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Heroin Addict Runs Hot Water What Are They Doing
No: It will take longer and drinking that much water rapidly can cause the possibility of multiple electrolyte abnormalities that may be dangerous or even fatal. ...Read more
I used heroin for the past 2/weeks and I have a drug screen at the suboxone doc on Tue., if I drink a ton of water from now til 3pm on Tue will I be c?
Detox: Provide detoxification and psychological therapy.Get a more detailed answer ›
I am a heroin addict just relapsed 4 months back I've been using some meds to keep my withdrawal symptoms at bay please advice if I should change that?
Relpase: I encourage you to get more support than medication in order to get into health and recovery. Your doc can comment on the use of meds; I won't. Please continue to see him/her. Please consider inpatient treatment, a 12 step program w/regular meetings, a sponsor, whatever it takes. Please make freedom from this your present goal. The very best to you. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Depends on reason: If a heroin adict is admitted for an unrelated reason, say a pneumonia or for surgery, then generally the goal is to prevent withdrawal. This would be accomplished by using medications that limit withdrawal and also by providing alternative opiates during the hospitalization. ...Read more
Not by itself: Small pupils can be a sign of opiate intoxication yes, so a heroin addict may indeed have small pupils, it could indicate abuse of other opiates besides heroin, it could be ligitimate use of opiates. With other information or suspicion of heroin use, it is a helpful clue. As is severely dilated pupils with suspected opiate withdrawal. ...Read more
Paresthesia: A paresthesia is an unusual sensation, and can be anywhere in the body where there are sensory nerves. It may mean there is something irritating a nerve or nerves from the spinal cord to the affected area. A primary care doctor can evaluate, and may refer to a neurologist as needed. ...Read more
For her, nothing you: Can do except tell her how you feel. For yourself, getting family counseling and/or attending alanon meetings (a self-help group for family members of addicts) can help you deal with your guilt, shame, anger, concern and all the other feelings you likely have. Nobody can make anybody else change - she has to want to. People in alanon or counselors can help you understand what you can;can't do. ...Read more
You can't- sort of: What I mean is you can HELP, but they don't recover until THEY want to. What most of us do when a friend, relative or loved one has addiction (or obesity, or smoking or whatever) is nag them, and that ends up doing more harm than good. What we need to do is 1) stop enabling their addiction if we are doing that and 2) tell me we love them (or like them) and we want the best for them. Attend Alanon ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Unlikely: I don't think people wake up and think, "i'm going to become a heroin addict today". People become heroin addicts because they like the way they feel on heroin, they have a genetic predisposition toward opiate addiction, and usually (but not always) they are not coping well with the problems in their lives. Some may be depressed and self destructive to boot, but no one asks for addiction. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It ain't early: You have a disease-addiction! I suspect that this is chronic in your case. So why the bladder problems? If you're female, loss of normal neurological inhibition due to your drug abuse leads to relaxation of bladder muscles with the expected results. Failure to heed the warning signs of body function deterioration shows denial, ignorance or lack logical thought. Have you hit bottom yet? Probably no. ...Read more
Yes: By using methadone, physicians are able to ease the withdrawal symptoms and to keep the addict in treatment. Facilities may not be able to come up with statistics that say their patients have completed their program and are clean and drug-free, but that they are heroin-free. According to many, this is a better alternative. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
In many ways: Opiate addicts mostly use very short-acting drugs like heroin or oxycodone, which they have to dose 4-6 times a day, and their bodies and brains (and minds) are constantly cycling between high-normal-low, with very destructive effects on neurotransmitters in the brain. Methadone (or suboxone) is long acting, can be taken once daily, and stops this vicious cycle. For some its shortterm, others long. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have asked this question to myself many times, in my younger days.
so I started asking my med school friends. We all deliberated and The answer is NO.
Within 10 seconds or so, Nature takes care of the bug. Such bugs don't survive for more than few seconds or many more of us will be sick. From common cold on words. Opening
doors, left behind by a person with Flu.
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