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My sister committed suicide from a drug/alcohol overdose. I know it depends on the drug(s) & amount of alcohol. Would this been a painful death?

My sister committed suicide from a drug/alcohol overdose. I know it depends on the drug(s) & amount of alcohol. Would this been a painful death?

Usually not: People who have witnessed such deaths describe them as peaceful. I'm very sorry about your sister and whatever it was that caused her to decide life wasn't worth living. Our minds play tricks on us, and each of us has times when we are not ourselves. I hope you'll cherish the memories that you had together, and live your own life richly and well. ...Read more

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Would it be a painful death if i intook 2-5 times more alcohol into my body than the limit ?The legal limit being 80mg on 100ml of blood. Not anything personal,just wanted to know,so please be as detailed as possible,thank you very much for the help!

Would it be a painful death if i intook 2-5 times more alcohol into my body than the limit ?The legal limit being 80mg on 100ml of blood.
Not anything personal,just wanted to know,so please be as detailed as possible,thank you very much for the help!

Etoh & death: If you drink a sufficiently large amount of alcohol you will eventually become unconscious and "blank out". Of course, before you actually black out you may have engaged in some outrageous foolish activity which could lead to your demise. Alcohol is not a good anesthetic but it does screw up your thinking and memory. ...Read more

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When you die from alcohol poising do you feel pain leading up to the death or are you unconscious the whole time?

When you die from alcohol poising do you feel pain leading up to the death or are you unconscious the whole time?

Wanting to Die: It is very difficult to die from alcohol poisoning. And the hangover is not pretty. If you feel badly enough that you are planning on harming yourself I am so happy that you have reached out here. I can promise you that not one of the physicians here would want to help you hurt yourself and not one of the physicians here would have any message other than that help is available. ...Read more

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Is alcohol poisoning a long painful death?

Is alcohol poisoning a long painful death?

Depends...: Dying of acute alcohol poisoning, as in the case of a youngster playing drinking games, is probably painless but is a terrible waste. Dying of the long-term effects of alcoholism involves either serious brain damage or the nausea, itching, and disfigurement of liver failure. Those who die of alcohol hurt others in the process and after. Thanks for choosing to use it wisely or not at all. ...Read more

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If a diabetic person as a blood sugar content of 417 if given alcohol could be fatal to his health . Like causing death . He have been felling sick for a couple of days then i check his blood sugar and he was 417 then he drink some rum after a few minute

If a diabetic person as a blood sugar content of 417 if given alcohol could be fatal to his health . Like causing death . He have been felling sick for a couple of days then i check his blood sugar and he was 417 then he drink some rum after a few minute

Diabetes and alcohol: As you probably know his blood sugar is very out-of-control. Whether or not he would die from alcohol he should not be drinking any alcohol. It depends on what kind of diabetic he is;yes some diabetics could die with that blood sugar. He needs to be under medical care if he isn't. ...Read more

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Are dt's ever fatal during alcohol withdrawal, and if yes, how do they cause death?

Are dt's ever fatal during alcohol withdrawal, and if yes, how do they cause death?

Yes: Delirium tremens are extremely dangerous and carries a 35% mortality, untreated (5-15% treated). The physiologic mechanism of death is a combination of neurologic and cardiac processes related to the unregulated hyper-metabolic state of dts. Neuro-cellular damage due to the chronic exposure to alcohol leads to cardiac arrest and death. ...Read more

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I'm on trazadone, xanax, pristiq, and wellbutrin after the sudden death of my child. I've eliminated alcohol, but not marijuana. Is this dangerous?

I'm on trazadone, xanax, pristiq, and wellbutrin after the sudden death of my child. I've eliminated alcohol, but not marijuana. Is this dangerous?

Not dangerous but...: You r trying to adjust your neurotransmitters with your medicines--you r adding marajuana which is adding additional chemicals to the mix that may have an adverse effect. ...Read more

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Irritable pink/redness round the eyes (mostly eyelids). Worse after exercise/sweating. Also after alcohol they get much worse. Causes dry/dead skin?

Irritable pink/redness round the eyes (mostly eyelids).  Worse after exercise/sweating.  Also after alcohol they get much worse.  Causes dry/dead skin?

Stop the alcohol: You may be allergic to something that is touching your eyelids (new nail polish, perfume, makeup) if your family or you has a history of hayfever, asthma, allergies or ezcema-it could be ezcema. You need to see a dermatologist. Until then stop all makeup, nailpolish, perfume. An otc jydrocortisone ointment 1% may help till then. ...Read more

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How do u help a person that's trying to break a alcohol addition?

How do u help a person that's trying to break a alcohol addition?

Addictinos: Alcohol dependance, is very seldom just that. It has some reasons of its own, genetic predisposition and complicated co morbid factors. Ptsd, bipolar illness, maj depressive disorders, panic attacks and so on. It is also seldom alone. There are other drugs too. Depending on severity, it needs supervised detox. Has 15 percent mortality rate treat co morbid factors as well.Its a life long illness. ...Read more

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