|hi, my name is nancy and i'm trying to find out something regarding lupus and alcohol consumption. A very dear friend of mine was diagnosed with lupus a few months ago. She has had a lot of outbreaks and has some days that are really bad. My fear is regarding the amount of alcohol she drinks. She in my opinion is a problem drinker and this I know a lot about as I am a recovering alcoholic with 3 1/2 years of sobriety. It is my belief on the little bit of research that i've done that alcohol, especially wine, which is what she drinks, causes these outbreaks to become worse? Is that so? Also, does the alcohol also contribute to worse days due to her joint pain? Her husband and I are very concerned about the drinking and both believe that the drinking is causing her more problems with the lupus? Any feed back would be greatly appreciated.|
hi nancy....I was recently diagnosed with sle, and when the hematologist started me on prednisone, he told me no alcohol. I don't know if it is because of the prednisone or the sle. I have not had anything alcoholic in 4 months...But since I do not drink alcohol on a regular basis, I have no problem not having any. Someone should make her md aware of the alcohol intake.
|I have lupus. 35 yr old woman, had my liver biopsy a few yrs ago, fatty liver, i am 5''9" 250 lbs, and growing! I eat well, very well considering the majority in America today. Had a blood clot 3 yrs ago that was scary. Can''t exercise due to extreme pain in my hips, back, ankles, knees, etc. I continue to gain weight. And then there is the massive amounts of Vodka i drink every night. It takes the pain away, i can sleep, and i don''t have to have my doctor prescribe me anything. But I know it is making me gain the weight. But if I stop for a few days, I am in so much pain. What do I do?|