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Alcoholic Hand Trembling & Vomiting

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  • Posted By: concernedwife
  • July 14, 2008
  • 08:07 PM

My husband is 53 and an acoholic in denial. He drinks daily for the last 10 years or so. For the past few months he has been having episodes once every 2 weeks of violent vomiting, hand trembling, and pain in his lower back. He stays in bed all day when this happens and doesn't eat or drink (except water). Considering those episodes, can you tell me what is going on internally? Are they visible symptoms of liver or kidney problems? Can you tell me what stage of alcoholism he is in? What are likely the next physical symptoms?

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  • You need to get your husband to visit his physician. There are many possible complications of chronic alcohol abuse. Without examining your husband and based on limited information, I will say that his symptoms could be consistent with pancreatitis. Pancreatitis is common in individuals who chronically abuse alcohol. It is exacerbated by food and can be positional (ie have your husband sit up and lean forward in bed/ not lie down flat on his back) There are also several other potential causes. If these episodes are recurring frequently, he should definitely be examined and should undergo a thorough workup. If he isnt drinking on those days, he could progress to DTs, a lifethreatening complicatoin of alcohol withdrawal.
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