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Would be very interested to know how everyone else is with alcohol. I have skin problems from the chest up, this is much worse if I have a drink, just one mouthful of wine and I burn and itch like mad. I'm interested to know if this is a feature of lupus or just my bad luck!
 

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Dear Jill,

I don't have the same reaction to alcohol, but I know that I am not allowed to drink at all with some of my meds (Methotrexate). Are you taking any meds, by chance, that might be contributing to your reaction?

If not, perhaps someone else will have more helpful info.
Sorry to hear that you can't enjoy a simple drink--bummer!
 

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I can't think of any way that alcohol would help unless you were to drink yourself blotto to escape the wolves. Then you could always add alcoholism to your problems.:lol:
Seriously there are so many ways that alcohol can react with other drugs that I suspect leaving it alone is the best path.
There is another possibility in that you may have developed an allergy to somethingin the wine. If so it would make even more sense to dropthe wine.
I cannot drink alcohol and don't find my life worse because of that.:)
All the best.
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Jill,

Sorry to hear that you are having problems. Many people and physicians have spoken about drinking with the medication that we are on. Depending who you talk to, you can get a variety of answers on the subject. Drink, don't drink, so forth, you get the idea. If you are getting blotchy after having a drink, then I would think it would be in your best interest not to drink while taking your meds, as it sounds like an interaction problem, but that is a question for your physician. Now am I saying stop taking your meds for a day and then go drink, NOPE, I do not advocate missing meds to go "tie one on". I won't lie, I have taken a sip or three but I really try to watch what I am doing and I save those sips for a very special occasion and yes, I tell my doc.

Good luck
Nancy
 
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