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Is it safe to take diflucan (fluconazole) and drink alcohol free beer?

Is it safe to take diflucan (fluconazole) and drink alcohol free beer?

Avoid carbs: Assuming you are taking Diflucan (fluconazole) for a yeast infection, it would be best to avoid foods and drinks that turn to sugar in your body, including alcohol free beer. There seems to be a misconception that beer without alcohol is low carb but in fact one bottle can contain 13-15grams of carbs. Yeast live on sugars/carbs so a low carb diet that is preferable gluten -free as well, is best. ...Read more

Hangover (Definition)

Various unpleasant physiological and psychological effects following the consumption of wine, beer and distilled spirits. Hangovers can last for several hours or for more than 24 hours. Typical symptoms of a hangover may include headache, drowsiness, concentration problems, dry mouth, dizziness, fatigue, vomiting, absence of hunger, depression, sweating, ...Read more


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Please recommend the best beer to prevent hangover?

Please recommend the best beer to prevent hangover?

There isn't any: I think you have this backwards - IT IS THE BEER YOU NEED TO AVOID TO PREVENT HANGOVERS. All forms of alcohol can cause hangover, but they are more common in darker forms of alcoholic beverages = whisky, red wines, beers. The way to prevent hangover is not to drink to excess. If you have frequent hangovers yet continue to drink heavily, you have an alcohol problem. Talk to a counselor or doctor ...Read more

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Why do I wake up scared and gasping for air after having beers and having a hangover?

Why do I wake up scared and gasping for air after having beers and having a hangover?

Alcohol withdrawal: part of the hangover is short term alcohol withdrawal. Anytime somebody has more than about 4 drinks, they will go through a short period of alcohol withdrawal, which shows up as anxiety, shaking, shortness of breath, high blood pressure and a fast heart rate. The only good way to deal with this is a medication called beta blockers, such as propanolol. You will need to see your doctor for that. ...Read more

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Do stronger beers give a worse hangover than lite beers? I only had 4 6.5% beers last night and feel really tired.

More alcohol: Well yeah, if you drink more alcohol, expect to be more hungover. Other factors include hydration, food eaten , amount of sleep, other factors in the drinks. ...Read more

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What would be the best way to get over hangover? Drank 5 bottles of beer and a bottle of vodca last night with my friends.

What would be the best way to get over hangover? Drank 5 bottles of beer and a bottle of vodca last night with my friends.

Prevention next time: Hang-overs can last for more than 24 hours with headache, drowsiness, concentration problems, dry mouth, dizziness, fatigue, gastrointestinal distress, absence of hunger, sweating, nausea, hyper-excitability, anxiety. (http://en.wikipedia.org/) For faster relief, here's a link to 11 options recommended by MensHealth magazine (http://www.menshealth.com/mhu/party/11-ways-ease-nasty-hangover) ...Read more

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I drink 6-10 beers twice a week. Never have hangovers. Is this enough to be dependent? When does withdrawal occur? I'm trying to be proactive here.

Alcohol: 12-20 a week considered more than moderate drinking for a man. Recommended not to go beyond 4 drink in a day. And not more than 14 a week.
While my personal understanding of moderate is 4 a week. ...Read more

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I drank too much alcohol beer and liquor, but i threw it up, well i still have a hangover if i threw it up, well i feel a bit better?

I drank too much alcohol beer and liquor, but i threw it up, well i still have a hangover if i threw it up, well i feel a bit better?

Perhaps: You need to carefully replace fluids. You have lost some electrolytes like pottasium and sodium from the vomiting no doubt. A sports drink (without glutamate or aspartate) along with water should help. Don't drink too much water (or alcohol) in the future. Think about the concequences (how you feel now for example) it might be time to address what you describe as heavy drinking. Be healthy. ...Read more

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I had 1 beer last night and took my hydrocodone and risperidol i woke up not feeling well kinda with the worst hangover of my life why is that?

I had 1 beer last night and took my hydrocodone and risperidol i woke up not feeling well kinda with the worst hangover of my life why is that?

Magnification: The combination of hydrocodone and alcohol magnified the effects of Risperdal and vice versa. In general, alcohol should not be used with either hydrocodone or Risperdal, even in small amounts like one beer. Is Risperdal an effective medication for the listed clinical conditions of anxiety and depression ; there may be more effective medications available that are much safer with alcohol. ...Read more

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I take lexapro 10 mg. I drank 3 beers last night and feel a bad hangover and anxiety. Is it ok to take a low dose generic Xanax (alprazolam) now to help my anxiety?

I take lexapro 10 mg. I drank 3 beers last night and feel a bad hangover and anxiety. Is it ok to take a low dose generic Xanax (alprazolam) now to help my anxiety?

No just wait: Alcohol interacts with the lexapro (escitalopram) and can give this reaction, Just wait for it to wear off rather than adding another medication which can interact with alcohol. It is best not to drink when on any psychiatric medications. ...Read more

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Two days ago drank too much beer and ever since have very frequent urination, excessive sleep, loss of appetite and sore penis. Not like hangover?

Two days ago drank too much beer and ever since have very frequent urination,  excessive sleep, loss of appetite and sore penis. Not like hangover?

GET CHECKED/CUT ALCO: It has been two days since you drank too much beer and still have symptoms of excessive urination, loss of appetite and sore penis.
I will suggest you get checked by your doctor.Sore penis can not be from drinking beer.And please stop drinking too much alcohol as it can cause many health problems.If you can not do on your own get professional help or join aa. ...Read more

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I had a cdt test yesterday but consumed 4 non alcoholic beers 7 days ago.I noticed today that the non alcoholic beer has a 0.5% alcohol level.

No problema: Even standard alcohol drinks, (1 shot = 1 beer = 1 glass of wine) should be metabolized in a healthy person at about 1 per hour. So seven very low or no alcohol beers 7 days of go should not be any kind of problem days later. ...Read more

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Zoloft (sertraline) and non alcoholic beer. Is it okay?

Zoloft (sertraline) and non alcoholic beer. Is it okay?

Should not: Have an issue. Just limit the beer. Even if non alcoholic. ...Read more

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I like to drink a beer every now again alone, am I an alcoholic?

I like to drink a beer every now again alone, am I an alcoholic?

Probably not: There is no exact test for alcoholism. In general the cage questioneer can be helpful. If you have felt a need to cut down on your drinking, been angry when others have said you drink too much, felt guilty about you drinking, or needed an eye opener drink in the morning, you may have a problem. ...Read more

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Someone i know drank over 30 bottles of beer. Is he an alcoholic?

Someone i know drank over 30 bottles of beer. Is he an alcoholic?

Highly likely he is: although you diagnose alcohol problems not strictly by how much someone is drinking and more by how much harm it is doing to their life, nobody can drink 30 beers in the course of a drinking episode without being HIGHLY tolerant to alcohol (it is equivalent to 1 1/2 liters of vodka). Anyone who tolerates that has to be LOTS drinking daily or close to it, and likely has the associated problems. ...Read more

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Help please! is drinking mixed alcoholic drink better than just drinking beers?

Both are bad: Mixed drinks and beer are the same after a fashion. The rule is alcohol in the drink. Making a mixed drink, you may get more alcohol in the drink than the 1oz the drink calls for. Beer can vary with alcohol by volume (german weiss/wheat beers versus american lagers). So neither is better. ...Read more

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I am an alcoholic. i drink 15 beers every day. Would you consider this a health risk in withdrawal?

I am an alcoholic. i drink 15 beers every day. Would you consider this a health risk in withdrawal?

Yes: If you withdraw suddenly, it may be risky. However, you are on the right track and quit your drinking over a few weeks. Take multivitamin supplements to correct your nutritional deficiencies.
Wish you good health! - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex.
Get HPV vaccine ...Read more

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Why does a single alcoholic drink sometimes cause a bigger hangover than two or even three drinks at other times?

Why does a single alcoholic drink sometimes cause a bigger hangover than two or even three drinks at other times?

Hang over: Maybe the type of beverage, maybe you are not hydrated or haven't eaten. Maybe you have low alcohol tolerance. Hydrating with water before, during, and after gathering is always beneficial. Munchings also is good to prevent hang over. Alcohol + munchings= beer belly. ...Read more

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Non alcoholic beer whilst having a fatty liver-safe?

Non alcoholic beer whilst having a fatty liver-safe?

NASH - BEER: Hi ~ Yes, NASH + non alcohol beer is completely OK and wont worsen NASH as long as you dont drink too much since it contains carbs. If you are OBESE please go on carbo reduced diet to reduce fatty infiltration in liver.thanks ...Read more

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If you have alcoholic fatty liver is a beer or two a day still okay along with non alcoholic beer?

If you have alcoholic fatty liver is a beer or two a day still okay along with non alcoholic beer?

Talk to doc.: Abstinence is generally recommended. However your case may be mor or less so. Talk with your doc. ...Read more

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Can someone who was an alcoholic have a few beers from time to time? Will it trigger withdrawal?

Tough; case by case: Most individuals who have struggled with alcoholism in past and can drink in moderation after a sustained period of abstinence only if they have done the recovery work of building relationships and routines that are supportive of health and not tied to drinking. It is still risky. I've known people who thought they could do it after 20 years of sobriety and couldn't. Consider the risks. ...Read more

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What alcoholic drinks doesn't cause heartburn and hangover?

What alcoholic drinks doesn't cause heartburn and hangover?

None: Any type of alcohol, drunken to excess, can cause heartburn and hangover. If you're having trouble controlling the amount you drink, please talk with your physician and/or attend alcoholics anonymous: http://www.Aa.Org. ...Read more

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I drink 2-3 bottles of (500 ml) strong beer three times a week. Is this ok? Am i alcoholic?

Probably not: If the drinking is causing any problems for you, e.g., trouble with your friends or family, and you drink anyhow, you would be an alcoholic. If the drinking does cause any problems for you, than you are not an alcoholic. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with alcoholic hepatitis about a year ago - can drink at all? And why do I get drink off just 1 or 2 beers now? My husband was diagnosed with alcoholic hepatitis about a year ago... He served in the military where they treated him a disease

Diagnosed with  alcoholic hepatitis about a year ago - can drink at all?  And why do I get drink off just 1 or 2 beers now? My husband was diagnosed with alcoholic hepatitis about a year ago...  He served in the military where they treated him a disease

He : He gets drunk after just a beer or two now because of his alcoholic hepatitis. The hepatitis means that his liver cells have become inflammed (injured). The unhealthy liver cells can no longer metabolize (break down) the alcohol he drinks. When his liver was healthier, the cells could metabolize the alcohol. If he continues to drink, he may well develop cirrhosis. Cirrhosis destroys liver cells and creates fibrous scar tissue. Since we need our liver to metabolize a lot more than just alcohol, it is essential to live. Please look up alanon in your yellow pages. You clearly would benefit from the knowledge and support that this group can provide. Your participation is anonymous and there is no fee to join.

Please show this to your husband:

no if's and or but's. If you continue to drink, even lesser amounts than before, you will be killing yourself. There are three outcomes for an alcoholic: sobriety, insanity or death. If you elect for sobriety, than let your doctor know and he / she can assist you with obtaining rehabilitation and detoxification if indicated. Alcoholics anonymous is the best back bone for any program of sobriety. Getting a good 12 step sponsor is another essential. Your wife cared enough to contact this site. I hope that you are willing to take the next step in saving your life.

For help with finding alcoholic anonymous meetings in san diego you can check under "find an aa meeting" at the www.Aa.Org website. My best to you and your wife. Sincerely and respectfully, dr. Heidi fowler. ...Read more