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How 2 Stop Drinking
I have a high blood count due to exccesive drinking in the past and need to lower before my blood test in two weeks any other suggestions other than stop drinking which I have allready done?
No alcohol, clarify.: You likely have a naturally high concentration due to volume depletion from high alcohol intake. Alcohol dehydrates a person which is why those with gout get an attack as it increases the uric acid concentration. In your case, it likely removes water, etc. From your vessels and raises your concentration. You must specify what count/value(s) you are talking about, but water dilutes concentration. ...Read more
I have problem with caffeine. I have two per day and it's hardent to stop drinking them. I get shakes and really bad headaches.
Best way to break an addiction to pop... I want to loose weight but i can't stop drinking pop... I drink about 2 cans a day?
Typically slowly: Congratulations in making this decision! this somewhat depends how much alcohol has been consumed each day and for long. But typically, it is best to cut down a bit slowly so as to avoid the symptoms of withdrawal, which can be very severe in some people. Whatever you do, please make sure to not drive after drinking. It is often very helpful to enroll in a program like aa to have help. ...Read more
How long after stop drinking bottle wine almost daily 2 yrs, would withdrawal happen if it were going to? Few days, feel ok, no shakes, sweats, etc.
Alcohol withdrawal: Alcohol withdrawal is going to be over within days after drinking. The psychological experience of craving could appear again much later, but it is being caused by thoughts getting cued, not by an actual physiological withdrawal. And sorry to disease model believers, but there is no such thing as a disease of alcoholism, it is a conscious behavior that is a response to something else-what happened ...Read more
I've been getting this tingling feeling on the left side of my neck and armpit..i just recently stop drinking energy drinks, i drank them for over 2 y?
Hard to say: The stress involved in withdrawing from the stimulants might be causing muscle tightness in the neck and some pinched nerves. With your other conditions and risk factors, despite your young age, I might also want to be reassured by assuring that there was no evidence the symptoms might represent angina. That is symptoms associated with your heart not getting enough blood. An exam would help. ...Read more
I have just had operation 2 weeks ago with a general, and i can't stop drinking water, I am drinking around 5-6 litres a day! my mouth is so dry.
See your doctor: If your symptoms have been worsening like this, you need to see your doctor for an evaluation to see what's going on. ...Read more
I have HKPP & hypoglycemia. I can't stop drinking water and peeing. I drink 1.5-2 gallons a day. Is this okay?
Of concern: Your symptoms are of concern for at least 2 conditions: diabetes insipidus and psychogenic polydipsia that may worsen your Hypokalemic periodic paralysis and hypoglycemia. Definitely worth a visit with your primary care provider for further blood and urine studies and review of your meds. How is your sugar running? ...Read more
My husband drinks 2 or 3 beers every night. We r planning to hve a baby now. Its difficult to get him stop drinking. Is it harmful if im pregnant now?
Drinking 2.5 liters overnight-noon and urinate a lot. I stop drinking water around noon and then concentrate heavily for 10hrs. Should i space my water out? I'm diagnosis psychogenic polydipsia.
Space it out: I would agree that spacing out water would affect your frequency of urination. If that doesn't change things, you may need to see a doctor to run other tests to make sure it is behavioral or psychogenic as you suggest. Also make sure to avoid caffeine as this can affect your urination as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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