A 17-year-old male asked:
i'm always tired, severe anxiety&stress. i'm on valium and drink alcohol weekly (not alcoholic and dont take them together), doc said normal, is it?
1 doctor answer • 2 doctors weighed in
Internal Medicine 30 years experience
Fatigue, stress: if your fatigue, stress, and anxiety are adversely affecting your functioning you should pursue further medical opinion. Valium and alcohol can lead to dependency (and potential respiratory failure if used together) and do not help your fatigue and anxiety in the long run. There are effective ways to evaluate and treat your symptoms.
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Will alcohol consumption prior to pregnancy have an impact on the baby?
4 doctor answers • 11 doctors weighed in
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not usually: Alcohol use before pregnancy will only affect the pregnancy if your use was heavy enough to impact your liver. Alcohol only stays in your system for 24-36 hours. Alcohol use during pregnancy can affect the baby's brain and is not reversible.
6.1k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
A 22-year-old member asked:
What kind of impact does stress have on breast cancer?
4 doctor answers • 8 doctors weighed in
Hematology and Oncology 30 years experience
Very Important: There is no link between stress and development of breast cancer. Stress can adversely affect a womans' ability to undergo complex and lengthy breast cancer treatment- this in turn can lead to inferior results. Patients without psychosocial support for stress can develop problems such as ptsd, strained spousal relationships, sexual problems, etc.
6.4k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
A 21-year-old member asked:
If I wash thoroughly with rubbing alcohol after sex, will I lessen my chance for an std?
2 doctor answers • 2 doctors weighed in
Pediatrics 22 years experience
No: No, rubbing down with rubbing alcohol is not effective at reducing your risk of obtaining an std. Stds are spread by contact with skin to infected skin or infected secretions from someone who has the std. After you have sex with someone who is infected is precisely the wrong time to be concerned for getting an std. Practice safe sex - always. Protect yourself and be prepared for safe sex!
6.3k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
A 35-year-old member asked:
Is it possible to die from a heart attack during a dobutamine stress test?
2 doctor answers • 5 doctors weighed in
Cardiology 46 years experience
Yes, but it is rare: There is a 1 in 10, 000 chance of dying during any stress test.
6.3k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Saint Cloud, FL
A 30-year-old male asked:
If I have had one seizure in the past is it safe to undergo a light hypnosis for anxiety I do take Dilantin which is a untheroputic level?
2 doctor answers • 6 doctors weighed in
Pediatric Neurology 48 years experience
Get off it: Dilantin should be relegated to history. It is an old drug of high toxicity and major problems with use. Talk to your doctor about getting off or at least changing to a newer and safer seizure medication.
5.7k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Last updated Nov 27, 2014
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