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Danger Of Drinking Alcohol And Eating Watermelon
I've stopped drinking alcohol on my own for five weeks now. Am I still in danger of going back to it?
Ongoing support: Without ongoing support from a community who knows the ropes of alcoholism and alcohol abuse, you could be in danger of a relapse. This is different from being in alcohol withdrawal. Sustaining behavioral change can be difficult, and you'll need to develop other ways of coping with life than drinking if you want to be "out of danger." aa is there for you if you're willing. Http://www. Aa.org. ...Read more
Alcohol is available in many beverages, from beer and wine to the more potent distilled spirits, such as gin, rye, and whiskey. There appear to be at least small health benefits of small amounts of alcohol use (fewer than five drinks per week), especially of red wine Excessive alcohol use can lead to addiction and severe social and physical complications. Excess long term alcohol use is the most common cause of cirrhosis of the ...Read more
Unrelated: Symptoms from an incisional hernia may be swelling, pressure, discomfort, pain. If the hernia causes marked pain with nausea and vomiting then the hernia needs to be evaluated by a doctor or emergency room urgently. Drinking alcohol in a smart and moderate amount would have no affect on a hernia condition. ...Read more
Hello, I've started taking 1mg respiridone for my bipolar tendencies. Want to know if I'm at a deadly danger by drinking alcohol while taking it?
What are the dangers of taking blood thinners and drinking alcohol? I was recently diagnosed with afib and prescribed prodaxa and haven't completely quit drinking
No: No but cigarette smoking (addiction) and alcoholism are two of the top three preventable causes of death. They are among the top contributors to "all cause" mortality because they can adversely affect your health in so many ways. There may be some beneficial health effects of drinking small amounts of alcohol regularly, particularly red wine. ...Read more
Hi There, I was just wondering if there are any serious side effects of taking only a few percocets while on pristiq 50mg, and also how dangerous drinking alcohol REALLY is on this anxiety medication. (I am not taking perc's while drinking alcohol though)
Suspicious: Not enough info. How many is "a few? " Should you be drinking alcohol which is a CNS depressant while taking an anti-depressant, Pristiq (desvenlafaxine)? Why are you taking an opioid which is also a CNS depressant? How close if not together re perc's and alcohol? Not enough info! ...Read more
I get heart flutters everyday, they seem worse while drinking alcohol. Is this dangerous? Can drinking on occasion cause me a heart attack?
Can you tell me is it dangerous to start drinking alcohol 2 hours after taking advil (ibuprofen)?
What is the turn around time on drinking alcohol and eating hot sauce after being diagnosed with gastritis?
Depends: I depends on how bad you felt to start with. At least a week but perhaps a month. ...Read more
I took. 5 mg Xanax (alprazolam) 2 hours after drinking alcohol and eating a full dinner. Is this ok?
Mixing is dangerous: Xanax (alprazolam) and alcohol are dangerous to combine. They act on the same brain receptors and 1+ 1 can equal much more than 2. A 0.5 mg xanax (alprazolam) may not sound like much but is equivalent to 10 mg of valium. Xanax (alprazolam) is one of the most addictive of the benzodiazepine tranquilizers. Using it regularly can result in tolerance, dependence and withdrawal in a fairly short time. ...Read more
Where is it sore?: And how much alcohol? Which spicy food? How long ago between when you ate, drank and onset of symptoms? Were you having any vomiting or diarrhea earlier? These are the questions that would help me better understand the nature of your problem. Without this information I'm afraid my advice won't be very specific. I do suggest though, that if the pain persists or is over the right upper abdomen, CMD2Day ...Read more
Fast food kills: Hi. Not to be overly simplistic, but there IS a safe and healthy amount to drink (don't drink too much, however!). There is NO healthy amount of junk food to eat! ...Read more
Can drinking alcohol excessively and not being hydrated and not eating great affect the body negatively- even if the general blood panels look normal?
Esophagitis: At 21 years of age, unless other issues unknown, it is likely that this upper left back pain is an esophagitis. This is likely not major problem now but suggests that you are drinking too much alcohol and you could have other accompanying problems that are serious like esophageal varices, ulcer and unlikely but potentially pancreas issues. You really need to stop alcohol until seeing your M.D. ...Read more
Besides not drinking alcohol or eating fatty foods, is there anything I can do to keep my liver nice and healthy!?
Stay healthy: Fatty foods have no inherently damaging properties - but you yourself should stay as active and healthy and trim as possible. Livers are pretty forgiving organs so 'everything in moderation' will go a long way. ...Read more
I've had hiccups a lot lately. Today I had 5 separate episodes of hiccups. Should I be concerned? (I wasn't eating fast, drinking alcohol or pop.)
Hardness an uncomfortable feeling in liver after drinking alcohol an eating some food not always a diabectic?
Been holding on for several days not eating much, still drinking alcohol, sleeping a lot and having memory loss. How long to live?
How long do you want: It is hard to tell if you are trying to die. If not, stop doing what you are doing - now! This could, indeed kill you but it might be a very unpleasant and unpredictable way to go. If you want to survive - seek serious medical help asap. Go to an er and expect detox after you are stabilized. You must have suffered some hard things and that is so sad. It can get better, if only some. Choose! ...Read more
I have a small disconfort in the left upper side of my abdomen belo the ripcage; it increases when drinking alcohol or eating to much. After my esses are dark. Having headacks and flue often. What is it?
How soon after drinking alcohol can I take antabuse (disulfiram)? I am concerned about eating in restaurants and getting alcohol in food. What about hair dye?
At least 24 hours: Wait at least 24 hours after drinking, to take any antabuse (disulfiram). If alcohol is used in cooking, it is generally burned off in the process -- no longer available as free alcohol to cause a reaction. Not so with liquor-laden desserts like creme de menthe over ice cream, etc. Ask for ingredients when ordering. Do not drink hair dye under any circumstances! Used on your head, shouldn't be a problem. ...Read more
I bled for 2 weeks b4 my period and was even lighter on my period. I get nauseous after eating or drinking alcohol, took a test it was negative.?
U need to see U PCP: For evaluation and he may recommend u to see an obgyn. ...Read more
Dull recurring pain in my upper right abdomen directly below/behind the lowest right rib. Notice after eating/drinking alcohol. Off/on for 1+ year.?
Tip of penis burns a day after drinking alcohol or eating acidic foods such as tomatoes. It also gets irritated with tight pants or under. Help pls?
Chemical urethritis: Certain things you ingest can irritate the bladder and/or urethra. These include caffeine, alcohol, acidic foods, carbonated drinks, alcohol, tobacco and spicy foods. You are sensitive, so only sure way is to avoid them, but drinking extra plain water may help out by diluting the urine. As for the clothes, you may need to switch to looser fitting garments that breathe. ...Read more
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