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I've stopped drinking alcohol on my own for five weeks now. Am I still in danger of going back to it?

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

Dr. Gregg Albers
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Alcohol Consumption (Definition)

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


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Does drinking alcohol increase the dangers if you have an incisional hernia?

Does drinking alcohol increase the dangers if you have an incisional hernia?

No: An incisional hernia can become dangerous if the organs protruding through the hernia (hole in abdominal wall) become twisted or stuck to the point the bloo supply gets cut off. Types of food or drink do not generally alter the risk. ...Read more

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Can drinking alcohol increase the dangers when you have an incisional hernia?

Can drinking alcohol increase the dangers when you have an incisional hernia?

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

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What are the dangers of drinking alcohol while on bipolar and anti psychotic meds?

What are the dangers of drinking alcohol while on bipolar and anti psychotic meds?

My opinion: There r many but in my experience it is difficult to get the meds right 2 control the symptoms & be tolerable for the patient--why throw in unnecessary chemicals (alcohol) that may throw every thing off? ...Read more

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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?

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?

Moderation helps: Risperidone is an antipsychotic with minimal sedative properties. Alcohol can add to sedation. Also, drinking more than recommended quantities could worsen bipolar itself theoretically. I would advise moderation definitely while drinking alcohol. ...Read more

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Is smoking less dangerous for your health than drinking alcohol?

Is smoking less dangerous for your health than drinking alcohol?

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

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Is drinking alcohol dangerous in loose motion?

Is drinking alcohol dangerous in loose motion?

Alcohol and activity: Not sure what you mean by "loose motion", but drinking alcohol will lead to impairment of motor skills, alertness and judgement, and should not be combined with activities that require these faculties. ...Read more

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Help please! Is drinking alcohol with a recently done tongue piercing dangerous?

Possibly: If you get drunk and the piercing isn't secure you could swollow it. The good news is the alcohol can act as an astringent and kill bacteria associated with the piercing. ...Read more

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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)

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

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Can you tell me is it dangerous to start drinking alcohol 2 hours after taking advil (ibuprofen)?

Can you tell me is it dangerous to start drinking alcohol 2 hours after taking advil (ibuprofen)?

It could be.: It depends on how much alcohol you plan to drink and how much advil (ibuprofen) you took. Alcohol can increase your risk of bleeding w/ Ibuprofen and other non-steroidal anit-inflammatory meds including aspirin. ...Read more

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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

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Stomach sore to touch after drinking alcohol and eating spicey food?

Stomach sore to touch after drinking alcohol and eating spicey food?

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

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Do you know which is worse: drinking alcohol or eating fast food?

Do you know which is worse: drinking alcohol or eating fast food?

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

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Can drinking alcohol excessively and not being hydrated and not eating great affect the body negatively- even if the general blood panels look normal?

Can drinking alcohol excessively and not being hydrated and not eating great affect the body negatively- even if the general blood panels look normal?

Yes: Drinking alcohol excessively indeed affects the body negatively, regardless of what else is going on in one's world. Therefore, it is of the greatest importance to stop drinking alcohol excessively. Drink water instead. ...Read more

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Pain in upper left back after eating and sometimes while drinking alcohol. What can this be?

Pain in upper left back after eating and sometimes while drinking alcohol. What can this be?

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

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Besides not drinking alcohol or eating fatty foods, is there anything I can do to keep my liver nice and healthy!?

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

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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.)

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.)

Hiccups: I wouldn't worry about occasional hiccups, but persistent hiccupping can be a significant problem requiring treatment with an old fashioned medication like thorazine (chlorpromazine). Consult a gastroenterologist if symptoms persist. ...Read more

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Hardness an uncomfortable feeling in liver after drinking alcohol an eating some food not always a diabectic?

Hardness an uncomfortable feeling in liver after drinking alcohol an eating some food not always a diabectic?

Alcohol: Alcohol is toxic to liver. The symptom is indicator that it is time to consider abstinence. ...Read more

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Been holding on for several days not eating much, still drinking alcohol, sleeping a lot and having memory loss. How long to live?

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

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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?

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?

Gastric Reflex: Treating gastric reflex, called GERD, would prevent developing gastric ulcers and bigger problems. Pl go your GO and get it checked out to get the prescribed combo treatment you may need. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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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Dad's legs get swollen after eating meat or drinking alcohol. What condition is this?

Dad's legs get swollen after eating meat or drinking alcohol. What condition is this?

Possible gout: It may be gout but your father needs to see doctor for proper evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

Dr. William Singer
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Watermelon (Definition)

Watermelon is a vine-like flowering plant originally from southern africa. Its fruit, which is also called watermelon, is a special kind referred to by botanists as a pepo, a berry which has a thick ...Read more