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How Do I Know If I Am Becoming Addicted To My Prescription Medication
Here are some clues: Do you constantly think about your next dose? Do you repeatedly run out of your medicine early? Do you sometimes lose track of how many doses you take? Do you think a lot about obtaining or taking this medicine? Has anyone close to you suggested that you might be addicted? Does the medicine not help you function the way you used to? These could be clues that you are addicted. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dependency: Addiction is a disease/ psychological and behavioral syndrome. Loss of control over drug, compulsive use, continued use despite harm to the user or others. On the other hand physical dependence is induced by opioids followed by withdrawl symproms when the medications are stopped abruptly. The later is more of side effect of the pain management and not a problem leading to discontinuation of meds. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Love her: Congratulations on your courage despite your handicap. Some women may feel a need to nurture, but I'm glad this bothers you and that you want respect for who you are and what you've achieved and can do as an adult and lover rather than pity. Show her what a wonderfully effective partner you are, and you'll not only solve this but gain the respect of everyone around you. ...Read more
Professional help: Very few people are able to pull themselves completely out of an addiction "spiral." Ultimately, you have to do the heavy lifting, but there are people who can help you learn to use the tools you need to get sober and remain that way. However, the route you take may depend on your drug(s) of choice. Check online on chemical dependency programs in your area. There are also self-help programs-AA/NA ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Sex Addict: The disease of addiction can affect us in a lot of different ways. It may be wise to find a therapist who helps with this addiction. There are also treatment programs (both outpatient and inpatient) that can help you learn about this disease, to fellowship with similar people and to learn how to bring some sanity back to your life. It is good that you are wiling to ask for help. ...Read more
Addiction: Please see an addictionologist.Get a more detailed answer ›
Laxative addiction: You might want to attend a meeting of overeaters anonymous (oa). Laxative addiction may be a form of bulimia, and you may find support in oa from others who are recovering from this disorder. You may also want to be evaluated by your primary care physician or internist, since you laxative addiction may have dangerous metabolic consequences. ...Read more
Leave him: Leave him is the obvious answer, especially if the abuse is physical. Do not be a victim here and permit the physical and/or verbal abuse to continue. ...Read more
I don't think so: whether prescribed or not, chronic opioid therapy has effects on many things needed for driving, and while regular drivers licenses are not a problem, a commercial license may well be. It may depend on the state. Usually there is a booklet available from each state regarding their requirements, and I would start with getting and reviewing that. Talk to your prescribing physician and get a letter ...Read more
Take med as directed: If you received an injection of Rocephin (ceftriaxone) (the treatment of choice for Gonorrhea), made sure your partner was treated as well, do not resume sex with partner until at least 7 days after both of you have been treated, and use condoms consistently with sex, you can assume medication worked. Return for retest in 3 months to r/o reinfection. If ur symptoms persist >2wks, return to ur dr. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Unlikely to happen: Your genes effect on the growth centers in your bones determine how tall you can grow.Most growth centers will close at 16-19 years of age in males. After that happens, you can not grow taller. If your growth centers were open, a balanced diet/rest & healthy physical activity would support good growth.Their are no special diet or exercises or meds that would make you taller. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have been addicted to amphetamine drug (base/speed) for the last 10years. I want to stop taking this drug and I am ready to do! what help can I get?
What can I do if my girlfriends parents are making me take a drug test tomorrow what can I do to pass it?
Be honest..: ... With yourself and your girlfriend's parents. If you have drug traces in your system, you're not going to pass the test, so better to let them know now. If you're honest, that's one trait they can admire. If you're a liar, they will never trust you. Don't know how important this relationship is to you, but you may have to change your social habits to be accepted by them. ...Read more
Your Dr can assess: for mood disorder & causative underlying medical conditions. Talking therapy (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy or insight oriented psychotherapy) is allows for lasting change. Psychiatric meds may be indicated. Don't isolate. Spend time w people. Use your support system. Get out. Get at least 8 hrs of sleep/ night & eat healthfully. Daily aerobic physical activity is a big +. Try acupuncture, tai chi ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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