I was in residential treatment for addiction and I got kicked out because I tested positive for benzos but I haven t taken any since I did detox back in December, Is there something that can cause a false positive for that the only thing I have taken is advil and my normal meds, Prozac 80 mg, Seroquel 25 morning 25 lunch 50 mg dinner , 150 mg at night, and I also take pariet and Portia as birth control. Could any of those do that. I also had pumpkin seeds that probably the only unusual thing I ate that I wouldn t normally so wonder if that could have caused it. I am devastated I have been working so hard in treatment for five weeks, and it hurts so bad. They say I can reapply in two weeks but if I can t figure out what caused the false positive there s no point going because it will probably show up again and I don t want to get kicked out again. Last night I drank myself into a fizzy because that s all I know how to do when I am that upset which of course brought my cravings up to drink again so ya. Just very overwhelmed and not sure what to do.
Hi there Dr. Rynne , I am a 45 yr old female, w/ genetic genes w/ mental illness mostly depression, and BP. I have never had many problems w/ over the years, I was adopted as a baby and nvr knew of my grandmother, biological suicide overdose they think was cause. That was on bio-fathers side, she had mental, illness, my bio-father who was 16 when had me ended up being a recovered alcoholic...Ik one of his natural daugters he has now as adult is having trouble w/ alcohol abuse. The other side of bio-family my mother being a twin, both her and sister both have some form of drug abuse, I feel due to mental depression or BP never being diagnosed and them self medicating. The mother on that side perfectly fine mentally that is, and the father as well, and their a third sister who is very bright, & does quite well for herself, & has made a very successful life for herself... My question is ik some of this depression or BP illness that the Dr s suspect I may have, which I had depression, that I could not deny if wanted to, its kind of attn. stealer & hard to miss! haha! Now that Im coming out of a 2 yr struggle w/ what I thought was just depression due to genetics and the other part of my story is the family I was adopted by also added a environment very ideal for depression to grow, such a molestation by adopted father when 7, 8 yrs old, and others relatives trying but I avoided their ploys to do just that...also a lot of very intense fighting btwn parents all the time very dysfunctional although did feel loved at times, had horses, pool, vacations 3 brothers that I love, and are the only ppl in the family that stay in each others life both, the mother and father, are not involved in any of their kids lives, b/c of their inability to see anyone but their own pride, and my children wouldn t recognize grandfather who lives 2 miles away if he walked passed. I forgave him for wht he did, yrs later the rest of family found out, by accident thru a good friend I had shared that private info w/ told them, my mother decided to answer to finding out about the incident: Well why didn t u report if that was actually happen and that was her only response and acted as if we were discussing a recipe I lost or something, no other questions were asked, ie..who was it when did occur nothing! I forgave her too and cont a relationship it was not her fault but her saying things like figments of what occurred in my childhood were the reason for our family fragmented and falling apart, which is not tru, she has always had trouble w/ whole family and there has no thing that has ever been easy w/ this woman EGO is her name being right is her game, and ik she too must have some sort of mental illness b/c Ive never seen or dealt w/ anyone close to her, she has never said sorry to me or anyone she has many problems very intelligent works at University at age 72, moves every few yrs...dragged us kids around to different states when she was feeling not satisfied w/ my dad she go somewhere and enroll in a college to earn another degree has several so not an unintelligent person so wondering am I destined to have problems due to the amount of mitigating factors in my life, Ive tried to turn to Lord for guidance and I def take med the Dr. s recommend but isn t there better test to see exactly what ur dealing w/ as far as just depression or if its a more serious condition that has to b so closely maintain as far as ur sleep, diet, exercise, taking medicine and then still struggle to feel normal sense of well being after following all those guidelines is there any other things ud suggest to findout exactly what it is BPII would b fine if that is indeed wht I have its the unsure testing being used thatleaves me feeling like what else could b lurking around corner for me...Ive taken all blood test that the dr. recommended but why hasn t anyone came up w/ a brain scan that shows wht ur particular wiring is defaulting on and how they can fix it w/o being on medication for rest of life...Do u know of any advances in fixing the willy nilly way they diagnose these illness and the way Dr.s really just try different cocktails that a lot of the times makes u must worse than before taking...There has to be research being done, for better methods to help ppl struggling everday w/ this...Can u tell me wht u kno or any advice u have on this matter? I thank u for ur time and what a lovely service u provide thank u! Thanks for Caring...all the best! terri :)
Is there any step down medication for alcohol abuse? I know Antabuse is cold turkey however, I feel if I could take a pill that I knew I couldnt drink for 3 days that would be better. I would not drink for the 3 days and then indulge...then take another pill and bam I just went a week and only consumed alcohol once, which would be a HUGE step for me. I believe the forced sobriety of such a medication with a much smaller half life than Antabuse would be truly a step down program. Does this exist?
HI since about February i have had trouble falling asleep because of racing heart and slight chest tightness. it seems to happen mainly when i am trying to relax and most times after drinking alcohol. I also used to always sleep on my stomach but now i cant because i feel it causes more discomfort. when im laying on my stomach i feel like i can feel my heart beating a little bit harder so i try sleeping on my back. sleeping on my back does help but i still will experience the palpitations. its really scary so i usually cant fall asleep till i am extremely exhausted. I am in pretty good health i have good blood pressure, no blood disorders, and no previous heart conditions. I had my heart checked at the doctors and he said it was fine but i also was not having an episode at the time of my visit. the reason i am here is because my insurance is expired till august and was hoping to get some answers
43 year old female, normal weight in good health. .Total hysterectomy done Dec. 2010, benign ovarian mass; 2 weeks after episode of PSVT, then next week chest pain and spasms. 1 episode of tachycardia of 140's bpm sustained for 1 hour. Preop ekg normal and new ekgs show slight t wave changes. Checked for PE, CT clear and lower ultrasound clear. ECHO 67% EF, normal nuclear and treadmill stress test, normal cardiac cath, carotid us. TSH was 5.4 at the beginning of Jan. but returned to 2.3 2 wks later. Taking Cartia 120 mg once daily and Metoprol 12.5 bid. Sent to cardio EP, who states that condition is due to low sodium levels and advised to up sodium. Sodium levels taken 3xs over this period have been between 133 -135. Intermittent slight chest pain continues, returning to work next week. Primary care does not believe it is due to low sodium levels, doing 24 hr osmality and sodium tests. Is there anything else we should look for?
I have the following symptoms and am trying to obtain a diagnosis that is correct for all of these: they are as follows: heart arrhythmia, bladder incontinence (very severe that it pours out of me at times), urinary frequency at night, problems breathing when I lie flat, (I sleep with a wedge), shortness of breath, pitting edema in left leg and now in right calf and ankle area, severe coughing at times usually severe with a gagging reflex, a slightly enlarged right heart valve, swooshing in my body when I sit down or arise, weakness in my lower legs or extremities, swelling in my abdomen and ankles, weight gain especially around the stomach and headaches. I was diagnosed with supraventricular tachycardia already, sleep apnea, fibromyalgia, obstructive breathing disease, however, with the severe bladder and urinary problems, could these be related to a chronic kidney disease with the heart issues as well? I also noticed that I have had severe mood swings, confusion, weakness, sometimes speaking a different language. My grandparents were from Poland, Bohemia and the Czech area and had heart disease and my grandmother had kidney failure. I was injured back in 2004 and had knee surgery along with a blood clot that was removed at that time. I previously had a gushing feeling of warmth going up my spine and then it would go up through the back of my head and then dissipate. Could there signs of a blood clot somewhere?
years ago I noticed heart palpitations which led to panis attacks because they scared me 30 years later dealing with them ive noticed a link to them.the question is I believe the main trigger is in the garden vegetables from the store.I know this sounds a little bit reaching but I told my wife to lay off the frozen vegetables and they have decreased dramatically could there be a link or could it be the pesticides causing the to re-surface.ive tried to live with them for years and wished they woulg go away.yes its true anxiety and palptations are related but why would they dramatically increase.ive also notice when my blood pressure is a little higher than normal I dont have palpitations at all.so why would my blood pressure being around normal cause me to have them and being a little higher not have them.why would eating vegetables cause me to have them alot.its hard to find a medium area but since ive laid off the vegetables its bearable.ive tried everything humanlly possible.I guess if I never felt my heart beating would probably cure me.I also use to be a track runner in school years ago long distance runner is it possible that the excessive running triggered them?just searching for answers thank you.
I have high blood pressure(165/110) and was put on Lisinoprin 3 weeks ago and it has come down about 30 points...however i have head aches and have shortness of breath . I wake up at night and feel like i'm not getting enough oxygen . I weigh 260...
I was diagnosed with attrial flutters ( arrhythmia ) and the cardiologist did a cardio version and a subsequent EKG showed the condition was corrected. The doctor has me on Xarelto and a beta blocker . I feel fine and I am wondering if I can drink...
My husband is 80 years old and has been diagnosed with congenial heart dease. His heart is only pumping half the speed of a normal heart beat. And now his lungs are filling with fluid. He also has Alzheimer's.