I had to give up regular coffee while I was flaring badly... as I have been getting better, I started out with decaff coffee. Now I drink decaff most days of the week ( just a cup a morning ) On the weekends I may drink 3 or more cups of regular coffee. Dunkin Donuts brand is my brand of choice. I get along good this way. It still is a long way from how I used to be..... 3-4 cups every morning of caffinated coffee.... maybe i more in afternoon. SO this is a pretty strong cut back on the caffine for me.
During the week and the decaff times... i make regular fast coffee.... but on the weekends when I have the good caff coffee... I take the time to go old school and use my ole percolator pot. taste is SO worth the extra time.
Of course I'm not drinkin the coffee for the morning jump start obviously... I drinkin it cause I like the taste and its become a habit. LOL
38 yr old male, NE Ohio, diagnosed Aug 2008, but been with symptom since Nov 2007
30 mg pred, 9 balsalazide, rowesa nightly, 2 gemfibrozil, 1 norvasc, 1 metoprotol, 1 allopurinol, 2 probiotic, 2 aloe vera tabs
Following gluten free diet as well as spinach/sunflower regime
**down to 25 mg of pred 12/25/08 **down to 20mg of pred 1/7/09**down to 17.5 mg 1/22/09
**down to 15 mg of pred 2/3/08**down to 12.5 mg of pred 2/13/09
MED CHANGE: 1/13/09-- 4 Lialda, 2 Pamine Forte, 1 Florajen3 probiotic, 2 Aloe Vera tabs, Rowesa every other night, 20 mg of Pred, Lomotil as needed, 2 gemfibrozil, 1 norvasc, 1 metoprotol, 1 allopurinol