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Alcohol Doesn T Affect Me
I am a binge drinker for 2 years. Alcohol doesn't affect me anymore, 11 units would get me drunk before but now i'd take 3-4 times more and still me ok?
Seek help: This sounds like you are developing a serious drinking problem at an early age, with the development of tolerance to smaller amounts of alcohol, and self-described binge drinking. You are recognizing that you have a problem, and you should seek counseling or treatment for alcohol dependency. ...Read more
Clarify: Please clarify your question. I am not sure I understand what you are asking. ...Read more
They aren't aware: Alcohol use is a widely accepted way to relax; it is used in many social contexts. People may put pressure on each other to drink, to be part of the "party." people don't tend to put it in the same category as other drugs because they're in denial about the harm it can lead to in some individuals. Although awareness is growing, many are equally blase about nicotine. ...Read more
Better treatments: Ethanol (alcohol found in alcoholic beverages) is a substance that has depressant effects on the nervous system. It can have unpredictable and generalized effects on the nervous system and we have better and safer medications these days to provide the desired beneficial effects. Ethanol will cause drug interactions/problems with medications and can be lethal in combination with sedative hypnotics. ...Read more
Is it hard to stop at one drink when you imbibe? A sense that you cannot do so and feel a loss of control about quantity ingested. If others have confronted you, how do you respond? Angry, dismissive, exclude them from your social circle. Do you feel guilty about how much you are drinking? Do you ever ingest in the morning - eye openers?
If positive to two or more, you may be alcohol addicted. ...Read more
I haven't slept in almost 2 days. This is a product of alcohol, what could happen if I kept staying up? Will I die?
Not so soon: Feel restless, defocused, tired......Get a more detailed answer ›
Would alcohol cause me pain or danger because I havegallstones. I've cut out anything high fat and haven't had the pain in a few weeks. Waiting on surg?
Is it ok to drink a small amount of alcohol if I have sjogrens? I forgot to ask my dr. It doesn't react with any of my meds.
How long can a person with cirrhosis live who still drinks alcohol daily, doesn't eat very much or some days doesn't eat at all.?
Cannot say...: ...Conservative estimate would be weeks, but could continue on for years. We were designed with fragility and resiliency. Other medical issues, extent of cirrhosis (the yellow indicates severe) and compliance with treatment (even while drinking). Info provided suggests several days to few weeks. ...Read more
I heard alcohol is not sweet but people like it anyway. I can't understand how anything besides water could taste good if it doesn't have sugar. Why?
Mutual support helps: You might consider attending a meeting of alcoholics anonymous. Let them know about your difficulty sleeping and listen to how other recovering alcoholics have approached this challenge. ...Read more
Time 4 New Approach?: #1) It really helps to work with a mental health clinician like a clinical psychologist who has specific training/expertise in treatment of anxiety disorders. #2) it's vital to understand what anxiety is, how it ticks so you can take back you life from anxiety when it interferes w/ your ability to function. Consider researching anxiety & effective treatments: http://www. Anxietybc. Org ...Read more
I have a diabetes, and I just can't leave taking alcohol atleast twice a week. How can I control my diabetes?
Self control: Hi! If you have diabetes, drinking alcohol or soda is just adding extra sugar into your system. It will complicate the ability to control your diabetes. If you are drinking twice a week, I would encourage you to reduce it to once a week then discontinue completely. If you drink with friends or family, ask them to support your effort to stop drinking to save your body from diabetic complication. ...Read more
How can I reduced sgpt. Reading. By taking medicine or by workout which is most effective and fast I don't uae alcohol and sgpt reading is 89?
Incomplete info: Elevated SGPT is a sign of liver disease. A level of 89 is not too high but could still represent liver disease. The treatment had to be directed at the cause of the liver damage. It is not feasible to diagnose the cause without a detailed history, physical examination and may be additional investigation. It would be prudent to discuss the matter with your doctor. ...Read more
I have an alcohol test in 16 days but I don't know what kind it is. Would I be able to pass the test if I drink today and not the other 15 days?
I do not know: Essentially, there must be a reason you have a scheduled alcohol test in the near future. You most likely should not be drinking at all. Depending on the test, some may be able to test for alcohol for longer than your concerned about. Best not to drink alcohol if someone is testing you for some apparent reason. Best wishes. ...Read more
When medications say do not take with alcohol does that mean I cant ever drink or does that mean don't take it with alcohol still in your system?
Depends: Most meds labelled like that can actually be taken with alcohol. Manufacturers are known to be overly cautious like that. But there are a few notable exceptions. In the vast majority of cases you can take the warning to mean not with alcohol in your system. Your specific case may be different so best to ask your doc. Of course excessive use of alcohol should be discouraged whether you take any o ...Read more
Pain in soft spot behind both earlobes has gotten worse. First bite syndrome? Is triggered by first sip of alcohol or first bite of some foods (can't
NotLikelyFirstBite: First Bite Syndrome is characterized as pain in Parotid region (salivary gland) or lower jaw area and not behind the ear lobes, it subsequently improves with each bite. The location of your pain does not fit with typical pain of first bite syndrome. The cause is not known but may be related to nerve impairment due to cervical spine surgery. Your pain is unlikely as first bite syndrome. Get it chcked ...Read more
Cutting down is hard: For someone with alcohol dependence or alcoholism cutting down is likely harder than stopping completely and usually does not work well. People without drinking problems rarely would ever even think they need to cut down. Sometimes they may be able, but most recovering alcoholics will tell you they tried again and again and could not succeed, the craving was to strong after the first drink. ...Read more
If someone drinks alcohol short-term health effects, can be hangover, slurred speech,
drowsiness, vomiting, diarrhea, upset stomach
and headaches. High blood pressure, stroke, and other heart-related diseases. Long term effects include liver disease, nerve damage,
sexual problems, permanent damage to the brain. Unintentional injuries car crash, falls, burns, drowning ...Read more
No it isn't: A beer, glass of wine or a single alcoholic cocktail isn't bad provided it does not make you intoxicated. In fact, red wine contains anti-oxidents which may be extremely healthy. However any, even a little alcohol is bad for an alcoholic because they can not control or limit themselves to just consuming "only a little". ...Read more
Help for Alcohol:
I commend you to get help for Your Alcohol use.
Let Wise Person within you ask:
• Duration of Alcohol use
• Effect on marriage, relationships, work, and finances
• Conviction to overcome Alcoholism; and reasons for it
Then, see a Psychiatrist for
•Therapy to understand use of Alcohol and its effects,
•to learn coping skills for stresses of life
•Attend AA Meetings regularly
Your Life is Precious! ...Read more
Depends: The NIH says that more than one drink per day for women or 2 drinks per day for men may suggest a problem with alcohol. Cravings are usually defined as thoughts about drinking. These are problematic if you have (or have had) a problem with alcohol abuse. They may also be problematic if they are obsessive and you cannot stop these thoughts. A conversation with your FP may clear up and confusion. ...Read more
Cephtin/Alcohol: Not a good idea to drink while on antibiotics. The general problem is that alcohol interferes with the blood level of the drug. So the drug might not be as effective. If one is a heavy drinker there are other considerations such as liver problems. One can have side effects such as nausea and vomiting. ...Read more
Alcohol is metabolized by alcohol dehydrogenase. This enzyme is found in all humans but varies depending on sex and race. People with low levels - young females and those of asian descent may have typical red flush when drinking.
Medication interactions are another important reason for intolerance.
However, in the western world religion is probably the leading cause of alcohol intolerance. ...Read more