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Back Pain After Drinking Alcohol
Numerous: You should see our pcp to have a few things checked out- your kidney, liver, and spine. Any one of them can cause lbp. ...Read more
Alcohol is available in many beverages, from beer and wine to the more potent distilled spirits, such as gin, rye, and whiskey. There appear to be at least small health benefits of small amounts of alcohol use (fewer than five drinks per week), especially of red wine Excessive alcohol use can lead to addiction and severe social and physical complications. Excess long term alcohol use is the most common cause of cirrhosis of the ...Read more
Back pain and EtOH: Not any real association that I can think of. Only rare association is with certain lymphomas. That would be a stretch, and I don't think you need to worry. Otherwise, your "back" pain may actually be related to inflammation internally—abdominal contents/organs that may be the true source of symptoms. I think this is more likely. ...Read more
Abstain: Sorry, but the clear answer to this question is simple. Don't drink in excess. Better yet, don't drink alcohol. The health benefits are minimal, and the risks go far beyond head, neck, and back pain. Just like mom used to say, "if it hurts when you do that, then don't do that.". ...Read more
Hi, I don't consume alcohol very often, but within five minutes of drinking I have terrible back pain. Why does this happen to me, any suggestions?
Don't know why, but: I bet you are smart enough to figure out that until you know how to fix whatever is wrong, the right choice is to not drink alcohol. Right? If you suffer fro fibromyalga, I guess this might be related. Who knows? Ask your provider - but, again - don't drink. If it's a rare thing anyway, that should be reasonably easy. So, find other ways to have fun and avoid the pain. Best! ...Read more
Not advised!: Per drugs. Com: "This may increase nervous system side effects such as drowsiness, dizziness, lightheadedness, difficulty concentrating, and impairment in thinking and judgment. In severe cases, low blood pressure, respiratory distress, fainting, coma, or even death may occur." ...Read more
Hi I have few doubts to clear regarding back pain and liver. I do drink alcohol a lot. Is it because of that?
Could be: If you drink excessively you can affect the liver. Now you better see your doctor for an exam and go from there. You should also try to stop drinking. Though this is very hard to do there is help. Discuss with you doctor ...Read more
Mam has a 10mg release morphine patch for a back pain. She is extremely tired all the time. Should the dose be reduced. Never drink alcohol.
Morphine patch: At her age - yes definitely reduce the dose if she is too tired all the time. Patches are usually slow release and probably this doe is too strong for her. ...Read more
Can I continue to be taking alcohol with a lower back pain nd itching on every area of my abdomen after drinking?
Hard to say: Alcohol causes flushing, in part by release of histamine and in part because of direct vascular effects. In most people it involves the face and neck, but others get flushing (together with itching) of the back, chest or the entire body. It usually means you have either a variant enzyme that metabolizes acetaldehyde into acetic acid and water. This is most common in Asians & Native Americans. ...Read more
I'm 27 years old. And I have started drinking alcohol just 2 months back. What quantity is preferable so that I can enjoy by maintaining good health.
Esophagitis: At 21 years of age, unless other issues unknown, it is likely that this upper left back pain is an esophagitis. This is likely not major problem now but suggests that you are drinking too much alcohol and you could have other accompanying problems that are serious like esophageal varices, ulcer and unlikely but potentially pancreas issues. You really need to stop alcohol until seeing your M.D. ...Read more
What does it mean when the right lower part of your back hurts after drinking alcohol and you're on an antibiotic?
Likely unrelated: Depending on which antibiotic you are on and the reason you are taking them and how much you drank the pain you are experiencing is probably unrelated. However the area in your back that hurts is near your kidney and if you drank a lot and the antibiotic is metabolized/excreted through the kidney then you may be overworking them. Or it may be muscle strain. Best not to drink when taking any meds. ...Read more
Minor concussion a week ago. Symptoms completely gone after 2 days. When can I go back to exercising, drinking alcohol, and drinking coffee?
Do not rush: You may find that exercise brings back symptoms of your concussion. Do not rush trying to get back to full exercise tolerance. Start slowly and build up slowly. You may find that alcohol may be more compromising than it has been in the past. Moderation should be the rule. The same with coffee and other caffeine containing drinks. ...Read more
I hit the back of my head really hard on Saturday evening, my vision went fuzzy for a few minutes afterwards but then cleared up. I feel nauseous but haven't been sick and the headache has not cleared since. I was drinking alcohol at the time and I'm no
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“hit the back of my head really hard, nauseous, and continued headache” require immediate Diagnosis.
Please go to ER, have all necessary tests and Radiological studies; have consultation with a Neurologist.
After medical treatment, see a Psychiatrist for Alcoholism and Stress ;go to Rehab program and attend daily AA Meetings.
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Does alcohol cause: You impairment in life? Is alcohol causing interpersonal problems? Does it take more alcohol to get the same effect you used to have? Do you drink more than intended? Do you spend a lot of time drinking or suffering the effects of drinking? Have you tried unsuccessful to cut down or quite before. If very many of these questions were answered with a yes, then consider sobriety and aa meetings. ...Read more
I've stopped drinking alcohol on my own for five weeks now. Am I still in danger of going back to it?
Ongoing support: Without ongoing support from a community who knows the ropes of alcoholism and alcohol abuse, you could be in danger of a relapse. This is different from being in alcohol withdrawal. Sustaining behavioral change can be difficult, and you'll need to develop other ways of coping with life than drinking if you want to be "out of danger." aa is there for you if you're willing. Http://www. Aa.org. ...Read more
Interesting, No: "Is that normal": No. But, what is the mechanism? Not clear. Both sides, back of neck? Any other muscle involvement? If both sides and no other symptoms then maybe stress issues associated with drinking. Do you get migraine or tension headaches? If one side then maybe something to do with how you sleep. If other symptoms then possibilities expand. ...Read more
I was drinking alcohol and I blacked out and fell backwards and hit the back on my head. I have a slight headache, should I go see a doc?
I am concerned: About ANYONE who would ask that question, and that concern is that you have either alcohol abuse or dependence. You are also on Flagyl, which has an antabuse-like reaction if alcohol is taken with it. You should be asking this question of your doctor, but I strongly suspect you know what that physician would say, and that is why you are asking online. Discuss your drinking with a counselor. ...Read more
Would 2 nights of heavy drinking cause an enlarged spleen? If the liver is perfectly healthy? If so would it go back to normal not drinking alcohol?
No: And am not sure how you know your spleen is enlarged. If you had some kind of scan or ultrasound, you need to be asking the doctor who ordered that test. The spleen does not enlarge in alcohol-related disease until the liver is very very sick (cirrhosis). Many things can cause splenic enlargement, and only your physician can figure it out with full history, examination and appropriate tests. ...Read more
Does emotional instability increase with alcohol consumption? Days of heavy drinking back to back as opposed to binge drinking?
Yes but: Binge drinking is not better! The first organ to b dammaged by alcohol is the CNS meaning the brain. Alcohol is the fakest friend u can imagine! It is a CNS depressant that destroys sleep, mood & personality much quicker than pple usually think. Avoid both daily heavy drinking or weekend alcohol binge, b safe & keep ur best asset healthy! ...Read more
After a night of drinking alcohol the next day my feet swell for 24hrs then goes back to normal?? Also get night sweats and lack of sleep since uni
Message in a bottle: Your feet are telling you to stay away from alcohol - or make it minimal - before they are damaged badly enough to fail to recover in 1 day. Your inability to process the big change in blood sugar needs an eval. See your Dr. For exam and glucose testing. Avoid diabetes if you can, treat it if you must. Best! ...Read more
Pancreas concerns, luq pain front to back unchanged for 1.5 yr now, worse with alcohol, labs, chest xray, u/s normal. Yellow stool when drinking alcohol along with pain. No history of acute panc. Thoughts?
Sounds like you: Might have some sort of pancreatic insufficiency. There are some stool studies that can confirm or exclude this possibility. If present, you can take enzyme pills. Consult a GI specialist. ...Read more
60% VA disabled for my back. I take hydrocodone 10-325 4x for pain daily. I quit drinking alcohol 3 years ago. I have moderate heptic steatosis, Liver 16.3 midclavicular line. Is this too much acetaminophen daily or ask for just Oxycodone, Age64?
Should be ok: Best thing for hepatic steatosis is weight loss and a low-fat diet. Congrats on quitting alcohol - that is a great step as well. You can ask your doctor about giving you a formulation of pain med with less acetaminophen if you're worried but as long as you do not go over 3 grams of acetaminophen from all sources, you should be ok. This is assuming you have normal liver enzymes and no cirrhosis. ...Read more
I had pain starting from upper mid back and little pain in upper mud stomach while drinking alcohol only. So has blood tests in that amylase lab normal was upto 90 I had 60 but lipase normal WAs 60 ul but I had 67 ul. Is it pancreatitis?
Tests PLUS the pain you are having when consuming article should be a MESSAGE to you...the slightly elevated lipase may indicate that you have had an episode of mild PANCREATITIS....you should seriously consider NOT DRINKING ALCOHOL and if you really can NOT stop. ......seek help!
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Burning pain in stomach/back day after drinking alcohol. Gallbladder removed, all tests of pancreas, liver, kidneys ok. Pain constant, less after eating?
Having some sharp abd pains, lower back pain, fullness and bloated after eating. No N/v/d., was drinking etoh daily. Week sober. Any ideas? Gastritis?
Prey tell, where?:
Where in your entire athletic body do you feel it. This Pain?
Head, Neck, Chest, Abdomen, Testicles, legs and feet or, one arm along with its hand ...Read more
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