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    What causes headache and sleep disturbance after consuming alcohol in a heart patient?

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Posted on Wed, 25 May 2016 in Hypertension and Heart Disease
Question: I had blooning 8 months back my mv is 1.75 now
I Hv very mild ar, mr
I am taking acitrom 3 mg
I was feeling perfect
I had havy alcohol 4 days back
Since then feeling not well
I checked BP,pulse ecg.it's ok
But when I sleep I feel headache
And could not sleep properly
Is there any danger
Please advise


I was ok since last 8 months wn I sleep I feel some thing on my head and body is crawling
Other wise BP is 125/85 pulse is 60
Sinus rethum
And ok
One day I sleep perfect other day could not sleep
It's happening since last 4 days
I checked inr 1.8 within limit
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Answered by Dr. Prasad 9 hours later
Brief Answer:
It doesn't sound serious, but worthwhile consulting a doctor...

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

At the outset, the sleep disturbance and the feeling of 'something on my head and body is crawling' may be related to the alcohol intake. Did you get any other tests like blood sugar, vitamin b12 check and liver function tests performed while checking INR value? If those are normal too, then I wouldn't be overly concerned. This could be related to sudden alcohol withdrawal and it should settle down.

If you haven't had those test, then it would be worthwhile to consult a doctor.

Hope I am clear. Let me know if you need clarifications.

Regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Prasad 4 hours later

I HAD TEST 08 MONTHS BK WITH BALLOONING OF MV I HAD AR MR MILD ISSUE.

I AM TAKING ACITROM 3 MG DITROT 5 MG AND AMBITA XR 25 MG AT 8 AM
AND PENSALINE INJUNCTION AFTER 21 DAYS ALL THE TEST WAS OK AND HAD GOOD REPORT (ECG, ECHO, ALL BLOOD TEST , NO B SUGAR,INR, LFT,KFT ETC)
LAST TEST I DID 01 MONTHS BACK IT WAS OK AND GOOD.

AS I EXPLAINED U EARLIER I HAD 200 ML ALCOHOL AT 8 PM WITH JUNK FOOD OUTSIDE HOME.

SINCE THEN ITS 04 DAYS GONE 1ST NIGHT I HAD GOOD SLEEP
2ND DAY I COULD NOT SLEEP FEELING LIKE CRAWLING SOME THING IN MY BODY AND WAS FEELING ACID
3RD DAY HAD GOOD SLEEP
4TH NIGH I HAD AGAIN THE SAME 2ND DAY PROBLEM AND COULD NOT SLEEP GOOD.

I WENT TO EMERGENCY AT MATA CHAH XXXXXXX HOSPITAL
BP WAS 125/85, PULSE 57-60
ECG WAS OK WITH SINUS RHYTHM

I AM FEELING GOOD IN DAY TIME

I HAVE HEARD WITH MIXTURE OF ACITROM AND ALCOHOL COMBINATION RESULT INTERNAL BLEEDING IN LIVER
IS IT TRUE?
I HAVE ONLY SYMPTOM OF HEADACHE AND CRAWLING WHILE SLEEPING

STOOL I AM PASSING IS NOT HARD FORM OTHER METED FORM COMING TODAY ONLY OTHER WISE FROM 3 DAYS IT WAS OK URINE WAS OK IN THE MORNING

WHAT TO DO
IN FUTURE IF I TAKE ALCOHOL DO I NEED TO TAKE PRECAUTION WITH ACITROM
ANY GAP IN BOTH OF THEM
WHAT OTHER PRECAUTION I HAVE TO TAKE

PLEASE SUGGEST

WITH PRESENT AND PAST HISTORY DO I GO TO MY DOCTOR FOR CONSULTANCY

ADVICE





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Answered by Dr. Prasad 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Liver bleeding less likely...

Detailed Answer:
1. I went through your details and the medications. I am not sure about Ditrot 5mg. Did you type this wrongly?

2. Normal ECG is a healthy sign. Further 1.8 INR means you are less likely to bleed profusely.

3. Alcohol damages liver functions which also plays an important role on coagulation functions. Therefore yes, alcohol and acitrom will increase chances of bleeding. However your INR is not alarmingly high. Thus I will not be worried about liver bleeding.

4.In my opinion, your current symptoms may be related to alcohol intake. However it would be worthwhile to repeat those test as your last report were done before the current episode and before alcohol intake.

5. Alcohol intake is also riskier and interacts with acitrom as well as ambita XR. Therefore I will suggest you inform your doctor to alter your prescription if you have to consume alcohol.

In a nutshell, if your symptoms persist I will encourage you consult your treating doctor.

Hope this helps.

Regards
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