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Can Alcohol Use Cause Muscle And Joint Pain
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
Can alcohol (in moderation) cause joint pain? My wrists and elbows have been bothering me every weekend, and I usually go out for a couple of drinks with friends every Friday, but don't really drink otherwise. Could alcohol be the cause?
Yes: Alcohol can cause a mild dehydration which can cause some joint pains. Also any amount of alcohol with the other medications you have listed is not really the best idea. If you do drink try to limit it to one drink only and drink plenty of water to stay hydrated. If this does not resolve the problem see your doctor. ...Read more
It hurts all over: I work in palliative medicine, and I have seen patients w. Various types of pain when on chemo. Often, they are given opioids (morphine, etc.); some patients do better w. "adjuvant" pain medicines such as seizure meds & anti-depressants, even though they are not having seizures nor depressed--like a fibromyalgia patient! Doses vary a lot; close followup w a palliative care doc is a must. ...Read more
I work in a machine shop and do a lot of heavy lifting. It tends to cause muscle and joint pain. Any advice on how to ease it? Ps: I won't quit my job
Find REAL cause: Heavy lifting alone should not cause lasting muscle pain, and especially should not cause joints pain. Always look for all possible causes of the pain, especially joints (i.e., more than just a single joint) pain. Always consider possible lyme disease (you must not miss it) see your family physician first. ...Read more
Can bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) cause muscle and joint pain can you take bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) and synthroid?
See details: It can cause muscle and joint pain but foods have nothing to do with it. ...Read more
I suffer from severe muscle and joint pain with unknown cause. Now, every time I am in the sun it feels like needles on the back of my neck. Why?
Unknown cause of pai: Assuming u have been to several doctors for evaluations, it is important to understand that we don't always gain explanations for causation of pain. The best course to take is to seek an evaluation from a tertiary Med ctr like a university, Perhaps I have an unusual condition which is not readily recognized ...Read more
Can muscle and joint pain caused by divalproex be prevented without reducing the dose or switching medications?
Uncommon: Was the diagnosis of pain made by your physician? These are unlikely to be caused by valproic acid, particularly since the drug can be used in some circumstances to treat pain. Would speak to your prescribing physician about this and determine if this is the true cause of your pain, or if there are other things in your history which would be causing your symptoms. ...Read more
For 6 days I took about 1500mg chelated magnesium and stopped after noticing muscle and joint pain/clicking/stiffness. Could the mag have caused this?
Indirectly: Magnesium & calcium work together & need to be balanced. If supplementing magnesium, should also supplement calcium (or get plenty of calcium in diet). Generally intake of calcium should be twice the dose of magnesium. Potassium's also important; so eat foods rich in magnesium, calcium, & potassium. Extra fiber may be necessary since calcium tends to constipate. Heat & stretching will help too. ...Read more
What could cause headaches, muscle and joint pain and dull pain in upper adomainal where gallbladder and liver but its not a constant pain?
A virus: Viral infection are one of the most common causes for your symptoms. If this is a long term problem, see a doctor and have an evaluation. ...Read more
It doesn't: It is not a clinical issue and does not cause muscle or joint pain. ...Read more
Yes, somatic symptom: Yes it can. In otherwise healthy adults, depression often presents to primary docs as physical symptoms such as muscle/joint pain, headaches, insmonia etc...Some people do have muscle/joint pain as in arthritis/fibromyalgia and depression can make those symptoms worse--more noticeable to the patient. So, I would recommend a follow-up eval with your doc and express your concerns. Good luck. ...Read more
Hi I'm confused if someone was to have pirifomis release surgey wouldn't this cause SI joint pain because the muscle keeps the pelvis stable? Thanks
More info needed:
Why the Pyriformis release surgery
Have you had non-invasive treatment for "pyriformis syndrome"? What does your Physical Therapist say about your SI Joint. If is stable and not diseased exercide will maintain your SI joint stability/
BTW There are "semi-invasive" treatments for Pyriformis
spasm including BOTOX injections
Hope this helps
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No: 24 yo asks if "anxiety" causes "joint pain". Anxiety originates in the mind & reflects psychologic effects of mental processes. Joint pain originates in soft tissue pain transducers within tendons & ligaments surrounding joints. Persons w. greater anxiety intensity might subjectively experience & report "greater" joint pain; whether they do is an unmeasurable & unprovable theoretical speculation. ...Read more
C-sect 2 months ago. Muscle/joint pain. Night internal tremors & other odd sensations as I drift off to sleep. Bloodwork all neg so far. Causes?
Need evaluation: Obviously you need an evaluation. I would ask your physician to see if you should be evaluated by rheumatology. We see muscle pain in all kinds of settings, and this may be to be clarified. If you're not sleeping well at night sometimes we can consider fibromyalgia and the diagnosis. ...Read more
C-section 2 months ago. Muscle & joint pain. Having night tremors (internal) now all over body- including in my head. Bloodwork neg so far. Causes?
Wait for the answer: Your doctor will find the answer. Probably has nothing at all to do with the c-section. Any new meds? Follow doctors advice. ...Read more
Hi there what would cause your body have muscle aches and joint pain feels like muscles aren't repairing from gym the traps and neck shoulder sore?
Overtraining: 41 year old gentleman with aches and pains from gym. Allow yourself done time to heal from the gym and step back from the intensity until you find a comfortable range your body can handle. Exertional rhabdomyolysis is a serious condition caused by over exertion. Myalgias can also be caused by acute inflammatory disorders, medications, myosotis, and other maladies. Please see your MD for full exam ...Read more
Pain: Usually, there should be disturbance of your own pain control mechanism. The most common is outside narcotics use inducing your own endorphine secretion relatively or absolutely decreased. The treatment should use physical ways to stimulate your endorphine secretion. Acupuncture, heating, deep massage, exercise, recreating activity, sexual intercourse etc may induce your endorphine secretion. ...Read more
Can chronic salmonella typhoid cause migratory joint pain? I never had acute illness. Joint and muscle pain comes and goes and is migratory.
Migratory joint pain: Studies show that a migratory polyarthritis has a panoply of causes. A careful history and physical exam are indicated promptly. Typhoid fever could cause a reactive arthritis but several questions need to be asked over a series of visits and lab tests to determine your diagnosis. Several etiologies including vascular, infectious, inflammatory, autoimmune, metabolic, idiopathic, neoplastic, etc. ...Read more
My IgG came back high for rocky mountain fever. I've been having severe weakness, muscle fatigue, joint pain; should I be treated, is this a cause?
No: The igm segment needs to be positive for you to have acute active disease. See a rheumatologist. ...Read more
Can autonomic dysfunction cause fatigue/lack of energy and muscle/bone/joint pain along with other more common symptoms?
Fibromyalgia?: Teenagers w. global pain, back pain, myalgias, chronic fatigue & "autonomic dysfunction" needs medical workup. If no specific findings, then fibromyalgia joins differential diagnosis. An on-line test, via Beighton Criteria, discerns whether Hypermobility Syndrome is complicitous. Osteopaths are commonly more attuned to these diagnostic concerns; Rheumatologists often ignorant about Hypermobility. ...Read more
Are there other diseases besides RA and lupus that could cause severe morning stiffness, joint pain, bone pain, muscle aches? Prednisone does not help
What can cause jaw pain, muscle/joint pain, extreme exhaustion, trouble sleeping, skin pain, and having trouble concentrating? My girlfriend has been suffering from jaw pain, muscle/joint pain, exhaustion, trouble sleeping, skin pain, and trouble concentr
Eliminate the cause: First go to your md to be sure there are no medical life threatening issues. If there are no medical problems then look into the bite, joints and muscles (TMJ) as that may be a likely cause. Whatever, you need to find the cause so you know how to treat the cause and not just medicate the effects. ...Read more
What causes lower leg weakness, joint pain, blurred and double vision, scaly skin and back pain with muscle spasm when sometimes eating? No diagnosis
Can lower back pain cause hurting in legs, pelvic, and arms. It's sometimes a burning feeling also, aching in muscles, joint pain.?
Fibromyalgia?: 30's female with "burning aching" pain in "low back, pelvis & arms" considers "muscle & joint pain". A complete examination is needed to rule out systemic disorders such as autoimmune & endocrine disorders. If nothing specific found consider Fibromyalgia. See an Osteopath. See comments: ...Read more
It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more
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