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Can Alcohol Make You Bloated
It can: most commonly causes diarrhea, but constipation is also possible. This is usually when alcohol is consumed to excess, not average social drinking of 1-2 drinks per day or less. If you are drinking at an unsafe level, you need to cut down. If you have problems cutting down, or if your drinking has reached abuse/dependency levels, you need to get help in stopping with a chemical dependency program. ...Read more
Yes: Antibiotics frequently cause GI side effects including nausia, vomitting, diarrhea and bloating. Probiotics like vsl#3 have been shown to decrease the incidence of antibiotic induced diarrhea and c. Difficile disease. They are over the counter and might help your bloating as well. Feel better. ...Read more
That is possible: But the helicobacter infection is a better cause, and hydrocodone has the capacity to produce nausea. Sounds as if you might want to see a GI doctor (or if you have, follow their suggestions). Do see a professional for depression. This has become increasingly treatable in recent years. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Play it safe: If you suffer from an anxiety disorder, especially if you are taking medication for it, i'd think it wise to avoid alcohol or to limit yourself to one (not a few) small drink. Read the directions on your prescription and if it says none, that's the correct answer. Just wondering about it means that your own best thinking agrees. Caring about yourself is actually a good thing - take pleasure in it. ...Read more
I think you have: been watching too many Hebrew National commercials, regarding the work of a "higher power." Alcohol is alcohol, whatever the product it is in. If you consume too much, you will get intoxicated. The vehicle plays some role, because it is harder to consume more alcohol in less concentrated forms like beer/wine than in distilled spirits, like whisky/vodka, but if you take it in, it will get you drunk ...Read more
Stop alcohol: First, stop drinking alcohol. Drink plenty of water. Bland foods like applesauce, dry toast, etc. Mint tea, or ginger tea may be soothing and help with nausea. For fresh ginger tea: peel a 2” piece of ginger root. Bring two cups of water to boil and add sliced ginger. Reduce the heat and leave for 15-20 minutes to simmer. Strain the tea and add honey and lemon to taste. ...Read more
Nasogastric suction: Depends on toxicity of it & timing of ingestion. "stomach pumping" occurs when an ng (nasogastric) tube is inserted via your nose and into the stomach. Suction is applied so the stomach contents are emptied thru the tube. This has value in cases of: upper GI bleeding, overdose or toxic ingestions, GI obstruction, prolongued ileus (gut paralysis) after surgery, refractory vomiting, more. ...Read more
Yes: Several other conditions could also cause these symptoms however. The Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) you're taking may be a factor. A safe treatment to try until you can see your doctor would be ranitidine (generic for zantac) 150 mg twice daily. Hang in there, i hope you feel better soon :). ...Read more
I have anxiety. Can drinking coffee make you have anxiety due to all the caffeine, and make you feel dizzy? Like the jitters?
Coffee and anxiety : Coffee contains caffeine, a direct stimulant of brain, heart, and muscle. Feeling anxious, "jittery", trembling, increased heart rate, and G.I. Upset may occur in people who are sensitive to caffeine, or who drink it in high amounts. Other beverages containing caffeine include cola, tea, and some "energy drinks" over the counter medications may also be caffeinated so read labels carefully. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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