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Dr. Heidi Fowler
34 doctors shared insights

Stopping Alcohol (Overview)

Wise choice!


Dr. Heidi Fowler
34 doctors shared insights

Stopping Alcohol (Overview)

Wise choice!


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Will stopping alcohol cold turkey give me dts?

Will stopping alcohol cold turkey give me dts?

It could.: Alcohol withdrawal could be deadly. Delirium tremens (dts) can start 3 days after your last drink, last up to 7-10 days. It's not guaranteed that you'll get dts after stopping alcohol cold turkey, but the risk is high enough that you should definitely seek professional help before you do. In some select cases, you can work with your doctor to do a detox outpatient regimen. Good luck! ...Read more

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Could stopping alcohol consumption will restore fix my penile dysfunction?

Could stopping alcohol consumption will restore fix my penile dysfunction?

Likely: Even shakespeare knew this over 300 years ago, " it provokes the desire but it takes away the performance. Therefore much drink may be said to be an equivocator with lechery: it makes him and it mars him; it sets him on and it takes him off. ". ...Read more

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Can stopping alcohol consumption restore a healthy penis erection?

Can stopping alcohol consumption restore a healthy penis erection?

Common Problem: Where alcohol can help an individual relax and create an atmosphere more conducive to having sex, it commonly can interfere with a man's ability to achieve and maintain an erection. So if alcohol consumption is causing this problem, stopping the alcohol would restore a normal healthy erection. There are other causes of erectile difficulty and one should discuss it with their physician. ...Read more

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Will stopping alcohol consumption help restore a healthy penis erection?

Will stopping alcohol consumption help restore a healthy penis erection?

Consuming alcohol on: A regular basis can have a negative impact on libido, sexual performance and yes, the quality of your erections. You need to stop drinking and wait a while. If the situation does not improve, consult a urologist. ...Read more

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How long does fullness, nausea persist after stopping alcohol? Especially after a period of heavy alcohol abuse (drinking daily for few months).

How long does fullness, nausea persist after stopping alcohol? Especially after a period of heavy alcohol abuse (drinking daily for few months).

Sorry...: ...you've provided insufficient information regarding your liver and GI status to answer your question. However, congratulations on choosing a healthier path! ...Read more

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Will stopping cocaine and alcohol for 18 day give me a clean urine drug test.

Will stopping cocaine and alcohol for 18 day give me a clean urine drug test.

Likely: Alcohol most likely yes, Cocaine tends to hang around in the system for a week easily, but could be longer depending on other factors. ...Read more

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I wake up with headache after even 1 sip of alcohol, but if I drink during the day, stopping before 4 pm, I am okay the next day. ?

I wake up with headache after even 1 sip of alcohol, but if I drink during the day, stopping before 4 pm, I am okay the next day. ?

Listen to your body: The fact that you consistently develop headaches means that you are not tolerating the alcohol. Please listen to your body and don't drink alcohol. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how long after stopping tramadol should I wait to drink any alcohol?

Can you tell me how long after stopping tramadol should I wait to drink any alcohol?

Good question: It depends on the dose and type of tramadol and if you might take tramadol in the near future. For long acting tramadol i'd wait at least 2 days. There is risk of respiratory depression. ...Read more

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He has been addicted to alcohol for long time Is there a any way to prevent him from drinking, (medicine,remedies, etc) He's not stopping by himself !

He has been addicted to alcohol for long time Is there a any way to prevent him from drinking, (medicine,remedies, etc) He's not stopping by himself !

Yes.: He needs to be ready to accept help. The following websites are excellent for information and you may want to share them with him. http://bit.ly/1HEQLy0 and http://bit.ly/1KPrPC5 and http://1.usa.gov/1NRbFMi For treatment: http://bit.ly/1G0oRGS and http://1.usa.gov/1YWD6qS Treatment can be outpatient or inpatient Also, go to MY Checklist "overcoming anxiety and stress" it discusses self-CBT ...Read more

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My father has been addicted to alcohol for long time, Is there a any way to prevent him from drinking, (medicine, remedies, etc) He's not stopping !!

My father has been addicted to alcohol for long time, Is there a any way to prevent him from drinking, (medicine, remedies, etc) He's not stopping !!

Lots of help: Alcoholism is a serious illness that requires multiple types of treatment: psychological, social, and often medical (such as medicines that encourage people to abstain). But most importantly, the person has to be willing to get the help. Ask your school counselor or a pastor/minister or your family doctor for help. Then talk to him with one of these professionals. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can alcohol stop Chemo Working ?

Can alcohol stop
Chemo
Working ?

See below.: While most chemo drugs are not directly affected by alcohol, certain chemo drugs such as procarbazine, etc may have increased toxicity when alcohol is used. Alcohol can also interfefere premedication, cause dehydration, and decrease liver function essential for drug metabilism and detox. Thus, I generally advise that alcohol be avoided during the chemo except small amount. ...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

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What is the best way to stop alcohol dependincy. It sounds silly cuz i'm young so i apologize but i know already i'm getting dependant.

Alcohol & the Brain: I am very happy to hear you be honest about this. There are humans who cannot drink like gentlemen. Knowing that dependency is a problem is a gift. I have yet to meet anyone who can stop on their own. You need to do this with a group or as part of a class learning about the disease of alcoholism. Usually there will be alcohol detox facilities and treatment centers where you live. ...Read more