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Fibromyalgia, taking 4 7 5 hydrochones - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   I AM 37 YEARS OLD AND HAVE BEEN TAKING 4 7.5 HYDROCHONES A DAY FOR THE LAST 14 MONTHS WHICH ARE PRESCRIBED. THEY GIVE ME ENERGY AND ALLEVIATE THE Pain. I ALSO CONSUME 6-8 BEERS A NIGHT WHICH I KNOW I SHOULD NOT DO BUT TRIED TOSTOP LAST WEEK FOR 4 DAY AND HAD NIGHT SWEATS EVERY NIGHT. AM I PLAYING WITH FIRE? I DONT WANT ANYTHING TO HAPPEN TO ME BECAUSE I HAVE A4 YEAR OLD SON AND I NEED THE MEDS FOR BACK PAIN AND DONT WANT TO GO THRU WITHDRAWELS. I ALSO HAD GASTRIC BYPASS 3 YEARS AGO AND LOST 130 POUNDS DO THESE MEDS AND ALCOHOL HAVE ANY WORSE EFFECTS ON MY BODY BECAUSE OF THE SURGERY THANKS FOR YOUR INFO

Doctor :   Hi
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let me read
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it is the alcohol and probably the medicine hydrochones which has effect on the body and not surgery
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may i know what have they diagnosed the cause for the back pain
User :   my ortho said beggining of fibromialgA IM SURE I DIDNT SPELL THAT CORRECT
Doctor :   fibromyalgia

User :   yes
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are you only on medications or physiotherapy is also advised?
User :   just meds
Doctor :   why are you consuming so much alcohol when you know you have a 4 year old kid and alcohol is injurious to health
User :   i dont know i have always had cocktails at night except when pregnant but i switched to beer after bypass because the cocktails made me mean i know it is stupid to do this and apparently i can go to work it just seems like a habit every night
Doctor :  
you have become addicted to the alcohol
User :   i dont know because i can stop for days at a time and dont drink during the day and continue to work is the dose of hydros i am prescribed too much
Doctor :   to be specific you have become dependent on alcohol
User :   do i need to go cold turkey on alcohol
Doctor :   cold turkey on alcohol ?
User :   yes
Doctor :   yes it is the right choice
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but it needs a professional help
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as you have become dependent
User :   again are the hydros also something i need to get rid of and am i taking to much even though they are prescrbed
Doctor :   yes it is better if you discuss the alternate medicines like NSAID
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instead of hydros
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with your orthopadecian
User :   ok thank you for your advise i am a very educated person so i should just get these issues under control the mind is a very powerful thing
Doctor :  
yes
User :   last question the pills and alcohol mixed can kill me correct or am i not takingenough mg to harm myself
Doctor :   mixture of alcohol and pill is dangerous

User :   confidential correct
User :   thank you
Doctor :   it is
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