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Quitting Amphetamine addiction - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi I am Dr AAAAAAA
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   hi
Doctor :   Hi,Please proceed with the query.
User :   well, to make it quick, im going trough withdrawal process theses days...
User :   i wanna know if there is anything that could help me
Doctor :   Ok, What withdrawl are you mentioning, Is it Nicotine,Alcohol,Illicit drugs?
User :   speed to make it clear, i've been using some for the past 3 years now for reason that would be too long to explain...
Doctor :   Ok, You mean illicit drugs ?
User :   i've been try to quit for over a year and i always make trough the first couple of weeks but i always end up going back
User :   i'm talking about amphetamines
Doctor :   You are not mentioning what you have been using , how can I help you?
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   Since how long have you been using?
Doctor :   And since how long are you taking treatment for withdrawl ?
User :   it's been 3 years since i started, and up to now i've only been using willpower as they call it ;-)
Doctor :   As you know that amphetamine withdrawl has no specific medication.
Doctor :   Very few doctors use mitrazipine, but very less ised and still under research.
Doctor :   The best way to withdraw amphetamine is to gradually taper the dosage under the supervision of your doctor or the psychiatrist.
Doctor :   Hope you are following?
User :   yup
User :   reason i'm here, is i feel uncomfortable talking about this with my doc, i guess i'm wrong ehn?
Doctor :   The best thing would be to strike a balance of exercises, mood elevating programs, Yoga & Meditation for gradual withdrawl.
User :   that's pretty much what i came up with, thx anyway....
Doctor :   I got what you wanted to convey, but a proper Addiction medicine specialist would surely help you.
User :   one last question??
Doctor :   And you would surely be getting rid of the amphetamines.
Doctor :   Please proceed.
User :   if my wife and I, are to be trying to conceive ( witch makes obvious the reason of me wanting to quit ) can it possibly affect a futur baby?
Doctor :   Medically it does not affect as such , but socially the studies say that 30% of children become potential drug addicts.
Doctor :   So, I would rather congratulate you,
Doctor :   for thinking in positive lines
Doctor :   And would encourage you to do so and seek full co-operation from your wife too.
User :   my worries are not in social matters, i just want to make sure that even with the fight i'm going trough my kid is not gonna pay for it...
Doctor :   No medically it has not been proven and research is still on.
User :   i know... i am to become a man, and stop being a teenagers! :P thank you for your time anyway, i think i only needed reassuring....
Doctor :   Good , thank you for consulting me.
Doctor :   Take care , bye for now, congrats as you would surely be a great father.
User :   nice coming from a total stranger!!
User :   see ya maybe...
User :   happyny
Doctor :   bye for now.
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