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Doctor insights on: Does Alcohol Help Headaches

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I have a headache. Can I take pills with alcohol?

I have a headache. Can I take pills with alcohol?

No: alcohol does not mix well with anything. With medicines for pain it sometimes may cause significant liver damage. So avoid it especially with medications.. ...Read more

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Even the smallest amount of any alcohol gives me a headache that can last all night and into the next day. Could I be allergic?

Even the smallest amount of any alcohol gives me a headache that can last all night and into the next day. Could I be allergic?

Probably not: An allergy is an event that in its basic definition is mediated by an allergic (IgE) antibody specifically programmed for a foreign protein. In the instance of reactions to alcohol (mainly ethanol), consumption in any amount can cause facial redness, botching of the skin and nasal congestion. Because ETOH is a vasodilator it can feel like an allergy. As with anything causing reactions...avoid it ...Read more

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Recently had a very small amount of alcohol (1/8th of a margarita) and had an unusual headache, feeling like I was about to pass out. Possible cause?

Recently had a very small amount of alcohol (1/8th of a margarita) and had an unusual headache, feeling like I was about to pass out. Possible cause?

Worth more evalution: Really bad headaches can sometimes reflect bleeds in the head or infections. Alcohol could have stimulated the a small bleed based on it causing blood vessels to dilate. So have further assessment.

Mixing alcohol with certain medications could cause a bad headache based on a build up of acetylaldehyde in the system. If you were genetically susceptible this would happen every time you drank. ...Read more

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Who could tell me the reason why alcohol causes headache?

Who could tell me the reason why alcohol causes headache?

Vasodilation: Alcohol can cause vascular dryness due to its diuretic effect which prevents brain to get enough water resulting in ha. ...Read more

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I need to know who could tell me the reason how come alcohol leads to headache?

I need to know who could tell me the reason how come alcohol leads to headache?

Prob due to low: Probably due to low serotonin, which is probably why after drinking etoh it causes decrease in deep (slow wave) sleep. ...Read more

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Why does tequila seem to have a greater propensity to cause a headache than other alcohols?

Why does tequila seem to have a greater propensity to cause a headache than other alcohols?

Possibility: In addition to amount consumed, darker liquors like red wine, brandy, whiskey, and tequila may contain chemicals called congeners -- kind of like impurities -- that contribute to headaches. If you're sensitive to these, they might give you more trouble. Http://www. Hopkinsmedicine. Org/neurology_neurosurgery/specialty_areas/headache/conditions/hangover_headache. Html. ...Read more

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I wake up with headache after even 1 sip of alcohol, but if I drink during the day, stopping before 4 pm, I am okay the next day.?

I wake up with headache after even 1 sip of alcohol, but if I drink during the day, stopping before 4 pm, I am okay the next day.?

Listen to your body: The fact that you consistently develop headaches means that you are not tolerating the alcohol. Please listen to your body and don't drink alcohol. ...Read more

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Not dependent on alcohol. I enjoy days off from it. I'm taking a break. I have had very bad headaches since. Started on 2nd day. Normal?

Not dependent on alcohol. I enjoy days off from it. I'm taking a break. I have had very bad headaches since. Started on 2nd day. Normal?

No, probably sign of: Withdrawal. Are you sure you're not an alcoholic? Your statements indicate that maybe you are more dependent on it than you think. ...Read more

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Could alcohol trigger a cluster headache?

Could alcohol trigger a cluster headache?

Yes in some: Yes it can dilate blood vessels and this can aggravate the headache cluster. It may not always precipitate cluster headaches. ...Read more

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I have been getting headaches every Saturday. I don't drink caffeine or alcohol. I don't get these on weekdays or Sundays, just Saturdays.?

I have been getting headaches every Saturday. I don't drink caffeine or alcohol. I don't get these on weekdays or Sundays, just Saturdays.?

Explanation: Typically, in migraine, many patients do well during the stress of weekday activities, either job, family, or both. When they relax on weekends, the headaches occur, ruining the days off. See your doc and get on a preventative item. ...Read more

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I have headaches that last for days. Go to sleep with them and wake up with them. Feels much like a hangover w/o the alcohol. Why is this?

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I have headaches that last for days. Go to sleep with them and wake up with them. Feels much like a hangover w/o the alcohol. Why is this?

Headache: Not sure how long u had them, what triggers them, if u r on any medications or supplements, and what type of headaches they are. Advise consulting your primary care doc. For thorough exam & possible referral to a neurologist. ...Read more

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Why do I get a headache everytime I drink alcohol?

Type of alcohol?: Your headache could be due to hard liquor drinks such as mixed drinks (other compounds in the drinks can contribute to headaches), red wine can cause headaches due to nitrates, or you may just have a sensitivity to alcohol in general. Why drink alcoholic drinks if they cause headaches anyway? ...Read more

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Why am I getting instant headaches when I drink alcohol?

Headaches: Instant headaches are a bit unusual for anything, however you could be very sensitive to the toxins in the alcohol. You could also be getting dehydrated which can cause headaches. Water is probably your best bet and good for you as well. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What happens if alcohol gives me an instant headache, and makes me cough blood and collapse, am I gonna die?

What happens if alcohol gives me an instant headache, and makes me cough blood and collapse, am I gonna die?

Not necessarily.: However, if you are so ill that you have collapsed then medical evaluation would be prudent. ...Read more