Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
128 Doctors are Online

Stopped smoking, addiction to drugs and sex. Why am I gaining weight, have breathlessness? What can help?

i have recently put on weight, since stopping smoking and regular use of drugs, nearly 5 months ago. I seemed to be ok i had no health issues until i stopped all my addictions , these were drugs, tobacco, sex addiction, i also have food addictions. I have taken a total abstinence course but i eat foods that cause candida overgrowth in the past. I cannot run for more than 5 minutes without getting really out of breath, i have shortness of breath and have put on at least 10lbs in 5 months. i was 7half stones now i am likely to be 8.3 stones, i am only 5.1, this disturbs me. My father has heart problems, why am i more unfit now i have stopped all drugs?if all you will advise me is to have an examination, don t bother ask for payment, i will do that anyway.
Asked On : Sat, 30 Jun 2012
Answers:  1 Views:  53
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Medical Topics
Psychiatrist 's  Response
Jun 2013
Hi there ~

I understand your concerns. If you have had addiction problems with drugs and sex, in the past you probably are a good candidate to go through rehab. I also believe that your recent weight gain is contributing to your breathlessness due to an associated exacerbating cardiac condition. I also believe that you need to consult a doctor who can help with medical problems as well as the addiction issues as your problems with addiction are exacerbating your medical condition. Consult a psychiatrist who is also experienced in the treatment of substance abuse disorders.

I hope this helps. Take care of yourself and have a lovely day!
Answered: Wed, 10 Jul 2013
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor