Why do my shoulders cramp when I drink sugary alcohol?
December 23, 2012 11:37 AM Subscribe
YANAD/YANMD: Why do my shoulders get crampy when I drink sugary, alcoholic drinks?
posted by fruitopia to health & fitness (17 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
No one I've ever talked to has experienced this, but ever since I first started drinking alcohol (approx. age 13 till now, 27 years old) I get cramps in my shoulders when I drink sugary drinks, such as coolers (Mike's hard Lemonade and the like, vodka with grenadine and juice, etc) but not with other drinks, like cider, beer, or sparkling wine. When I drink sugary alcoholic drinks in fairly quick succession (i.e. 2 doubles within 1-1.5 hrs) I get cramps on the top of my shoulders, about where my bra straps lay against them. My bras do not make them cramp at other times, and the bras themselves do not seem to be the problem, as the cramps only occur when I drink certain types of drinks. Does anyone have any idea why this happens? Is it lactic acid or something like that?