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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?

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

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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Occasional pain after drinking alcohol, what to do?

Occasional pain after drinking alcohol, what to do?

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

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I occasionally have pain after drinking alcohol. Why?

I occasionally have pain after drinking alcohol. Why?

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

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Is pain when drinking alcohol a possibel sign of lymphoma?

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

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Shoulder pain when drinking alcohol?

Shoulder pain when drinking alcohol?

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

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What is the cause of my lower right side back pain after drinking alcohol?

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

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Is having chest and arm pain while drinking alcohol normal?

Is having chest and arm pain while drinking alcohol normal?

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

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Is sharp tingling pain after drinking alcohol only caused by Hodgkins lymphoma?

Is sharp tingling pain after drinking alcohol only caused by Hodgkins lymphoma?

May be: 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

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Severe shoulder pain with alcohol consumption? I always get severe shoulder pain after drinking alcohol. What could it be?

Severe shoulder pain with alcohol consumption? I always get severe shoulder pain after drinking alcohol. What could it be?

An alcohol problem?: No clue, but go get your shoulder and liver checked by a doctor and don't drink alcohol until then! Pain of hepatic/ intraabdominal origin can sometimes cause pain referred to the right shoulder...... ...Read more

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How come I get lower back pain after drinking alcohol?

How come I get lower back pain after drinking alcohol?

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

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Best way to treat severe back, head and neck pain after drinking alcohol?

Best way to treat severe back, head and neck pain after drinking alcohol?

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

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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?

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?

Not likely: Probably not. If your lymph nodes have been the same size for 10 years likely there is nothing wrong with them. I can't explain why you got shoulder and neck pain with drinking alcohol--I am stumped with that one! ...Read more

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Severe upper middle stomach pain while drinking alcohol?

Severe upper middle stomach pain while drinking alcohol?

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

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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?

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?

Alcoholic gastritis: This sounds like alcohol induced stomach pain. It can happen in some people, usually after drinking too much alcohol and almost always clears up within a day or two. ...Read more

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Can I take codeine for back pain and drink alcohol?

Can I take codeine for back pain and drink alcohol?

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

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How to deal with extreme abdominal pain after drinking alcohol?

How to deal with extreme abdominal pain after drinking alcohol?

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

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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?

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?

Abdominal pain: If the pain occurs just shortly after taking the alcohol it is likely an irritation to the gastric tract and stomach. If this is chronic problem you might want to avoid alcohol. ...Read more

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Is there anything that can cause pain in kidneys after drinking alcohol?

It's not kidney pain: Nothing would cause kidney pain after alcohol (it may be coming from liver instead and not kidney), kidneys usually don't hurt unless it has stones or infection or blockage to urine flow acutely! ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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?

Narcan (naloxone): Will precipitously, and in the wrong hands dangerously, reverse the effects of narcotics (not alcohol or other sedative rx). It is unsafe to use in the circumstance you describe, unless under direct medical supervision. ...Read more

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Can you tell me reasons why I get pain when I drink alcohol?

Can you tell me reasons why I get pain when I drink alcohol?

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

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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?

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?

Usually not: 17 mm cyst should not cause symptoms unless it is near a diaphragm or nerve endings. If your live function tests are okay and if you do not drink more than 2 drinks at a time and not more than 2 times a month you can. ...Read more

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My right shoulder in pain every time I drink alcohol why?

My right shoulder in pain every time I drink alcohol why?

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

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Why do I get severe back pain only when I drink alcohol?

Why do I get severe back pain only when I drink alcohol?

Wow: If your back pain is only when you drink alcohol, better cut iit out and give a chance to heal the hurt back at least for 6--8 weeks and if after that you want to drink, limit to one drink, week may be with too many drinks your body movements are too much and out of control. ...Read more

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