OFFICIAL- Alcohol helps RA!!

janie68
janie68 Member Posts: 1,186
edited 28. Jul 2010, 17:33 in Living with Arthritis archive
Hi everyone,

On the BBC website, there is an article that shows alcohol really does reduce the pain and swelling of RA. Woo hoo, I'm off now to get bladdered!!

No,really it is suggested to keep under 10 units a week due to methotrexate due the liver.

I also suggest that it helps to reduce stress levels as well...

Janie :lol:

Comments

  • speedalong
    speedalong Member Posts: 3,300
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hi Janie, why don't you post the link?

    Why don't you ask your GP if you can have some on prescription!!! :lol::lol::lol:

    Speedy
  • janie68
    janie68 Member Posts: 1,186
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Here is the link

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-10776758

    Do you think they will oblige my request Speedy?

    Janie
  • speedalong
    speedalong Member Posts: 3,300
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    You could always volunteer for further studies - especially if they provide the alcohol!!

    Speedy
  • dreamdaisy
    dreamdaisy Member Posts: 31,520
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    I read it in the paper today whilst waiting for the meth injection. Apparently different types of alcohol may also be a factor - I know that a drop of red wine is supposed to be good for the heart, so I wonder what will be recommended for us? I'll trial anything apart from spirits. DD
  • tkachev
    tkachev Member Posts: 8,332
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Thanks Janie, you have made my day.

    Elizabeth
  • dreamdaisy
    dreamdaisy Member Posts: 31,520
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Off for a quick swig of the Bailey's then, tkachev? Summer hols getting to you?! DD
  • jenfa1
    jenfa1 Member Posts: 42
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    sounds good!

    DD- I don't drink red wine very often, husband doesn't like it, but when I do it triggers a flare up for me! Not sure if it is a particular grape as haven't investigated that much (that's the only trigger I have found, oh and the cold/wet weather)

    I'm up for testing the research anyone else LOL
  • handsy
    handsy Member Posts: 209
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Thamks Janine, I take MTX and sulfasalazine and whilst just on the MTX if I drank any alcohol I would be Ill but when they added Sulfa, when I had a couple of pints I was ok. I used to be in the armed forces and would consume alot of booze daily. I knew that this was bad for me but as you know soldiers like a drink. When I was 1st diagnosed with RA then got the dreaded MTX I stoppped drinking all together. I had a heart attack a few weeks ago so now I just take it easy. Remember the old addege "All things in moderation"
  • janie68
    janie68 Member Posts: 1,186
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    You take it easy Handsy and get well soon!

    Janie
  • ichabod6
    ichabod6 Member Posts: 843
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    It aint official. Just one survey carried out by two rheumatologists.
  • janie68
    janie68 Member Posts: 1,186
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Well it's official to me, doesn't it cheer you up at all?

    Poor rehab, I'll have a little drinkie for you shall I?

    Janie