With Christmas Day looming , it occurred to me, that many IBS sufferers might well have a problem with a flare up of symptoms, following being stressed ,being bad and having a couple of drinks on the day.
I personally , would find it a very difficult day to get through ,without, at the very least , a couple of vodka and cokes . With lots of family around eating and drinking , plus kids running around hyper , I know I will feel the need of a drink or two and will almost certainly pay for this indulgence, either Christmas night ,the next day or possibly both and maybe longer. It really does not seem worth it , when thinking about it sitting here to-day but years of experience, tells me , that if I feel well on the day , I will give in and risk it. To be honest , if the drink does not spark off a flare up , probably some form of food will. I will be at a family members house and already , I am beginning to dread the occasion.
Does almost everyone out there abstain , or have some found that they can tolerate certain alcoholic beverages? Are some drinks better than others , even although I know alcohol is not good for the gut .
To date, after years of trying , I have never found a particular type of drink that was better than another but sometimes , not often, I can get away with it and actually enjoy a good time. White wine in particular can be troublesome. Perhaps if it is not a really good wine , the sulphites cause upset.
This is really just a ramble about me , probably failing to be sensible and not a post to invite others to tell me that I am stupid --don't do it , however, I would think Christmas must be a difficult time , stressful for many IBS sufferers and coping mechanisms, to get through the festive period and still enjoy it , might be interesting to some.
Merry Christmas and Best Wishes to all for 2016