There’s no reason to feel left out on New Years Eve when it’s time to make a toast! You’ll just need to pick the RIGHT glass of bubbly, preferably one that is lower in acid and alcohol than traditional champagne or sparkling wine.
Why? Champagne is well known by thousands of interstitial cystitis, overactive bladder and prostatitis patients as one of the worst bladder irritants and flare triggers due to its high acid and alcohol content. One of the worst IC flares I ever had was after drinking a tiny portion of champagne several years ago and I learned my lesson. If I’m not feeling well and my bladder is acting up, it’s always best to forego any alcoholic beverage, even on special days like New Year’s Eve.
The good news is that there are OTHER drinks that you can enjoy. Here are some tips to help you welcome the New Year in!