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Old 01-13-2008, 05:41 PM   #1
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The shakes

If a person wakes up in the morning and his hands are shaking, does this mean he has had a drinking problem for a very long time? I know my husband has a drinking problem although he minimizes his usage but sometimes he shakes. Hi drink of choice is straight vodka. Is this a reaction from his body telling him he needs a drink?

By the way, he is 53 and refuses to get help.


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Re: The shakes

Hi, I have never posted on this board but when I saw your post I thought that I should reply. My husband is 42 and has been an alcoholic for at least 25 of those years. He quit for 5 years but has been drinking again for 2. He wakes up shaking and does admit what he believes is causing it and that is the need for alcohol. He thinks the cure is to drink a steady dose of alcohol throughout the day. It does stop the shaking but is taking a terrible toll on his health. He does admit he is an alcoholic but says he will not ever try quitting again. I'm not sure this reply helps in anyway but figured it would help a little to know that the shaking is something that happens to others.

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Old 01-14-2008, 06:42 AM   #3
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Re: The shakes

Well at least my assumption is correct. I don't know if I can deal with the drinking as my previous husband died of it. I have been married 3 years and was not aware of his drinking problem. He refuses to quit and thinks he doesnt have a problem.

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Re: The shakes

This was not a medical question. My husband drinks vodka straight so I know he has a drinking problem. My issue was how long has he had this problem. I figured that since he has the shakes, it must be a very long time.

Sorry for the confusion.

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Re: The shakes

Yes. My sister laughed about her hands shaking in the morning. She died the following year at age 35. Heavy smoking was probably the cause of the pulmonary embolism, not drinking but she was a daily drinker. She never admitted she had a problem with either.
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