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Pain Drinking Alcohol
I've noticed that usually when I have a chest pain, drinking alcohol relievse it till next morning, next morning I feel squeezing chest pain. Why?
Panic attack: You are self medicating panic attacks with alcohol. Alcohol helps as a tranquilizer but is a terrible drug to treat these problems since it depletes serotonin (making you depressed over time) and is too short acting so you feel worse when it wears off. See a psychiatrist who can advise on proper rx of panic disorder. ...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
Prey tell, where?:
Where in your entire athletic body do you feel it. This Pain?
Head, Neck, Chest, Abdomen, Testicles, legs and feet or, one arm along with its hand ...Read more
Pain where??: If you ever put alcohol on a cut, you know that it is toxic to tissues - it burns! That is not just true of isopropyl alcohol but ethyl (beverage) alcohol as well. People can get pain in their mouth and throats, esophagus, stomach and duodenum from drinking excessive alcohol, or for those with particular sensitivity. It can also inflame the liver and pancreas, causing abdominal and back pain. ...Read more
Very rarely Hodgkins: One needs to know where the pain is, what is its quality (sharp, dull, knife-like), does it radiate to another body part, intermittant or constant, what makes it better and what makes it worse and many other factors. Alcohol can cause stomach or back pain with gastritis, esophagitis, duodenitis or pancreatitis. Of more concern to me is why continue drinking if it hurts. See your doctor. ...Read more
How much alcohol?: If you have been getting this symptom for a while, and continue to drink despite having recurrent shoulder pain every time you drink, I am concerned that you have an alcohol problem. Shoulder pain can be referred from the diaphagm and the organs near it - like the liver. If you are getting alcoholic hepatitis - inflammation of the liver from drinking- that is dangerous. Stop drinking, see doctor. ...Read more
Numerous: You should see our pcp to have a few things checked out- your kidney, liver, and spine. Any one of them can cause lbp. ...Read more
Duh... No: Alcohol can raise blood pressure. High BP can stress your heart. The most common reason for a 22 yo to have a BP problem is fibromuscular dysplasia. Next is a pheo or thyroid disease. Alcohol can cause problems with both. It is also a diuretic.....Usually this is not a problem in a young person. Something is up though...... See a doctor. ...Read more
In a few instances alcohol intake associated with in patients with Hodgkins. However, there other effects of alcohol that can cause unpleasant effects due to altered metabolism of alcohol. Alcohol is not doing you or any one else any good. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco or alcohol in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more
Severe shoulder pain with alcohol consumption? I always get severe shoulder pain after drinking alcohol. What could it be?
Back pain and EtOH: Not any real association that I can think of. Only rare association is with certain lymphomas. That would be a stretch, and I don't think you need to worry. Otherwise, your "back" pain may actually be related to inflammation internally—abdominal contents/organs that may be the true source of symptoms. I think this is more likely. ...Read more
Abstain: Sorry, but the clear answer to this question is simple. Don't drink in excess. Better yet, don't drink alcohol. The health benefits are minimal, and the risks go far beyond head, neck, and back pain. Just like mom used to say, "if it hurts when you do that, then don't do that.". ...Read more
Swollen lymph for ~10 yrs. Dr's told me are ok unless pain/growth. Used to get severe shoulder/neck pain after drinking alcohol ~5yrs ago. Related?
Unrelated: They is no relationship between the two. ...Read more
Gastritis or spasm: Sounds like a good reason to avoid the empty calories. Upper middle (/epigastric) discomfort from alcohol can be due to gastritis--when the stomach lining becomes irritated/raw/inflamed and painful when exposed to noxious substances; or could be an allergic-type response, causing esophageal spasm, which usually lasts 10-20 minutes per episode and is extremely uncomfortable. Try avoidance. ...Read more
Major upper stomach pain after drinking alcohol waking up in the middle of the night and on lo ogestrel. Major pain went away next day?
Not advised!: Per drugs. Com: "This may increase nervous system side effects such as drowsiness, dizziness, lightheadedness, difficulty concentrating, and impairment in thinking and judgment. In severe cases, low blood pressure, respiratory distress, fainting, coma, or even death may occur." ...Read more
See a doctor: Anytime you describe pain as extreme you need to see a doctor. If the pain is so bad you cannot wait until your doctors office opens, go to the er. Possible causes are pancreatitis, ulcer disease, gastritis, less likely gallstones... Some of these could be deadly if severe and not treated. See a doctor asap. ...Read more
I've had low abdominal pain after drinking alcohol for a year or so. I start to feel it within minutes of first sip. Never a heavy drinker. Cause?
Hi, corner of tray hit above rightfloating rib cage, 2 years ago bearable pain get worse after drinking alcohol liver pancreas blood test normal help?
RUQ pain: Have your tests included an ultrasound and or ct scan to thoroughly evaluate the right upper quadrant of the abdomen? I would be interested in checking for gall stones, rib cage abnormalities, although sludge in the gall bladder or certain gall stones may not be visualized. If symptoms persist consultation with a gastroenterologist or abdominal surgeon would be worthwhile. ...Read more
60% VA disabled for my back. I take hydrocodone 10-325 4x for pain daily. I quit drinking alcohol 3 years ago. I have moderate heptic steatosis, Liver 16.3 midclavicular line. Is this too much acetaminophen daily or ask for just Oxycodone, Age64?
Should be ok: Best thing for hepatic steatosis is weight loss and a low-fat diet. Congrats on quitting alcohol - that is a great step as well. You can ask your doctor about giving you a formulation of pain med with less acetaminophen if you're worried but as long as you do not go over 3 grams of acetaminophen from all sources, you should be ok. This is assuming you have normal liver enzymes and no cirrhosis. ...Read more
Can Narcan (naloxone) be effective with a person who takes lortab for pain and drinks alcohol on top of it, and appears to "check out", i.E. Become inarticulate?
Pain where??: If it is abdominal or back pain, it may be alcohol damaging and inflaming your pancreas, and abdominal pain may also come from alcohol-induced inflammation of your esophagus, stomach or duodenum, and can be associated with ulcers and gastritis. If it hurts when you drink, and yet you keep drinking, then alcohol is clearly a problem in your life. You need to stop drinking;find the cause of pain. ...Read more
Dull cramp pain on right flank. Ultrasound found 17mm cyst in liver fam doc said its nothing serious. I forgot to ask more questions, could the cyst be the cause of the dull pain? Can I drink alcohol?
Severe upper abdominal pain day after drinking alcohol. Gone without a trace 6 hours after it started. Could this have been acute pancreatitis?
Can be other things: Well sometimes gallbladder disease or gallstones can cause referred pain in the right shoulder. The gall bladder can be large or inflamed. The alcohol could be aggravating it. Or there could be gall stone stuck in a bile duct and while digesting some of the fats from the alcohol it could be causing the pain. See your physician for appropriate diagnosis, tests and physical exam. Get it checked. ...Read more