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?
the other day when driving i skidded out on the ice and almost slammed into a truck coming the opposite direction. i was fine but my heart began beating slowly and pounding with the fear rather than faster. it took almost a minute for it to go back to normal and i was terrified. is this normal? or is this something i should be worried about. i have heard about something called long QT syndrome, but do not know if this is a normal human reaction under intense sudden startled such as that, thanks
27 yr old male, former smoker. no other heart problems
I am a 23 year old female, studying medicine. For past 8 months, i have been having some episodes of heart 'dysfunctions' that now have turned constant. I need help in knowing what is the condition. It started last may when one day i started feeling so weak that i just could not get up and was having a splitting headache, when i measured my BP was 90/55mmHg ( before it was always 120/80mmHg). I was having palpitations, bradycardia at times, tachycardia at times, extreme weakness, sweating ( especially on scalp) after sleeping after headache. I was also having light sleep. Slowly, these episodes became constant. Now I am feeling weak all times, light headed if sitting or standing for long, headache (thumping with constant heaviness), inability to sleep, tightness in chest, chest pain sometimes, tachycardia at any normal activity (walking, doing some tidy up), BP is still low. I also get dry cough on breathing sometimes. So i got a holter done for 24 hours, got following: - sinus tachycardia( 110- 120) almost all day with some normal rate in between, my heart rate dropped to 50 in middle of night ( reason causing me to wake up from sleep and not to sleep again) and it remained like that for 3 hours - average pulse -81 - my heart rate jumped to 179 per min when i climbed stairs ( 9 floors, easily climbed by others), breathing became laboured, headache with blacking out sensations ( i did not faint though) - I have some abnormalities in lead I, II and III ( looks like left axis deviation as lead I is showing highest peaks and is moving away from III ) even the avL and avF looks weird, QTc>450ms is 47%, no ST deviation, no T wave abnormalities I also have tachypnea (26-28 per min) and accentuation of Pulmonary part of second heart sound. I also have slight edema on my feet ( bluish tinge) I also did a blood work up, I do not have thyroid problems or anemia I need some advice on what i might be having, so as to proceed further on treatment.
About four years ago, I was diagnosed with ventricular tachicardia. I was given a catheter ablation to treat it, and it corrected an irregular heart beat that I've had since I can remember, but I still experience the rapid heart beats every now and again when Im out running or doing some other strenuous activity. Another thing that I've had since I can remember is excessive sweating, and I mean very excessive. What it takes for a normal person to sweat, it would take A LOT LESS for me. My question is, is the excessive sweating linked to the tachycardia? Of course, tachycardia causes the fast heart beat which in turn causes the sweating, but even when Im not experiencing the rapid irregular heart beats, I still manage to completely soak a t shirt when the guy next to me whose done the same amount of work is completely dry, aside from a few sweat beads on the forehead.
my blood pressure is 138 over 82 and my heart rate is 56 - my heart rate hardly ever reaches 60 beats when resting and bp is normally 116 over 72 - should i be worried about slow heart rate i am not at all fit athletic - i am a 55 year old woman with a history of sarcoidosis
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.