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Alchohol and Shaking

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  • Posted By: rainbow
  • November 8, 2006
  • 03:54 PM

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.



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  • hmm... lets see when she drinks she gets the shakes, when does not drink shes well........STOP DRINKING! simple theres an underlying connection. alcohol robs your body of vitamins. b-vit, thiamin, etc. stop drinking i have
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • November 11, 2006
    • 05:34 PM
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  • :confused: If she gets these problems, why bother drinking.?:confused: It could be that she has a slightly damaged liver which cannot cope with the toxins in alcohol.
    hairy45 11 Replies
    • November 12, 2006
    • 08:27 AM
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  • I'm being serious now .... when my brother smokes weed he shakes ..well his head seems to shake in a circular motion...this is after he has smoked...I dont notice it any other time ...weird ..thought this might help ..but would get liver checked out :)
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • November 13, 2006
    • 00:48 AM
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  • Come on people...give this husband a break...a little mercy and go back to school to learn about "glucose blood levels". If alcohol is the most CONCENTRATED form of sugar a human can consume (and it is, next to juice), occasional/recreation drinkers diagnosed with "borderline diabetes" need only to monitor their sugar/carbohydrate intake closely on the few days they wish to drink (not get drunk). Eat high protein/low carbs that day. Drink pleny of water.As for the pot smoking; it causes symptoms exactly related to Hypoglycemia/low blood sugar (the opposite of Diabetes/Hyperglycemia). Hence "the munchies" for pot smokers after they consume. Both are equally dangerous, since dangerously low or high blood sugar levels wreak havoc on the human anatomy and vital organs.As for the B complex vitamins, find a good one, and expensive one , because "B loads" actually protect one from a plethera of maladies, including alcohol, drugs, industrial toxins, etal. Your body will cast off, what it does not need, via your urine and contrary to what is written, it DOES NOT cause kidney disease, as long as you drink plenty, plenty, plenty of water.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • November 13, 2006
    • 01:48 PM
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  • I would have to agree with the last the thread posted. And also would like to add some people are simply allergic to alcohol just as some are allergic to wheat and peanuts. Just stay away from it if these reactions happen. What exactly is the pay off if you have to change your diet so dramatically just to cop a buzz every now and then! There is fun to be had without mind altering chemicals believe me!!!;)
    kitkat2 17 Replies
    • November 14, 2006
    • 04:05 PM
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  • Just a quick word to thank you all for your comments. Today she has been to the doctors to find out the results of some tests and she has been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes.
    rainbow 1 Replies
    • December 1, 2006
    • 00:32 AM
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