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Drugs That Make You Sick When You Drink Alcohol
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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Inhibits a hormone: Alcohol inhibits a hormone called anti-diurtetic hormone, adh (vasopressin). This hormone conserves water in the distal part of the ducts of the kidney. When one drinks alcohol this inhibits adh (vasopressin)'s effect on the kidney, meaning less water is absorbed by the body causing more urine to be produced. ...Read more
If you drank alcohol (vodka) but hoursayer you feel nauseous.. does that mean you had alcohol poisoning?
No: The stuff will make you sick to your stomach if you drink more than a little bit. You're almost an adult. Please be careful with that stuff. Drink very little if any. ...Read more
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
Cold water: Cold water during a meal may slow digestion process but is otherwise not an issue ...Read more
Not a great idea: Likely to feel dizzy, drowsy, confused. Definitely avoid driving! It may be ok, but prepare for these effects. Best to be very moderate! ...Read more
Most kinds: Again, how much drinking are we talking about? Alcohol is high calorie, and heavy drinking increases weight in many people, which in turn increases bad cholesterol. Beer has lots of carbs, and some liqueurs (like kahlua) have cholesterol and fat. 1-2 drinks per day may not be harmful and may even raise our good cholesterol, but higher doses elevate blood pressure, bad for general health as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I don't get enough fluids because i'm not thirsty or am too busy to remember to drink. Is it better to drink unhealthy drinks than nothing at all?
Find a way: Asking a doctor to allow you to make a bad choice is not reasonable. Set a reminder on your smart-phone or prepare the night before bottles of water to drink is the way to go. If you don't drink enough fluids, you increase your risk for kidney stones, bad breath, constipation, etc. Put a rubber band on your wrist to remind yourself to drink, but find a way to get at least 50 ounces a day of fluid. ...Read more
Alcohol will add to: Depression, so it's not helpful. Find better ways to deal with your depression (exercise, social interaction, engrossing activities, having meaningful goals, avoiding negative thinking). Using alcohol in ways that don't work, in amounts you can't control, or that cause other problems are warning signs of an alcohol problem. Don't get hung up on the term "alcoholic.". ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Modulate emotions: People may start drinking and using drugs from curiosity, and then discover that they like the effects -- at least temporarily. Could be a craving for novelty, and a way to modulate painful emotion. In some, sporadic drug and alcohol use turn into full substance abuse and/or dependence -- taking over life, endangering health, and destroying relationships, work, and hope. The shift can be quick. ...Read more
Liver: I would be worried. This is double normal and a sign of some inflammatory process. You have not included all of the common causes of liver strain, which include infection, being overweight, taking certain otc medications and toxic reactions to prescription medications. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Enzymatic difference: One possible cause well documented cause could be the natural genetic variation in alcohol dehydrogenase. This enzyme's activity has naturally variations giving less in-born activity in certain populations. There is a drug called Antabuse (disulfiram) that inhibits this enzyme and causes significant etoh intolerance. So some people just don't tolerate etoh well. ...Read more
Hi I was wondering my GGT LEVEL is 64U/L which is very high but I don't drink alcohol or take drugs what causes the elevation? Hep test negative
I weigh 100 and drink alcohol only 1 every few months each time I do I get very sick (puke) for 2 days after even. Why?
Is it okay to drink alcohol while breastfeeding regularly.? Like ill drink alcholo today and wont breastfeed till tomorrow. Is it okay?
Yes, OK to drink: but caution is always recommended regarding drinking responsibly, especially if you will continue to be caretaker of your infant. Unless on other medication, a healthy 120 pound woman can have 2 drinks and have alcohol free milk in 5 hours. See reference http://www.obfocus.com/calculators/alcoholinmilk.htm for more information. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Do I have to drink alcohol,smoke or take drugs to become popular in high school?I dont want to take these,so can I become popular.Please help!
In nursing school I thought they said there’s a med you can take to make you ill if you drink alcohol, so people take it if they’re trying to quit?
Hi, im from poland, i used azithromycin 4 days 2016-01-08 is latest eat this drug, i can drink alcohol ?
Hi just wondering.. I don't drink alcohol a lot.When I do I feel sick is this common with hashimotos thyroiditis....
Unrelated: That feeling is unrelated to the hashimoto's. ...Read more
I took a 0.5mg dosage of ativan (lorazepam) can I drink alcohol 10 hours after the drug was taken? Or will it harm me?
Can I drink alcohol on 72mg of concerta. I take it in the morning around 8:30am. Is it safe to drink around 6pm, as the drug has worn off by then?
Depends: The safety of your drinking can be considered separately from the Concerta use. The drug is essentially gone so there will not be any interaction. However, safety of consumption depends on several factors: local law (you are not legal in many states at 19),situation (driving or not),amount consumed. If these are not a problem, ignore the med and do what you want. ...Read more
Not wise: You can but stomach and bleeding issues are more likely. ...Read more
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