed 2001.
Avascular necrosis in both shoulders is my "forever" gift from Entocort.
Colazal,  Remicade, Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri. In remission since April, 2006.
"My life is an ongoing medical adventure"
 
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Please remember to consult your health care provider when making health-related decisions.


ediekristen
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   Posted 10/30/2008 9:33 AM (GMT -6)   
I don't drink beer, wine, or champagne. I just don't like the taste of it. I do enjoy a margarita or mixed drink from time to time.. Usually vodka and some form of juice. I used to be able to drink quite a bit but the last two times I've drank, I've only had two kinda strong drinks and I was trashed and in the bathroom puking. It's ridiculous. I think it's because I'm flaring and with all the basically open wounds in my intestines the alcohol is going straight to my blood stream. I don't know but UC flares turn me into a serious lightweight.

Female, 23, Ulcerative colitis (pancolitis) since 1999; GERD; gastritis; osteopenia in femur head & lumbar spine from long term prednisone use...

Current Meds:
Lexapro 10mg, Sulfasalizine 3000mg/day, Azasan 100mg

 
 


kickboxer
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   Posted 10/30/2008 9:56 AM (GMT -6)   
Most of the alcohol is actually absorbed before it reaches the large intestine. The stomache and small intestine do most of the absorption.
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love4cats
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   Posted 10/30/2008 11:04 AM (GMT -6)   
I drink beer and wine regularly and it has no effect on my UC.
 
 
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. 
Started Meds:  Apr 9 08 500mg 5ASA (salofalk) to ease flare, tapering, stopped. 
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.
 
 


pb4
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   Posted 10/30/2008 12:14 PM (GMT -6)   
I've heard that alcohol can be hard on the colon so tread with caution, of course like most things, some will notice alcohol to be more bothersome than others, it's all trial and error but even if you notice it doesn't seem to bother you, consuming it in moderation is likely best.

:)
My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it! LOL :)


Peety
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   Posted 10/30/2008 1:44 PM (GMT -6)   
I can drink a glass of wine or two, but more and I get gurgly.
I often mix white wine with club soda (and ice and lemon). Then I don't drink nearly as much alcohol when I'm out for a long evening with friends or around the pool. Safer for the drive home, too, needless to say! It's tasty, especially in the summer and some of my friends have started drinking it too.

Beer doesn't seem to bother me at all.
Hard liquor will cause me to bleed, no question about it. I miss my Jack&Ginger.
49 year old female attorney, diagnosed UC/pancolitis 1985, no surgery but much suffering.
Asacol/5ASA 6x400 mg maintenance for 20+ years; use prednisone & Rowasa for flares. 
August 2008 sought care of naturopathic doctor. Food sensitivity test showed gluten, other intolerances; started diet without gluten, soy, dairy, tomato etc. Replete probiotic first, then Forte pills. 
Achieved remission for the first time in many, many years!? Seemed so, but colonoscopy Oct. 6 proved not so, heavy inflammation in ascending colon & will be using Rowasa again. But I AM better.
 
 


run4pancakes
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   Posted 10/30/2008 2:33 PM (GMT -6)   
I drink a glass of red wine most evenings with no problems. I will have a beer or two once every two weeks or so and that seems ok, too. I am on SCD, so not really supposed to drink the beer and I try to cut it out for the most part.

Pen Name
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   Posted 10/30/2008 4:48 PM (GMT -6)   
I enjoy microbrews too much! Also will have wine.
Turning 39 + 1 in Nov.
Diagnosed w/UC (2/3 colon) in May 2008.
Had symptoms about 15 yrs ago...GP led me to believe it was food poisoning. Huh?
Haven't been to doctor since.
Had a flare that wouldn't go away early this year...had no idea.
Finally went to a GI and here I am :).
Asacol - 5 twice a day. Lots of TP.
multivitamin & fish oil


Gigi1227
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   Posted 10/30/2008 6:52 PM (GMT -6)   
My husband and I are boring drinkers - we like bourbon and diet cokes in the evening. It doesn't bother me.

Gigi1227
Diagnosised 8/25/08 GRRR
Started flare mid-May/feeling better but still flaring
 
Canasa 2x a day
Asacol
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Mega Probiotic
Psyllium
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skikraz
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   Posted 10/30/2008 7:26 PM (GMT -6)   
Beer is my drink of choice, doesn't seem to bother me, fingers crossed!

Diagnosed 2/08 mild UC/Proctitis
canassa 2x day


mh53mike
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   Posted 10/30/2008 8:09 PM (GMT -6)   
I have reduced my alcohol consumption alot. I basically avoid beer. I will have some wine, or vodka and sprite. I will usually drink no more than 2-3 glasses. I dont drink during the week anymore, so if i do drink its on a weekend. In the past I have found that alcohol definitly bothers my UC, but only if i binge. 2-3 alcohol drinks once a week never hurt me.

Cutting alcohol out of my life has really changed my social life, and i wasnt even a heavy drinker!
26y old male. Diagnosed with UC (lower proctitis) in 2004.
 
Current daily treatment:                             Probiotics & supplements:
2400mg oral asacol                                       Digestive enzymes
75mg azathioprine                                        folic acid & calcuim with V-D
20mg Prilosec                                              VSL#3 probiotic 
Diet:Little/no sugars, fats, carbs, caffine,yeast,breads,alcohol. Stay natural as possible. A not so strict form of the SCD.  
Results:1 Bowel movement in the morning no blood! Remission since 08Sept08
 
 


beartooth
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   Posted 10/31/2008 1:34 AM (GMT -6)   
For my first two years, I was able to tolerate moderate amounts of alcohol. Since I went into a flare this last June, I've had alcohol once (some beer), and it tore me up for a couple of days. I haven't had anything since July 5th. I miss my microbrews, but I just don't need to inflict that on myself again...maybe if/when I start feeling better.
Brandon
 
36 y.o. male
Diagnosed w/ moderate UC in May '06
Meds & supplements: Asacol, Florastor, VSL#3, Wellbutrin XL, Prozac, multi-vitamin, Allegra, Lialda, Colocort, Prednisone, flaxseed oil, L-glutamine.


kazygirl
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   Posted 10/31/2008 7:57 PM (GMT -6)   
i was gonna write in last night that alcohol doesnt bother me... but of course, wouldnt you know it... i had to small glasses of baileys on the rocks last night and it was awful!
about 4 hours after, i was so cramped up and in so much pain i couldnt believe it.
bam! puking on the can it hurt so bad.
and yes, there was baileys in the bag, so not sure if it was that or not, but darn... i think i get a bit lactose intolerant when im flaring.
not sure tho.
wine seems to be fine with me tho.
thank god for that!
steph - 32 - female - gold coast australia - UC since 2000
severe UC in descending colon and sigmoid colon ONLY
mesalazine granules 3g x1 a day (much nicer than a million tablets a day)
prednisolone 25mg x1 a day (ick ick and did i say ick?)
enteric coated fish oil -omega 3 (so they get all the way to my colon)
vitamin D3 x1 a day
tumeric capsules - if i remember to take the bloody things.
i still eat what i want, when i want, if i feel like eating at all :(
 
 
 


Joylu
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   Posted 10/31/2008 9:40 PM (GMT -6)   
I have 1 glass of white wine, and one vodka and soda most nights before bed. On nights I don't I haven't noticed any difference.

beefree
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   Posted 11/16/2008 5:46 PM (GMT -6)   
each individul case will be different but remember if you have a sensitivity to gluten and wheat you want be able to drink beer. good luck
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