alcohol good for arfur!

knitternsk8rgirl
knitternsk8rgirl Member Posts: 18
edited 28. Jul 2010, 14:45 in Living with Arthritis archive
Did you all see the news then - alcohol is good for arfur. Sadly not for all types, only for rheumatoid. Think I'll try it anyway tho'; can't hurt can it?
I hope my former GP is reading it too. He's the one who told me 4 drinks at the weekend was 'too much'!!

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  • marion1952
    marion1952 Member Posts: 963
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hi

    Oh - must have missed that on the news!!
    I will check that out ... I don't drink these days (on methotrex) and sometimes feel desperate for a gin and bitter lemon!!

    Thanks

    Marion
  • maria09
    maria09 Member Posts: 1,905
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hi
    Bet your GP drinks more than that!!
    Pity it doesnt work for Osteo maybe I should ask my Rheumy if he wants to trial it & I would volunteer!
    Maria
  • dreamdaisy
    dreamdaisy Member Posts: 31,520
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    There's another thread going on this - and we are all different in what we can tolerate alcohol-wise. I think some GPs are still in the dark ages on this one! DD
  • barbara12
    barbara12 Member Posts: 21,279
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Well I enjoy a brandy and babysham at night...I take half the meds I should do...and get a good sleep...I have OA at the min :)
  • joyful164
    joyful164 Member Posts: 2,401
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    I have just had a glass of Pears Cidar at 5.3% vol. Is that high?
    Felt really good afterwards. Very sleepy

    Don't normally have much to drink because I am on MTX and know that you cannot have much alcohol because it affects the way the drug works and the possible damage to liver and kidneys.

    So I think I have had my limit this week. And I would have loved a gin and tonic aswell.
    Joy
  • livinglegend
    livinglegend Member Posts: 1,425
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    So, alcholol is good for RA.

    Not for me with the MTX. a060.gif

    Joseph 8)
  • joyful164
    joyful164 Member Posts: 2,401
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    So, alcholol is good for RA.

    Not for me with the MTX. a060.gif

    Joseph 8)

    Do you leave all alcohol alone Joseph.

    I don't drink any for weeks, then now and again, I just fancy one.

    Joy
  • lindalegs
    lindalegs Member Posts: 5,373
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    I've always found that alcohol doesn't numb the pain it just makes you not care you're in pain ........works for me :D:lol::lol:

    Mine's a doublet0308.gif

    Luv Legs :D
  • frogmorton
    frogmorton Member Posts: 28,211
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Lovely!!

    Some good news for a change :wink:


    Cooking sherry for me....hic!!

    Love

    Toni xx
  • kerrycc
    kerrycc Member Posts: 89
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Its really funny because my Dad called me when i was at work today just to tell me that alcohol is good for arthritis :D think he wanted to make my day bless him :lol:
  • valval
    valval Member Posts: 14,911
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    you just made my ohs day as well he kept telling me he was less stiff after a drink told him he was being silly lol
  • ichabod6
    ichabod6 Member Posts: 843
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    I read the report in the Daily Mail (yesterday's news tomorrow).
    Two rheumatologists conducted a survey on 873 people it says.
    Their report will not affect my lifestyle or approach to living with ra
    one iota. Will it change yours?
  • dreamdaisy
    dreamdaisy Member Posts: 31,520
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    No. (hic) DD
  • jenzie06
    jenzie06 Member Posts: 708
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    I saw this and requested a glass of red wine with my frosties this morning. It didn't appear!
  • livinglegend
    livinglegend Member Posts: 1,425
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    joyful164 wrote:
    So, alcholol is good for RA.

    Not for me with the MTX. a060.gif
    Joseph 8)
    Do you leave all alcohol alone Joseph? Joy
    Even a small glass of wine or beer puts me in bed, looking a super shade of grey, for days. Tried a wee drop at Christmas once, to test, made me very ill. So none at all for the last 7 years.

    Joseph 8)