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Why can't I get a full night's sleep without drinking alcohol or taking a sedative?

Why can't I get a full night's sleep without drinking alcohol or taking a sedative?

See your doctor: For a work up. It may be related to your use of alcohol and medications, but insomnia can be related to many medical problems. Get it checked out before you self medicate. ...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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I've just been prescribed sertraline. I know drinking alcohol isn't recommended - but can you drink any at all on an occasion?

I've just been prescribed sertraline. I know drinking alcohol isn't recommended - but can you drink any at all on an occasion?

Limit alcohol: Wait a minute, you aren't old enough to drink yet! Hypothetically speaking, it would be ok to have one drink a couple days per week. 'Safe' alcohol amounts for women in general is less than 2 drinks (1 drink=can of beer, glass of wine, or one shot) per day. On any medication, it should be even less than that. ...Read more

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My dad is drinking alcohol, we are scared because he doesn't want to stop, his liver can be damaged if he doesn't stop. What to do? Help!

My dad is drinking alcohol, we are scared because he doesn't want to stop, his liver can be damaged if he doesn't stop. What to do? Help!

Consider Al-Anon: Unfortunately if he does not want to stop you may be powerless to change his behavior, but check out Al-Anon, an organization for family members of alcoholics that provides support and may give you ideas on how to help him. Ask his doctor to check for liver damage. A quality multivitamin and herbs like Milk Thistle seed extract may minimize liver damage, as can Liv-52, a herbal formula from India. ...Read more

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Started exercising with DASH diet but still smoking and drinking alcohol and lots of coffee (tried quitting but can't) BP still slightly high. Meds?

Started exercising with DASH diet but still smoking and drinking alcohol and lots of coffee (tried quitting but can't) BP still slightly high. Meds?

Not certain what you: Are asking. If you want to know if medications are indicated then the answer is no provided you can make appropriate life style choices. Perhaps some counseling to help you make these choices would be more beneficial in the long run than medications for your hypertension. I don't recall cigarettes, alcohol and excessive coffee being on the DASH diet. ...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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I hve anxiety and I never took my pills. I took iron vitmins, I haven't had an attck in 3months. Is drinking alcohol something that would trigger it?

I hve anxiety and I never took my pills. I took iron vitmins, I haven't had an attck in 3months. Is drinking alcohol something that would trigger it?

Yes, definitely. ...: Drinking alcohol, can trigger anxiety, especially in someone who has a biological propensity towards having anxiety. So answer is yes, plain and simple. Try aa. ...Read more

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I hit the back of my head really hard on Saturday evening, my vision went fuzzy for a few minutes afterwards but then cleared up. I feel nauseous but haven't been sick and the headache has not cleared since. I was drinking alcohol at the time and I'm no

I hit the back of my head really hard on Saturday evening, my vision went fuzzy for a few minutes afterwards but then cleared up. I feel nauseous but haven't been sick and the headache has not cleared since. I was drinking alcohol at the time and I'm no

ConcussionAlcoholism: Your Life is Precious!
“hit the back of my head really hard, nauseous, and continued headache” require immediate Diagnosis.
Please go to ER, have all necessary tests and Radiological studies; have consultation with a Neurologist.
After medical treatment, see a Psychiatrist for Alcoholism and Stress ;go to Rehab program and attend daily AA Meetings.
Feel Wonder of Giant Causeway in your country! ...Read more

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I'd like to start drinking alcohol for health reasons, but really don't crave it. What to do?

I'd like to start drinking alcohol for health reasons, but really don't crave it. What to do?

Then don't: As we continue to figure out what the true health benefits vs risks alcohol has on the human body, I am not currently recommending to my patients who do not drink, that they start drinking. However, if you already drink 1-2 drinks a day, there seems to be good evidence that it is beneficial. Thus, I do not make them stop. But don't start, especially at 33. Too much time to develop an addiction. ...Read more

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I hate drinking alcohol but I can't help it. Why is this?

I hate drinking alcohol but I can't help it. Why is this?

This is not a good: Thing. If you believe that you have lost control over your use of alcohol - that is a red flag. It you have tried to cut down on use or to quit unsuccessfully - that is another flag. If your used is negatively impacting your life - pay attention. Alcoholics anonymous is a free, confidential forum to deal with addiction. You could also see an addiction medicine specialist or addiction psychiatrist. ...Read more

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Aside from driving, what shouldn't you do while drinking alcohol?

Aside from driving, what shouldn't you do while drinking alcohol?

A partial list: Some mean no alcohol, some allow for a moderate amount: flying, boating, biking, motorcycling, air traffic controlling, surgery, handling firearems, skilled athletics, medical procedures, taking other medications, performing, working on the job. Anything for which you want full confidence that you are thinking your best and maximizing balance and motor tasks. ...Read more

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Is my liver going to fail if I don't give up drinking alcohol?

Beats me: Did a doctor tell you that it was causing damage? If yes, then if you keep drinking, you will do more damage. We have lots more liver than we need, and it takes many years of heavy drinking to cause liver failure, and not all heavy drinkers get liver damage. Assuming you did have liver abnormalities and you are still drinking, then you clearly need some help. Talk to doctor about treatment. ...Read more

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Will drinking alcohol a month after a concussion stop recovery forever? I wasn't knocked out, and remember the events leading up to and after it.

Will drinking alcohol a month after a concussion stop recovery forever? I wasn't knocked out, and remember the events leading up to and after it.

No: Drinking puts you at risk for another concussion which can be extremely dangerous if you have not healed from the first one. Up to two-thirds of people with TBI have a history of alcohol abuse or high-risk drinking. ...Read more

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Is drinking alcohol good for wounds?

No: In moderation it won't hurt but won't help. A heavy drinker will skip important nutrients and that would be detrimental to healing. ...Read more

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What can you get from drinking alcohol too much?

What can you get from drinking alcohol too much?

Death: By car accident, by fire (fall asleep with a lit cigarette), by dementia, but cirrhosis of the liver and a host of other ways. Is this how you want to leave this planiet? ...Read more

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Please tell me how drinking alcohol affects the body?

Please tell me how drinking alcohol affects the body?

Alcohol: Alcohol affects every part of the body, from brain, to liver, heart, kidneys, blood, skin, only to mention a few. ...Read more

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For what reasons drinking alcohol is not good for diet?

Lots of empty: Sugar calories. If you were dieting would you eat lots of twinkies, ho ho's, ice cream & cake? It wouldn't be a very succesfull diet if you did. The same goes for alcohol. ...Read more

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Which classes of medications cannot be taken while drinking alcohol?

Which classes of medications cannot be taken while drinking alcohol?

Many Classes: Medicine contraindicated with alcohol are divided into two main classes. First aremedications that interfere with the metabolism of alcohol like the anabiotic flagyl. Others are medications which can amplify the depressive effects of alcohol like muscle relaxers. ...Read more

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Is there any benefits to drinking alcohol in moderation? If so, how much is moderation?

Is there any benefits to drinking alcohol in moderation? If so, how much is moderation?

Debateable: One drink of wine or liquor daily will initially act as a stimulant and open blood vessels; however more is never better and altimatey act as depressants. ...Read more

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How do I detox from drinking alcohol?

How do I detox from drinking alcohol?

Alcoholic: There are many places where you can see a specialist through your alcoholism. Do not wait too long! ...Read more

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Puking after drinking alcohol, what to do?

Puking after drinking alcohol, what to do?

Not drink???: Your body, via your stomach, is telling you that you are taking in something that disagrees with it, and perhaps you should listen. You may already have gastritis or pancreatitis and the alcohol may be making these worse (or causing them, for that matter). When people keep doing something despite it causing them problems, then they have a problem with that "something, " whether alcohol or heroin. ...Read more

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Why do I suddenly puke from drinking alcohol?

Why do I suddenly puke from drinking alcohol?

Have a better?: Why do you continue to drink alcohol when it makes you suddenly puke? Continuing to drink when it regularly causes a particular problem IS a sign of a drinking problem, and I strongly suggest you discuss it with your health care provider. Alcohol, especially in larger amounts, causes inflammation of the esophagus, stomach and duodenum, as well as pancreas and liver, and all can cause nausea. ...Read more

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Can I take paracetomol while drinking alcohol?

Can I take paracetomol while drinking alcohol?

NO!!!!!!!!!!: The combination of Acetaminophen and alcohol can be extraordinarily dangerous, because alcohol converts the medication into more of the toxic substance which can damage the liver. While normal doses together with "social" drinking will not likely cause harm, even regular doses like 2 500 mg tabs 4 x daily can cause problems with excessive drinking. If you have problems not drinking, get help! ...Read more

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How can I not drinking alcohol in social situations.?

Support: You need to find ways to support yourself. Many people find groups like alcoholics anonymous to be helpful to stay sober in even the most difficult social situations. Understanding yourself and your drinking will help you know how not to drink. Consider therapy for yourself as well. Good luck and best wishes. ...Read more

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Does drinking alcohol have an effect on the gallbladder?

Does drinking alcohol have an effect on the gallbladder?

No effect: Alcohol does not effect the GB. Rather in excess it effects sites it comes in contact with directly or indirectly. Here oral cavity lesions, esophageal lesions and gastriis are not uncommon. There is a secondary effect where patients who are alcoholic can develop severe pancreatitis. ...Read more

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What are the effects on drinking alcohol on anti-depressants?

What are the effects on drinking alcohol on anti-depressants?

Runs against them: Using both alcohol and antidepressants together runs the risk of intoxication and sedation -- more than expected with either alone. Also in the long run, alcohol is a depressant, and disrupts sleep cycle. Your antidepressant will be fighting this, in a sense. Alcohol may give the temporary illusion of improved mood, but repeated binges can also dysregulate -- rather than even out -- your mood. ...Read more

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Hi. Does drinking alcohol while on flouxetin lead to blockout?

Possibly: Depends on dose of fluoxetine and amount of alcohol consumed over what time. A lot of alcohol with higher doses of fluoxetine consumed in a short time certainly could lead to black out (as could just large amounts of alcohol by itself consumed in a short time). ...Read more

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Is taking pain relievers persistently worse then drinking alcohol?

Pain med and alcohol: Persistent use of both -when there is no need -is bad and problematic. ...Read more

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Is Lorazepam ok 11 hours AFTER drinking alcohol? I take it as needed. Haven't taken in over a week.

Probably: Lorazepam (Ativan) belongs to a class of drugs which can potentiate the effects of alcohol. The answer actually depends on your physical condition, particularly the health of your liver and the amount and duration of your alcohol consumption. ...Read more

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How come drinking a lot of water after drinking alcohol doesn't help it to get out of your system faster?

How come drinking a lot of water after drinking alcohol doesn't help it to get out of your system faster?

Alcohol and water: Drinking waters merely dilutes the alcohol in the stomach. Its the liver that clears the alcohol and this is not dependent on the dilution. ...Read more

Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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Pinworms (Definition)

Small parasitic worms that are found in the gastrointestinal tract. The worms lay eggs at night in and around the anus causing a characteristic itching. They are commonly found in children. Children are infected ...Read more


Dr. Suzanne Galli
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Enterobiasis (Definition)

Pinworm infestation causes itching around anus and less ...Read more