Hi..I agree regarding the drinking with psc...I have maybe a sip here and there, but don't handle alcohol very well anyway. Not a bad thing since I'm from a family of alcoholics. So, I opt for chocolate or coffee instead..lol!
Don't forget you're on an immunosuppressant...I don't think they mix with alcohol very well, so you may have less of a tolerance to it anyway.
The problem with drinking and your liver is that it's difficult for it to process in a large quantity. Most of us suggest NO binge drinking.
I would think that a drink an hour would be a safe amount of time so that your liver won't have to work overtime.
I would think that beer would be good since the alcohol % is usually consumed within a bulk amount of liquid...it's bubbly, gassy and takes up a lot of room...therefore, you might not be inclined to drink more. But...that could depend on how much beer you drink, what kind..etc. If there is light beer, you might feel more comfortable, not necessarily having the buzz from regular beer, etc.
There are also fancy beers, imported beers, etc...maybe you can purchase more expensive ones rather than by the case...you'll tend to drink less maybe?
We all overdo sometimes....just don't hate yourself afterward and make the celebrations moderate drinking instead of making up for lost time.
Have a great holiday with friends and/or family.
*Heather* Status: maintenance Asacol 6 daily + Salofalk enemas every 3rd night
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~UC meds: Asacol (3 @ 2x 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/supplements; Probiotics....(RenewLife Ultimate Flora Critical Care + Primadophilus Reuteri). @ 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 !!!