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What Are Some Tips To Going Through Vicodin Detox
Detox programs are getting more expensive. Do you have tips on how to detox without shelling out a lot of money?
Commitment: Many patients seems getting detox not for stopping habit but rather to lower the dose. If you are thrully COMMITTED (there is no "trys" in addiction and detox) to acheve true sobriety discuss "cold turkey" under supervision and support of your PMD. Go to your PMD and get help. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Don't believe in it: In my opinion, and based on my training, experience and reading of the literature, we are NOT filled chock full of toxins, and we do not need to do anything to get them out, in general. There are people exposed to toxic substances like heavy metals, where medical procedures to get those out are needed, but this idea that every organ needs "detox" is not supported by any science that I know of. ...Read more
How do I stop my urge of taking Xanax (alprazolam) without going to rehab or a psychologist? Are their natural ways?
Think differently: There are no "natural remedies" for anything. "Ancient wisdom" is a myth. It's an indulgence of the ignorant. You can bank on it: Anything touted as a "natural remedy" by health hucksters is almost certainly worthless. Try yoga, meditation, breathing, exercise. Nothing mystical or magical here: These help focus attention and create a sense of well-being. "Ch'i" doesn't exist, either. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Besides going to the doctors and taking antibiotics, what are some good ways to get rid of a fever fast?
I keep making excuses, like it will help me study, for abusing amphetamines. What are some ways to help me get through the urges?(diet,support,etc.)
NA: One of the very best, and definitely the very cheapest, way to get sober/clean, is to join AA or NA. You will be giving a sponsor who can support you when you are in danger of relapsing. The principles of both are the same. Go to meetings more when feeling weak, get a sponsor. Success rates of this great bunch equal or exceed most rehab programs, which ain't free! Go to a meeting today. ...Read more
I need to detox from opiates and alcohol, so if I went in drunk to detox from alcohol will they give me methadone without puting that money down?
Antivirals are best: protection. Melissa Officinalis or lemon balm (cream) has been shown in European studies to help expedite cold sore healing. It can reduce healing time by 1/2. Studies also show regular use can help v recurrences. Brief supplementation w lysine 1,000mg orally 3x a day at the onset, can hasten healing ...Read more
What can I do to make detoxing from painkillers easier . Is there any over-the-counter meds that i can use to help with withdrawal symptoms?
See a doctor: First of all congratulations for making the first step of recognizing you have a problem and wanting to do something about it. As far as withdrawal, it really depends on specifically what and how much you have been using. It is better to taper rather than going cold turkey. A doctor can also help you get connected to a support system so you can stay off. Keep up the good work. ...Read more
Cleansing: Natural foods or herbs rich in antioxidants help. ...Read more
How do I recover from laxative abuse? What are some things I can take to get away from this seriously dangerous addiction? Any advice is welcomed!
Laxative abuse: Wonderful question and excellent goal. Please do this under the care of your doctor who may refer you to a gastroenterologist. The bacteria in your gut impacts mood, immunity, etc. so it is very important that it be balanced. You can do it. A mental health pro may be helpful to evaluate for eating disorder. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Any natural supplements or habits to wean off of Xanax (alprazolam)? Are there any quick exercises that would help me during withdrawals? I work in a fast paced environment. I cannot let weaning off slow me down. Any help would be greatly appreciated!
Xanax (alprazolam) withdrawal: I understand your concern about withdrawal from Xanax (alprazolam). I commend you for wanting to overcome Dependence. If you are decreasing the dose by 20%every week, it is likely that you will wean off Xanax (alprazolam) with less discomfort. Do Breathing and Music Relaxation, Visual Imagery, Yoga, Meditation and Tai Chi. Drink Green tea and plenty of water. Walk in a State or National Park. See a Psychiatrist for Anxiety ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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