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Headache, haziness, numbness in hands and chest tightness. Due to alcohol consumption or allergy?

Hi I am a 23 year old male. I have not had anything to drink in over a year, because it normally has very adverse effects on my body and mainly my heart, but the other night, giving into temptation I consumed about 5 standard drinks over the course of about 6 hours–not too excessive. Unfortunately, the same symptoms hit me that I used to experience. It has been three days since that night, and I still have a headache , I feel slightly hazy, my left arm is numb and tingly, my chest feels tight, and my heart beats periodically at random in very hard, fast, and arithmetic sequences. And I also seem to get random fevers through out the day as though my temperature is out of control. Also yesterday I got light headed out of nowhere and my face got extremely tingly and I felt like I was going to pass out. Often when I have had these feelings I am afraid of having a heart attack . My body seems to be reacting chaotically and quite severely to alcohol, but I can not figure out why or what it is. Dorsandvick I have an intolerance to alcohol, or an allergy? any insights would be greatly appreciated!!
Asked On : Sat, 2 Feb 2013
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When you say "drinks" I guess you mean Alcohol ? Right. Perhaps it is a blessing in disguise for you to avoid completely. These symptoms you are having is the adverse effects from the allergy to alcohol. Your system does not agree to the basic ingredient of spirit/alcohol. You could try chlordiazepoxide for few days to see if this helps even though this is normally used to help people who are known alcoholics. It will make you feel sleepy and must avoid driving and using dangerous machines. Or give yourself few days and things should settle down. The best treatment is to avoid alcohol in the future and just enjoy life as a youth without this !

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