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Muscle Twitches After Drinking Alcohol
Is muscle twitching common when you drink a lot of caffeine? I have been drinking a lot of caffeine and on topamax (topiramate). It's all over my body for week.
Yes: A muscle twitch is an small local involuntary contraction of muscle. It's usually not a symptom of a serious illness. Excessive caffine intake can cause muscle twitching. Other causes are: occuring after muscular exertion, tension or anxiety and magnesium deficiency. Twitching associated with muscle weakness indicates a motor neuron disease. For more information see: http://bit. Ly/1rBtxRu ...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
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If you have a high heart rate and muscle twitching will you be ok? Its been about an hour since the last drink of caffeine and it got better for a min
Unrelated: They is no relationship between the two. ...Read more
Not unless that: Drinking lasted most of the year. Single episodes of alcohol consumption have very limited permanent effects, unless the person drinks to the point of alcohol poisoning or has severe underlying problems. It certainly should not effect ultimate muscle growth. Some people are very sensitive and get muscle inflammation with even slight exposure, but this is rare. ...Read more
When drinking alcohol (beer or hard liquor) I get really bad muscle aches in my lower extremities - what are the possible causes?
Is it possible two and half weeks into 200 mg of topamax (topiramate) I develop muscle twitches? I haven't been drinking enough water and eating enough.
YES: Please consult your prescribing physician immediately.Get a more detailed answer ›
Recently, have begun experiencing muscle twitches in both arms and legs more than 24 hours after consuming 1-2 alcoholic drinks. What could this be?
Lifelong coffee drinker - 2-3 cups per day. Have severe health anxiety/ocd and random muscle twitches which neuro says is anxiety. Cut the coffee out?
Muscle twitches: And anxiety can be due to low magnesium. Your doc can measure your magnesium level and you can purchase magnesium supplements at the health food store. Jigsaw magnesium is a good brand name. Peace and good health. 2-3 cups of coffee sounds ok but taper off and see what happens. ...Read more
It is disinhibiting.: Alcohol is a depressant which initially disinhibits people and makes them less likely to feel control over their impulses. Alcohol can impair the ability of the frontal lobe of your brain to help you use good judgment, make rational decisions, plan and organize steps. This is called executive dysfunction. Over time heavy alcohol use can cause shrinkage of the brain and memory problems. ...Read more
Mutual support helps: If you bring this question to a meeting of alcoholics anonymous, you might find that you have a lot of company with this experience. ...Read more
When you're aware: That you're drinking compulsively, you might feel guilty for drinking alcohol. This awareness might come to you after an episode where you black out or forget what you did when drinking, or someone confronts you with your behavior the next day. Or, someone in your life is telling you that you're drinking too much, and you "try" to cut back but can't. If desired, you can get help through aa. ...Read more
Don't understand?: Alcohol is metabolized into acetaldehyde and then into acetic acid, which is then used by the body, in the Krebs cycle, to produce energy. There is no "acid" that accumulates and needs to be removed. In patients who drink extremely large amounts of alcohol, other byproducts, such as acetone and dihydroxybutyric acid DO cause alcoholic ketoacidosis, which resolves with thiamine and fluids. ...Read more
It depends: It depends on many variables: amount, frequency, tolerance level. If that a glass of wine once in a while, that could be fine, but with the regular drinking could change a skin appearance, some swelling around the eyes as alcohol would hold the water. In general the chances to keep more youthful appearance are higher without alcohol then with it. ...Read more
Before evening: It's maybe drinking as soon as you wake up and before you start the day. Some people may consider early in the day anytime before the sun sets. ...Read more
Yes and no: The general answer is yes, alcohol is not part of a balanced nutrition & not needed for normal body maintenance. Males get somewhat of a pass when it comes to the effect of alcohol on fertility. Unlike women who nurture a finite number of eggs, the male can generate new healthy sperm by the millions daily. Normal sperm would swim better than any affected by alcohol, so it's impact is less on outcome. ...Read more
Nerve pressure: Possible causes include pressure on the nerves from muscles or spinal discs. There are neurologic conditions that can cause it as well as metabolic ones. Need to see a doctor. ...Read more
Possible migraine: Or sinus issues. Please see your doc for proper diagnosis. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Use of other drugs: One can feel hung over after using many drugs other than alcohol -- including sedatives, anti-anxiety agents, and anti-psychotics; even some antidepressants. Some of these may have been prescribed for you -- in which case please consult your physician about dose adjustments or medication changes. If you're using substances acquired illegally, then it's impossible to know what's in them. ...Read more
The twitches you can see and feel in muscle are contractions of irritable muscle fibers. They are sometimes seen with muscle fatigue. I sometimes see young people with fasciculations who google the word and come in afraid they have ALS. There is also an entity called benign fasciculation syndrome that is sometimes accompanied by cramping. Caffeine and theophylline (in ...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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