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My dad is an alcoholic and gets violent when he drinks. Where can I get help?

My dad is an alcoholic and gets violent when he drinks.  Where can I get help?

ACOA: Adult children of alcoholics (acoa) is a branch of aa and can found locally at www.Adultchildren.Org they serve as a place to talk about your experience with others who have had similar experiences. If you still live at home with your father you may want to get out of the house when he's drinking. Consider therapy for yourself, having an alcoholic parent can be extremely stressful. ...Read more

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My brother is schizophrenic & I find myself scared to be around him at times. Can he cause any harm to me or family when he has episodes of this?

My brother is schizophrenic & I find myself scared to be around him at times. Can he cause any harm to me or family when he has episodes of this?

Important Question: There are different types of Schizophrenia. It is very important that your family ask his psychiatrist about safety to himself and others when he is actively psychotic. Safety plans should be developed if paranoia or violence lead to risk. Take care. ...Read more

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My husband was a chain smoker. But now he has quit smoking all of sudden.But he is feeling lazy and lathrgic. Can anyone tell me how can I help him ?

My husband was a chain smoker. But now he has quit smoking all of sudden.But he is feeling lazy and lathrgic. Can anyone tell me how can I help him ?

Nicotine Replacement: One third of patients addicted to tobacco will live longer and "better" if they take nicotine replacement for the rest of their lives. Buy him a nicotine patch and see how he feels/does. Encourage him to get professional help. Tobacco addiction is a serious disease and most people benefit from professional support and oversight. It's not just a matter of will power. ...Read more

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I was intoxicated the night that me and my gal got intimate and I have two questions one if a man is intoxicated is it possible that he will not be able to release if he was able to get an erection my girl kept telling me she knew when she could feel when

I was intoxicated the night that me and my gal got intimate and I have two questions one if a man is intoxicated is it possible that he will not be able to release if he was able to get an erection my girl kept telling me she knew when she could feel when

Hello, : Hello, this is a bit confusing. Although alcohol intoxication can be a reason for sexual dysfunction, just because a man was intoxicated when he ejaculated it does not mean he will not release semen / sperm. Normally, if a woman has what is her normal period after the sexual intercourse, that would meant that she is not pregnant. ...Read more

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Me and my husband arguing a lot and I get really nervous or sad, he's a dj and I get nervous and jealous when he goes to club, can it harm baby, 16weeks.?

Me and my husband arguing a lot and I get really nervous or sad, he's a dj and I get nervous and jealous when he goes to club, can it harm baby, 16weeks.?

Counselling Availabl: To much stress is unhealthy at least for you. Your health problems may adversely affect your children, but I do not have enough detail about you to discuss your personal case. I hope you are able to consider marital counselling. Check online to find out about resources in your location. ...Read more

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I constantly worry that my son will die before me and he's only 3 mons old.. How will I handle when he goes to school or drives or plays sports?

I constantly worry that my son will die before me and he's only 3 mons old.. How will I handle when he goes to school or drives or plays sports?

See a psychiatrist: Probably you will benefit from therapy to discover the reasons for you fears but medicine may help as well--i'd start with a professional who can evaluate your problem your family doc may help you find a good one. ...Read more

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Ok I have a friend that gets super sad because he misses his girl friend that he doesn't see that often and he gets sever headaches and can't go to bed?

Ok I have a friend that gets super sad because he misses his girl friend that he doesn't see that often and he gets sever headaches and can't go to bed?

Get help: If this is a persistent problem (rather than a brief experience while adjusting to the separation) it might be good to get a professional evaluation. He could start by speaking with his pcp or calling a psychologist or psychiatrist. Lasting sadness, insomnia, and severe headaches should be evaluated and treated by a professional. ...Read more

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My boyfriend has started making suicidal comments and I'm not sure what to do. He told me he has questioned taking his own life after a bad night due to heavy drinking. He doesnt self harm that I know of but does get very angry and physical when drunk (he

My boyfriend has started making suicidal comments and I'm not sure what to do. He told me he has questioned taking his own life after a bad night due to heavy drinking. He doesnt self harm that I know of but does get very angry and physical when drunk (he

Do something now: You should get him some help as soon as possible. Maybe involving his parents or siblings. When drinking the tendency of a successful suicide event will be increased. People can be Baker Acted for 72 hours in the event self harm is near. Medications can make the world of difference ...Read more

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My friend starts to feel dizzy and then loses the ability to talk and see and then passes out, when waking, her head hurts badly I have been after her as a girlfriend and everytime i ask her out she passes out out like mentioned above. She is very skinny

My friend starts to feel dizzy and then loses the ability to talk and see and then passes out, when waking, her head hurts badly I have been after her as a girlfriend and everytime i ask her out she passes out out like mentioned above.  She is very skinny

Your : Your friend is being very foolish. She needs to have a check up for this. The problem is unlikely to be neurological and more likely to be medical. You mention that she is skinny. She may not be getting enough to eat and drink to maintain her blood pressure so that her brain isn't getting enough blood flow and she passes out. She may have bulemia and isn't able to maintain the potassium her body needs. In any case she could injure herself if this happened while she was walking across the street or up a flight of stairs. If she won't listen to you, try to talk to her mom. She needs help. ...Read more

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My father has dementia and he gets angry easily when i ask him to do something. Is this a common symptom?

My father has dementia and he gets angry easily when i ask him to do something. Is this a common symptom?

Yes. Seek support!: It sounds like a very common situation when dealing with dementia. Find support and advice - it is out there. Also, remember that he's hurting too. When things get too bad, many family members feel they need to find a home for the elder. It's not easy no matter what, so get support. Till then, back down from requests and try again later if necessary. Or find alternatives to words. Safety 1st! ...Read more

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I'm in love with my best friend but he doesn't know it. The problem is, when I go around to his house and meet up with him I feel very nervous. How can I control this anxiety and tell him as a 20 year old guy?

I'm in love with my best friend but he doesn't know it. The problem is, when I go around to his house and meet up with him I feel very nervous. How can I control this anxiety and tell him as a 20 year old guy?

Complex: This is a difficult situation occurring at a complex time of development. Being concerned about such a deep emotional at any time is not ''unhealthy''. My concern is the combination of your age and your anxiety surely deserve discussion with a trusted and trained physician. ...Read more

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I found pain killer bottles in a friend's room and i suspect he is abusing them. But when confronted he became hostile and will not talk to me. Help!

I found pain killer bottles in a friend's room and i suspect he is abusing them. But when confronted he became hostile and will not talk to me. Help!

Discuss with adult: This is really not a question that can be addressed in this forum which is for general medical info. The details of how to proceed really depend on the specific circumstances. It is best in this situation to find adults who you can trust who are close to the situation and can advise you after learning details. These include, school counselors, your primary care doctor, parents and teachers. ...Read more

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He is 77years old and often feel dizzy and when he walks, his legs become heavy for him to lift. I want to know why and what can he use or be treated?

He is 77years old and often feel dizzy and when he walks, his legs become heavy for him to lift. I want to know why and what can he use or be treated?

Don'tIgnoreAnyOfThis: Probably due to the G.O. Syndrome ('Gettin' Old). But before we jump to that conclusion we should get a full checkup with a physical exam and some tests based on that. Do this sooner than later so he doesn't fall and break a hip. If that happens he'll then be in deep doodoo Get rid of any throw carpets.He should be helped in the shower. Worsening dizziness is a worrisome sign, so get him seen soon ...Read more

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Hey. I have a friend who has herpes. Can I get them from him if he spits when he talks and it gets in my mouth?

Hey. I have a friend who has herpes. Can I get them from him if he spits when he talks and it gets in my mouth?

No: HSV2- ( genital) herpes is only transmitted in sexual secretions or blood. HSV1 cold sire) can be spreading by sneezing or coughing. ...Read more

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What could lead to my boyfriend to get red/hives when he drinks alcohol?

What could lead to my boyfriend to get red/hives when he drinks alcohol?

Histamine release: People with chronic hives sometimes find that drinking alcohol worsens the hives. The same can be said for people with disorders of mast cells (cells that make histamine) like mastocytosis. One can also be allergic to the tannins, yeast, or other ingredients in alcoholic drinks, but this is rare. It would be best to avoid alcohol. If not, antihistamines may help. Have him see his doctor. ...Read more

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I just met a friend who is paralyzed from the chest down due to a bad accident, and i was wondering why can he still feel the use of his penis?

I just met a friend who is paralyzed from the chest down due to a bad accident, and i was wondering why can he still feel the use of his penis?

Partial cord injury: He probably damaged the motor nerves traveling in the spinal cord but spared the same extent of damage to the sensory nerves in the spinal cord. The motor and sensory nerves are in different "tracts" in the spinal cord. He has what we would call a partial spinal cord injury. ...Read more