Helping you manage your psoriatic arthritis


You probably already know that regularly drinking any level of alcohol carries a health risk for everyone. Keeping alcohol intake to a minimum can help control your symptoms.


Research suggests that people with psoriatic arthritis who don’t drink excessively may report less pain and fatigue and better functioning, quality of life and overall health.


Over time, alcohol can make you vulnerable to low mood and anxiety. Taking a break from alcohol can improve your mood and anxiety and make you feel more positive overall.


If you are taking methotrexate, it is especially important to monitor your alcohol intake and speak to your healthcare team if you are struggling. Methotrexate needs to be processed by your liver and so does alcohol. Using alcohol and methotrexate together can put a high demand on your liver and may affect your liver functioning. Your healthcare team will give you personalised advice on alcohol intake.

This Action Plan is designed to help you:

Alcohol PDF

Just download it, Save it to your desktop and fill in your notes.

Or print it out and fill in your notes.

It’s a helpful reminder of all the small things you can do to make a difference.

I know I shouldn't drink alcohol. I try and limit what I drink, and I find that when I keep up this lifestyle improves as well, and I feel better. But don't be too hard on yourself if you can't manage every time.
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Background Evidence

Background Evidence

View the evidence supporting our recommendations here
Alcohol The advice given has been taken from the following evidence, expert opinion of healthcare professionals who look after people with psoriatic arthritis and the views of people living with psoriatic arthritis.
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