MediTest
27 Apr 2018
Author
BullByTheHorns
Title

Would 4 ounces of wine at night affect the protocol?

Body

So just hypethetically speaking... would approximately 4 ounces of wine at night, let's just say Merlot or White Zinfandel, say every night for the last two weeks, have a negative affect on this antibiotic protocol?BullByTheHorns

Comments

D W

Very beneficial. (But alcohol should be avoided during metronidazole pulses.)

D W - [Myalgia and hypertension (typically 155/95.) Began (2003) taking doxycycline and macrolide and later adding metronidazole. No medication now. Morning BP typically 110/75]

Wait... What? My wife has been giving me a hard time about it because she said that alcohol lessens the effect of antibiotics. Are you serious about it being beneficial during the non-metronidazole pulses?BullByTheHorns

Since DW is the Dr. Wheldon whose modified protocol most of us are using, yes, I think he's serious when he tells you his view on drinking alcohol.  Smile

The difference between what we do and what we are capable of doing would suffice to solve most of the world’s problems. Mohandas Gandhi

Alcohol should not be taken with certain antibiotics. Hey just look at the insert in the packet. If, like metro, its says don't mix with alcohol, then it's wise to follow. With most of 'em you can drink.CoolG.

“Don't believe everything you read on the internet.”

―    Abraham Lincoln

D W

Antibiotic function is not impeded by moderate alcohol consumption: that is an urban myth. Sarah and I took Cahors while taking treatment. (Cahors is mostly made from the malbec grape variety. It is lovely. I recommend it.) Don’t worry. I mostly do as my wife says: but when she commands a glass of wine, I do not disagree. Best not to take alcohol during metronidazole pulses, though. It is said to have disufiram-like properties.

D W - [Myalgia and hypertension (typically 155/95.) Began (2003) taking doxycycline and macrolide and later adding metronidazole. No medication now. Morning BP typically 110/75]

Despite the warning of this on the metronidazole label, your wife and I (and a fair number of others here) have disproven that likelihood, David!  Cool(Still, I wouldn't advise testing the response, unless safely in the privacy of one's own home, just in case things go badly.)

The difference between what we do and what we are capable of doing would suffice to solve most of the world’s problems. Mohandas Gandhi

Hey, someone’s gotta have the blame. I suppose we could collectively blame Jim Kn or let Mohandas Gandhi s take the blame.I have just had (19th Oct) my 2 year anniversary of my first pulse. It’s anniversaries all round (editorial birthdays included). Librans are great people.LaughingG.

“Don't believe everything you read on the internet.”

―    Abraham Lincoln

I curtsy to the east (in your general direction), and thank you, SupaGuy.btw, I learned I could tolerate alcohol with flagyl quite by accident.  I was having a meal with one of the few friends who knew about my MS diagnosis. He insisted I leave the house and go out with him because he knew I wasn't eating.  The company was good, the food was tasty and I ordered a mixed drink.  By the time I realized I'd - GASP! - had hard alcohol while taking flagyl, an hour had gone by.  Projectile vomiting did NOT ensue and all was right with my world.

The difference between what we do and what we are capable of doing would suffice to solve most of the world’s problems. Mohandas Gandhi

Luckypenny, you have good taste!......................Sarah

Completed Stratton/Wheldon regime for aggressive secondary progressive MS in June 2007, after four years, three of which intermittent.   Still improving bit by bit and no relapses since finishing treatment.