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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
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
Severe shoulder pain with alcohol consumption? I always get severe shoulder pain after drinking alcohol. What could it be?
Sometimes when I drink alcohol I experience neck and shoulder pain after the first 1-2 drinks. It typically subsides quickly. What is this?
EtOH and Neck Pain: One theory is you might be experiencing glutamate excite toxicity, a neurological effect due to excessive sugars. There are other reports that connect a kind of lymphoma - hodgkin's disease - with pain elicited by alcohol. While the most likely cause of your symptoms is benign, you might want to discuss these concerns with your doctor and, perhaps undergo some simple, tests to be on the safe side. ...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?
Shoulder pain: It is conceivable that this is due, in some fashion, to irritation of the diaphragm with radiation to the right shoulder. Although this would usually occur in the left shoulder there may be something wrong in the upper gastrointestinal tract that is producing an irritant effect on the diaphragm. See a family practitioner or a general internist to begin a full assessment. ...Read more
I get severe neck and left shoulder pain when I drink and eat. It started happening about a month ago. Any suggestions?
Neck pain and shoulder pain after drinking. Lower back pain after standing or sitting for longer than 10mins. Inconsistent stool and bowel movements?
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
Not drink???: Your body, via your stomach, is telling you that you are taking in something that disagrees with it, and perhaps you should listen. You may already have gastritis or pancreatitis and the alcohol may be making these worse (or causing them, for that matter). When people keep doing something despite it causing them problems, then they have a problem with that "something, " whether alcohol or heroin. ...Read more
Have a better?: Why do you continue to drink alcohol when it makes you suddenly puke? Continuing to drink when it regularly causes a particular problem IS a sign of a drinking problem, and I strongly suggest you discuss it with your health care provider. Alcohol, especially in larger amounts, causes inflammation of the esophagus, stomach and duodenum, as well as pancreas and liver, and all can cause nausea. ...Read more
NO!!!!!!!!!!: The combination of Acetaminophen and alcohol can be extraordinarily dangerous, because alcohol converts the medication into more of the toxic substance which can damage the liver. While normal doses together with "social" drinking will not likely cause harm, even regular doses like 2 500 mg tabs 4 x daily can cause problems with excessive drinking. If you have problems not drinking, get help! ...Read more
Support: You need to find ways to support yourself. Many people find groups like alcoholics anonymous to be helpful to stay sober in even the most difficult social situations. Understanding yourself and your drinking will help you know how not to drink. Consider therapy for yourself as well. Good luck and best wishes. ...Read more
No effect: Alcohol does not effect the GB. Rather in excess it effects sites it comes in contact with directly or indirectly. Here oral cavity lesions, esophageal lesions and gastriis are not uncommon. There is a secondary effect where patients who are alcoholic can develop severe pancreatitis. ...Read more
Runs against them: Using both alcohol and antidepressants together runs the risk of intoxication and sedation -- more than expected with either alone. Also in the long run, alcohol is a depressant, and disrupts sleep cycle. Your antidepressant will be fighting this, in a sense. Alcohol may give the temporary illusion of improved mood, but repeated binges can also dysregulate -- rather than even out -- your mood. ...Read more
Pain med and alcohol: Persistent use of both -when there is no need -is bad and problematic. ...Read more
No problem: No adverse effects.Get a more detailed answer ›
Shoulder pain is multifactorial. It can be from bone issues -- like arthritis. It can be from muscle tendon issues -- like a torn rotator cuff, or when a tendon is inflammed. It can also be from nerve issues -- like a bulging disk in your spine. Each diagnosis ...Read more
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