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Why do my legs ache so much after I drink a little bit of wine?

Why do my legs ache so much after I drink a little bit of wine?

Lactic acid: There are two main reasons why legs ache after too much of alcohol. One, alcohol intake increases the content of Lactic Acid in your body. Excessive build up of Lactic Acid in your body can lead to cramps or pain in your muscles. Two, alcohol leads to dehydration. Your body ends up falling short on electrolytes, and you tend to experience muscle pain or cramps. Www. Buzzle. Com/articles/legs-ache-af. ...Read more

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My son has a bit of a high temp and he says his legs are sore. He is drinking plenty water breathing seems ok I have givn pamol. Shld I be worried?

My son has a bit of a high temp and he says his legs are sore. He is drinking plenty water breathing seems ok I have givn pamol. Shld I be worried?

Not enough data: Your? Fails to mention age or other symptoms that might further define the problem. If a kid is drinking well enough to pee every 6 hrs & engaging in play, it might be fine to monitor the situation at home. If your mommy sense is giving you feelings of dread I would have him looked over. ...Read more

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Is it normal for my body to feel sore after a night of heavy drinking (especially my legs). Beer and hard liquor. I don't drink very often

Is it normal for my body to feel sore after a night of heavy drinking (especially my legs). Beer and hard liquor. I don't drink very often

Drinking: Yes. Drinking heavily is bad for your health. Drinking often or not is not important. One glass of wine mainly reds has been shown to have health benefits when consumed 1-2 times a week. Doing anything in excess is bad. ...Read more

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My leg and back muscles become sore and ache after I eat or drink anything. Heat and rest helps?

My leg and back muscles become sore and ache after I eat or drink anything. Heat and rest helps?

Needs to be checked: These are vague symptoms of pain in leg and back muscles only after eating or drinking something. You are 57 years old. We can not tell what is causing your symptoms but if the symptoms are persistant and you are concerned. Get it checked by your doctor ...Read more

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Why do my legs hurt when I drink alcohol? Sometimes when I have a drink of alcohol, I get a severe ache in my legs that lasts about 3-6 minutes.

Why do my legs hurt when I drink alcohol? Sometimes when I have a drink of alcohol, I get a severe ache in my legs that lasts about 3-6 minutes.

No clue: Some people are very sensitive to the effects of alcohol on muscle, where it can cause inflammation of muscle cells (myositis), but this usually occurs after binges of large amounts of alcohol, not one drink. There are always idiosyncracies where people are more sensitive. Having a blood test that can show normal or elevated muscle enzymes can be ordered by your doctor, who you should talk to. ...Read more

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What could cause a vague aching sensation in my legs after a night of hanging out and drinking alcohol? It's mostly noticeable in my shins and calves.

What could cause a vague aching sensation in my legs after a night of hanging out and drinking alcohol? It's mostly noticeable in my shins and calves.

Vague indeed: Electrolyte imbalance (hang over), trauma not recalled, lactic acid build up for what ever reason (excessive standing, walking or even passing out with one leg pinned under the other) or spending too much time on a bar stool resulting in compression of the sciatic nerve. At age 26 you are a bit young to develop alcoholic neuropathy in the absence of any additional condition (diabetes, B vit low) ...Read more

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After I drink several glasses of red wine, my right calf swells up, my leg aches, and I get an itchy rash behind my knee. What's going on?

After I drink several glasses of red wine, my right calf swells up, my leg aches, and I get an itchy rash behind my knee. What's going on?

Reaction to sulfites: Is possible. Sometimes, more expensive red wines can contain sulfites. I don't know why your left calf will be spared though. Stick with cheap white wine. ...Read more

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Why when I drink energy drinks even if its just one does my arm feel really heavy and ache and my hand and fingers tingle? Also with my leg and foot

Why when I drink energy drinks even if its just one does my arm feel really heavy and ache and my hand and fingers tingle? Also with my leg and foot

Energy drinks: So-called energy drinks are loaded with caffeine. That is what gives you the "buzz" from the drink. You have to be careful not to drink too much because it is also a cardiac stimulant and can up your BP. ...Read more

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Thigh muscles ache/twitch after flu shot 4 days ago. Took blood labs no abnormalities. Neuro test reflexes/strength successfully. Told to rest legs and drink plenty of fluids, in 2 weeks emg. Opinions?

Thigh muscles ache/twitch after flu shot 4 days ago. Took blood labs no abnormalities. Neuro test reflexes/strength successfully. Told to rest legs and drink plenty of fluids, in 2 weeks emg. Opinions?

Sounds accurate: Cannot imagine a neurologic reaction to flu vaccine except that there have been some cases of guillion-barre syndrome (a form of ascending paralysis) associated rarely with vaccinations. The recommendation you received is good as long as you follow up quickly if you are not getting better and definitely if you develop any other symptoms. ...Read more

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Pain in legs & hips head aches and indigestion lack of energy all started since I quit drinking are these normal symtoms?

Pain in legs & hips head aches and indigestion lack of energy all started since I quit drinking are these normal symtoms?

Temporarily: (obviously more information needed) how long ago did you quit drinking, and how much were you drinking? Overall stopping drinking is good for your health, but there are acute withdrawal symptoms, as your body adjusts. Think back how you felt any given morning after a drunk night. Not so good probably, symptoms would be relieved by alcohol's putting you back in semi-stupor. Break that cycle! ...Read more

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Get a dull ache around lower left rib cage a day after drinking and calf pain accompanied by sweats and tightness around my head. What could it be?

Get a dull ache around lower left rib cage a day after drinking and calf pain accompanied by sweats and tightness around my head. What could it be?

Hang over: Hour symptoms are similar to hangover (alcohol withdrawal) symptoms after moderate to heavy drinking. In most isolated cases the symptoms should resolve in a couple of days without intervention and a regular intake if non-dehydrating fluids and nutrition. Check with physician if such episodes become frequent with dependency when social life start getting affected. Be careful out there:) ...Read more

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Could use expert help with why my legs swell when I drink water?

Could use expert help with why my legs swell when I drink water?

Many possible reason: For leg swelling which may have nothing to do with water consumption. You really should have a formal consultation to answer such a potentially complicated question. Meanwhile, at least prop your legs up for comfort. ...Read more

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Legs bloat up after I drink or eat anything. What could be wrong?

Legs bloat up after I drink or eat anything. What could be wrong?

Dependent edema?: Can't really speculate without knowing your underlying medical issues. Do you have an underlying peripheral vascular disease or congestive cardiomyopathy? ...Read more

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I have cellulitis does drinking coffee twice a day bad for my legs?

I have cellulitis does drinking coffee twice a day bad for my legs?

Probably not harmful: Drinking coffee is not going to worsen leg cellulitis directly, although the extra volume of liquid ingested could worsen leg edema (fluid) which could complicate cellulitis therapy. ...Read more

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