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Signs Of An Alcoholic In Denial
What is the best way to deal with & communicate with an untreated, & in denial manic-depressive; who is also an alcoholic/drug user/father 2 my kid?
Protect your child: It is difficult to communicate with someone under the influence of drugs/alcohol, especially with a psych disorder. Your primary concern should be for the safety of you child obtaining full custody. Communication may be limited to a mediator such as lawyer or case manager if he is not receptive to you. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I think my friend is in pregnancy denial. What are the signs that she is? We are really worried and need help.
?pregnant: If she had unprotected sex around the time she ovulated, she may be pregnant- first, she would have a missed period, then breasts may get sore and larger, mood sings possible, flushing, possible nausea and or vomiting, weight gain, swelling, etc. Have her check a pregnancy test and then you will know for sure. Best wishes. ...Read more
Only had 1 partner. Got Herpes 2. Hes never had signs, symptoms or outbreaks. Is in denial it came from him. Odds he will test positive on blood test?
Big picture: Congratulations on having somebody special. Maintaining the affection in the relationship is far more important than figuring out who has / caused what. Drop the subject. Don't do the testing. Relationships are far more important than being right. Manage your herpes with your physician's guidance. And even in the best relationships, you'll need to forgive and forget for much more. ...Read more
Although I have several signs of heart disease and a positive stress test, I feel totally denial about it. I cant accept it. Is this common?
Denial: Denial is a very common emotion whether heart disease or other. You should talk with your doctor and gain a good understanding of what your heart problem is and what needs to be done about by you and by the Doc. If you can get yourself involved actively in taking care of yourself and trying to improve your situation, the denial could be turned into a positive force for life improvement and health ...Read more
Alcoholism: Hello utah. I think there are five good questions to answer. 1. Do you think you drink too much? 2. Do your friends or family think you drink too much? 3. Do you have any legal trouble from your drinking? 4. Is your job at risk? And 5. Is your health at risk from drinking alcohol? A very good place to start this discussion is with your family physician. There is also good aa meetings in slc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Alcohol liver dz.: Sxs of liver disease due to alcoholism may include: nausea, vomiting, drop in appetite, weight loss, abdominal pain & bloating, yellowing of skin & eyes, itching, numbness of legs/ feet, memory problems, cognitive difficulties, depression, fatigue & thirst. If you have these sxs - please get immediate medical help. You can work with an addiction medicine specialist & alcoholics anonymous. ...Read more
What part of ANS would be affected if one gets tachycardia after eating and drinking alcoholic beverages (wine coolers)? Is that a sign of dysfunction?
May be normal: To some degree, it is normal to get some increase in heart rate after eating & drinking (esp high sugar foods like alcohol) as digestion naturally increases the work of the heart/Increased blood flows to the stomach to aid digestion. The vagus nerve interfaces with the autonomic, parasympathetic control of heart rate, and may impact this response. If this is only/main symptom, not dysfunction. ...Read more
No: Delirium is a confusional state caused by a medical or neurological condition with pschiaric symptoms. It is not caused by a psychological issue like denial. Delirium is accompanied by a number of neurotransmitter abnormalities as well as electrical abnormalities of brain functioning. Psychological issues can cause a number of difficulties but not this medical one. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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