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How To Safely Detox From Having 2 Bottles Of Wine Per Day
What is the best way to detox from 2 bottles of wine and 3mg of Klonopin (clonazepam) a day? Professional care is not an option.
Slowly: I recommend going to 2 mg a day x a week then 1 mg a day x a week then 1/2 mg a day x a week then stop. Wine: go to one bottle a day x 4 days then 1/2 a bottle a day x 4 days then stop. Biggest risk is DTs or seizures. The klonopine will help prevent that, so it gets stopped later ...Read more
What is detox?: In the sense that doctors say "detox", no, vinegar does not accelerate removal of any toxins out of the body. There is also "cosmetic" detox which no one (including its practitioners) ever tried to test for any effect whatsoever. ...Read more
I want to quit drinking wine. Should I be concerned about withdrawals? I've been drinking approx 1 bottle per day.
More info please: Can you provide some more information and re-ask this question. Home many years / months have you been drinking heavily? There are different sizes of wine bottles - how many ounces are the ones that you describe? Have you ever experienced withdrawal symptoms in the past? An addiction medicine specialist is a great place to start. ...Read more
I dink two bottles of wine a day maybe more and I have a really low back pain for 3 days now what do I do?
Diet pills, eating under 500 cal per day in food (nuts, fruit, fish veg etc), drinking wine bottle x 3/4pw, how will this affect my body? 138lb 5'8
Not healthy: See your pcp without delay for exam and guidance on your weight and proper eating. You may need closer to 2000 + calories / day depending on your level of activity. Be honest about any other meds/ alcohol/drug use and current stresses. Take care of your health and please get help. ...Read more
Don't like fact I like bottle of wine every night and odd night two, I feel well and like relaxing so what's the problem as still eat well?
Alcohol concern: Your stating that you "don't like" your preference for a bottle or two of wine at night suggests your drinking concerns you. Daily alcohol consumption in this amount may cause liver disease, gastritis, and damage multiple organ systems. You may not feel symptoms until the damage is done. ...Read more
Have sertraline 50mg and two bottles of wine and a Omer counter sleeping aid as like to relax, is it ok?
It seems that stressors in your life have affected you a great deal, have caused depression and led to excessive use of Alcohol.
Your life is precious!
Mixing 2 bottles of wine with Sertraline and over the counter sleeping medication can cause harm.
Please go to emergency room for diagnosis, followed by inpatient Psychiatric treatment. ...Read more
Yes: Consider your self an alcoholic. That amount is very excessive. ...Read more
Gastritis: That is enough wine to cause inflammation of the stomach lining or peptic ulcers which can then bleed resulting in the passage of black stools indicating bleeding from the upper gi tract. Cirrhosis of the liver from heavy wine intake like yours causing esophageal varices, can also cause upper gi tract bleeding and black stools. ...Read more
Too much: This kind of consumption is common in France and quite a few of these people get cirrhosis. A pint of whiskey a day can cause cirrhosis within as short as a decade. Your photo shows a healthy woman in her prime. Wouldn't life be better in so many ways if you were sober? For the sake of those who love you, think about your other options. Best wishes. ...Read more
Conception around 13-15th, negative prey. Test on 26th, positive test 29th....drank wine 2-4 glasses per day till 28th, should I worry?
Drank about a bottle of wine a day for 1 or 2 years. A month ago, I cut back to 1-2 glasses a week- and I feel ok. Should worry of withdrawals now?
Can I have a glass of wine or two? Only meds are levothyroxine 50mcg and 10mg of amitriptyline x1 a day.
How large is a glass: Depend on the size of the glass. A regular wine glass with meals is acceptable. ...Read more
It will cause cirrhosis in only about 10% of the individuals. More risk if the person also has viral hepatitis, hemochromatosis and/or nutritional deficiencies. However drinking that much will certainly damage the brain in all drinkers. For a woman drinking during pregnancy may cause brain damage to the fetus as well. See this site for more info.
http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/cirrhosis/basics/definition/con-20031617 ...Read more
Not relativre: Loss of fat is not directly related to alcohol intake per day, but rather a result of a balance of caloric intake (including protein, carbs, and fat) and from which specific foods plus the daily activity-exercise levels. These factors, along with your metabolic rate and genetics have much more to do with fat reduction than the daily glass of wine or alcohol intake within reason. Diet, exercise! ...Read more
I'm on day 4 of a 16 day regiment. 4x4 3x4 2x4 1x4 daily. Is it ok to drink a glass or two of red wine whilr taking this med?
Not really: Moderate wine, alcohol consumption does not help an ulcer condition but it does not cause it either... Alcohol in heavy chronic use may cause multiple digestive problems including gastritis, reflux and liver problems but other factors will need to co-exist to create an ulcer. For example the helicobacter pylori bacterium in the stomach lining, or use of non-steroidal ani-inflammatories or aspirin. ...Read more
Better if you don't: Mixing alcohol with any med can cause unpredictable side effects due to the fact that alcohol has various metabolites that can interact with other drugs which also have various metabolites. In other words, it adds a strong component of unpredictability to your treatment. Not worth it. ...Read more
DO NOT DO THIS: I commend you for wanting to get off this dangerously high dose of oxycodone. However this should be done gradually, not "cold turkey". Generally A decrease of 20% per week should be safe and prevent severe withdrawal that might land you in the hospital. Work closely with your prescribing physician. Yes, you should get of this drug. But not all at once. ...Read more
I read that beer or liquor (example: vodka) are equally as good for your health (when having 1 drink per day) as wine. Is this really true?
Not all buzzes equal: 1.5 oz of liquor, 4-5 oz wine, 12 oz beer in US has generally same alcohol content. While controversial no alcohol is probably best but generally accepted 1-2/day max may be safe. Health benefits may vary, red wine generally accepted as better. In past showed greater association of cataracts with beer and hard liquor. Bottom line occasionally one won't hurt. Don't save up for all 14 on weekend ...Read more
Hello - I enjoy a glass of wine with my dinners each night, I never have more than 12 ounces per day. Will my pre-employment alcohol test show abuse?
Can I have wine on day 5 of ciprofloxacin? Will it cause a bad reaction if I don't get drunk just have a glass or two?
While it shouldn't: Be a problem, I would make sure I limited it, particularly since you say you are 19, and therefore below legal drinking age. You should know that if you are stopped while driving for any reason, ANY amount of alcohol on board will be considered impairing, particularly if you are stopped for speeding, unsafe driving or are in an accident. Alcohol is not good for the immune system&delays healing. ...Read more
When I have 1-2 sips of beer or wine, I get nausia and feel sick for a day or two, almost staightaway... Could it be liver or stomach?
Yes: You just might not have the physiologic tolerance for alcohol. But to be safe, it's always a good idea to talk w/your family doc and get checked out. Blood work to assess your liver is easy & inexpensive. If your stomach doesn't bother you any other time, I wouldn't worry too much about h pylori. But if you're nauseated all the time, you need to get checked out more thoroughly. ...Read more
I have colon cancer and need to have a colonography. The two day prep says to eat clear liquids only. Would it be a problem to include a few glasses of white wine with plenty of water?
Bowel prep: White wine would be a clear liquid, but you don't want the sedative nature of any alcohol interfering with the sedative that may accompany colonoscopy or any other procedure, so it is generally not recommeded. If you use any, be up front and let the physician doing the procedure know. ...Read more
I have 1-2 glasses of red wine & 2 Tbsp's of extra virgin olive oil per day, both FOR HEALTH BENEFITS. Am I at risk of developing fatty liver?
It depends how long: Have you been taking alcoholic beverages. It is risky. ...Read more
I HAVE HAD A TOTAL KNEE REPLACEMENT. I WAS PRECRIBE ATIVAN (lorazepam) 2X DAY AND 2 PERCOCET 10/325 6X PER DAY. WHAT ARE THE DETOX SYMPTOMS WEANING OFF OF ATIVAN (lorazepam) AND PERCOCET 10/325. WITH EACH DOSE I DO NOT TAKE I FEEL SICKER AND SICKER.
Withdrawals: Almost flu like symptoms with muscle ache, nausea with vomiting, sometimes diarrhea. Loss of appetite, feelings of weakness and apathy, sometimes shaking and chills with runny nose. Most of the worst can occur during the first 24-36 hours. Sometimes one can minimize these symptoms by decreasing the pain meds by 10%, per day. This can best be accomplished by increasing the time interval btwn ...Read more
Not healthy: Weight gain is much more complex than intake of wine by the bottle. Evidence exists that a glass per day is potentially helpful to your health, but none that says higher intake is good. Weight gain is more related to type of foods (protein, carbs, fat) and the type of physical activity you do. ...Read more
Hi Dr. I've quite worried about getting delirium termens after drinking heavily and constantly for a week. Approximately 2 bottles of wine daily as we?
I understand your distress.
Your Health is PRECIOUS!
Continuous intake of 2 bottles of wine daily has likely caused decreased awareness, decreased ability to focus, effect on orientation to time and place, effect on memory, altered perceptions, and lack of control on emotions, balance and coordination.
It is possible to have Delirium or Withdrawal Delirium.
Go to ER for Diagnosis and Treatment. ...Read more