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Can Too Much Alcohol Cause Joint Pain
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
Does joint pain lessen with less alcohol consumption? Whats a good minimum of alcohol to stay healthy & happy? Have you heard of this happening?
Gout: Alcohol is a major trigger of gout attacks. Drinking less (or not at all) can significantly reduce the frequency of gout flareups. There are also medications that can treat and help prevent gout as well. Optimal levels of alcohol range from zero for people with alcohol related health problems to 1-2 drinks a day for a healthy adult. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sudden intolerance to alcohol, increase in headaches, joint pain, frequent urination, occasional vomiting after high sugar/carb intake?
Can too much acid in the body cause dry skin and hair along with joint pain and stomach pain along with other problems? Help please!
120mg of cymbalta (duloxetine) generic feels like too much for me. I tapered to 60mg for 3 weeks but joint pain came back. Would 90mg be better?
Hard to say: What about the 120 mg. dose makes you think it's "too much?" You can certainly talk to your doctor and try the 90 mg. dose to see if it's efficacious enough for you (probably your best bet). If not, perhaps a combination therapy or Cymbalta (duloxetine) augmented with another medication might work for you. ...Read more
Many things: Really need more specifics to give any better answer. ...Read more
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