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Hi everyone, I am newly diagnosed and a new member to this site. I enjoyed drinking previously some liquor here and there; however, for about the last month leading up to my diagnosis, I have not felt like drinking.

I am curious, does anyone have any information on whether one can drink and be ok?

Thank you in advance.

Beginning of the discussion - 3/2/19

Drinking with Crohn's? Is it doable?
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@Hidden username  you are going to probably get mixed opinions. Some say it can cause a flare, while others do not notice anything.

My recommendation would be to avoid it, but if you decide to drinking in moderation should be OK... and you should start very minimal, like 1/4 to half a glass if wine - I never drank liquor so, just take 1/4 of what the usual is I guess and see how it affects your Crohn's symptoms.

Also keep in mind alcohol can worsen liver disease which is a caution you should consider.

Most people though agree coffee can increase the symptoms, and the max would be that morning cup of Jo.

I hope this helps.

Drinking with Crohn's? Is it doable?
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This is absolutley doable! I drink a bit of wine probably once every couple of weeks. I recommend to see how your body reacts to a little and maybe initially do this at home to test how your body reacts... if you get my drift.

Drinking with Crohn's? Is it doable?
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I agree with others, just take it easy and listen to your body. don't go on a bender. it's better to be safe than sorry. for me, i avoid it completely. i never was much of a drinker though so i don't feel like i'm missing out on it. 

Drinking with Crohn's? Is it doable?
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Nothing wrong with moderation.  Just check with your prescriptions and their interactions.  Obviously pain meds and alcohol don't mix even a little.