Can you get Tics from alcoholism?

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My husband has now developed bad tics I do not know if its alcohol related.

He went to the emergency room before the tics and they turned him away.

He developed the tics a week ago, he makes a continuous noise and laughs and cries uncontrollably, he's exhausted and really depressed.

I'm not home as i had to make an emergency trip to the US to see my parents my dad is very ill. I told him to go to the emergency room again and he refuses to go because he was turned away recently. Are the tics alcohol related? Is it dangerous? I'm scared he's going to do something stupid, I dont know what to do.

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  • Posted

    So sorry but i cannot help you since i am not a doctor or professional...tics?

  • Posted

    alcohol abuse can cause alcoholic neuropathy. basically inflamation of the nerve endings which can cause spasms. the nerve endings around the face are extremely sensitive. I am not a dr or am i medically trained.

    Whether these tics are facial spasms, only a dr or neurologist would know.

    Hope your father recovers. A stressful time for you.

  • Posted

    I think he needs to see a doctor about it. Tics can be caused by lots of things, including nutrient deficiency and exhaustion. Alcohol affects every part of the body including nerves. It is likely to be a direct or indirect result of heavy drinking but only a doctor could say for sure the cause

  • Posted

    Tics can happen randomly and they may be associated with something such as stress, anxiety, tiredness, excitement or happiness. Don't you have any friends or relatives who can stay besides your husband as you are not at home as Tics are often confused with nervous behavior. Did you ever noticed "Tourette syndrome" as it is the notable tic disorder syndrome?

    If you husband drink alcohol, then as the side effects he developed this.

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