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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.

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

Dr. Gregg Albers
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Alcohol Consumption (Definition)

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

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

Fast rate: It takes longer than an hour for the heart rate to return to normal (55 -90) if a significant amount of caffeine was ingested. Alcohol also affects the heart rate. For some people 55 is a normal rate and for others, 90 would be normal. ...Read more

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Hi docs, would drinking alcohol once a year affect muscle growth and development?

Hi docs, would drinking alcohol once a year affect muscle growth and development?

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

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Can drinking alcohol once a year affect muscle growth and development?

Short answer is no.: Once a year drinking should not. As you are a 33 yo male, hopefully you are well past puberty and legal drinking age is beyond puberty and growing ages for children in the USA. ...Read more

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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?

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?

May be normal: Normal muscle twitching happens without any medical significance
if persists or bothers you, please talk to your doctor who may do some blood work including vitamin D and calcium levels ...Read more

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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?

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

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How do I give up drinking alcohol?

How do I give up drinking alcohol?

See an Addiction spl: There are many new ambulatory treatments for alcohol that can be done in an out patient basis in most cases. See an addictionologist fit an evaluation. ...Read more

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Why does drinking alcohol make people lighten up?

Why does drinking alcohol make people lighten up?

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

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Is it normal to wet the bed after drinking alcohol?

Is it normal to wet the bed after drinking alcohol?

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

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What can cause me to feel guilty about drinking alcohol?

What can cause me to feel guilty about drinking alcohol?

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

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Why do my shoulders and side hurt after drinking alcohol?

Uncertain: You may have some GI upset that is causing diaphragmatic irritation. The nerve from the diaphragm goes to the shoulder area.
Best answer-stop drinking alcohol. ...Read more

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What acid is removed from the body after drinking alcohol?

What acid is removed from the body after drinking alcohol?

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

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Does drinking alcohol have any serious effect on appearance?

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

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What is the definition or description of: Drinking alcohol early in the day?

What is the definition or description of: Drinking alcohol early in the day?

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

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Should my husband cut down on drinking alcohol whilst were trying for a baby?

Should my husband cut down on drinking alcohol whilst were trying for a baby?

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

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Can exercising cause muscle twitching?

It could: Whenever you exercise your muscle loose oxygen and produce lactic acid. This does result in cramping of muscles. Electrolyte imbalance cause this so energy drinks do help. However, if you are really concerned follow up with you doctor. ...Read more

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What can cause persistent muscle twitching?

What can cause persistent muscle twitching?

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

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Why do you get itchy after drinking alcohol?

Why do you get itchy after drinking alcohol?

Possible causes: Redness or itching after drinking alcohol could be an allergic reaction. It could also be related to a deficiency of aldehyde dehydrogenase, an enzyme that breaks down alcohol. ...Read more

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Does physical exertion cause muscle twitching?

Does physical exertion cause muscle twitching?

A twitch is: A muscle contraction, and it can be caused by electrolyte imbalances, sodium, potassium, calcium, magnesium, or acid-base changes brought on by exercise that builds up lactic acid. Rubbing mobilizes products, increases circulation and re-established homeostasis. ...Read more

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Could drinking alcohol make your skin itch a lot?

Possibly: You could be allergic to alcohol or it's ingredients such as yeast, grains, sulfites, histamines ; other chemicals. You should not drink! ...Read more

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What could cause a hangover feeling without drinking alcohol?

What could cause a hangover feeling without drinking alcohol?

Possible migraine: Or sinus issues. Please see your doc for proper diagnosis. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What could cause a hangover feeling without drinking alcohol?

What could cause a hangover feeling without drinking alcohol?

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

Muscle Twitches (Definition)

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


Muscle (Definition)

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