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Medicine For Alcohol Related Disorders
Are drug-alcohol addictions a diagnosed mental illness? Is it a way of life that may involve disorders?
Addiction+ diagnosis: Addiction to substances of all kinds are listed in a section of the diagnostic & statistical manual (dsm). However, addictions to alcohol and other drugs are actually a metabolic disorder wherein the brain does not process alcohol or other mood altering substances in a normal way. ...Read more
I have struggled with depression for the last 15 years. I have also developed a dependency on drugs /alcohol. What pills help compulsive disorders?
SSRI Antidepressants: Ssri & snri antidepressants can help with compulsive anxiety. But stopping alcohol or drugs is deeper than taking a pill. You will need a specific recovery program such as aa and/or na, as well as help from an addiction medicine doctor (some are psychiatrists). Also, a well put-together inpatient rehab program can give you a running start; a dual diagnosis one treats your depression as well. ...Read more
I cut when depressed, bored, stressed, upset, in pain. I've been diagnosed with major depressive disorder recurring and borderline personality disorder. I have tried to commit suicide 9 times in the last year. I used to abuse alcohol and drugs. Now I
Family history heart disease, had heart echo I have diastolic dysfunction no drugs no alcohol or smoking what can I do to help it. Tyvm?
There are medication: That can be taken to improve your diastolic dysfunction but little else in terms of alternative remedies. Cardiac rehab, weight loss and exercise may be of some help but minimal. Discuss this with your health care provider who has all the data on your heart function and life style. ...Read more
I am having eye movement disorders from few days and I just cant stop it on my own. I don't drink alcohol nor do take drugs what's wrong with me?
My sister committed suicide from a drug/alcohol overdose. I know it depends on the drug (s) & amount of alcohol. Would this been a painful death?
Usually not: People who have witnessed such deaths describe them as peaceful. I'm very sorry about your sister and whatever it was that caused her to decide life wasn't worth living. Our minds play tricks on us, and each of us has times when we are not ourselves. I hope you'll cherish the memories that you had together, and live your own life richly and well. ...Read more
Lifetime no appetite! Um, little prob with alcohol, hit 225#s as 5'9" male. Quit 2 years ago, yay! Now 50, below target 170, dropping fast! Dietician can't spoon feed me! Good drug to make me hungry?
Not a simple answer: This is a pretty loaded question. Alcohol will affect individuals differently. Several factors need to be considered; age, gender, body weight, disease states, ethnicity, type of alcohol, amount of consumption, frequency of consumption, and of course, other medications. To change the way alcohol affects, you might consider changing habits of consumption. ...Read more
Grade school ages: This is a parental education responsibility, as part of teaching your ethics / morals / values--you need to demonstrate as well as preach moderation with alcohol and avoidance of drugs of abuse. Peer pressure assault can come at any time, so child with solid footing on why not to experiment / use is the safest. ...Read more
Is alcohol harmful or helpful for one who has hypercardiomyopathy? What is helpful to do for this disease?
Harmful: Small amounts of alcohol (one drink per day in women) may reduce our bad cholesterol, while more than that can definitely itself harm the heart and elevated blood pressure. If you have a hypertrophic cardiomyopathy already, alcohol is definitely not good for you, particularly in amounts about the safe drinking limit of one standard drink per day. Your cardiologist can give you advice about meds. ...Read more
Alcohol can cause the enzymes in your liver (chemical which process medications) to act faster or slower which means the amount of medication in your blood may be unpredictable.
Most antibiotics are less effective in the presence of alcohol. Some can make you very sick e.g. metronidazole.
Alcohol enhances the sedative effect of medicines like strong pain killers, sleeping tablets, mood stabilisers ...Read more
Different reasons: First, alcohol, as you know is legal for folks 21 years old and up. Cocaine is only legal for certain special medical uses. Used "recreationally, " Cocaine is associated with all sorts of emotional, behavioral and physical problems. Cocaine abuse and dependency is a major problem. The use and abuse of Cocaine can be deadly. There are cases whereby, a person died after using Cocaine just once. ...Read more
Alcohol blackouts: Get help to stop drinking alcohol. Blackouts from drinking alcohol are dangerous and a sign of alcohol abuse. Talk to your pcp, consider going to an AA meeting. See: http://www. Helpguide. Org/articles/addiction/alcoholism-and-alcohol-abuse. Htm Be safe. I hope this helps. Best wishes. ...Read more
Usually OK: Modest intake of alcohol has been shown to improve cardiovascular outcomes, as well as HDL cholesterol. In the setting of normal liver function and normal triglyceride levels, there is no problem with modest alcohol intake while taking cholesterol lowering drugs. In the setting of high triglyceride, care should be taken as alcohol intake can worsen triglyceride levels. ...Read more
That depends: On the medication. Please specify and re-ask. ...Read more
Why are you asking?: If you are having thoughts about killing yourself, get seen at the nearest emergency room now. Have a friend or relative drive you or call 911 for emergency services for transport. You can call the National suicide hotlines 24/7 at 1-800-suicide (1-800-784-2433) or 1-800-273 – talk (1-800-273-8255) for support. ...Read more
Yes, but. . .: There are medications that can help with alcohol craving, but it's most important to have a frank discussion with your doctor about treatments for this. Try to be open-minded about options and avoid anchoring on the idea of using one drug to stop another. "Behavioral therapies", such as Alcoholics Anonymous, are cheap, readily available, and show long-term effectiveness. Discuss with doctor. ...Read more
Big Topic: For 400 characters or less. See: http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/alcoholic-hepatitis/home/ovc-20163921 ...Read more
In moderation: Rosuvastatin is a cholesterol lowering drug, and like all "statins" they do metabolize through the liver, as does alcohol. Caution should be used for this reason, and liver function tests should be monitored periodically. Drink responsibly and use common sense. Do not drink in excess ever, and especially while on a statin drug. Good luck. ...Read more
Seven to 30 days.: This varies primarily based on insurance and one's ability to pay for rehab. Some say, that once an individual starts the path to sobriety they will be in recovery or rehabilitation for the rest of their lives. It is important to consider getting a sponsor and attending regular aa meetings which are held all over modesto and the world several times a day. ...Read more
In some ways, yes: But depends what you mean by "worst." tobacco addiction actually causes more deaths (500, 000/year in us) than alcohol (100, 000 deaths), but alcohol causes significant disability, illness, hospitalization and family and social damage. There is little point in "scoring" addictions as worse/better. They are all dangerous, all do harm, with some people more susceptible to damage than others. ...Read more
Mutual support helps: Consider attending a meeting of al-anon for the families and friends of those with problem drinking. ...Read more
It may: Alc ohol may induce enzymes in the liver that will inactivate some medications faster diminishing their effectiveness ...Read more
Go to the Doctor: If that is the case you need to see your doctor this week. Please sign off of the application and get in to the family clinic to see your physician. ...Read more
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