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Doctor insights on: Vitamins Supplements That Help Stop Cocaine Carvings Addiction

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Can you rec some vitamins and herbal supplements or OTC drugs that can help kick heroine addiction?

Can you rec some vitamins and herbal supplements or OTC drugs that can help kick heroine addiction?

There aren't any: The chances of an individual kicking on one's own is very, very low. Opioid withdrawal results in widespread pain, chills, aches/pains, diarrhea and vomiting, as well as anxiety and insomnia. It is usually too severe by day 2-3 for people to stand it, and they use again. Some meds can help a little (tylenol, motrin, pepto bismol) but real help means a doctor helping you. Please get into treatment. ...Read more

Dr. Vasu Brown
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Addiction (Definition)

Addiction is a primary, chronic disease of brain reward, motivation, memory, and related circuitry. Dysfunction in these circuits leads to characteristic biological, psychological, social and spiritual manifestations. This is reflected in an individual pathologically pursuing reward and/or relief by substance use and other behaviors. A person affected by addiction will be unable to consistently Abstain from use, will have Impaired Behavioral control, will have Craving or increased "hunger" for drugs or rewarding experiences, will have a Dysfunctional Emotional response, and will show diminished recognition of significant problems with their own ...Read more


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Is it possible to cure a drug addiction (not mine) without the help of a professional. Like any vitamins or natural B6 supplements?

Is it possible to cure a drug addiction (not mine) without the help of a professional. Like any vitamins or natural B6 supplements?

Not beneficial : There are many things that lead to an addiction and consequences of an addiction that should to be explored with the assistance of a professional. Furthermore, behavioral changes and coping skills need to be learned to remain clean and sober. One can achieve this through the assistance of a specialist who is trained in addiction. At the very least, one should explore getting help through aa or na. ...Read more

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What is the exact plan which should i follow to stop taking 10mg Abilify (aripiprazole) everyday?Any vitamin supplements?

What is the exact plan which should  i follow to stop taking 10mg Abilify (aripiprazole) everyday?Any vitamin supplements?

Work w/your doctor: The exact plan i'd suggest is working with your own doctor who prescribed the abilify (aripiprazole). First, you need to be sure the original condition is in remission or good control. If your doctor feels it's safe and appropriate to reduce or taper your abilify (aripiprazole), the two of you can develop a plan for this. Really, please don't try to do this all by yourself! wishing the best for you. ...Read more

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I stop taking all medications for lupus I am now only on vitamins an supplements what vitamins would be best?

I stop taking all medications for lupus I am now only on vitamins an supplements what vitamins would be best?

Lupus: Sle is a very serious condition that can cause organ failure and death. Understand possible aversion to medication but serious repercussions to stoping tx. Multivitamin ok but discuss treatment with physician. ...Read more

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Vitamin D was low 17nmol/l.I took vit D supplement 10,000 IU for 2month it become 156 nmol/l .should I take supplement always ?!or stop¡

Vitamin D was low 17nmol/l.I took vit D supplement 10,000 IU for 2month it become 156 nmol/l .should I take supplement always ?!or stop¡

Depends on sun exp.: 156 nmol/l = 62 ng/ml which is just where you want it (optimal levels are 50-80). But if you stop the levels will likely decline, so it seems wise to continue 10,000 iu/day. The only other way to get significant amounts of D is via exposure to mid-day sun without use of sun screen. If you don't get sun, then it is wise to continue supplementation. See http://bit.ly/1gNXNk0 & http://bit.ly/1dC7vnA ...Read more

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Have you heard about the recent research about vitamins and supplements are actually bad for us and do you think we should stop taking them?

Have you heard about the recent research about vitamins and supplements are actually bad for us and do you think we should stop taking them?

No: Vitamins, in the right amount, are generally considered a good thing to do. I certainly wouldn't stop them based in a single report. Additionally, it is too broad a statement to infer that all vitamins should be stopped. More likely is the research may have addressed taking too much of one particular vitamin. Moderation is key; speak w/ your doctor for specifics as they pertain to your health. ...Read more

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Can any doc explain if vitamin C supplements make you more prone to illness once you stop taking them?

Can any doc explain if vitamin C supplements make you more prone to illness once you stop taking them?

Vitamin C: helps boost immunity so we are a little less likely to catch a cold when taking it. If we stop we loose that extra protection but it does not leave us weaker than before we started taking C. If you take C, be sure to take it in two doses rather than one since it only lasts about 12 hours in our body. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I am a 32 yr old female. What essential vitamins/supplements should I take in general and to stop heart disease, stroke, heartattack from occuring?

I am a 32 yr old female. What essential vitamins/supplements should I  take in general and to  stop heart disease, stroke, heartattack from occuring?

Many supplements: At 32 your risk is currently quite low but it is never too early to take steps to prevent these common killers. Vitamins c, d, e, k, folic acid, vitamin b6, magnesium, selenium, lysine, pycnogenol, turmeric and fish oil are among the many supplements proven to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke. I have written an article on the subject with links at http://drrandybaker.Com/. ...Read more

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I take wellbutrin (bupropion) and i'm on a vitamin cleanse Advocare 24 day challenge. Can the herbal and vitamin supplements stop my wellbutrin (bupropion) from working?

I take wellbutrin (bupropion) and i'm on a vitamin cleanse Advocare 24 day challenge. Can the herbal and vitamin supplements stop my wellbutrin (bupropion) from working?

Not likely: The herbal parts of this regimen seem to include milk thistle, echinacea, and astragalus -- none of which should cause a problem with wellbutrin (bupropion). If you're also taking the fiber part of this plan, i suggest taking that separately from your medication so that absorption is as good as possible. ...Read more

Dr. Randy Baker
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Supplements (Definition)

A dietary supplement, also known as food supplement or nutritional supplement, is a preparation intended to supplement the diet and provide nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, fiber, fatty acids, or amino acids, that may be missing or may not be consumed in sufficient quantities in a person's diet. Some countries define dietary supplements as foods, while ...Read more