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How long does it take for someone to develop alcoholic neuropathy? I started drinking 3 years ago and feel numbness, tingling next day after drinking.

How long does it take for someone to develop alcoholic neuropathy? I started drinking 3 years ago and feel numbness, tingling next day after drinking.

See details: The time span is very variable. How much do you drink in an average day? Judging from your question, you will have a lot more serious issues from alcohol to worry about in the future than a possible neuropathy. ...Read more

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I have numbness and Pain in my kidneys. Could this be a sign of drinking too much? The feeling has just been brought about with alcohol withdrawls.

I have numbness and Pain in my kidneys. Could this be a sign of drinking too much? The feeling has just been brought about with alcohol withdrawls.

Alcohol withdrawl: and kidney pain. Two things going on. It is important to see your doc to supervise your withdrawing. He/she may also do tests to determine the health of your kidneys. Congratulations on dealing w/you alcohol use. The sooner you catch it the better the rest of your life and health and those you love will be. Peace andgood health. ...Read more

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Cheek numbness after a night of binge drinking?

Cheek numbness after a night of binge drinking?

Alcohol neuropathy: High amounts of alcohol are toxic; by binge drinking you are poisoning yourself- it can even be fatal. Usually this occurs in the arms and legs but can happen in the cheeks. B vitamins can help but may not totally protect you. Binge drinking can cause permanent brain damage, liver disease, increased cancer risk etc. Your body is giving you a very clear message to stop- if you can't, seek help! ...Read more

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I've been drinking anf I'm having feelings numbness and tingling in my fingers, why am I feeling these sensations and should I seek medical attention?

I've been drinking anf I'm having feelings numbness and tingling in my fingers, why am I feeling these sensations and should I seek medical attention?

How much drinking?: Alcohol can cause a condition called neuropathy usually described by people as numbness/tingling in the fingers/toes. However, this occurs usually over long periods of time & more than social usage. So, unless you've been using alcohol since age 3- I doubt that's the cause. Nevertheless, there are other reasons for the symptoms in someone your age. If they persist then, you should see a doctor. ...Read more

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Numbness & tingling in both hands & feet the next morning after drinking ?

Numbness & tingling in both hands & feet the next morning after drinking ?

What's the question?: Please resubmit your concern in the form of a question. Otherwise, the only thing I can do is agree with your statement that you are feeling tingling in the hands and feet after a night of drinking. If you would like to submit a private question for review then, please look me up at: W WWW.healthtap.com/DRSAGHAFI ...Read more

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Have been having numbness in bottom lip fir a few days. I really feel eat after i drink or eat. What is the cause? I have mo cold sores.

Have been having numbness in bottom lip fir a few days.  I really feel eat after i drink or eat.  What is the cause?  I have mo cold sores.

Numbness : Of the bottom lip is a sign of the neurological deficiency of the sensory component of the cranial nerve v. The neurological exam is warranted. Rec.: see your pcp for neurological examination and possible referral to the neurologist. ...Read more

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I have neuropathy in my feet caused by alcohol. I have some numbness and not much pain. What is my prognosis/timeframe for recovery? Quit drinking.

I have neuropathy in my feet caused by  alcohol.  I have some numbness and not much pain.  What is my prognosis/timeframe for recovery? Quit drinking.

Hard to say: Depends on how long you were drinking for and how extensive of neuropathy you have. Sometimes it may not be reversible and sometimes it might be. Either way by stop drinking you took the right step and prevented further damage of your nerves. ...Read more

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I woke up with numbness & tingling in hands & feet Is this normal Ive only had it once before after drinking I'm not a big drinker once in a while?

I woke up with numbness & tingling in hands & feet Is this normal Ive only had it once before after drinking I'm not a big drinker once in a while?

Numbness: Numbness and tingling in any limb likely is related to nerve compression. This often happens when sleeping in awkward positions or sitting in awkward positions without moving much. When relieved of that position, numbness usually resolves. If persistent, you should see your doctor to check out other possible nerve conditions as well as possible metabolic conditions such as diabetes & low B12. ...Read more

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I drink(slowed) & take pills for several things/have a damaged liver(feeling numbness lower abdomen to thighs(outer skin), What could be the cause?)

I drink(slowed) & take pills for several things/have a damaged liver(feeling numbness lower abdomen to thighs(outer skin), What could be the cause?)

Please stop drinking: Your symptoms signal a problem. How serious the problem and what organ(s) is(are) involved will be determined by appropriate medical evaluation--see your doctor. In the meantime, & since you've acknowledged the problem already, please by all means stop drinking alcohol! Your body is trying to tell you something! ...Read more

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ElevALT-70. M-33-don't drink-don't smoke-never drugs, married & monogamous.Went to dr for numbness/tingling in legs.Ca-10.4 vitd25-0H -27. Means what?

ElevALT-70. M-33-don't drink-don't smoke-never drugs, married & monogamous.Went to dr for numbness/tingling in legs.Ca-10.4 vitd25-0H -27. Means what?

Mostly normal: The labs generally are within normal limits, although the ALT is slightly elevated of little concern. I do find the Vitamin D on the low side, as prefer levels of 50-70 ng/ml. None of this reveals cause of leg symptoms. Several potential causes. A neurologist could help sort out. ...Read more

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Due to sudden heavy alcohol i am feeling tingling sensation and numbness in hands and foot. I dont drink regularly. Help?

Due to sudden heavy alcohol i am feeling tingling sensation and numbness in hands and foot. I dont drink regularly.
Help?

First: don't drink heavily. Second, don't drink rubbing alcohol or alcohol made in somebody's garage using lead tubing. Third. if it persists see a neurologist and get evaluated for toxic or nutritional neuropathy. Forth, don't eat the worm if its tequila. ...Read more

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I have some tingling and numbness in my left arm and hand after drinking a lot of alcohol . What is this and what can I do?

I have some tingling  and numbness in my left arm and hand after drinking a lot of alcohol . What is this and what can I do?

Alcoholic neuropathy: If you drink too much you can feel pain / tingling in your limbs. This is known as alcoholic neuropathy. It means the peripheral nerves have been damaged by the alcohol use. These transmit signals between the body, spinal cord, and brain. Thiamine, folate, (folic acid) niacin, vitamins b6, b12, ; e are all needed for nerve function. Some damage is permanent - some will correct if you stop abusing alcohol. ...Read more

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I am very depresed, my body is shaking all the time and my legs are numbness. Is it ok to try drinking protein powder to gain the strength??

I am very depresed, my body is shaking all the time and my legs are numbness. Is it ok to try drinking protein powder to gain the strength??

Depends, tx cause: first! Protein shakes are fine occasionally but shouldn't be used as a meal substitute when proper nutrition is needed to build proper neurotransmitters to help increase energy level & serotonin (to prevent against depression). So speak to your doctor and get some great advise & nutritional consultation on rebuilding your body. Hydrate weil too, or the shake can get you constipated. Work together! ...Read more

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Pain in glands under my jaw after drinking alcohol. Strong radiating pain in right arm. Slight numbness on right side from face to waist. Ms pain?

Pain in glands under my jaw after drinking alcohol. Strong radiating pain in right arm. Slight numbness on right side from face to waist. Ms pain?

DO YOU HAVE MS?: Not clear what is going on with you, but the arm pain and numbness could indicate peripheral nerve problems from neck or shoulder, and the extensive numbness might suggest spinal cord compression in neck. Although pain very frequent in ms, your description suggests a different etiology. See you doctor and explore causation. ...Read more

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Pain in glands under my jaw after drinking alcohol. Strong radiating pain in right arm. Slight numbness on right side from face to waist. Ms pain?

Pain in  glands under my jaw after drinking alcohol. Strong radiating pain in right arm. Slight numbness on right side from face to waist.   Ms pain?

Don't drink alcohol!: You already have a condition which has adverse effects on your nervous system, and you are adding a drug which has very well-known adverse effects on the nervous system as well. Talk to your neurologist. Alcohol should not be a regular part of your life. While an occasional drink may not cause any problems, multiple drinks or more regular drinking certainly CAN. ...Read more

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F, 37. Joint pain, stiffness for 3 months. Numb hand in morning. Morning stiffness & hand numbness improved if I drink wine night before. Significant?

F, 37. Joint pain, stiffness for 3 months. Numb hand in morning. Morning stiffness & hand numbness improved if I drink wine night before. Significant?

Carpal tunnel?: Your hand numbness might be carpal tunnel syndrome. Use of a wrist/hand brace at night when you sleep may help. The generalized stiffness and joint pain needs medical evaluation including exam with doctor, imaging and blood testing. Hope this was helpful. Best of luck. Dr R ...Read more

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I have a drinking problem I used to do meth I have red on the inside of my right eye and I have tingling In my face neck and arm numbness to ?

I have a drinking problem I used to do meth I have red on the inside of my right eye and I have tingling In my face neck and arm numbness to ?

Appreciate open &...: directness of the question. Happy to provide an answer, that may not be as concrete. For one it depends on how bad are the drinking and past drug problems. These symptoms could certainly be a non serious nerve irritation but also may be cardiomyopathy from alcohol or serious heart attack warning signs from meth. So without a complete evaluation, this could be a serious condition. ...Read more

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Might drinking help me numb the pain of being alone and single?

Might drinking help me numb the pain of being alone and single?

No: Alcohol is a drug that alters your perception. It has very bad long term effects on your health and is often mentioned as a "crutch" to ignore problems. Your feelings need to be explored, either with friends, or with a therapist. Please don't just open a bottle and try to drown the problem. ...Read more