I have decided to write to this forum in the hope of getting an answer to a problem my wife has when she has a drink. First let me say that she is not an alcoholic she dose not need to have a drink and we both go for months at a time without touching the stuff.
What happens is this, when she does have a drink after about an hour or so she starts to shake and her mouth shows a kind of palsy this only ever happens when she has an alcoholic drink. Now what I have noticed is that the stronger a particular drink is the quicker this happens. If we share say a bottle of wine over an hour she will start to get the shaking but if we go to the pub and have several beers over 3 hours say, she will not, unless she has enough. She dose have high blood pressure which she takes medication for and she has been told the she is border line diabetic but as yet takes no medication for it.
Everytime we ask a doctor about this he/she takes the veiw that she is an alcoholic which I can say without any doubt that she is not, and besides the shaking only happens as she has a drink and not after as in DT,s which she has never had.
I am wondering if this effect might be being caused by the border line diabeties i.e. Hyperglyciemic or Hypoglyciemic reaction.