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Doctor insights on: After Quitting Drinking

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When do my risks drop after quitting drinking and abusing drugs?

When do my risks drop after quitting drinking and abusing drugs?

Immediately: The difficulty is to stay sober and off all drugs in the long run. Stay the course! ...Read more

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After quitting drinking, 40 yr old son having trouble at work concentrating, finishing tasks, being on time easily distracted ..Has seen several dr.S?

After quitting drinking, 40 yr old son having trouble at work concentrating, finishing tasks, being on time easily distracted ..Has seen several dr.S?

ADHD?: While it could be residual effect from years of drinking (b12, b6, folate (folic acid) deficiency, etc), I have also found that adhd (symptoms you are describing) when undiagnosed, can lead to alcohol or substance abuse. Check out book by dr. Edward hallowell called delivered from distraction. That is where i first learned of this phenomenon. Good luck! ...Read more

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Liver enzymes went down after quit drinking. If I have a few drinks on my vacation are there signs I should look for to let me know it's not processing?

Liver enzymes went down after quit drinking. If I have a few drinks on my vacation are there signs I should look for to let me know it's not processing?

Not really: Generally speaking there are no signs of elevated liver enzymes until you reach a state of severe disease. At this time you may experience some abdominal discomfort and yellowing of the skin. However, if you have had elevated liver enzymes from drinking alcohol, you should avoid further consumption. ...Read more

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I abruptly ended venlafaxine, im fine - i now see what I have to do with cigarettes, what do I do once i get pleurisy after quitting? Drink water?

I abruptly ended venlafaxine, im fine - i now see what I have to do with cigarettes, what do I do once i get pleurisy after quitting? Drink water?

Pleurisy?: What makes you think you'll get pleurisy as a result of stopping smoking? Your lungs will actually function better when you're not inhaling smoke into them. Good luck to you with that -- your doctor can also help support your efforts. Hoping the condition for which Effexor (venlafaxine) was prescribed is stable also, and that you're working with your doctor on that as well. ...Read more

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Will you still have enlarged blood cells even after you quit drinking?

Will you still have enlarged blood cells even after you quit drinking?

Depends: If the large cells, macrocytosis, is due to alcohol use, it would disappear in 2-3 months. If there are other causes, e.g., folate (folic acid) deficiency, that would need to be corrected. ...Read more

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It could be possible that a person lose their sex drive after they quit drinking alcohol?

It could be possible that a person lose their sex drive after they quit drinking alcohol?

Possible, but...: Usually it is the other way around. Alcohol can kill your interest in sex (or at least your performance), & often stopping drinking --> regaining interest in lots of things including sex. Perhaps the emotions that are coming up, if numbed by alcohol, are now interfering with your sex drive. If you are in a program, ask about this. If not, seek a therapist who specializes in early recovery. ...Read more