A 33-year-old female asked:
i recently visited chicago with friends for four days. we drank pretty heavily while there. upon getting back i couldn't sleep and noticed my muscles have been twitching/contracting involuntary. i thought i could be dehydrated but it's been 5 days and my
2 doctor answers
Dr. Maryam Shapland answered
16 years experience Emergency Medicine
Dehydration: Hi Jennifer, muscle twitching after heavy alcohol use can be due to dehydration and electrolyte abnormalities. Fluids and electrolyte drinks can combat this and it should get better after a day or so. Continued muscle twitching should be evaluated by a physician. I would caution against binge drinking in the future. Take care, Dr. Shapland
Answered on Nov 8, 2015
Dr. Jon Ahrendsen answered
38 years experience Family Medicine
Muscle twitching: can be an indication of prolonged electrolyte imbalance. Continue to rest and eat well, a few more days of rest might help. Heavy drinking can take a toll on your system.
Answered on Jul 26, 2018
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