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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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