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I've gotten the shakes and cold sweat at night for several days after i've stopped drinking alcohol, should I be worried?

I've gotten the shakes and cold sweat at night for several days after i've stopped drinking alcohol, should I be worried?

Yes: Most mild alcohol withdrawal lasts 48 hours or less. If you have been drinking so heavily that you are still sick 2 or more days later, you are at risk for severe complications like dts, elevated blood pressure and other problems. See your doctor or go to an urgent care. ...Read more

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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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Are night sweats caused by drinking alcohol a sign of a serious health risk condition?

Are night sweats caused by drinking alcohol a sign of a serious health risk condition?

Many causes: There are many reasons for night sweats and drinking alcohol is not one of the common causes. Infections, (including tb), cancers, hormone problems, and gastric reflux, or cardiac problems can all lead infections. So night sweats themselves can be a serious health situation. You should probably see a medical professional to have an evaluation. ...Read more

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Is pain in lymph nodes (of neck) after drinking alcohol a strong sign of hodgkin's? No major sweats/weight loss but regular fatigue /few small swellig

Is pain in lymph nodes (of neck) after drinking alcohol a strong sign of hodgkin's? No major sweats/weight loss but regular fatigue /few small swellig

See your doctor: Fatigue, lymph node enlargement and associated pain after drinking alcohol warrant further investigation . Other symptoms like fever , weight loss or night sweats are called b-symptoms and they don't necessarily have to be present. Another classic sign of hidgkin's lymphoma is itchy skin after consuming alcohol. Please dont wait and see a doctor. ...Read more

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After a night of drinking alcohol the next day my feet swell for 24hrs then goes back to normal?? Also get night sweats and lack of sleep since uni

After a night of drinking alcohol the next day my feet swell for 24hrs then goes back to normal?? Also get night sweats and lack of sleep since uni

Message in a bottle: Your feet are telling you to stay away from alcohol - or make it minimal - before they are damaged badly enough to fail to recover in 1 day. Your inability to process the big change in blood sugar needs an eval. See your Dr. for exam and glucose testing. Avoid diabetes if you can, treat it if you must. Best! ...Read more

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Small amt alcohol (1/4 gl wine, etc) cause chills/sweats, headache, shaking, floating feeling. No flush, big person, caucasian, one drink rarely. Why?

Small amt alcohol (1/4 gl wine, etc) cause chills/sweats, headache, shaking, floating feeling. No flush, big person, caucasian, one drink rarely. Why?

Liver processing: Alcohol is processed in the liver, and it depends on a particular liver enzyme. If that enzyme is deficient, or your liver is impaired for some reason, alcohol can have a bad effect on you. ...Read more

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How long after stop drinking bottle wine almost daily 2 yrs, would withdrawal happen if it were going to? Few days, feel ok, no shakes, sweats, etc.

How long after stop drinking bottle wine almost daily 2 yrs, would withdrawal happen if it were going to? Few days, feel ok, no shakes, sweats, etc.

Alcohol withdrawal: Alcohol withdrawal is going to be over within days after drinking. The psychological experience of craving could appear again much later, but it is being caused by thoughts getting cued, not by an actual physiological withdrawal. And sorry to disease model believers, but there is no such thing as a disease of alcoholism, it is a conscious behavior that is a response to something else-what happened ...Read more

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Can you lose love handles when you stopped drinking alcohol after a period of time?

Alcohol and gut: Acute alcohol administration results in changes in gonadal hormones that differed by sex. Vassal et al 2012 showed that alcohol-induced suppression of testosterone occurred predominantly in men and increases in Estradiol occurred predominantly in women. It is known circulating levels of testosterone and Estradiol deeply affect adipocyte proliferation, differentiation, and fat mass distribution. ...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