Had a rough week, had ANOTHER attack and ended up in resus, nearly ITU but my lungs decided to behave after every IV medicine under the sun!!! So decided to treat myself to a nice alcoholic drink tonight as I think I deserve it
However, choice is VERY limited, due to wine/beer/cider/champagne etc causing my airways to react and tighten!!! I was told at the Asthma UK Residential weekend that the best thing to drink is in fact vodka, as it is the purest alcohol. But what to drink with it? I usually have lemonade as I find coke makes me tight. I picked up a vodka and tonic can and thought I'd look up about tonic.
Apparently it is an anti-inflammatory and used to contain an ingredient called 'quinine', although nowadays this is rare to find such a high dose in tonic water.
I was just wondering what alcohol you can all drink and what is safest, in your opinion, as to not make my chest react so much!! Or have you had any advice from asthma specialists about what is safe to drink?
Would be great to know