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Doctor insights on: Mixing Alcohol With Hallucinogenic Drugs

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Has anyone had bad effects mixing alcohol with the drug toprol (metoprolol)?

Has anyone had bad effects mixing alcohol with the drug toprol (metoprolol)?

Alcohol: Can have an additive effect with beta blockers causing a further lowering of blood pressure. Also, both alcohol (more strongly) and beta blockers like toprol (metoprolol) (less strongly) can cause depression. ...Read more

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Have cpap. Tried multiple sleep drugs. Still no sleep. What can I do? Nothing works so far aside mixing alcohol and sleep pills. Not a good idea I kno

Have cpap. Tried multiple sleep drugs. Still no sleep. What can I do? Nothing works so far aside mixing alcohol and sleep pills. Not a good idea I kno

Funeral: If you are ready to die- continue to mix alcohol and sleeping pills- just a matter of time. Stop hurting yourself. Trt OTC sominex or Benadryl (diphenhydramine) ( not with alcohol)- meditstion, relaxation, massage, aromatherpy, prolonged sexual foreplay: see- lots of safe and fun ways to sleep! ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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?

Investigation: Other causes of weight loss like diabetes, thyroid disorder, liver disease and on course cancer of the gastrintestinal tract have to be considered and ruled out. Please see a gastroenterologist asap. ...Read more

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Will rubbing alcohol show up on a drug test?

Will rubbing alcohol show up on a drug test?

NO: It's the not the kind of alcohol that is tested for. However, I would not recommend that it be ingested. ...Read more

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Why is alcohol not considered a drug like coke?

Why is alcohol not considered a drug like coke?

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

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Is alcohol adviced while taking cholesterol drugs?

Is alcohol adviced while taking cholesterol drugs?

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

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What drugs will kill you if you mix them with alcohol?

What drugs will kill you if you mix them with alcohol?

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

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Is there any type of drug to stop you craving alcohol ?

Is there any type of drug to stop you craving alcohol ?

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

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How can I stop my daughter from using drugs or alcohol?

Parent her: Parenting your child is the best way to make them avoid bad habits of any kind. ...Read more