Can You Take Beer With Crohn's Disease?

Mar 2, 2010

My husband was diagnosed with crohn’s disease some time ago. It seems that he is not allowed to drink beer. I don’t know how he will be able to do this, since he is a great fan of beer. Why isn’t he allowed to take it? Can someone tell me?

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I am a 24 year old who works a 12 hour rotating shift pattern (including night shifts). For the past 6 months or maybe more o have had upper left abdominal pain (cramping/aching) and more recently lower pain (sometimes across lower, sometimes left and sometimes a specific place on the lower right). I put it down to IBS due to shift work. My partner convinced me to see the GP as I have a family history of IBD. Oh and my bowel movements vary from constipated (less than once a week) to lose (not diarrhoea and multiple times per day)

Had stool tests and blood tests. I expected them not to find anything to be honest and just did it to please my boyfriend and put his mind at rest.

Doctor phoned and said that "the stool test shows signs of inflammation indicative of inflammatory bowel disease". I couldn't really ask more questions because of where I was. Phoned in for blood results and told by reception that they were fine.

I have been referred to the gastroenterologist and have an appointment in 2 weeks.

I am tired all the time and find it really difficult to get out of bed, frequently have naps at work but put that down to shift working.

I don't want to take any laxatives because I never know when it will change between constipation and loose stools and when I'm working, I often can't get to the toilet.

I often have joint pain but I also have a knee injury and some hyper mobile joints.

I am so confused as to what is going on and hate not being in control of my body. I know I only have mild symptoms, I feel so alone (shift work doesn't lend itself to meeting people regularly).

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I am having terrible headaches and no releif from the abdominal pain.No other symptoms yet.Can I expect some improvement as time goes on in your experiences ?

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Sorry if tmi but I noticed veg in my stools this morning & that was from a meal I had last Tuesday?

Does this his sound like ulcerative colitis to anyone or could it possibly be crohn's?

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It hasn't caused any problems with my family or daily routine aside from me being tired all the time.

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I need information urgently. My son was on the birthday of his best friend. They have been drinking a lot. He usually drinks beer. But he has drink too much. His friend calls me to say that my son has fallen in delirium after drinking beer. He is hospital now. What will happen?

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I want to ask something. Most of you will think that I am mad or something. I am pregnant. I have found out that yesterday. I have one habit that is usually associated with men. I like to drink beer or two daily. Often, I drink it after a meal. Can I drink beer in pregnancy? I will not drink every day of course.

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