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Nearly every time I drink alcohol I wake up around 4 with severe shaking feeling sick and with diarrhea, why is this?

Nearly every time I drink alcohol I wake up around 4 with severe shaking feeling sick and with diarrhea, why is this?

Hangover: Alcohol itself can do this, so can "fusel oils" (contaminants in cheap liquor) and acetaldehyde (a byproduct of the breakdown of alcohol in the body). ...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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I get diarrhoea every time I drink alcohol. It is especially bad with beer or cider. I have been binge drinking for 8 years now. Bloodtest say im fine?

I get diarrhoea every time I drink alcohol. It is especially bad with beer or cider. I have been binge drinking for 8 years now. Bloodtest say im fine?

Don't drink: It sounds like you've been a rather chronic drinker. I don't know how much you drink but if you fear going into withdrawal then it would be best to sign in for detox. I don't want to see you get dehydrated from the diarrhea which he described as severe. You should definitely stop the alcohol, but only in safe setting, and regardless of what your blood test showed, you need to see a G.I. Doctor to find out the exact cause of your diarrhea. It may be the alcohol or it actually could be something else. Push fluids nonalcoholic fluids and contact your doctor at the earliest possibility. If you're getting too dehydrated and have someheadaches lightheadedness dizziness and leg cramps, you should have someone drive you to the emergency room for fluid replacement. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Whenever I drink alcohol, no matter how much or how little, I feel sick. Stomach pains and diarrhea. Continues next day too. Am I allergic?

Whenever I drink alcohol, no matter how much or how little, I feel sick. Stomach pains and diarrhea. Continues next day too. Am I allergic?

Many possibilities: I think to assume the problem stems from inflammation or irritation of the lining of your stomach is a mistake. I would recommend getting to the bottom of this. You are young and there has to be a good explanation. Some causes are hard to pin down. Some people, particularly native americans lack enzymes that properly break down alcohol.
Please get a check up including some basic labs. ...Read more

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Whenever I drink alcohol, I wake up in the morning with almost diarrhea/ stomach cramps. Normal? Is having a glass of wine everyday bad?

Whenever I drink alcohol, I wake up in the morning with almost diarrhea/ stomach cramps. Normal? Is having a glass of wine everyday bad?

Gastritis: Alcohol can be corrosive to the stomach lining. Some people are more sensitive than others. In your case alcohol seems to cause untoward reactions, it is best to avoid it. ...Read more

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Does drinking alcohol cause loose stools?

Does drinking alcohol cause loose stools?

Alcohol malabsorptio: Diarrhea, weight loss and osteoporosis are prominent symptoms and clinical signs of alcoholism. One of several possible factors causing this clinical picture is small intestinal damage leading to malabsorption alcohol inhibits the breakdown of nutrients into usable molecules by decreasing secretion of digestive enzymes from the pancreas (2). Alcohol impairs nutrient absorption by damaging the cell. ...Read more

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Why when I drink alcohol I get diarrhea?

Why when I drink alcohol I get diarrhea?

Alcohol: Alcohol irritates and speeds up the GI system, and the result of drinking large amounts can be diarrhea. ...Read more

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Everytime I drink alcohol I have diarrhea?

Everytime I drink alcohol I have diarrhea?

Try NONalcoholic one: If a person gets diarrhea each time after drinking an alcoholic drink, she can keep a diary of the different kinds of drinks and foods that are consumed prior to the diarrhea. The cause may be the alcohol, if the person's stomach and intestines really get irritated by alcohol, but it may more likely be the other ingredients in mixed drinks (milk, cream, sugar, . ..), or ingredients in the foods. ...Read more

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Why do I get diarrhea after I drink alcohol?

Why do I get diarrhea after I drink alcohol?

You may be: Reacting to chemicals in the alcohol. You could be sensitive to alcohol or it's ingredients such as yeast, grains, sulfites, histamines ; other chemicals. ...Read more

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Why is it that after every time I drink alcohol, I get diarrhea?

How much do u drink: Alcohol can cause diarrhea, affects motility of bowel, can affect absorption. Patients with celiac sprue can get diarrhea after drinking beer (malt-barleyor wheat is the issue), other spirits (rye, whiskey, vodka) controversial, but may aggravate sprue. ...Read more

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Can blood tinged diarrhea be brought on by excessive alcohol consumption?

Can blood tinged diarrhea be brought on by excessive alcohol consumption?

Maybe: It can also be caused by many other things such as hemmorhoids, infectious enteritis, IBS, etc. Please see your primary doctor. ...Read more

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Everytime I drink alcohol, I end up with the worst diarrhea. What is giving me diarrhea?

Everytime I drink alcohol, I end up with the worst diarrhea. What is giving me diarrhea?

Irritant: In general, alcohol can irritate the digestive system. Many people get diarrhea from drinking. The more a person drinks, the worse it can get. You should discuss with your doctor to get specific information relevant to you. For example, do you have an underlying medical condition which makes it more likely that you'll get diarrhea from drinking alcohol? Could you be drinking too much, etc? ...Read more

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My friend has diarrhea that is black and not tarry. What could be the problem? Did not drink pepto or drink alcohol.

MoreInfoNeeded: Your friend needs to be the one asking the question - More details are really needed in order to effectively determine what may be causing the diarrhea. ...Read more

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Every single time I drink alcohol, no matter how much or what type, I end up vomiting and, more recently, with diarrhea.?

Every single time I drink alcohol, no matter how much or what type, I end up vomiting and, more recently, with diarrhea.?

"Allergy": To alcohol is a definite possibility. ...
Alcohol is a gastrointestinal IRRITANT!

OR MAYBE YOU ARE JUST DRINKING TOO MUCH EACH TIME???????????

just a thought
Dr Z ...Read more

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I always get stomach aches when I drink alcohol, or diarrhea... do you think I'm allergic?? I could drink a sip then feel nauseous

Intolerant: Although there are reports on the existence of alcohol allergy, the incidence must be very rare if even existent. Since alcohol stimulates acid production, it may cause a gastritis or worsen an existing problem such as stomach ulcer. If you can't tolerate alcohol, you should simply avoid it and tell people that you are allergic to it if under social pressure. ...Read more

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Will imodium (loperamide) work with stomach flu diarrhea and can I drink alcohol?

Will imodium (loperamide) work with stomach flu diarrhea and can I drink alcohol?

Maynot need Immodium: It depends on the cause of the diarrhea. If someone develop salmonellosis or infection caused by salmonella bacteria, just drinking fluids and eating simple, soft and bland diet might be enough. Having bloody diarrhea or any other complications or diarrhea lasting more than 3-4 days, needs medical attention from a physician. Thanks. ...Read more

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If I drink alcohol on my meds will I get sick?

If I drink alcohol on my meds will I get sick?

Alcohol with meds.: Alcohol can make you sick if in high amount on empty stomach, regardless of what meds. U took. ...Read more

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Everytime I eat or drink alcohol I feel sick, what could be wrong?

Everytime I eat or drink alcohol I feel sick, what could be wrong?

Enzymatic difference: One possible cause well documented cause could be the natural genetic variation in alcohol dehydrogenase. This enzyme's activity has naturally variations giving less in-born activity in certain populations. There is a drug called Antabuse (disulfiram) that inhibits this enzyme and causes significant etoh intolerance. So some people just don't tolerate etoh well. ...Read more

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Everytime I drink alcohol I am sick all the next day, what is this?

Everytime I drink alcohol I am sick all the next day, what is this?

Maybe pancreatitis: I've seen this before and the reaction was that of pancreatitis. This may not be your problem but please get evaluated ...Read more

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When I drink alcohol I sometimes wake up in strange places and don't remember how I got there. Am I allergic to alcohol?

When I drink alcohol I sometimes wake up in strange places and don't remember how I got there. Am I allergic to alcohol?

Happens: Bishop Mystic syndrome, cuz sometimes happen during the attacks have been drinking. It sounds, like alcohol and you are not friends. I would think about abstinence. ...Read more

Dr. Oscar Novick
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Loose Stools (Definition)

Loose stools is a symptom in which a person's stool (poop) does not hold its shape after it goes into the toilet. Instead of remaining a shaped piece of poop, the poop spreads out in the toilet bowl water. Very loose stool is called diarrhea. Loose stool can be caused by infections, certain foods or drinks, ...Read more


Shaking (Definition)

Shaking is a symptom in which a person has tremors (shakiness or small back and forth movements) in part or all of his body. Shaking can be due to cold body temperatures, rising fever (such as with infections), neurological problems, medicine ...Read more