Raisins soaked in vodka?

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My friend was telling me about soaking golden raisins in vodka helping with pain.  I would like to try it.  You soak them for two weeks and then eat 9 a day.

Has anyone tried this while on Methatrexate?  I am concerned about the alcohol.  I was told no drinking.  Thanks

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    Yes but the golden raisins should be soaked in Gin not Vodka and it does work.

    I have a friend on Metho for the past 5 years, she drinks but not of Friday when she takes her metho and not on the day she takes her Folic Acid either.

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      Thanks,

      I may give it a try.  As for drinking I was told no drinking but thought 9 raisins might not have much effect on the liver.  i do the metho weekly but the folic acid everyday.

       

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    Yes be very concerned about not drinking alcohil while on methotrexate as they both involve possible damage to the liver which is wny liver enzgmes are checked.evedy 1 ti 3 monrhs while on mtx..although such a small amt of alcohol soaked in a raisin is not at like drinking it from a.shot glass. I would prob use.rum or gin and not.vodca.
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      Thanks I think I will give it a try unless the raisins absorb a ton of vodka or gin.  I am debating asking the Dr. or pharmacist first.  I was hoping maybe someone has already tried it.
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      Deb, put 'golden raisinns soaked in gin' into your search engine and read up on it.   It is probably an urban myth, but it does seem to work for some people and it is only 9 raisins.
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      You are right and just in case I will spread the 9 raisins in 3 times.  I don't want to throw the liver values off.  This is for my shoulder tendinitis that the RA medicine has not helped.  Thanks
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      I wish you the very best. I have just begun getting pain in just one shoulder, and hkpe that it is just how I slept. I an thinking if this was due to RA, that I would feel this in both shoulders ..bilaterally like in my hands wrists. Can you let us know how this works out for you?
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      My RA started in both of my wrists and my right knee.  It was a feat just standing up.  The methotrexate has taken care of the knee and the wrists are more tolerable.  But the shoulder is same and both the Dr. And PA said it is not the RA.  I will let you know how the raisins work for sure.
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    Just a follow up on the golden raisins.  So far no difference.  I figure I will keeping having 9 a days until they are gone.  Another friend with bad elbows and knees is taking tart cherry pills so on to the next folk remedy.
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    Thanks for the raisin and gin/rum/vodka idea, sounds tasty.  I'm afraid to drink as well so i just have a cup of any new fruity drink every 2-3 months, spaced out. i take 3-4 ibuprofens and they take away the pain but definitely after a meal, so as to not upset my stomach. Oh btw I'm on Methotrexate 10 tabs 2.5 mg once a week, daily folic acid, sulfasalazine 500 mg twice a day, recently asked my doctor to take me off hydroxychloroquine it was giving my night terror and horrible thoughts, insomnia, my doctor also gave me prednisone for swelling but it does nothing for my pain, n im tired of this illness and they side effects.
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      Your story sounds a lot like me except the I haven't gotten to ten methotrexate and am still on the hydroxychoroquine.  I take naproxen with food at night.  I keep telling myself it could be worse.  I dislike the thinking hair more than any other side affects.  
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