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It depends: Alcoholism is an addiction. If you drink wine, beer, or liquor in moderation and not because you have the urge that you must, that doesn't necessarily make you an alcoholic. If you drink regularly because you feel you need to, can't control your drinking, get withdrawal if you don't drink, get upset if people question you about it, or it affects your professional or personal life, then beware. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Asap.I was @friends wedding party, smalll crowded room, appears thatevery1was smoking &smoking bio weed, i left party in two hours, pregnant38weeks.Harm?
Had hives from drinking 1beer & 5 shots of spirits. Doctors said not allergic to alcohol, but had hives when i drank beer again. What am i allergic to?
Highly likely he is: although you diagnose alcohol problems not strictly by how much someone is drinking and more by how much harm it is doing to their life, nobody can drink 30 beers in the course of a drinking episode without being HIGHLY tolerant to alcohol (it is equivalent to 1 1/2 liters of vodka). Anyone who tolerates that has to be LOTS drinking daily or close to it, and likely has the associated problems. ...Read more
I'm 17 weeks pregnant. I drink dunkin donuts coffee once a week.Is that okay. I know caffeine in large consumptions is bad?
Depends: The package insert says that alcohol can cause an Antabuse (disulfiram) reaction within 24 hours of drinking alcohol. However, in most cases, all detectable alcohol in blood and the body are gone within 8--10 hours, unless drinking has been very heavy and there is liver damage. If the drug is not deterring you from drinking, you should talk with your doctor about another anti-craving medication. ...Read more
I had bourbon street chicken and shrimp from Applebee's restaurant. 40 hours later a etg test cutoff (etg-500 ng/ml, ets- 100 ng/ml) will I pass?
Whoa!: "Bourbon street chicken and shrimp" are named for a style of cooking from New Orleans developed on a street named for the Bourbon family of French kings. So was the alcoholic beverage. There is no further connection with alcohol. Glad you're being monitoried for sobriety and enjoying good times doing healthy things. Congratulations on your sobriety -- keep up the good work. ...Read more
Size ?: Airline mini bottle size or larger? What you describe sounds quite worrisome and warrants medical evaluation. ...Read more
I drank alcohol, 2 beers and 1 shot of tequila. 20 hours later i got tested for ethanol, not etg. I'm 5"5 175lbs. Is there a chance that i could pass?
My diet today was 2 avacodos, 1 tomatoe, 1 onion, 1 egg, salmon fillet, orange, banana, half cup kidney beans . This healthy? I'm 19 male 5'8 175 lbs
Yes: If you are not allergic to it. ...Read more
I am allergic to chicken, pork, beef, clam, egg, soy, barley, oat, cashew, brazil nut, and english walnut. Could I have a protein intolerance?
What kind of allergy: Prick, blood tests not very accurate re: food allergies. Neg tests exclude an immune reaction (true allergy), but pos tests have less value. Best test is a double-blind food challenge (neither tester nor pt know which is which, until code is cracked at end of test); cumbersome.This excludes about 90% of "allergies". Other blood tests can be used, not "live-cell"-bogus, no "applied kinesiology". ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
It adds risks: particularly of bleeding. the combination of Aspirin and alcohol can lead to gastrointestinal bleeding. If you are talking about a baby Aspirin a day for cardiac protection and having one beer, the risks are very low. However, if you are taking larger doses for arthritis and drink more than 1-2 beers, you do have risks of heartburn, reflux and even bleeding. ...Read more