About 3 or 4 months ago I was put on leflunomide to try and help with the steroid reduction. As recommended I did not drink any alcohol whilst taking leflunomide. Unfortunately I had a bad reaction to gage leflunomide so had to stop taking it. My rheumy wants me to try again but at at a lower dose (10mg/day instead of 20mg/day) which I'm happy to go along with. So last night I thought I would have a drink before starting the new regime next week. Two pints of beer and a large glass of port resulted in an awful nights sleep with hips and shoulders playing up, like a flare! Lesson learnt? I hope so, I mean I like a drink like most people but if the results are poor sleep and increased discomfort well perhaps it's just as well I'm going back on the leflunomide!