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Does anyone have a glass of wine over the Christmas holidays.  I heard on the Dr. Oz show that red wine reduces inflamation in moferation of course.  However, how does it interact with all the meds?  Any comments?

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    I sometimes have a few glasses of red I am taking MMF and prednislone. I just take it easy now I am on the suppressants I used to drink more before WG. Mmf makes me tired and prednislone I stay awake at least 2 nights a week. I tend to sleep better if I have had a glass of wine but it is few and far between nowadays because alcohol does lower you immune too. Speak to Dr about meds you can have a drink on I know some medication drink should avoided. I have been ok with a couple of glasses 😊
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    Hi Bev

    I am taking Prednisone? Cellcept and Methotrexate for Vasculitis/

    I don't drink much as don't feel like it but when I want to relax and feel ' normal' I have a glass or if having white might add sparkling mineral water. The most I have had is two glasses and Inhave been OK.

    I guess I don't drink every week and for me when having a bad day a glass of wine makes me feel semi normal not due to the effect of alcohol but enjoying a glass with my husband like we used to do more often.

    My medication recommends obviously not to drink high dosage but sometimes when everything else is going against you for your own mental state and positive attitude you just have to do what feels OK and makes you happy.

    I'm not suggesting having copious amounts but the one glass or maybe two I have does make me feel better and of course helps me sleep.

    My Dr has me take Temaze each night a half life sleeping tablet only has a life of four hours. I have a very high dosage of prednisone ( was 75mg per day and now 45mg per day) which meant I couldn't sleep so at least my body could rest overnight as one of the side effects of prednisone is feeling debilitated but having also a feeling like your running a marathon on the inside/

    Have a lovely Xmas and your body will tell you if when you have a glass if it doesn't feel OK


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      nightmares   Hi,  Wine is easily avoided and I guess I will.  I do love sparkling water so it can be festive.  However, I have been having the most disturbing nightmares for a few months now.  I should say night terrors.  I am not sure if this is associated with meds or not.  I will talk to specialist but he usually says everyone is different on meds.  I just wondered if there are others with night terrors and sweats.  I don't take prednisone now.  Thanks and Merry Christmas
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      Hi Bev, I'm new to the group. I don't have these issues, but my Mom does and we suffer from the same diseases, illnesses. See would wake up alot and had bad nightmares, and she said she went into a panic. It got bad. Her reumy put her on amatriptaline. I know I spelled it wrong. She is was prescribing for panic attacks. This helped her problem alot. Everyone is different of course.She has had maybe 2-3 panic attacks in the last year. Of course doesn't mean you have same problem. But they sound so much the same. I hope you get help for you night terrors. God bless you and Merry Christmas to you and yours.


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      Thank you so much.  I do have anxiety and that might be at the core.  we dont have a rheumatologist in this area but I do see the nephroogist next week and will suggest that.  They are just so bad that I dont want to go to sleep some nights.  It helps to share as I dont know anyone personally with this disease.  Merry Christmas
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      Hi Bev,

      When I talk to my Mom next I will see if she has any other suggestions to give you. We talk daily so I will let you know either way. Talk to you soon.

      God bless you,

      Kristy k

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      Hi Bev, I spoke to my Mom regarding your nightmares and of course she knows exactly how horrific they are. Did anything happen prior to experiencing the nightmares, night sweats? A divorce? Death in family? extc. Hers are definitely paid attacks. But I guess this happens with post traumatic stress issues. It of course be panic attacks or anxiety issues. I just wanted to share this with you as I told you I would let you know if I learned anything else. I hope this might help. My Mom was also afraid to go to sleep. She didn't want to experience another one. Good luck @your doctor appt. and let me know if you learn anything.

      Merry Christmas to you and yours!


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