Have you got pain in your joints since you stopped drinking alcohol? What should you do? How long will it last?
The question today was ‘I’ve got pain in my joints since I stopped drinking. What should I do about it? What can I do about it?’
It might be more coincidental if I’m honest with you.
It’s more than likely.
There’s not really much evidence that quitting alcohol is going to cause you pain in your joints.
There’s normally something that’s been there and suppressed by all the drinking.
You’re drunk and you don’t feel it.
I don’t know.
The best thing to do would be to go down to your doctor.
What I can help you with is to examine what you’re doing now that you’ve stopped drinking because that’s probably where the fault lies if it’s not an underlying condition.
That’s probably nothing to do with the alcohol.
It might be something that you’re eating now, something that you’re drinking now, something that you’ve replaced the alcohol with that’s causing you problems.
It could be gout which is pain in the joints that’s often caused by purine, and that could be found in alcohol and protein-rich foods like meat.
But, when you’re talking about alcohol drinking and gout, it’s mostly caused through drinking alcohol.
So, if you’ve got gout, one of the first things your doctor is going to ask you is ‘do you drink?’ and to stop drinking because that’s going to exacerbate the problem.
It’s going to add to the levels of purine in your body.
The only thing to do is to look at your diet and see which protein-rich foods you’re eating.
It could be arthritis as well- gout is a form of arthritis.
Alcohol doesn’t really cause arthritis but it can interfere with medications that you’re taking for arthritis.
I don’t know whether these symptoms are coming up because you’ve quit drinking or what.
People who drink heavily usually don’t eat very often either, so there are a lot of vitamin deficiencies.
So you’ve got vitamin deficiencies of B1, B6…I suppose all nutrients will start to suffer in your body because you’re not eating the proper, nutritious diet.
I mean, I certainly didn’t.
I can go back and talk about my diet until the cows come home because it was basically when I didn’t drink that I ate good.
When I was cooking for my son, I tried to cook him different foods, foods that were nutritional most of the time.
Obviously, when I had a hangover, I couldn’t do that.
But for the most part, I ate a shit diet.
It wasn’t great at all.
The best thing to do is go and visit your doctor. Person to person, they can check you out and see what the problem is.
At least they can narrow it down better than I can.
I’m not a doctor.
But at least I know that I used to get pain in my joints a lot more than I do now, and that was partly due to the alcohol consumption and partly due to the crappy food that I ate.
More crappy food leads to more crappiness, basically.
Sorry if I’m not a great help with this one.
With these medical problems, they’re more often than not due to the amount of alcohol that you consumed in the past.
That’s one area where a doctor can help.
You can find relief from your doctor that you won’t be able to find anywhere else.
I can give you all the inspirational help for quitting drinking, but as far as actions, I can’t do anything.
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