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1 0 Tue, 13 Feb 2018
I am struggling with my drinking habits and have been actively involved in 12 step programs. I would like to hear your view on the use of Naltrexone. I have heard great things when used in conjunction with counseling/therapy as my main issue is that I started drinking more as a coping mechanism...
2 1 Wed, 31 Jan 2018
I am an alcoholic that has pancreas, liver, and gallbladder problems. My doctor will not prescribe me Librium because I am an alcoholic. I have gone from 12 beers (or more)a day to two to four beers a day trying to stop my pain. The struggle is hard. How can I get him to help me? I think my pain...
2 1 Tue, 16 Jan 2018
hi would like to know if there is a medical substitute for cocaine in the uk that my doctor could prescribe? I m a recovering alcoholic (14 months dry) and started using cocaine not long after my detox and I m pretty sure it is now becoming a problem (I m using daily). my issue is I cant seem to...
2 1 Fri, 5 Jan 2018
I was a smoker for 25 years. I quit on July 4th. One reason was because I was getting a sore throat that would come and go. I now have throat pain that is constant. It is superficial, and is on one side, Sometimes if I talk alot my teeth irritate the side/back of my tongue. I went to an ENT who...
2 1 Tue, 2 Jan 2018
Hi Sir.... My name is Darren 41.yrs old. 68kgs... Non smoker but Heavy drinking about 2-3nights consecutive per week. Been monitoring my blood test results for the past 10 years. Everything was alright ex the recent one where my lipids n alt ( just alt) reading were high. Nil hepatitis..... Or...
2 1 Tue, 2 Jan 2018
My husband has been using Habitol nicotine gum for 5 yrs - or more - pretty much choose one every hour during the day & evening. Is there any risk to this long term frequent use? (He switched from occasional cigarettes over 30 yrs ago with chewless tobacco which turned out to be more addictive...
2 1 Fri, 29 Dec 2017
Hi I was just looking for the info providing being able to use a nicotine gum to cut done and hopefully quit smoking. I have heard you sholdn t do that because you could have a heart attack if you do both. could you recommend the best nicotine gum. My doctor didnt think Chantex was a good idea...
2 1 Wed, 27 Dec 2017
My Cousin is currently in the hospital, they are treating him for alcohol withdrawal. He does not drink. for the last year or so he has been getting somewhat forgetful and has random temper outburst. He was sent to the hospital by coworkers because he was not acting himself. He couldn t speak, he...
2 1 Wed, 27 Dec 2017
Hi I am recovering from a seizure likely due from alcohol withdrawal. I was prescribed folic acid but he ER doc a little over 2 months ago and I am almost finished with the second and final refill of. 1 mg per day. Is it necessary for me to continue taking this supplement upon completion of my...
2 1 Wed, 27 Dec 2017
Hi, I have a drug test tomorrow. I stupidly just took one hit of a e-cig with nicotine in it. I never smoke or vape just took one hit of my sister’s to try it. Should I pass if I hit it at 5 pm and have a test at 3 pm tomorrow. The hit was small and was just one and the last time I smoked...
2 1 Mon, 18 Dec 2017
I quit smoking about a month and a half ago, cold turkey, after being chain smoker for 40 years. I do not have a craving for nicotine, but what is still bothering me is this irritation type feeling in my arms. It feels like my nerves are (?) exposed or raw. Don t know how to explain the feeling....
2 1 Fri, 8 Dec 2017
Hi, With 3 people smoking in one room,2 taking care of our friend after a fall,witch left her needing someone to be with her until she can manage on her own.I don t have a problem with that ,bu I have Conjessted Heart Failure.I just moved here and I do not smoke.When there I have a dull ache...
2 1 Fri, 8 Dec 2017
I thought I was pregnant last month I m a smoker and everytime I smoked I got dizzy and nauseous. I took test they came negative. Now when I smoke the cigarette taste bad and leave a taste. I ve been dizzy nauseous and cramping. Could I possibly be pregnant?
2 1 Tue, 5 Dec 2017
I’m drinking to much wine that is my only drug, I stop for few days and then I start again I can drink one bottle at night I have therapy once a week my father and my mother where alcoholic I have NTM I’m taking ethambutol 400 mg. Two tablets Rifabutin 150 mg. Two capsules Azithromycin 250 mg....
2 1 Mon, 4 Dec 2017
Hi Doctor., I used have mixed alcohol (150ml whisky+500ml beer) after a days work. lately I used pass a little bit of blood (may be about 10ml) after I passed my stool. I statted to drinkm in my early 30 s and now I am 45. Also now I feel I have a lite burning sensation in my stomach. what should...
2 1 Thu, 23 Nov 2017
My wife had a colonoscopy today from 8:00 a.m. until 9:00 a.m. I believe propofol was used as the anesthesia. Sometime after 5:00 p.m. today she consumed 750 ml of 12.5% wine. It is now 8:00 p.m. and she is sleeping. She is 53 years of age and 150 lbs. Is she at risk? Should I let her sleep or is...
2 1 Thu, 23 Nov 2017
My husband is a heavy drinker. In the last hour or so, he has started feeling weird , seeing funny colors, he acts like he drank a fifth of whiskey, but has only had a few beers. Is there any kind of problem like a stroke, aneurism, food poisoning etc, that could cause this?
2 1 Tue, 21 Nov 2017
Hi I just spoke with my 39 y/o daughter who is alcoholic. She was able to stop drinking after going to in pt. rehab a few years ago. However she has relapsed and has been drinking over the past year. She just had blood work done and her AST/GOT is 257 and her ALT/GPT is 259. Can the liver enzymes...
58 1 Wed, 15 Nov 2017
Sir, I am male of 42 years. I have been smoking almost a pack of cigarette for the past 3 years. I am also eating almost 25 packets of Pan Parag daily. I also have a problem of BP for which I have been taking Amlopress-At Tabs. Also I am taking Phsychtric treatment for Depression for the past 5...
2 1 Thu, 2 Nov 2017
Hi i am 26 years old male and my left chest hurts from back side when i smoke and my left back side feels stressed mostly at night, i had a x-ray but everything was negative, please tell me the reason of this pain and how i recover from it because I already reduced my smoking habit
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