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I am 7 weeks pregnant & read that there is horseradish in shrimp cocktail sauce & it can cause a miscarriage, is this true?

I am 7 weeks pregnant & read that there is horseradish in shrimp cocktail sauce & it can cause a miscarriage, is this true?

Not likely: Horseradish when used in usual dietary quantities will not affect a pregnancy. To induce a miscarriage (ie. Abortion) would require doses of about 4 ounces taken 3 or 4 times a day for 3 or 4 days. Even those doses are not sure to cause a miscarriage.

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What can you do at a cocktail party if on diet?

What can you do at a cocktail party if on diet?

Diet soda: Ah, my perennial problem! I give at least 2 lectures a week and always get invited to the cocktail parties. My solution is to have 1 drink, then ask for a club soda with lime, which everyone assumes is a gin & tonic. And I avoid those little platters full of snacks - each tidbit is about 1, 000 calories. Low-cal alternatives are always available, if you seek them out, or ask.

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Do people dread cocktail parties because of what they do to their weight or see them as free food now?

Do people dread cocktail parties because of what they do to their weight or see them as free food now?

Funny: I'm not sure what you're asking. Some people dread cocktail parties and some don't. For those who do dread cocktail parties I would imagine that the reasons are varied. Btw, people can manage what they eat and drink on their own. The presence of free food and drink does not force anyone to eat or drink it.

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Me and my husband are youing to start a family this June. I am on a cocktail of meds that I don't know are safe. Please help?

Me and my husband are youing to start a family this June. I am on a cocktail of meds that I don't know are safe. Please help?

Ask your doctors: If you are planning to get pregnant, reviw your meds with your doctor and your gynecologist to be sure you need to take all these meds and to be sure that none will adversely effect a pregnancy.

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Is consuming two cocktails a day harmful to my health? It is ritualistic for me to participate in happy hour and helps take the edge off at days end

Is consuming two cocktails a day harmful to my health? It is ritualistic for me to participate in happy hour and helps take the edge off at days end

Alcoholism: It surely sounds like you have alcoholic thinking and perhaps even alcoholic drinking. Drinking daily is a good definition of an alcoholic. Perhaps going thirty days without drinking may be a good place to start to get some clarity.

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Can you have a cocktail if you have diabetes?

Can you have a cocktail if you have diabetes?

Yes you can: Yes you can as long as you do in moderation

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What med cocktail works best for fybromyalgia?

What med cocktail works best for fybromyalgia?

No one answer: There are several meds that can help either as single therapy or in combination. Discuss options with a rheumatologist.

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Has anyone used Myers cocktails? Are they safe? Do you have an opinion on whether they are effective for treating any conditions?

Has anyone used Myers cocktails? Are they safe? Do you have an opinion on whether they are effective for treating any conditions?

A Nutritional Lush?: You can get all that stuff with a healthy diet of green vegetables, fruits and nuts and more green vegetables. If you have a vitamin B12 deficiency you may need even extra but intravenous? There's nothing like a needle in the arm to tell your brain to tell you to HEAL THYSELF, NOW!! If you have a specific deficiency you need a doctor. Save the cocktails for Happy Hour.

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Query the benefits of a cocktail cup of cut-up small pieces of 3 or 4 different fruits compared with eating just 1 slice of only a particular fruit?

Query the benefits of a cocktail cup of cut-up small pieces of 3 or 4 different fruits compared with eating just 1 slice of only a particular fruit?

Both good: A matter of taste. Always good to eat fruit of mixed variety, not necessarily at the same meal in a fruit cup, unless you enjoy them together.

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I'm taking warfarin may I have a cocktail?

I'm taking warfarin may I have a cocktail?

Yes: Moderation is the key. One is ok. Anything close to "tipsy" could get you into the er, or worse, introduced to a nice neurosurgeon.

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What is in cocktails besides sugar and alcohol?

What is in cocktails besides sugar and alcohol?

Maybe no sugar?: No sugar in a gin and tonic vitamin c in a "screwdriver, " or vodka grape. No sugar in a gin and tonic made with sugar free tonic. Quite variable depending on ingedients.

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Is mixing probiotics homemade drinks with alcool in a cocktail dangerous in any way to your health?

Is mixing probiotics homemade drinks with alcool in a cocktail dangerous in any way to your health?

Want to reconsider?: Alcohol kills bacteria--that's why they swab your arm before drawing blood from it. If you mix the bacteria from your probiotics with an alcoholic beverage, what do think may happen to those otherwise beneficial living bacteria? On a separate issue, immoderate alcohol consumption IS dangerous to your health.

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What is the best GI cocktail to help ucler tearment?

What is the best GI cocktail to help ucler tearment?

See below: Carafate (sucralfate) slurry (on empty stomach) forms a "patch" on ulcers. Ppis (prilosec, prevacid, et al) block acid secretion; lower acidity allows uncers to heal. Combo of 2 meds should heal faster.

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Is there a cocktail of drugs that all patients with CAD should be on?

Is there a cocktail of drugs that all patients with CAD should be on?

Customization: Treatment needs to tailored to the individuals characteristics as some medications may be indicated for CAD but may be contraindicated due to other diseases, e.G, beta blockers may not be suitable for someone with asthma, Aspirin would not be suitable for some one with stomach ulcer etc.

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Is drinking about 3 cocktails a night harmful for your health? Each cocktail has about 1 shot of 40 proof alcohol?

Is drinking about 3 cocktails a night harmful for your health? Each cocktail has about 1 shot of 40 proof alcohol?

Yes: Moderate consumption is considered 1 drink daily for women and 2 for men. Drinking only once a week but consuming all 7/14 in one day does not count and would be considered binge drinking. Women are more susceptible to alcohol in its short term and long term effects and there are genetic non-gender differences also. Aging and addition of RX meds like cholesterol meds puts more stress on the liver.

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Can I take 10mg Ambien after having a cocktail that had 3-4oz. Of vodka in it. .. around 3 hours ago?? Is it safe or too risky?

Can I take 10mg Ambien after having a cocktail that had 3-4oz. Of vodka in it. .. around 3 hours ago?? Is it safe or too risky?

Ambien EtOH: Probably can. What was proof of vodka? Do you still feel drunk? If so I would no take if till you don't feel tipsy.

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Does the HGH homemade cocktail based on a 3 tomatoes and 250 grams of broad beans and 250 grams of cabbage mixed in a blender make you taller?

Does the HGH homemade cocktail based on a 3 tomatoes and 250 grams of broad beans and 250 grams of cabbage mixed in a blender make you taller?

No: There's no such thing as an hgh cocktail. Also, at your age you've already attained your maximum height. There are no magic foods that will make you grow vertically, only horizontally if you eat too much and become overweight. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet.