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104 Possible Causes for Headache, Moonshine

  • Lead Poisoning

    Home remodeling Target shooting at firing ranges Lead soldering Auto repair Stained glass making Glazed pottery making Substance Use Some folk remedies Some "health foods" Moonshine[floridahealth.gov] The three patients had similar clinical manifestations including: severe abdominal pain, headache, pale appearance and fatigue. Liver function tests were abnormal.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Lead-contaminated moonshine whiskey and folk remedies are possible sources.[merckmanuals.com]

  • Lead Encephalopathy

    Lead encephalopathy is a severe manifestation of lead poisoning that can present with altered mental status and seizures and has been associated with illicit moonshine consumption[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] A 15 year old boy was evaluated in the psychiatric emergency room for the acute onset of "confusion,"insomnia, headache, and shaking of one week's duration.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] The clinical and pathological findiing in an adult with lead encephalopathy due to moonshine consumption are presented.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Methanol Poisoning

    Why is Methanol A Concern for Moonshiners?[clawhammersupply.com] A 31-year-old male alcoholic had headache, impaired consciousness, neck stiffness, roving eyes with dilated unreactive pupils, papilloedema, abdominal pain, vomiting, and[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] A 22-year-old woman presented with methanol toxicity manifesting as headache, reduced conscious state and visual change after consuming home-made grappa.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Arsenic Poisoning

    Contaminated illicit whiskey (moonshine) appeared to be the source in approximately 50% of the patients.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] We present a 39-year-old woman with celiac disease who was on gluten-free diet for 8 years and presented with diarrhea, headache, insomnia, loss of appetite, abnormal taste[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] A 75-year-old man developed anorexia, weight loss, headache, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, constipation, weakness, and anemia after a 3-month use of an herbal patch for chronic[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Acute Arsenic Poisoning

    Moonshine-related arsenic poisoning. Arch Intern Med. 1980 Feb. 140(2):211-3. [Medline]. Hall JC, Harruff R.[emedicine.medscape.com] Encephalopathy may be seen in some cases, presenting in severe headache, personality disturbance, convulsion or coma.[slideshare.net] Overexposure may cause headaches, drowsiness, confusion, seizures, and life-threatening complications.[rarediseases.org]

  • Overdose

    "moonshine.' or "white lightning" in the USA, "poteen" in Ireland, "samogon" in countries of the former Soviet Union) and may be contaminated with poisons (e.g. lead) from[who.int] We present a case of a 64-year-old woman who presented with acute onset headache, bilateral tinnitus, and left-sided facial numbness and tingling in the setting of accidentally[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] BACKGROUND: Valproic acid (VPA) is increasingly used to treat a variety of medical disorders, such as seizures, psychiatric disorders, and headaches.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis

    Van der Auwera GA, Carneiro MO, Hartl C, Poplin R, Del Angel G, Levy-Moonshine A, Jordan T, Shakir K, Roazen D, Thibault J, et al.[ojrd.biomedcentral.com] A 57-year-old man presented with the subacute onset of headache, depression, and anorexia 7 months before the onset of RA.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] A 59-year-old man presented with a 10-day history of right-sided frontal headache and a 7-day history of subacute left-sided weakness. He had no history of RA.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Mycoplasma Pneumonia

    PubMed Central View Article PubMed Google Scholar Van der Auwera GA, Carneiro MO, Hartl C, Poplin R, del Angel G, Levy-Moonshine A, et al.[bmcgenomics.biomedcentral.com] The diagnosis is suspected when the patient presents with symptoms suggesting primary atypical pneumonia including cough, fever, chills, headache, and malaise in association[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Patients suffered from fever and headache of which, 15 % required hospitalization.[web.uconn.edu]

  • Heavy Metal Poisoning

    Lead-contaminated moonshine whiskey and folk remedies are possible sources.[merckmanuals.com] Overexposure may cause headaches, drowsiness, confusion, seizures, and life-threatening complications.[rarediseases.org] Symptoms of heavy metal toxicity include mental confusion, pain in muscles and joints, headaches, short-term memory loss, gastrointestinal upsets, food intolerances/allergies[diagnose-me.com]

  • Chronic Arsenic Poisoning

    In the United States, arsenic exposure is usually secondary to occupational exposure, contaminated wine or moonshine, or suicidal or homicidal intent. 5 There is also the[reviewofoptometry.com] Symptoms include nausea, vomiting, weight loss, diarrhea, abdominal pain, headaches, irritability, insomnia, poor balance, numbness and tingling of the extremities, and a[writersforensicsblog.wordpress.com] In the USA, illicit whiskey ('moonshine'). [ 8 ] Occupational exposure [ 9 ] This can occur in: The smelting and plating industries: arsenic is a byproduct of ores containing[patient.info]

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