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Alcohol Doesn T Affect Me
Depends on you: If you are indeed an alcoholic, and have an associated nutritional deficiency, you could acquire wernicke-korsakoff syndrome with incoordination, gait imbalance, visual problems, confusion, and memory loss. Not unique if alcohol abuse to eventually develop brain atrophy and dementia. However, all is secondary to abuse, as moderation does not result in the above. ...Read more
Yes -- negatively!: Your body metabolizes alcohol immediately, often at the expense of other, much more vital metabolic processes (like maintaining adequate blood sugar levels). Over time, heavy drinkers can therefore become diabetic. Alcohol also irritates your GI tract and damage your body's ability to absorb nutrients, vitamins, and minerals from your food, which will have a negative impact on your metabolism. ...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
Does cannabis interact with cumadin/warfarin? I know that alcohol heightens irn, does marijuana lower it?
Don't know...: We don't know, as far as i can tell it has not been studied. I do know that smoking of any type, increases the risk of vascular events of the type we are generally trying to prevent with anti-coagulation with drugs like coumadin/warfarin. But as for directly affecting inr, we don't really know. Coumadin/warfarin is a dangerous drug with a narrow therapeutic window. I would advise caution. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Alcohol causes: intoxication (or drunkenness) when ingested (usually by mouth, although can be absorbed rectally, etc). intoxication results primarily from alcohol's effects on GABA receptors in the brain, which leads to disinhibition, poor judgement, slow reaction time, and other signs typically associated with intoxication. Affects of alcohol on dopamine cause euphoria associated with drunkenness. ...Read more
If anything it helps: your unborn baby for you NOT to expose it to caffeine. While there isn't a lot of information that says caffeine exposure is risky to unborn children, most obstetricians recommend not taking anything in that you don't really need, and nobody really needs caffeine. Modest doses, 1-2 servings per day, are very unlikely to hurt either you or your baby, but higher doses may. Talk to your OB provider. ...Read more
Please explain : further what you mean by not effecting like others. Clarify and re-ask. ...Read more
Depends on which: antibiotic. There are many drug interactions with alcohol, since it enhances the liver enzymes that metabolize not only alcohol (one of the factors leading to tolerance) but many other drugs, including ciprofloxacin and similar antibiotics. Moreover, alcohol decreases activity of both kinds of white blood cells - those producing antibodies and those that eat up (phagocytize) bacteria/viruses. ...Read more
Not enough info: There really is not enough information to answer your question. Cyclobenzaprine is classified as a muscle relaxant although it probably works through mild sedation which helps with the relaxation. I am not sure why you are being prescribed this medication so i cannot really tell you why it is not helping you. ...Read more
Very badly: Bulimia is unsafe when you're not pregnant, and worse if you are. Electrolyte imbalances from repeated vomiting can come through to your baby. Also you risk premature delivery, low birth weight, delayed fetal growth, fetal death or stillbirth, gestational diabetes, and hypertension since many bulimic woman gain excess weight in pregnancy. Please tell your OB so you can get needed help. ...Read more
Risk for you & fetus: Pregnancy takes a lot of a woman as the fetus takes what it needs to develop. Bulimia leads to skewed balance of electrolytes and also can affect the nutritional balance you growing child needs. Absolutely let you doctor know you have this problem and seek help to control it for you and for the baby to be. ...Read more
Will anything, apart from alcohol affect anti depressants? Will any vitamins like vitamin C or anything affect it?
It depends...: There are many different antidepressants making it hard to generalize. For example, MAO inhibitors (not widely prescribed) are affected by many foods that contain tyramines. Grapefruit juice can affect levels of some antidepressants like sertraline. But most antidepressants aren't affected by food or vitamins. You can go to websites like www.Drugs.Com to see all known interactions for a given med. ...Read more
Can trigger rosacea: Excessive alcohol intake can cause the skin to look sallow and less healthy. Chronic alcohol use can prematurely age the skin. It can also exacerbate underlying skin problems. Rosacea is a skin condition in which flushing and redness can be triggered by alcohol. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Fat content: The fat content of ice cream may be causing your symptoms. ...Read more