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thejab
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Is an occasional drink a real setback for treatment?
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gryphon78
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IT sure is for me, I had one drink a couple months ago after none for 6 months. Within an hour heart racing cant breath, dizzy. It took me a good month to get back to where I d been prior to that drink healingwise. Real bummer cause I do like my beer. Anyway thats just me and we re all different.
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I haven't drank since my lyme diagnosis which was roughly 2 months ago.

I will say this though...before being diagnosed there were a couple of occasions where I did drink. I had some birthday parties and weddings. I felt absolutely horrible for days and in one case, the entire week following my night out.

When I did my lyme questionnaire prior to seeing my LLMD, one of the questions was if I had really bad hangovers after drinking. Given what had happened when I drank, my answer to that was a definite yes!

I understand people get hangovers, but what happened to me wasn't your ordinary hangover. I couldn't even function right and it took me a long time to get back to "normal" although it never actually bothered me while I was drinking.

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payne
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Hello Everyone

gryphon, Great advice !
"a good month to get back to where I d been prior to that drink"

I don't have to buy beer - drink it - refrige it - pick up the cans - or put on the weight -
This Lyme makes me feel drunk most of the time anyhows... [Smile]

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Alcohol and Lyme

http://flash.lymenet.org/scripts/ultimatebb.cgi/topic/1/77530?#000001

sure makes a big problem if you have yeast overgrowth too

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chaps
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Alcohol is a TOXIN !!!

One of the primary reasons Lyme patients are sick is because of too much of a toxic burden.

The goal is to get rid of toxins, not add them to the already taxed vital organs.

Not to mention its sugar content and adding to candida overgrowth.

For completely healthy people, alcohol in moderation is not good for them, but it won't kill them.

And don't believe these studies that say a little red wine is actually good for you. Those "studies" are covertly sponsored by the bottlers. Can you imagine the increase in their business if EVERYONE decided to have a glass of wine per day?

Alcohol is a poison and it's not good for anybody in any amount and it will kill even the healthiest of people in higher amounts.

But for a Lyme sufferer, it's a zero tolerance situation. Drink it even in moderation, and you'll never recover from Lyme and you'll send yourself quicker to the grave.

Addiction is a terrible thing. Even with the awareness of what I've posted above, there are some people that just can't help themselves.

I've seen documentaries of people who were told repeatedly that their alcohol addiction has compromised their bodies to the point where if they don't stop drinking they'll die.

And their addiction is so strong, they use all the classic addict tactics, denial, deception, etc. and they drink themselves to death. So pathetic.

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Hey dont get me wrong anyone, I used to love my beer, probably too much and quite possibly why my immune system got drug down. That being said I fully intend to enjoy an occasional brew in the future. But only ONCE I m 100% better for quite some while. Beware all I was amazed what one little drink could do while in this weakend state.
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payne
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cheers to that, when we recover we'll bust the top on a cold one  -
Chaps you too .. maybe a hard lemonaide (:

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As with everything, there are no absolutes. It depends on the person and where they are in their recovery.

Drinking a glass of Cabernet right now in fact, as I am in-between flagyl pulses.

[ 05-30-2011, 07:14 PM: Message edited by: Bluemoon ]

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I am so jealous of you right now blue, I ve wanted to nothing but to be able to relax with a nice tall beer for months now... errr
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I miss my beer too so I've been having one non-alcohol type every now and then for myself and also to fit in and seem "normal" again at parties etc. We're IRISH!!!!!!!!!!! :-)

I guess this is Okay?!

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I gave up drinking a year ago because of this Lyme crap , I would drink only on a occasion , never an addiction . Thank God [Smile]

Now I just smoke a little herb ! So much better for ya and no hangover [Smile] )))))

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I guess it just depends on the individual. I used to drink before I knew I had Lyme, and I was NOT what you would call a cheap date! But I gave it up completely after my diagnosis, mostly because I figured my liver's having a hard enough time dealing with all the antibiotics now.

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I 2nd that it depends on the individual. Some on here can't even have one drink without horrible effects and severe hangovers. IMO it really just depends on what your primary symptoms are, toxin load, which of the infections are most active, ect.

I would think that those with primarily neuro symptoms would have more trouble with this but that is not based on any research just a wild guess.

Each of us is different obviously in the way we process meds and supplements as well as gluten and dairy tolerance. I think the same applies to alcohol.

I enjoy a few drinks occasionally and don't experience any of the exagerated symptoms nor any hangover issues. Sorry to all of you who are freaking out at that statement but the truth is the truth.

Now of course if you drink a whole bottle of whiskey or an entire case of beer you will most likely have a hangover [bonk]

My highly recommended LLMD is fully aware of my perspective on this and has no issue with it. Only thing they said was take it easy. I think that's fair. I do get monthly blood tests and everything is always within normal range except vitamin d,

Now, I am not saying that anyone should or should not drink. Alcohol is in fact a poison as was mentioned. It also can contribute to your yeast load if that is an issue for you. I am simply stating one mans' opinion.

If anyone feels that they NEED a drink, thats an entirely different issue and that person absolutely should seek help.

As for Marine6624 and the smokin' erb..... How dare you! Well I never......Gasp LOL just kiddin'.

One thing I find strange about all of this is my company does random drug testing. I have clearance to work on narcotics which I must take but if I would test positive for marijuana I would get fired! Go figure

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If you play at the beach, expect to get some sand in your shorts [Smile]

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