These are my personal experiences and not meant to be saying it's ok to do what I do and what I did. I don't think drinking has ever affected my UC (rectum).
I was dx'd when I was 24.
I was a big drinker/hard partying person from 22 to 28 going out about
4 nights a week and drinking 4 nights a week, some nights only a few, some nights at the karaoke bar quite a lot. I mostly drank Captain Morgan, Hard Cider and Wine.
From 28 to 31 (I turn 32 at the end of this month). It really varied, my husband and I are social drinkers and rarely drink at home. I got older, got tired of the bar scene and probably went out 2 nights a week on avg and drank from a few to a lot more. stopped the captian morgan, it hurt my stomach.
For the past year I go out about
1 to 2 nights a week and rarely have more than a few drinks. I'm too old for the hangovers anymore. Plus i've been there done that night scene and actually like getting up early and doing stuff during the day now.......who knew?
Anyhoo, it's all personal tolerance, for example, my body hates coffee, but not everyone else's does.
Just a question, why do you want to start drinking? I see now problem with a couple every now and then but check w/your Doc, definitely b/c of all your meds.
UC Diagnosed March 2000
Lialda 2.4mg 1xday since 8/24/07 (prev. Asacol 4800mg day)
Calcium and Vitamin D 500 mg 2xday
Simvastatin 20 mg 1xday
Diovan 80mg 1xday (dx: hematuria w/proteinuria): I have normal blood pressure, this is for my kidney - waiting for a dx.