first weekend without the booze

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mdbuckeye
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   Posted 12/5/2008 12:00 AM (GMT -6)   
So after drinking last weekend, a little too much. I realized that I'm just asking for a flare up. So last Saturday I decided to never drink again the rest of my life. Now that might be a little crazy for me who has drank alot lately. Something hit me though, which took me 8 years to realize. Drinking isn't good for me because I have uc and it causes my flare ups. Its like a light went off it my head, I guess the bulb just needed to be replaced for me to realize it. Anyways, this weekend will be the first big test, going to a party for the SEC championship game,and yes I will be drinking a shirley temple. I know this will be the first of many tests to come my away, but I'm done. If I'm with people that can't accept the fact that I don't want too drink then they can have my colon and try it out for a while. cool
Diagnosed with colitis @ age 16. (2000)
Current Meds:
Imuran(250mg), Sulfasalazine(4000mg).
In remmission, last flare up Jan '08.
Hey, who in here has crap their pants? I have:)


FitWithUC
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   Posted 12/5/2008 12:10 AM (GMT -6)   
Good man!!! I'm proud :) I just got home from a night of clubbing, after not being able to go out for over a month!! It's good to be out and not drink (that caused me to flare)! I'm feeling better from this flare I got. I got a whole lot of lapdances for just being sober and being out of my house to party for the first time in a month, lol :)
Male, 21. Puerto Rico
DX: Ulcerative Colitis as of 06/05
Remissions: Remission: 01/06 till 10/08
Current Treament: Asacol 2400 MG 2X daily, Rowassa nightly, 1MG Folic Acid, 40 MG Prednisone, Remicade, New ChapterĀ® Multivitamin, New ChapterĀ® All-Flora Probiotics, Dolomite Calcium Supplement
Status: Flare!!!!!!!!


pb4
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   Posted 12/5/2008 12:31 AM (GMT -6)   
Good for you mike!!! It's not an easy thing to give up cold turkey but it can be done and if you cannot do it on your own, most definitely reach out for help...when/if you get tempted just keep thinking to your self that you're not doing that to your colon and hopefully those will be encouraging enough thoughts to help you get through it. And of course you can always get support here at HW.

:)
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   Posted 12/5/2008 6:30 AM (GMT -6)   
Good luck and I'm sure your body will love you for it! :) I know how hard it is to not give in to temptation but once you realize and actually take to heart the whole drink = pain thing, then it does get better.
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beartooth
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   Posted 12/5/2008 7:18 AM (GMT -6)   
Good luck Mike! I had the same thought process back in July of this year, and I haven't had a drink since then. I never said I wouldn't drink again, just that I'd wait until I was out of this flare and stable enough that I could handle the torture my body goes through that is associated with drinking. I haven't reached that point yet, don't konw if I ever will. I didn't think it possible, but I've got 10 bottles of my favorite microbrews sitting in my fridge, and they've been there since July. My biggest tests have come with social gatherings, but I've found that when around a bunch of drunk people, I was able to enjoy their company without being shnockered myself. Matter of fact, I probably had a better time because I wasn't worried about doing anything stupid.

More power to you, and here's to valuing your health over having a few drinks. I think you made the right choice. Amazing what happens when you change a light bulb isn't it?
Brandon
 
36 y.o. male
Diagnosed w/ UC in May '06
Meds & supplements: Asacol, Florastor, VSL#3, Wellbutrin XL, Prozac, multi-vitamin, Allegra, Lialda, Colocort, Prednisone (2.5mg/day, back up to 7.5mg), flaxseed oil, L-glutamine, magnesium, and vit B-12.
 
Tried the spinach/sunflower diet.  Saw some relief in symptoms after 1 month, but symptoms returned with the taper off prednisone.
Next up - experimental and trial drugs.


kops2da
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   Posted 12/5/2008 9:05 AM (GMT -6)   

You can do it!  My husband and my son both quit drinking for their health and never regret it.  My husband has a heart condition and medication and alcohol just did not mix.  My son is a bicycle racer and needed to lose some weight and get better control of his life.  There are many out there partying without alcohol.  My son sometimes drinks a root beer we have here that comes in a brown bottle - my husband drinks a non-alcoholic beer once in a while.

You don't need alcohol to have a good time and you even remember everything!!

Hugs, ElaineNY


68 yr. old granny
New diagnosed with proctosigmoiditis - 6/2008
 Colonoscopy 10/28 showed only 2 cm. left to heal in rectum - going to try Proctofoam first.
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Inderol for hypertension,Xanax,Lipitor, multivitamin, calcium w/D, Tylenol
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Lonie
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   Posted 12/5/2008 10:56 AM (GMT -6)   
I agree with everyone and it's terrific! Good job Mike! Just think, no worrying about drinking and driving, and I can assure you that it's more fun to watch everyone else while they are drinking...it's a whole new perspective!
Carol

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Limeycricketlover
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   Posted 12/5/2008 1:19 PM (GMT -6)   
Good luck!
UC - diagnosed Sep 2008 - Not seen GI since then...
Omeprazole 2 x 20mg
Prednisolone 20mg
Calcium (Adcal-D3) 3000mg
Mesalazine 8 x 500mg
Mesalazine foam enema
Multivitamins x 2
Omega 3
Probiotic (acidophilus)
Ferrous Sulphate 3 x 200mg

Unable to tolerate Paracetamol

Foods for me to avoid:
Any types of green leaf - big time.


Got2Believe
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   Posted 12/5/2008 1:28 PM (GMT -6)   

Just remember the wise words from the guy from the Waterboy.

YOU CAN DO IT! hehe.


yuckygut
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   Posted 12/6/2008 12:45 AM (GMT -6)   
Mike, good luck and God bless you. By the way, who are you rooting for in the game?

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Sweetie31105
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   Posted 12/6/2008 2:55 PM (GMT -6)   
Good luck. I'm the one who drinks between my husband and I, but it's not much. My hubby just doesn't care for it. He truly gets a kick out of his friends who drink. It's totally worth giving up. The sober side is much more fun.
26 year old, Married, Female.
Diagnosed with UC since March 2007
Taking Humira and Imuran since May 2007 (Currently in remission since May 2007)


MMMNAVY
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   Posted 12/6/2008 4:29 PM (GMT -6)   
besides you get to take very amusing pictures of your friends on your cell phone and post it on facebook...
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FitzyK23
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   Posted 12/6/2008 5:14 PM (GMT -6)   
I more or less quit drinking for the same reasons but decided to party hard last night. It was my last day of classes and I have a week until finals. I played many a game of beer pong and ended up throwing up three times last night and feeling crappy today! Lesson learned. I'm sure it will be at least another year before I drink like that. I truly have a blast being sober. Though I do love seeing pictures of myself drunk lol.
27 Year old married female law student (last year!!). Diagnosed w/ CD 4 years ago, IBS for over 10 years before that, which was probably the CD. I am sort of lactose intollerant too but can handle anything cultured and do well w/ lactose pills and lactaid. For crohns I am currently on Pentasa 4 pills/4x day and hysociamine prn. I also have bad acid reflux and have been on PPI's since age 13. I have been through prilosec, prevacid, and nexium. Currently I am on Protonix in the morning and Zantac at night. I also take a birth control pill to allow some fun in my life.


Peety
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   Posted 12/6/2008 6:15 PM (GMT -6)   
Good for you, I bet you'll find it helps a lot. Also, after a little while the determination not to ruin a good run of discipline will make it easy.
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 powder at first, now Forte pills. 
Doing much better, but still experience anxiety that interferes with activities. 
 


mdbuckeye
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   Posted 12/7/2008 4:49 PM (GMT -6)   
well i made it through friday fine, yesterday didnt work out so well. I ended drinking a couple of pitchers. I feel alright though right now, basically I'm still going to try and quit though.I think I willl need to keep myself out of the drinking environment for while.I was rooting for a good game by the way. Not really a fan of either team, though I was in a gator alum bar, and it would have been something to see their shocked faces it they got defeated. Didnt happen though but it was a good game. Take care all, thanks for the encouragement.
Diagnosed with colitis @ age 16. (2000)
Current Meds:
Imuran(250mg), Sulfasalazine(4000mg).
In remmission, last flare up Jan '08.
Hey, who in here has crap their pants? I have:)


FitzyK23
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   Posted 12/7/2008 9:07 PM (GMT -6)   
Maybe if you are not comfortable going cold turkey you could nurse a couple beers rather than drink a couple pitchers. Though I'm not one to talk because I know after having one or two it is easy to rationalize drinking the rest.
27 Year old married female law student (last year!!). Diagnosed w/ CD 4 years ago, IBS for over 10 years before that, which was probably the CD. I am sort of lactose intollerant too but can handle anything cultured and do well w/ lactose pills and lactaid. For crohns I am currently on Pentasa 4 pills/4x day and hysociamine prn. I also have bad acid reflux and have been on PPI's since age 13. I have been through prilosec, prevacid, and nexium. Currently I am on Protonix in the morning and Zantac at night. I also take a birth control pill to allow some fun in my life.


marty1976
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   Posted 12/9/2008 2:27 PM (GMT -6)   
Good luck with going off the beer.You must be really determenined not to drink cos i could never say i will never drink again.Even though i don't drink too much or that often i couldn't quit for good.good luck with it
Marty


  



       
 

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