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Hello editor,
I replied to the previous thread on alcohol and it was taken out of context.
Let me say long ,loud and clear that alcohol per se is something that will set CFS sufferers back- no question.
The context was one glass of red wine (MAXIMUM) in the middle of the night to get u tired and off to sleep.At the level of one glass,it will not "disrupt sleeping patterns".However any more than that and it does start having negative effects.One glass of wine does not have much of an effect at the best of times, but if it does, then lower the amount to 3/4 or 1/2 glass.
For CFS sufferers,it will not work every night but u will be better of some nights.
My information comes from a website that catalogues university research in America. One glass was their figure and that is what seems to work practically.
Red wine is superior to other types of alcohol such as spirits ,beer and even white wine because it contains a chemical component called polyphenols one of which is revastropol. It is not the alcohol that is of benefit but the components of the fermented red grape juice.Go for red grapes from colder climates, such as pinot noir.
Long term studies show that ppl who drink one glass of red wine live longer than teetotallers,who in turn live longer than ppl who drink several glasses daily.
Editor-without knowing u age,what u eat, u weight, all u symptoms, how long u have been drinking, etc. its hard to know, but i would say that 2 glasses of beer per day long term is too much and it might have caught up with u.I would hazard a guess that its u liver, in not breaking down the alcohol, that is causing this. The only obvious thing I can suggest is to stay on the wagon.
To conclude,a glass of red wine during the night is only a minor thing for CFS sufferers-some nights, they will be a bit better off- thats all.





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