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My back pain and related muscle spasms have accelerated to the point that it's literally driving me insane. Like a lot of pain sufferers, I've turned to alcohol. I've been drinking every second night to the tune of about fifteen to eighteen beers. The drinking has been going on every second night for about three weeks. I am a fairly big guy so I never get really drunk. It just helps to relieve the major pain. I'm 54 and weigh about two hundred pounds.
?I wake up now longing for the relief that beer brings. I've been feeling weird, almost like a seizure is coming on in my brain. Although, I've never suffered any sort of seizure. I've been to my GP at least a dozen times over six months. To the emergency department, about eight times in fourteen months. They dismiss me saying I have to wait for a Neurologtist appointment. None forthcoming since requested ny my GP about five months ago. I'm afraid that stopping drinking will cause seizures or even worse. I was having no problem stopping drinking until my pain and muscle spasms had become unmanageable. My blood pressure and my heart rate returns to normal about eight to ten hours after my last drink...., but the pain and panic remains. Should I be concerned about potential seizures or am I just stressed out over the major pain I am experiencing? Thanks for your help. Btw, oxycodone given to me for the pain is completely ineffective. I can take 20 mg's at once and no pain relief at all. Not taking it at all as it is completely useless in my situation.
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