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What is the treatment for heroin addiction?

What is the treatment for heroin addiction?

Mix Many Approaches: Consider medications to block cravings (discuss options with ur doc). Develop and strengthen functional rituals to replace dysfunctional rituals of addiction. Strengthen your social network. Consider joining a 12-step program (na) and try to establish a home meeting and sponsor as early as possible. If you relapse, don't give up - discuss with your sponsor, learn and try again, and again and again. ...Read more

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Can 7 months of methadone treatment for heroin addiction cause a LARGE weight gain? Eating reasonably. Swelling in hands & feet.

Can 7 months of methadone treatment for heroin addiction cause a LARGE weight gain? Eating reasonably. Swelling in hands & feet.

I see it sometimes: Opiods interfere with appetite and metabolism controls in the hypothalamus. In fact, opioid blockers lead to weight loss. Weight gain is more pronounced when other meds are also used. I have the swelling as well but don't understand the mechanism ...Read more

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Stage four throat cancer spread to lymph nodes. Smoker and heroin user. Inoperable, no treatment at all. Life expectancy?

Stage four throat cancer spread to lymph nodes. Smoker and heroin user. Inoperable,  no treatment at all. Life expectancy?

No clear answer: Would seek out a palliative care doctor who could help making whatever time is available more comfortable and meaningful. Sorry that cannot be of more help. ...Read more

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Im a herion addict I keep trying to detox any tips how to detox at home. I am prescribed subutex but since the heroin they don't work as well

Im a herion addict I keep trying to detox any tips how to detox at home. I am prescribed subutex but since the heroin they don't work as well

Coming off Heroin.: Detoxing from heroin at home is difficult. Your prescribing md will tell you how to use subutex correctly. You have to be off heroin for some time before you use subutex or else you will have major opioid withdrawal symptoms. Other medications like Clonidine can also help. ...Read more

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Is there a home remedy to help anaphylactic shock?

Is there a home remedy to help anaphylactic shock?

No: Better not stay at home if you have anaphylactic reaction. Will not suggest any home remedy. ...Read more

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Is there a home remedy to help with agorahphobia?

Is there a home remedy to help with agorahphobia?

You can start: w/ a mental health professional who treats agoraphobia. Begin w/online consults if possible. HealthTap has a Concierge service for this. Baby step to the porch, steps, mail box, etc. Practice the Relaxation Response. See http://www.relaxationresponse.org/ Peace and good health. Lots of reason to be positive. ...Read more

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Please let me know if there is any natural, home remedy to help make my gums less sensitive?

Please let me know if there is any natural, home remedy to help make my gums less sensitive?

Keep guns healthy: Gums are usually sensitive when they are unhealthy. Be sure to brush twice daily, floss daily and have a professional cleaning at least twice yearly. ...Read more

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Any home remedy to help an ear infections that someone might recommend?

Any home remedy to help an ear infections that someone might recommend?

Keep them open: A decongestant and/or antihistamine will help reduce swelling in the eustachian tube, which is usually a key contributor to middle ear infections. (pseudoephedrine or afrin). Also, tobacco or other smoke is an irritant to the eustachian tubes, so avoid. If no improvement in 24-48 hours, will need to get seen by dr / urgent care / ent. ...Read more

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