Alcohol,Leflunomide and Methotrexate
I was hoping people here could share some insight on the above topic.
A wee bit of background if it helps…I’m 48, was diagnosed with Psa in July. Current meds are 20 mg Methotrexate injection once a week ( since July- tablets first then jabs) and leflunomide 20 mg daily ( now in my 5th week of taking).
I’m struggling big time with the festive season in general as well as a big change in lifestyle due to diagnosis. Before being diagnosed i would enjoy a drink with my husband, usually Fri and Sat eve. The odd tipple here and there with meals . But now i feel so confused.
I was under the impression that sticking well below gov guidlines was ok with Methotrexate, my Rheumy nurse told me this too. Yet google and drug sheet tells you otherwise.
Now the addition of the Leflunomide…it states on the bottle not to drink alcohol, then good ole google says 4 units max, however the pharmacist said to ‘be careful on a night out ‘ whatever the heck that means? I should have asked for more clarity unit wise there and then but my head was spinning with all the new info, blood tests, i was hurting and tired and just wanted to get out of the hospital pharmacy and go home.
I appreciate all the efforts people are going to to help me but this is throwing me and making me feel grumpy when turning on telly and seeing everyone with their champagne flutes etc..it’s very triggering. Also i might add my husband feels bad enjoying a drink now around me…can anybody relate?
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