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Doctor insights on: Uncontrollable Body Shakes And Chills After Dring Alcohol

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Small amt alcohol (1/4 gl wine, etc) cause chills/sweats, headache, shaking, floating feeling. No flush, big person, caucasian, one drink rarely. Why?

Small amt alcohol (1/4 gl wine, etc) cause chills/sweats, headache, shaking, floating feeling. No flush, big person, caucasian, one drink rarely. Why?

Liver processing: Alcohol is processed in the liver, and it depends on a particular liver enzyme. If that enzyme is deficient, or your liver is impaired for some reason, alcohol can have a bad effect on you. ...Read more

Shaking (Definition)

Shaking is a symptom in which a person has tremors (shakiness or small back and forth movements) in part or all of his body. Shaking can be due to cold body temperatures, rising fever (such as with infections), neurological problems, medicine ...Read more


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I need to know how do you stop the shakes from alcohol?

I need to know how do you stop the shakes from alcohol?

Alcohol & shakes: Shakes or tremors with alcohol signifies alcohol dependence or alcohol withdrawal and both imply need to get help. Thiamine which is a vitamin can be started. There are medications which can help but they have to be prescribed by doctor so please consult with your Doctor.
http://patient. Info/health/alcoholism-and-problem-drinking ...Read more

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Someone I know has the shakes possibly alcohol/drug related?

Someone I know has the shakes possibly alcohol/drug related?

It could be: Or it could be one of hundreds of other different causes of tremor, including a number of therapeutic medications that having tremor as a side effect, or many movement disorders that can cause shaking hands. With all you gave me, that's about all I can give you. ...Read more

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Someone I know has "the shakes" possibly alcohol/drug related?

Someone I know has "the shakes" possibly alcohol/drug related?

Tremor: If the tremor is there all the time, it's unlikely to be "the shakes" from alcohol withdrawal. Could just be a tremor disorder, like essential tremor. If they have a serious drinking problem, they need to get help--shakes or otherwise. ...Read more

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What can my partner take for the shakes at home from alcohol had been clear for 5 months & in last day or two started again? Willnotlistentowhenisayno

What can my partner take for the shakes at home from alcohol had been clear for 5 months & in last day or two started again? Willnotlistentowhenisayno

Al-Anon: It surely sounds like you could use a program for yourself. The partner's of alcoholics often suffer just as much but often in silence. It may be best if you went to an al-anon meeting and met other's like yourself to learn how to have a rich life with less suffering as the partner of an addict. ...Read more

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When I have alcohol and a smoke my hand shakes?

When I have alcohol and a smoke my hand shakes?

Combining toxins. ..: Combining the toxic effects of alcohol and nicotine on one's brain and other parts of his body can cause noticeable problems. When symptoms show up, it's time to return to the doctor to work out a plan to stop taking in the toxins. The doctor can also check to see if there is an underlying disease that is causing the shaking, with the alcohol and nicotine exaggerating the underlying disorder. ...Read more

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My friend shakes every time he cinsumes alcohol. What could be the problem?

My friend shakes every time he cinsumes alcohol. What could be the problem?

Shakes: It may be that it triggers anxiety in his case. Also, there may be alcohol induced neuropathy that causes him to shake the way he does. This tells you that he is to stop consuming alcohol altogether. ...Read more

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What are some good foods/drinks (other than alcohol) that would be good or bad to help me through the shakes and nausea?

What are some good foods/drinks (other than alcohol) that would be good or bad to help me through the shakes and nausea?

ORS: Ors, or oral rehydration solution, should help. These treatments will help keep your electrolytes (sodium, potassium, magnesium) at normal levels. Understand that drinks like gatorade are ok, but can have a lot of sugar and calories, so be cautious. Seek care if the symptoms last more than 36 hours or worsen. ...Read more

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I've gotten the shakes and cold sweat at night for several days after I've stopped drinking alcohol, should I be worried?

Yes: Most mild alcohol withdrawal lasts 48 hours or less. If you have been drinking so heavily that you are still sick 2 or more days later, you are at risk for severe complications like dts, elevated blood pressure and other problems. See your doctor or go to an urgent care. ...Read more

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Should I see my dr for help with alcohol withdrawal symptoms? What kind of help can he provide me with? I have the shakes and anxiety.

Should I see my dr for help with alcohol withdrawal symptoms? What kind of help can he provide me with? I have the shakes and anxiety.

Alcohol Detox: Yes. Your doctor can help you find an appropriate setting for detox under supervision. Please do not try this at home alone on your own. ...Read more

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Dr prescribed klonopin (clonazepam) to help with alcohol withdrawals. I start tomorrow, am curious if this is enough to help with withdrawals. Shakes, seizures etc?

Dr prescribed klonopin (clonazepam) to help with alcohol withdrawals. I start tomorrow, am curious if this is enough to help with withdrawals. Shakes, seizures etc?

Prob a good idea...: Hi Stephen91. Congratulations on deciding to withdraw from alcohol use. Hope you are in touch with AA and have adopted 'the method' as a long term strategy. Benzodiazapines like klonopin (clonazepam) enhance GABA transmission, and help prevent the feelings and the seizures that sometimes occur with abrupt alcohol cessation. Also suggest multivitamins and lots of fluids. Good luck. ...Read more

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Every night I suffer nausea, chills or fever with out temperature, shakes and gas. But it's only at night?

Every night I suffer nausea, chills or fever with out temperature, shakes and gas. But it's only at night?

Concerning: Those are symptoms that definitely raise concern. Recurrent chills and sweats raise concern on a number of topics. Rather than list a bunch of possibilities which will be impossible to narrow down in this forum I am going to say a visit to a good primary care doctor is in order. Important things to look for are fatigue, weight loss, poor appetite, muscle aches, enlarged glands, rashes, or cough. ...Read more

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When I yawn or get the chills, my left tricep contracts and my hand shakes. It's been going on for month after developing elbow tendinitis. Cause?

Not sure: Not sure how to explain the connection between yawning/chills and the left triceps contractions/hand shaking. If it keeps up you may want to see a neurologist for further evaluation. ...Read more

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When I drink I get really cold, to the point where my entire body is shaking, is this considered alcohol poisoning?

When I drink I get really cold, to the point where my entire body is shaking, is this considered alcohol poisoning?

Yes: Alcohol is a toxin and therefore a poison to everyone. Some people are more sensitive than others. You are obviously having having a reaction to the alcohol and I would definitely recommend you leave it off. ...Read more

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My husband had un controllable chills last night, but no fever and he wasn't cold to the touch. He couldn't stop whole body from shaking.?

Chills: These are often related to the differential temperatures between the individual and the ambient atmosphere temp. Sometimes the stimulus from the area of the brain (hypothalamus) that serves as the body thermostat creates chilling to increase the body temp by muscular activity and he may have developed fever later after the chills. Need more info for more advice. ...Read more

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My husband just woke up coughing and then the uncontrollable shaking began and now he is vomiting no fever, no chills, has COPD, is 48?

My husband just woke up coughing and then the uncontrollable shaking began and now he is vomiting no fever, no chills, has COPD, is 48?

SEE MD NOW: Can't tell here, but with COPD he is at increased risk for pneumonia, as well as other problems; vomiting and uncontrollable shaking is worrisome sign; may be viral or bacterial infection. SEE MD NOW ...Read more

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Feel like my bodies on fire an aches but I'm shaking with chills I just had baby 7 days ago been having itchy throat and cough all day what do suggest?

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Feel like my bodies on fire an aches but I'm shaking with chills I just had baby 7 days ago been having itchy throat and cough all day what do suggest?

Upper resp infection: Most likely upper respiratory infection (viral). Try lots of rest and lots of vitamin c and fluids. Most time will go away in few days, otherwise need medications from md. ...Read more

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My body goes into uncontrollable shakes? Legs and shoulders and arms shaking rapidly, heart beats fast. Tasted vomit once. Bornwith blood clot onbrain

My body goes into uncontrollable shakes? Legs and shoulders and arms shaking rapidly, heart beats fast. Tasted vomit once. Bornwith blood clot onbrain

Get seen: This needs to be evaluated as a likely seizure disorder by a specialist, based on what you describe. Brodsky the outlook for these problems is much better than in the past. ...Read more

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When I drink too much alcohol I start to shake, is this because of my medication escitalopram?

Sigh: You are on Lexapro (escitalopram) because you are depressed, and you are telling me you are drinking heavily! This is very bad for your depression and your overall health, and doesn't allow your medication to work. Talk to your doctor and get help! You should not be drinking even socially, let alone heavily. The shaking may indeed be a reaction to the combo. I am more concerned about ur drinking than shaking. ...Read more

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My body is shaking and im feeling cold what shoud I do?

My body is shaking and im feeling cold what shoud I do?

First of all: Take your Temperature...Sounds like a viral "Prodrome" (The period after viral infection just before the fever (viremia))
Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more

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When I eat in front of anyone I shake but ok alone, I'm only ok when had some alcohol, I eat ok alone tho, is this common?

When I eat in front of anyone I shake but ok alone, I'm only ok when had some alcohol, I eat ok alone tho, is this common?

Not unique or common: This sounds like a good time for some psychotherapy. The social anxiety, possible eating disorder potential and questionable use of alcohol are all worth an eval. They may be mild now, but each can blossom into difficult levels untreated. Therapy may be enough or a referral for meds can be obtained. I'm glad you noticed it early. Best! ...Read more

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I take certraline and doing nothing for severe phobia as shake when eating at table with anyone so avoid it unless I had alcohol, beta blockers no good?

I take certraline and doing nothing for severe phobia as shake when eating at table with anyone so avoid it unless I had alcohol, beta blockers no good?

CBT: Seek a cognitive-behavioral therapist who specializes in phobias. One method they use is systematic desensitization which slowly and incrementally brings the person closer and closer to the thing they are afraid of in slow, graduated steps that help make the anxiety more tolerable. ...Read more

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Will Erythritol (sugar alcohol) in my protein shake result in false positive in my UA test (ETG/ETS)?

Will Erythritol (sugar alcohol) in my protein shake result in false positive in my UA test (ETG/ETS)?

No: These "health shakes" are a mix of mostly placebos. For protein, your choices include everything from soy powder to a nice steak -- both are probably cheaper. ...Read more

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When I drink alcohol I shake really bad and throw up and I cannot sleep. Is this a type of alcohol alcohol poisoning?

When I drink alcohol I shake really bad and throw up and I cannot sleep. Is this a type of alcohol alcohol poisoning?

Intolerance: Several possibilities, including quantity of ingestion. Sounds like you experience stomach reaction to drinking alcohol and you likely have very low tolerance, which suggests avoidance of drinking would be quite stabilizing. Obviously, if you consume excessive amounts, you could approach acute alcohol toxicity, and "poisoning". Sounds like you are having complex issues. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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Shaking uncontrollably from drinking small amount of alcohol, what is this?

Don't drink.: Symptoms of alcohol intolerance may include: headache, flushing, hives, nasal congestion, GI upset, nausea/vomiting ; low blood pressure.
You could be allergic to alcohol or it's ingredients such as yeast, grains, sulfites, histamines ; other chemicals. ...Read more

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Chills (Definition)

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