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Schwah
Schwah
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With a stage 4 diagnosis I was told I should stop drinking any alcohol. My trainer yells at me all the time for drinking. But heck...I eat really healthy, I work out really hard, lost weight, gained muscle mass and lived with chemo/SBRT/Zytega/Prednisone/Zometa/

Metformin/Celebrex/lupron etc etc for two years. But damn, I like to throw back a few beers with the guys after a round of golf, or have a couple of vodka sodas at a party and drink some wine with (and maybe after) dinner. Well this new study below actually says moderate drinking (especially red wine) can actually improve your odds with PC. I’m sure all the smart guys here will explain why this study is wrong, but I’m gonna go with it and continue to enjoy my fricken life a little, albeit without guilt anymore. I suggest y’all do the same.....CHEERS BOYS (and gals)!!!!

Schwah

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MichaelDD

Middle of the night here. Just reading this. I hurt like hell. Since being diagnosed 3 years I have lost 2 lbs. Been on the Zytiga/Lupron fun for 7 months. Saturday afternoon it was 2 light beers and a burrito for me.

Three weeks ago my wife wanted PF Chang's for dinner. We shared a bottle of wine more expensive then our meal. Feels good to be normal every now and then.

My next indulgence I WILL raise my glass to you Schwah!

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cigafred

I was strongly warned off metformin if consuming more than 1 or 2 drinks. Not a problem for you?

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Nalakrats

Not from me---the Red Wine I am for---and as far as interference with Metformin, using the Extended Release 500 Mg Tablet, from what I can tell there is little if any interference. I would just keep the wine and the drug hours apart. I have not had a sip of Alcohol in 24 years--but that is just me--has nothing to do with good or bad health. I just do not like the taste.

And for all others reading---> we do have to have normal lives every once in awhile. I have made it a point to once a week to celebrate LIFE. Enjoy it or lose it.

Nalakrats

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snoraste

I don't recall seeing anything prohibiting moderate alcohol consumption if your liver function is good. I have a glass or two of red wines twice a week, and an occasional beer here and there. Enjoy!

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FCoffey

An 85-year old man came to his doctor.

"I don't drink, I don't smoke, and I don't chase women. What do I have to do to live to 100?"

The doc answered

"You don't drink, you don't smoke, and you don't chase women. Why do you want to live to 100?"

It's a short ride and the same end for all of us, PCa or not. Make the most of it.

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Mamabakes994

My husband urologist told him he did not blame my husband for going to the tavern, he said he would too if he was giving this shi t sandwich.

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Tall_Allen

Maybe high lifetime alcohol consumption, but not moderate

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noirhole

Cheers. A great bourbon for me now and again.

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chascri

Since starting on Fetanyl patches for pain about 2 years ago I have given up alcohol. Now, I have an Odouls or other non alcoholic beer, so idon’t miss the beer. I do miss a scotch and water. Anyone know a good nonalcoholic scotch substitute ?

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TommyTV

I frequently bump into my Oncologist in our local pub. I said to him “I’m only drinking because it lowers testosterone”. He replied “Yes, after about 10 pints” “Well give me a chance, I’ve only been in 15 minutes” I quipped.

Seriously, I enjoy a drink, 3 pints of finest German Helles lager twice a week. Certainly makes life more interesting socially.

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j-o-h-n

I raise my glass to you Schwah with this toast "This is to all the kisses I've snatched and vice versa"...

Good Luck, Good Health and Good Humor.

j-o-h-n Tuesday 06/04/2019 10:38 PM DST

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ITCandy
ITCandy
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You're killing me, man!

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