What to Drink When I Go Out-

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sgtpeper
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   Posted 6/20/2009 11:05 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey all,

How many of you have stopped drinking alcohol all together?

I havent had any booze in over 2 months. I do keep going out when I feel like I can. I end up drinking a lot of Iced Tea, Coke, or Ginger Ale. Unfortunately the carbonated drinks seem to make my stomach grumble a bit..


So what do you all drink when you hit the bars that doesnt seem to hurt your stomach??

quincy
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   Posted 6/20/2009 11:28 AM (GMT -6)   
What would you normally drink otherwise?

q
*Heather* Status: maintenance Asacol 6 daily + Salofalk enemas every 3rd night
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~UC meds: Asacol (3 x2 daily); Salofalk enemas nightly for flares & taper to maintenance 
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed; Ranitidine (reflux);  Effexor XR 75mg(depression);  Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma) 
~vitamins/minerals/supplementsProbiotics....(Natural Factors Protec, Primadophilus Reuteri Pearls). @ bedtime
~various digestive enzymes as needed
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS"  worth it !!!
 


sgtpeper
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   Posted 6/20/2009 11:31 AM (GMT -6)   
Well before I started with all the UC I would drink beer, or bourbon without problem. Now I feel like beer makes me sick..

quincy
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   Posted 6/20/2009 11:40 AM (GMT -6)   
I think Iced tea would be the best with no carbonation. You could take a zantac a half hour before you go out on the town...and make sure you eat somewhere in there, not drinking on a totally empty stomach.

I'm not a drinker..makes me feel sick, but I do like the taste of some mixed drinks, wine, etc.

It's really best in the long-run to not drink too much anyway, it's so hard on the liver....but maybe have one or two throughout the night between iced tea.

quincy
*Heather* Status: maintenance Asacol 6 daily + Salofalk enemas every 3rd night
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~UC meds: Asacol (3 x2 daily); Salofalk enemas nightly for flares & taper to maintenance 
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed; Ranitidine (reflux);  Effexor XR 75mg(depression);  Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma) 
~vitamins/minerals/supplementsProbiotics....(Natural Factors Protec, Primadophilus Reuteri Pearls). @ bedtime
~various digestive enzymes as needed
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS"  worth it !!!
 


sgtpeper
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   Posted 6/20/2009 11:54 AM (GMT -6)   
Yea I really enjoy a cold beer on a Summer night. Im beyond the stage of drinks my brains out (ie college years). But I do like to hang out with friends and have a beer or 2. Not being able to really sucks - Colorado is known for the wide selection of amazing micro-brewed beers.

I also really love red wine with dinner.

The caffein in the iced tea makes me giddy and sometimes makes my stomach grumble.
Blah..

quincy
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   Posted 6/20/2009 12:07 PM (GMT -6)   
Well, seems like your choices are already made FOR you....it's accepting what you can and can't do that's probably the issue.

What about the light beers? draught type beers may be better than ale, lager..etc?

What about mixed drinks like with clammato (ugh) or the new vodka mixed in a bottle..etc (forget what they're called)?

You might find one that isn't as offensive to you. At least experimenting can have you doing the research....which in itself can be fun.

Are there smaller bottles?

The other option...you can nurse one for a long while...or maybe mix it with 7 up or something?

q
*Heather* Status: maintenance Asacol 6 daily + Salofalk enemas every 3rd night
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~UC meds: Asacol (3 x2 daily); Salofalk enemas nightly for flares & taper to maintenance 
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed; Ranitidine (reflux);  Effexor XR 75mg(depression);  Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma) 
~vitamins/minerals/supplementsProbiotics....(Natural Factors Protec, Primadophilus Reuteri Pearls). @ bedtime
~various digestive enzymes as needed
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS"  worth it !!!
 


blueclassring
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   Posted 6/20/2009 2:01 PM (GMT -6)   
Alcohol causes way too many problems for me. I am abstinent at this point. The only thing I drink out there is water, and occasionally diet coke.
Pharmacist as of 6/12/2009.
Diagnosed 8/99. Suffered for almost 10 years. I am currently on the Specific Carbohydrate Diet and am nearing remission. I feel fantastic! I have lossed so many years to this disease.

MED-FREE!!!

Doc wanted to put me on 6-mp or Remicade, but I refused to take the medications! Currently on the Specific Carbohydrate Diet.  I'm in remission and life is like it always should have been.


pam222
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   Posted 6/20/2009 2:07 PM (GMT -6)   
Well, I didn't have a drink from July 4th last year until last week, and I had a margarita and was surprised it did not bother me. I'm sure I couldn't handle actually "drinking" but one drink didn't hurt.
26 year old female
Diagnosed with unspecified UC 11/08 by flex. sig. as I was pregnant at the time and did not want to be put under for a colonoscopy
Breastfeeding my baby boy (born 4/8/09)
30 mg Prednisone AM, 30 mg PM, Will begin tapering to 50mg on 6/19 and if not worse after 3-4 days, will taper to 40mg. I can't wait to be off Prednisone
Started Remicade 6/11/09
Was on Asacol (2400mg or 3600mg a day) for 6 months with no success


sgtpeper
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   Posted 6/20/2009 2:10 PM (GMT -6)   
Whats the specific carbohydrate diet??

Dr-A
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   Posted 6/20/2009 4:00 PM (GMT -6)   
I occasionally do beer on the golf course. Doesn't bother me. At least until I get to the 6th or 7th one, then it bothers my swing, lol.
Proctitis DX 1999, Pancolitis DX 2008
Golimumab study (100mg every 4 weeks)
L-Glutamine 5000 mg + 600 mg pyridoxal alpha-ketoglutarate
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qwerty1
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   Posted 6/20/2009 4:03 PM (GMT -6)   
I don't drink at all and havn't for a year now. Even one drink makes me feel a bit sick and so I decided to give it up altogether. I rarely even drink anything fizzy such as coke as it makes my stomach feel dodgy sometimes also (although not as bad as alcohol does).

22 year old female, from the UK. Diagnosed with Ulcerative Proctitis Jan '08. Hospitalised Jan '09 for 3 days IV Hydrocortisone - had no effect! Hospitalised Feb '09 for 7 days (5 days - IV Hydrocortisone)
  
Currently taking daily: 
20mg Prednisolone tablets, 100mg Azathioprine (started taking 11th May),1g Acetarsol suppository every other night, 1g Mesalazine granules x 2 
Motilium (anti sickness), 1.5mg Zopiclone (taken when needed for sleeping), 10mg Citalopram (anti-anxiety/depression), Probiotic Multivitamins 
                             
                             


Max3732
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   Posted 6/20/2009 6:28 PM (GMT -6)   
I never started drinking so the UC gave me a good excuse as to why I didn't consume alcohol if I was really pressed on it. I got my UC the 1st semester of college and don't see what the big deal is with not drinking things containing alcohol. Then again I never much cared for soda when I was little so maybe there's a link there.

There are a ton of non alcoholic drinks out there. I like lemonade, but there are a ton of smoothies, juices, and just about anything can be made non alcoholic. Why does it bother you if your friends are drinking something with alcohol and your not?

sgtpeper
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   Posted 6/20/2009 10:19 PM (GMT -6)   
It doesnt bother me that they are drinking alcohol and I'm not. It bothers me because I enjoy good beer and good wine. The other part that bothers me is that many bars dont have things like lemonade or even iced tea, so I end up having a coke or sprite. The carbonation makes my stomach feel rumbly.

Hollyhock
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   Posted 6/21/2009 7:08 AM (GMT -6)   

 

 

Sgtpeper,

I pulled up the link for you on the Specific Carbohydrate Diet. I have been following some of the protocol. It may just help.

Main template

 

 


Shadam
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   Posted 6/21/2009 7:45 AM (GMT -6)   
Stgpepper,

I hear ya, nothing is better then an ice cold beer on a summer day especially in Florida. I'm not saying I was a heavy binge drinker by any stretch of the imagination but I liked to have a few drinks here then there. It was a big culture shock when I was told that I had to cut back, espcially on a friday afternoon after work when all my co workers were enjoying an end of the week cocktail.

I did ocassionally have a few drinks and when I would it would be heinekens, they have a very low gluten content.

I was diagnosed with PSC (autoimmune liver disease) in March and had to cut alcohol totally out of my diet...it's been tough but you learn that there are more important things in life...plus I dont wake up with hangovers anymore cool
Age: 25 / Male / Florida
Diagnosed: 11/08 / Pancolitis
Diagnosed with PSC: 3/9 --now taking Urso
Asacol - 2 x 3 day (waiting for results)
6MP - 50mg - started 5/04/09 - 100mg - started 6/11/09
Prednisone / ended 1/09 (started at 30mgs and tapered down)
Mens Multi Vitamin - 1 a day
Calcium & Vitamin D3 - 1200mc of Calcium and 800iu of Vitamin D3  
Jaro - Dophilus Probiotic (3.4 Billion) - 1 a day
 
~~~Praying for a cure~~~~
 


Peety
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   Posted 6/21/2009 9:54 AM (GMT -6)   
Try a watery beer like Michelob Ultra. I drink Heineken light (low gluten). Also, white wine (pinot grigio) mixed with some club soda on ice with lemon -- it's a weak drink that I can sip on all day and refreshing when it's hot.
49 year old female attorney, diagnosed UC/pancolitis 1985, no surgery but much suffering. Asacol maintenance for 20+ years; used prednisone & Rowasa for flares.  Probiotics (Ultimate Flora, 50 billion), salmon oil (omega-3) when I can remember. 
August 2008 sought care of naturopathic doctor. Food sensitivity test showed wheat/gluten, other intolerances; eliminated wheat/gluten from my diet.
Bad flare in March, used prednisone. Humira denied, started Remicade 4/12 and doing great~ learning what normal is~ wow


subdued
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   Posted 6/21/2009 10:01 AM (GMT -6)   
I drink mostly water.

I will drink mixed drinks with vodka on very special occasions (about twice a year) if I'm in remission.

I'm not much of a drinker--mostly because alcoholism is a problem in my family. People can be really mean when they are under the influence. I know I get more insensitive when I have a few drinks. So I used to not drink. Now that my kids are grown up, I'll have a few drinks a couple of times a year.
Joy - 47 yrs and counting; Colitis Dec 06 (also have IBS); Currently in remission

Figuring out how to reduce a flare or get into remission is a trial and error experience. Don't expect your GI to have all the answers. He was trained in making diagnoses, prescribing medications, and surgically removing the colon. He was not trained in alternative treatments. That's why they are called alternative treatments.

Lexapro (for stress), Probiotics and Vitamins, Anti-inflammatory foods, No pro-inflammatory foods when flaring, No HFCS, No foods high in fructose, No artificial sweeteners -- Fecal transplantation worked, Prednisone stopped working, Colazal stopped working, Asacol stopped working


Sore Tum
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   Posted 6/21/2009 11:04 AM (GMT -6)   
I can't even drink coke these days, so it's water, water and more water!
30 year old, female.
Diagnosed with severe ulcerative proctitis, Mar 2009. Awaiting surgery for 2 fistulas.
Currently taking, 1200mg asacol TDS, 1g Pentasa supp at night, 30mg pred (tapering over one month)
Probiotics, zinc supplements, Cod liver oil.

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