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What causes diarrhea and cramps in a patient with alcohol addiction?

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Posted on Sat, 23 May 2015
Question: I'm a functioning alcoholic who would like too quit but can't. when I drink I get diarrhea and bad muscle cramps when I drink but when I don't I get sick I trying to quit on my own but the glass devil seems to have me by the lips. I have Dr appt for the 18th of XXXXXXX with a new primary but I'm wondering if I need too be seen sooner and could my shits be related to my drinking or do I need too be tested for c-dif I've also been clean from drugs for about 35 days and counting.:-) could my years of crank use have something too do with the shits ?
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Answered by Dr. BR Hudda (27 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Please consider following guidelines

Detailed Answer:
Hello ma'am
You need not to worry I will help you out in best possible way
Yes, drinking for long years may affect intestinal motility and the liver along with nutritional deficiency, leading to diarrhoea and cramps

You can very easily quit drinking, You need strong will power and self determination.

To guide you better and in accurate way, I would like further information like
Since how long have you been drinking and how much daily ?
What all symptoms you experience when you don't drink ?

Diarrhoea can be caused by gut infection, indigestion or mal absorption and at times due to increased intestinal motility induced by alcohol

I would advise you to follow these guidelines
Have small drinks with long gaps that means 30 ml for for an hour or so, refill not before 30 minutes to an hour
Don't smoke
Have something to eat prior to drinking
Don't drink when you are alone at home
You should develop a hobby and pursue that so that your mind will be deviated to that side.
You should deep breathing and relaxation exercises whenever you feel urge for a drink
Exercise regularly for a healthy way of living
Take a paper and try to calculate the valuable money and time you have lost in drinking that could be utilised some other field, see the outside world
Life is awesome, just relax and enjoy

Hope this helps you
let me you know if you have any more queries I will.be happy to help you
Best wishes
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Prasad
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Follow up: Dr. BR Hudda (30 minutes later)
I have been drinking since my early twenties I get cramps anxiety schizophrenia diarrhea vomiting audio and visual hallucinations I drink anywhere from a 1/2 pint to a pint or more a day and/or 4-9 double shots mixed most of the times streight w no chasers
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Answered by Dr. BR Hudda (39 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
This is the time to quit drinking

Detailed Answer:
Hello ma'am
Thanks for your reply
In my opinion this is the time you should quit drinking now. While you follow the above recommendation, it may also be worthwhile to join a deaddiction center or a group for regular motivation and maintenance of abstinence. I have seen many addicts quit successfully with good motivation. Therefore do consider the option to join a group.

Perhaps you can discuss about my suggestions when you meet the new doctor.

Hope this answers your question
Best wishes
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What causes diarrhea and cramps in a patient with alcohol addiction?

Brief Answer: Please consider following guidelines Detailed Answer: Hello ma'am You need not to worry I will help you out in best possible way Yes, drinking for long years may affect intestinal motility and the liver along with nutritional deficiency, leading to diarrhoea and cramps You can very easily quit drinking, You need strong will power and self determination. To guide you better and in accurate way, I would like further information like Since how long have you been drinking and how much daily ? What all symptoms you experience when you don't drink ? Diarrhoea can be caused by gut infection, indigestion or mal absorption and at times due to increased intestinal motility induced by alcohol I would advise you to follow these guidelines Have small drinks with long gaps that means 30 ml for for an hour or so, refill not before 30 minutes to an hour Don't smoke Have something to eat prior to drinking Don't drink when you are alone at home You should develop a hobby and pursue that so that your mind will be deviated to that side. You should deep breathing and relaxation exercises whenever you feel urge for a drink Exercise regularly for a healthy way of living Take a paper and try to calculate the valuable money and time you have lost in drinking that could be utilised some other field, see the outside world Life is awesome, just relax and enjoy Hope this helps you let me you know if you have any more queries I will.be happy to help you Best wishes