I decided to have a few beers last night as this is a long weekend. I went to the store and picked up Heineken which I haven't drank in years just to see. Well, I wanted to report that I seem to feel measurably better this morning compared to past forays with things like Corona, Hefeweizen (like Widmer Bros - I think it's a Wheat Ale so no surprise there) or even bud.
Ever since the DD started, when I drank beer I felt like I would get warmer like low grade fever and my nasal passage would seem to constrict and I would often get a headache. Well so far this AM and last night I feel ok. I wouldn't consider it a license to drink again, but I am now wondering if I should keep an eye on gluten in foods. Honestly I don't know if I have the discipline to change my entire diet, but maybe I could start being more aware? I also had a test for gluten allergy before they even knew I had UC and it was negative.
There is another brand of beer I used to drink in the winter, it is an Oatmeal stout. I seem to recall from years ago that it didn't put the hurt on me. I will try to find it in the store sometime and carry on another 'experiment' and let you guys know.
Thanks for posting this thread!
[update] Did some google search and this is the oatmeal stout: http://www.merchantduvin.com/pages/5_breweries/samsmith_oatmeal_stout.html
also seems there is debate on whether oatmeal contains gluten, one post on a message board states that sam smith would be coming out with a gluten free beer. I haven't found it yet.
Diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis 6/2006 at age 26 after sudden E.R. visit
~Pancolitis (Mild to Moderate)
~I had Mono in 2000
On Colazal 3x3/day; Folic Acid 1mg; Calcium/Magnesium/Zinc combo
(Generic Balsalazide not as effective for me)
In remission about 2-3 months after E.R. but not back to normal!
I hate Ulcerative Colitis and can't wait till we eradicate it
Post Edited (doors12) : 1/18/2009 10:30:07 AM (GMT-7)