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JaymieArnold

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How does alcohol effect lupus on plaquinal ??
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Hi JaymieArnold,

I never noticed that alcohol affected plaquenil with me......but I can't tolerate it well.....it messes with my digestive system.  Causes me to vomit and terrible stomach pains.

Some here seem to have no problems with it....maybe they will chime in. 
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I've been taking Plaquenil for about 6 weeks. I have had no problem with alcohol and if anything have enjoying wine/beer more often (probably as a stress management "tool").

I take Plaquenil in the morning and as a rule don't drink in the morning ;-) So not sure if it matters or not to space it out.
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I love my wine. Not a problem with me either. Cheers!
whylupus

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I wasn't told no drinking after plaquenil but, no drinking with some other medications for my lupus! It is encouraged not to drink with lupus by my rheumy! He explained that lupus often can affect the liver and down the road, many lupus medications will cause stress on your liver!
I've never been able to tolerate alcohol so I've never put it to a real test! Alcohol will cause me severe abdominal pain, instant butterfly rash, diarrhea and, other rashes! My joints hurt horribly the following day! This happens midway thru one alcoholic drink!! I'm trashed on one drink! This has been all my life even though I'm 48 and only recently diagnosed! I cannot tolerate pain meds! I've always had overreacting affects to anything that alters the mind just a hint???

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Sorry to hear that.
vicliz

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I have noticed that a glass of wine seems to settle the pain down.
TXgirl

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Sounds like a glass of wine is what the dr ordered. Just say'n.
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My newest primary doc (my last one moved) encouraged me to have one caffeinated beverage a day and one alcoholic beverage a day because studies have shown that people that do that live longer. Not sure what study it is, but I'm following doctors orders. 😜
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I like your dr shutterbug!
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