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Dry Drunk Syndrome
Just started physical therapy for forward head posture and upper crossed syndrome. I'm feeling spaced out/drunk. I think there is neck degeneration.
Your probably right: The upper quadrant is a dynamic functional and structural entity. A dysfunction in one region causes compromises in another region. Treating just part of the problem allows the remaining problems to continue and additional compromises will become evident. You need to see about all of the interrelationships and treat the composite of problems with appropriate therapies. ...Read more
Do people really get gut fermentation syndrome? Is it true they get drunk without drinking alcohol?
Extremely rare: I look forward to reading the scientific writeup of the current case that's making round of the media. It's not impossible and in residency read a few such cases. Historically, this has been a favorite defense by imaginative dui lawyers. ...Read more
10mo 3wk old just got over croup. Drunk bottle of milk and bottle of water before bed. At 6am diaper still dry! please suggestions/advice?
Still Dehydrated....: One of the problems with croup is poor oral intake with subsequent dehydration. Push more fluid to drink, every 2-3 hours until the infant starts to have 6-8 wet diapers/day. Use humidifier in the room. Room temp. Should be 70 f daytime, 68 f at night. Make sure, nose is not blocked. If so, use saline nasal spray and suck mucous with bulb syringe. Any further concern, check with the pediatrician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Around four nights ago I got drunk for the first time by drinking four different types of alcohol. The last couple of days I've been having a really bad stomach ache just in the morning when I wake up. I would then proceed to dry heave because I feel real
I am passing full stream urine every 20 min since yesterday. Hands and feet are sweating. Mouth is dry. I have not drunk anything today. What is this?
Conscience: You are demonstrating that you have one. You feel gross after drunk hook-ups because 1)you were drunk, which over time is going to catch up with you and impact your health and 2)a hook-up is dangerous in terms of your safety, sexually transmitted diseases (including AIDS and hepatitis, as well as syphilis, gonorrhea etc.).Get some counseling and start to find healthier relationships&STOP DRINKING ...Read more
Worried about....: What is it you are worried about....Are you having problems? ...Read more
Alcohol causes: intoxication (or drunkenness) when ingested (usually by mouth, although can be absorbed rectally, etc). intoxication results primarily from alcohol's effects on GABA receptors in the brain, which leads to disinhibition, poor judgement, slow reaction time, and other signs typically associated with intoxication. Affects of alcohol on dopamine cause euphoria associated with drunkenness. ...Read more
Don't understand ?: Detoxification is the process of helping people who are dependent on alcohol (or other drugs) get their body back to normal after stopping the drug. Most people who enter "detox" programs are under the influence of their drug, although some will enter after they begin to experience withdrawal - shakes, sweating, anxiety etc. The presence of absence of intoxication doesn't change length of detox. ...Read more
They don't always: Most people do not either increase or decrease their respiratory rate with mild to moderate intoxication, and with severe intoxication their breathing may actually slow down. If respirations are rapid, it may be due to alcoholic ketoacidosis, a metabolic disturbance caused by alcohol that causes the body to hyperventillate to get rid of carbon dioxide and compensate for acidosis. ...Read more
Bad versus Good: We do not use words like bad or good in medicine in general. Is something 'healthy' or not is the real question. I would think that regrets are going to be higher is you get a tattoo when drunk than when you are sober. The only other health concern would be alcohol makes blood thinner and you may bleed or bruise easier. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Once can kill: Severe binge drinking can kill. Alcohol toxicity can cause a person to stop breathing, aspiration of vomit into lungs. Not commom but can happen. . With that said many persons especially with alcohol problems have been drunk hundreds of times and are not dead. Lucky yes but not dead, other ways to die drunk, accidents, especially motor vehicle while intoxicated. ...Read more
Being drunk: Alcohol is a substance that disinhibits you -- meaning you just respond without thinking. The first drink or so may relax you, but getting drunk allows other impulses to come up and not be run through our usual brain cortex before acting upon them. Depending on who you're with and what you're saying to them (or them to you) this can be dangerous. ...Read more
Not medical terms: These are not medical terms for intoxication from a substance, intoxication is a set of symptoms of acute effects from any mind altering substance be it alcohol or "drugs" in every day usage however, being drunk usually refers to drinking too much alcohol, and being high refers to effects of just about every other substance ex. Marijuna, cocaine, heroin, etc. ...Read more
Drinking water: Everyone should drink 4 liters or more each day....Your kidneys will love you and so will your skin and more. ...Read more
An App For That: The following apps that focus on drunk driving prevention are available at the apple app store: r u drunk, drunk driving detector, the drunk tester, breathalyzer 5000, can i drive yet?, blood alcohol content calculator, dui test - highway's finest, too drunk. There are many others. The important message here is do not drink and drive. ...Read more
Most states: In most states the legal limit is 0.08 mg/dl including GA. (0.02 if you are under 21 years of age). So legally over the limit but not twice. ...Read more
I think you have: been watching too many Hebrew National commercials, regarding the work of a "higher power." Alcohol is alcohol, whatever the product it is in. If you consume too much, you will get intoxicated. The vehicle plays some role, because it is harder to consume more alcohol in less concentrated forms like beer/wine than in distilled spirits, like whisky/vodka, but if you take it in, it will get you drunk ...Read more