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07/29/2010 06:09 PM

Drinking may fight RA......

kvnj
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So who knew that what I did in college was actually GOOD for me??? LaughingW00t lol

http://www.cnn.com/2010/HEALTH/07/27/ drinking.rheumatoid.arthritis/index.html?hpt=Sbin

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07/29/2010 06:36 PM
PauleR
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Well, I'm ticked off that my wild college days did not help me be healthy. Oh wait, they said moderate drinking, right? That might explain things. lol

Now, I don't dare have a drink because I am on too many meds and the chance of a severe reaction is too high.

Dizzy


07/29/2010 06:39 PM
cella
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Karen,

I chuckled when I read this because a while ago, I remember hurting one day and instead of taking pain meds, I had an alcoholic drink....that was in the evening after dinner and the next morning..it seemed to relieve some of my pain...of course I tried it a few more times to see if it really worked.....

At the time, I did not want to continue that because I was and still am on methotrexate....but, I remember telling my hubby that I thought the liquor helped my RA....funny huh?.....


07/30/2010 04:18 PM
Molly5
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I chuckled too!!!!Laughing Laughing Laughing Of course you would have less pain......I already decided if I have to go off my meds....I'll just drink!W00t

07/31/2010 10:04 AM
kvnj
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Either that or the pain in your head from your hangover distracts you from your RA pain.. LOL Laughing

07/31/2010 04:25 PM
kym
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Hubby made me a martini the other night when I was freaking out about my lungs. It relaxed me and helped me sleep. Actually it knocked me out bc I rarely drink. Tongue

I don't think we're supposed to drink alcohol with MTX, but I doubt a glass of wine or a shot of vodka now and then would make much of a difference.


07/31/2010 04:38 PM
mammy
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LOL, I wish I could give it a try but I have other medical issues too, so I just can't Sad
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