First let me say I am a social drinker, an occasional glass of wine. For the past several months, within 5 minuites of taking a few sips of wine, I get severe pain throughout my shoulder, down my arms. Does this sound normal? I also suffer from severe muscle cramps in the back of my neck into the base of my skull, everytime I lay down, more like a charlie horse.
Do alittle experiment for me. Try a sip of another type of wine than you usually drink, let say a red if you drink a white (different label). See if you get the same effect. If you do, then try a beer lets say and see if the same thing happens.
If it doesn't occur with the different label wine or with beer than you having a mild reaction to something is the wine you usually drink. That is my best guess. I had the same effect when I was younger and drank the stuff that you unscrewed the top (I was poor and just needed alittle alcohol to wind down). I hope this is the problem, let me know about our little experiment. And no you can't deduct the cost of the wine and beer as a medical expense (only kidding).
CCF Neuro[P] MD
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