Any advice or experiences with drinking few beers and/or some wine with j pouch? I'm 6 weeks from my takedown and I'm in no rush to drink but would like to hear some thoughts!
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Shouldn’t be an issue. Just watch your hydration level when drinking- have some water as a chaser.
My experience was not so great the first time I had alcohol post take down…. I would not go to hard as I was only a few months out had had some bleeding issues. Due to that I waited another 6 to 8 months before I had any more to drink and it has been normal for me now.. I say just take it slow
After my takedown I couldn't handle beer so I switched to vodka with sugar free electrolytes.but now I can handle beer and wine but still prefer the vodka with electrolytes.I just dont like yeasty or carbonated drinks anymore.but take it easy as 6 weeks is still early days.
I had similar experiences right after takedown. Right after takedown, imbibing alcohol caused me butt burn and irritation because it wasn't being digested properly. As time went on I was able to drink any alcohol except red wine, which contains tannins that I cannot digest. It give me a watery diarrhea. Apart from red wine, I have no issues with any alcohol.
Cheers to you if you are feeling well enough to even think about alcohol at 6 weeks after takedown. I was miserable for the first 4 months after takedown only able to eat baby food. I had my first drink 10 months after takedown. Just listen to your body but I would wait a few months but if you feel well just try one drink however I would stay away from anything carbonated.
Recently I have really gotten back on the horse, I'm a bit over 1.5 years since takedown. In the beginning I could only drink one beer as it gave me horrible gas/bloating. I stuck mainly with liquor, particularly vodka, and wine. Just last night I had four beers in a two hour period at a work event and had no pouch problems, felt a bit "full" in my belly if anything. Now I have no problems drinking anything, although I noticed my tolerance took a hit. As people have noted, take it slow at first and remember to stay hydrated. We've had a long journey and had to limit things we enjoy. So if you're able to tolerate it, go ahead. Cheers!