A 33-year-old female asked:
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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

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Dr. Maryam Shapland
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
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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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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Electrolytes d: Drink Gatorade, rest, apply heat and take Motrin as directed. If the pain persists, please see your doctor.
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Dr. Laurence Badgley
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Unusual: A neurologist is needed for a problem of this complexity. A side effect of Ritalin (methylphenidate) is always a possibility.
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Try magnesium: tablets over the counter or get your Dr to prescribe it or muscle relaxer prescription..You could also try potassium supplement and see if that helps.
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Possibilities: Sounds behavioral rather than medical. In other words it is a habit you enable rather than a biological need. If he got up frequently to pee & dra ... Read More

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