• mej mej
    July 20, 2009
    can I take the 9 raisins soaked in gin while taking methorexate
    mej mej
    July 20, 2009

    will it interfer with my treatment?

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  • Brad
    Health Guide
    July 21, 2009
    Brad
    Health Guide
    July 20, 2009

    That is an old wives tale, my Grandma tried that......it makes you drunk, not better.

    • Lene  Andersen
      July 21, 2009
      Lene  Andersen
      Health Guide
      July 21, 2009

      Not necessarily.  Although there doesn't appear to have been any scientific study of this, there could be something to it - read Christine Miller's post on this remedy.  Another folk remedy that has been studied and found to have some effect is tart cherries and you can read more about that here.

       

      That said, when taking methotrexate, it's important to avoid alcohol.  I don't know whether the small amount of gin in the raisins would be a concern, but you can ask your doctor.  However, given that there's some evidence that tart cherries work for inflammation, but no scientific study of gin-soaked raisins, maybe you'd be better off sticking to the cherries.

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