Alcohol and diet control of psoriatic arthritis symptoms

Posted Thu 18 Apr 2019 11.17pm by wendyloish

Just a quick post for those of you considering diet as an alternative to medications. My diet, FODMAP, allows consumption of the following:-

beer, gin, vodka, whiskey, red and white wine, including sparkling and sweet wine.

Only rum and sticky wine are not allowed. And of course certain fruit juices like mango are out.

The diet is for irritable bowel syndrome, but for me it has worked to eliminate my psoriatic arthritis and spondilitis symptoms.


Posted Thu 23 May 2019 1.41pm by Trish17

Hi there,

I’m amazed you’ve managed to eliminate your psoriatic arthritis with diet - I’ll have a look at that FODMAP diet - thank you

Posted Thu 23 May 2019 9.44pm by wendyloish

Hi Trish,

Actually the diet is about symptom relief. Sadly the problem is not eliminated as it comes back the minute (I'm exaggerating it takes from a few hours to a day) I eat any FODMAP foods. The acronym is for the four groups of foods that cause inflammation in the gut. For me that has also meant inflammation and pain in my back and joints.

FODMAP was developed by Monash University, so there is plenty of stuff on line about it. It takes only days for gut relief (I suffer, too from irritable bowel syndrome) but it takes a bit more for joint problems to subside. I started the diet after I fasted for five days and discovered symptom relief during that process. I have found that 4 days of fasting is about right to get my back under control if I start to develop a problem (I get slack about the diet and pay the consequences).

I hope this help you.


Posted Sat 25 May 2019 11.04am by Chimples

New to this site. Where's the rest of this discussion?

Posted Sun 26 May 2019 1.42am by wendyloish

Hi Chimples,

If you scroll down you will find a post I put up called "Controlling the symptoms of psoriatic arthritis with diet. No more pain!" This pretty well summarises what I have said on this subject. The chat section of the forum also contains quite a bit on diet, fasting and symptom control. Information on FODMAP foods is put out by Monash University which developed the diet for irritable bowel syndrome, another autoimmune caused problem.


Posted Sun 26 May 2019 11.36am by Chimples

I'm so dumb, I still can't find the post. I scrolled down and it ended with your post to me telling me to scroll down

Posted Sun 26 May 2019 11.38pm by wendyloish (edited Mon 27 May 2019 0.12am by wendyloish)

Hi Chimples,

I don't know where you are going wrong.

Are you clicking on the heading "Psoriatic Arthritis"? This will bring up the posts. Currently that post sits six places down. I have just checked, and you can bring up the post by using the search icon at the top of the page and putting in "pain". The search only seems to be for headers.

Good luck!


Posted Tue 18 Jun 2019 9.43am by Sunny0903 (edited Tue 18 Jun 2019 9.44am by Sunny0903)

I think it's necessary for me to maintain diets but actually, I hate it. What should I do?

My friend suggests . Is there anyone tried?

Posted Tue 18 Jun 2019 11.20am by OhNo_NotAgain?

Wendyloish: the "search" function does indeed only search the thread headers. I raised this several months ago with the Psoriasis Association and they promised to change this to search the message bodies when they make the next major site update, but back at that time they had no schedule for that.

Posted Tue 18 Jun 2019 11.51am by Chimples

I really cannot find anything beyond Oh not again an so sadly cannot find the reply to my post. Most frustrating,

Posted Tue 18 Jun 2019 11.52am by Chimples

I can't even find my original post

Posted Tue 18 Jun 2019 12 noon by Chimples

Why aren't the most recent messages at the top of the thread? Why can't I search deeper than the message headers? This is enough to give me psoriasis lol! I'm scratching my shoulder as I type.

Posted Tue 18 Jun 2019 2.31pm by PsoAdmin

Hi Chimples,

I see you are having some difficulty using the forum. If you would like to email us at we can try and help resolve the issue

Best Wishes,

Psoriasis Association

Posted Tue 18 Jun 2019 3.12pm by Chimples

I'll have to leave this for now as it is really causing me stress.

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