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Old 05-10-2010, 06:43 AM   #1
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Neck/Shoulder pain with alcohol consumption

This is not pain MADE WORSE by alcohol consumption...this is new pain that i typically don't have. and it's not that i'm getting drunk. i don't typically drink, but in the past when i have, i often had pain in one side of my neck and down into that same arm...sometimes i also get an odd pain in my chest or on the side of my ribs.

like i said, i don't usually drink...i have a glass of wine or champagne 2-3 times a year, but the last time i had a glass of wine i got the neck/arm pain. is there anything that this could be a sign of?

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Re: Neck/Shoulder pain with alcohol consumption

honestly? you do NOT have to even drink at all to actually seriously have some 'type' or form of underlying liver issue or for that matter ANY underlying 'thing' actually going on in anyones body that you simply do not have a clue about til this either 'presents itself" with some type of real "symptoms" or it gets found incidentally upon like an MRI you are actually having for something totally unrelated that just kind of "shows up'?

do you EVER actually get ANY of these same types of symptoms other than when drinking only alcohol??

been thru THIS "unknown" crap myself and my son too with our livers and our kidneys as well. there just are alot of real true abnormalities/conditions/diesease processes or what are called 'anomalys' that anyone can just be born with at all that like i mentioned above, are just kind of there and not identified yet. that fact that this only really appears to occur with alcohol consumption may just be stimulating a particlar area of the liver that actually metabolizes alcohol itself, or is somehow actually stimulating a particular nerve here? it really would be very hard to truely give you any real solid answers without at least having some blood work done ON the liver functions, and the very BEST thing here given the symptomology, getting that one good 'look' at that liver with an ultrasound being done on it? but this should actually be a full abdominal so it would also include any of the possibles with the upper GI like pancreas or gall bladder type stuff too? this really IS one of the very best ways to even monitor what any abdominal organ is doing or if actual bloodflow thru all the particular and huge amount of vessels even within that liver are just all looking normal and the bile ducts too? i have to get a yearly US and my kidney and liver labs done every year just to monitor an actual form of 'kidney disease"(polycystic kidney disease with liver involvement) that i was born with that i did not have a clue about til our youngest son became deathly ill from unknown to us was even going on, liver failure. thankfully he recieved transplant ten years ago and is doing great with that amazing liver, thank god.

the biggest thing here is that NO ONE actually even really just 'knows' what they could have inside their own bodies that it not even a 'textbook" looking anatomy or some other wierd inherited type of thing thats just running thru your own family either(i found out i actually had had a kidney disease my whole life, born with, but did NOT have a clue til around age 40?) that you can just have. it simply takes actually 'looking' at the organs and also testing the overall fuctions too to really fully get the best overall picture of any organ or area within the body actually. and this really IS what i would do right now since there IS definitely a 'something' that is creating this response in you(sounds like some type of actual nerve related response actually), its just a matter of kind of tracking back symptoms to the possible causes or the 'base' of where they are coming from type thing? and for you, at least for now anyways, looking at the liver and simply testing overall functions would at the very least clear it or include it. its just a start here in finding answers thats all.

just wondering here when you take any tylenol, do you actually feel anything like this same thing happen? i am only asking since both tylenol and alcohol DO use the very same enzyme to actually metabolize the actual 'chemical'. just one possible connection with a metabolization issue?? but DO dollow up with your primary who can actually do all of the needed stuff including referring you for that US too? hopefully this is an innocuous thing that just 'happens' in you for some reason, but you just DO need to take that bigger picture look. let me know what you find out,K? good luck, **
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Old 05-11-2010, 06:02 AM   #3
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Re: Neck/Shoulder pain with alcohol consumption

i'm fully aware that you can lead a perfectly healthy life (absolutely no tobacco, alcohol, drugs, work out frequently, eat healthy foods, etc) and still be sick or have a condition.

I only have this type of pain after consuming alcohol. The only times I've ever experienced that odd pain was when I was younger (21) and had a couple of drinks...and more recently when i have 1 glass of wine. Not every time I consume alcohol, but sometimes.

I almost never take any NSAID medications. When I DO get headaches or something, they're cluster NSAIDs don't help.

I plan on making an appointment with my PCP. I'm just trying to get ideas of what, if anything, this might be a sign of. My husband is military, so unless i have SOME clue of what's wrong w/ me or how to better describe it, they're going to give me tylenol or ibuprofen or say "just don't drink"...which isn't an issue since I don't really care for it anyway.

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