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Why am i getting instant headaches when i drink alcohol?

Why am i getting instant headaches when i drink alcohol?

Headaches: Instant headaches are a bit unusual for anything, however you could be very sensitive to the toxins in the alcohol. You could also be getting dehydrated which can cause headaches. Water is probably your best bet and good for you as well. Hope this helps. ...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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Why do I get a headache everytime i drink alcohol?

Type of alcohol?: Your headache could be due to hard liquor drinks such as mixed drinks (other compounds in the drinks can contribute to headaches), red wine can cause headaches due to nitrates, or you may just have a sensitivity to alcohol in general. Why drink alcoholic drinks if they cause headaches anyway? ...Read more

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Wake up w/ headaches often. If I drink alcohol (even small amounts) I get very painful headaches. Sharp pain behind eyes , forehead, & back of neck. ?

Wake up w/ headaches often. If I drink alcohol (even small amounts) I get very painful headaches. Sharp pain behind eyes , forehead, & back of neck. ?

HeadacheFromAlcihol: Headache next morning after drinking alcohol the night before can be due to many causes1dehydration and can be prevented by drinking lot of water the night before & in the morning.2It may be related to the chemicals in ethanol like acetaldehyd.cogeners, flavonoid&Tryptophan3Red wine gives headache in some due to sulphides4Individual Responce . Many get red in face&more prone 5Migraine trigger ...Read more

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Can i drink alcohol while taking depakote. I am taking it to prevent tension headaches. (alcohol does not trigger them). Is this combo safe?

Can i drink alcohol while taking depakote. I am taking it to prevent tension headaches. (alcohol does not trigger them). Is this combo safe?

Not a good idea: Alcohol is not a good mixer with many drugs. In this case it can seriously increase the risk of side effects and definitely can increase the effects of the drug. The warnings are to not drink and they mean it. If you do -and if you have a bad reaction - you'll have no one to blame but yourself. Want to take the risk? I hope you decide not to. Take care of yourself. You deserve it. ...Read more

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What affects will I get if I drink alcohol while taking the drug duromine?

What affects will I get if I drink alcohol while taking the drug duromine?

Unwise: Duromine or Phentermine is an appetite suppressant stimulant similar to amphetamine. Alcohol may increase med side effects such as rapid or irregular heart rate, blood pressure changes. Avoid alcohol while on this med. ...Read more

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Every time I drink alcohol I get pains in my lower back I get these pains the day after I've been drinking what could be the cause of these pains?

Every time I drink alcohol I get pains in my lower back I get these pains the day after I've been drinking what could be the cause of these pains?

Seek urgent care!: Sounds quite concerning. Could be pancreatitis, kidney stones or something else in the back or abdomen. Not to mention one shouldn't be drinking alcohol when pregnant. Please seek urgent medical attention. ...Read more

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Whenever I drink alcohol, I get crippling pains in back, chest & shoulders. I feel unable due to intensity, after 20 mins it will pass suddenly What could cause this?

Whenever I drink alcohol, I get crippling pains in back, chest & shoulders. I feel unable due to intensity, after 20 mins it will pass suddenly 

What could cause this?

Need more info: Some people lack an enzyme that is involved in the metabolism of alcohol and there is accumulation of aldehyde, an intermediary product, that can cause the symptoms you described. Take this in the positive light and do not drink. Alcohol is a poison and it never did any body 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, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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How come i get hives when i drink alcohol?

How come i get hives when i drink alcohol?

Alcohol: Some people can develop hives from alcoholic beverages, there is no answer to why that happens, but you need to avoid them. ...Read more

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If I drink alcohol on my meds will I get sick?

If I drink alcohol on my meds will I get sick?

Alcohol with meds.: Alcohol can make you sick if in high amount on empty stomach, regardless of what meds. U took. ...Read more

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Why does one side of my face get hot when i drink alcohol ?

Alcohol Allergy: It sure sounds like you are one of the humans that are allergic to alcohol. I would advise that you avoid this. ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Headache (Definition)

The medical term is cephalalgia. It is a feeling of pain that can occur on either both sides or just one side of the head or neck. Headaches can be sharp, dull, or throbbing, and can radiate to different areas of the head. They typically last less than an hour but can ...Read more