Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps

145 Doctors Online
Owl Image
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 18 years

I will be looking into your question and guiding you through the process. Please write your question below.

I get numb toes when consuming a lot of alcohol

Hello. When i consume a lot of alcohol i get numb toes for anywhere up to five days after. I dont usually drink too much, about 15 units a week and dont have a problem with that amount but when i consume a lot of alochol my toes go numb, mainy my big ones. In the last three years i have probably had six big nights out for celebrations and consumed a lot of alcohol, binge drinking if you like, and on all of these occasions i have had the numb toes. What is causing this ?
Wed, 11 May 2011
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Medical Topics
General Surgeon 's  Response
Welcome to health care magic
it is alcohol induced neuropathy,so stop alcohol consumption for the sack of your health & family.
Wish you speedy recovery
I find this answer helpful
General & Family Physician Dr. Channabasappa K's  Response
it is due to sudden dificiency of b-complex vitamin-thiamin in your case.take inj thiamin along with other bcomplex vitamines, provided you should not drink alcohlo during therapy,see mr if you consume alcohol in huge quantity in short period,it is likely that you vl end up in acute pancreatitis eithr,or else alcoholic over dose it self. take extra care,bye
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....