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I can't stop drinking heavily during pregnancy. What's the best way to get serious help?

I can't stop drinking heavily during pregnancy. What's the best way to get serious help?

Alcoholics Anonymous: Aa is a great organization. You have a good motivator to stop due to the pregnancy so attend a meeting. Going through that may help and improve yours and your baby's life. ...Read more

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What's the best way to stop drinking alcohol?

What's the best way to stop drinking alcohol?

Consult a specialist: It can be very dangerous to stop suddenly if you've been drinking a long time. If you experience hand tremors, sweats, or other physical withdrawal symptoms when you stop drinking, the risks include withdrawal seizure, blood pressure spike, or other potentially medically dangerous complications. Get a free or low cost assessment at a treatment program, where detox meds can be givenalco if needed. ...Read more

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2 stop drinking alcohol what is the best way to do it cut down altogether or slowly?

2 stop drinking alcohol what is the best way to do it cut down altogether or slowly?

Typically slowly: Congratulations in making this decision! this somewhat depends how much alcohol has been consumed each day and for long. But typically, it is best to cut down a bit slowly so as to avoid the symptoms of withdrawal, which can be very severe in some people. Whatever you do, please make sure to not drive after drinking. It is often very helpful to enroll in a program like aa to have help. ...Read more

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Hi! I have found out that my nocturia is caused by excessive drinking (it is almost 35c). What is the best treatment for it? Thank you. :) I am 16.

Hi! I have found out that my nocturia is caused by excessive drinking (it is almost 35c). What is the best treatment for it? Thank you. :) I am 16.

Nocturia drinking: Nocturia can be caused by excessive drinking (I am talking water not alcohol. And will stop immediately if you drink less. I recommend drinking only when thirsty. ...Read more

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What can I do about having anxiety, racing thoughts and the inability to stop drinking?

What can I do about having anxiety, racing thoughts and the inability to stop drinking?

Anxiety, etc.: Please have a consult with your physician. It sounds like you have several issues which need addressing by speaking with a psychiatrist and beginning therapy with a psychologist. You might also give some thought to beginning an aa program in your area. ...Read more

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Best way to break an addiction to pop... I want to loose weight but i can't stop drinking pop... I drink about 2 cans a day?

Best way to break an addiction to pop... I want to loose weight but i can't stop drinking pop... I drink about 2 cans a day?

Pop: The Habit!: Most popular breakfast drink in usa=cola, i've read. I enjoy it as a fizzy treat, myself, but also remember cleaning rust off of my bike w/ it! i'm wondering what you picture urself substituting 4pop & how you plan 2make this truly feel like a healthy lifestyle change vs like depriving urself of a pleasure? 2change, we need a vision & 2know in advance what we'll do when we have a setback. ...Read more

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I lost my best friend in a car crash and i lost my love but in life and she'll never come back to me again , why should i stop drinking then and how?

I lost my best friend in a car crash and i lost my love but in life and she'll never come back to me again , why should i stop drinking then and how?

Honoring Love: Gosh. I get it. Loss can be so much pain that everything hurts. I would hazard a guess that if she were here she may have an opinion to express. Wasting a life mired in the fog of alcohol is not in any way honoring her or your love. She would want you healthy and productive. Living a life of meaning and service. She would want her death to inspire you to make your life count. ...Read more

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I have a habit of drinking my daily water intake from late evening until 10am. This throws me off. Minus therapy what's the best way to space it out?

I have a habit of drinking my daily water intake from late evening until 10am.  This throws me off. Minus therapy what's the best way to space it out?

Not sure how you do: it? It's important not to be drinking a lot while you're eating, and apparently you might not be doing that at 10P to 10A. Are you working the graveyard shift to accomplish this? Otherwise, if you're thirsty this late at night, and your ADH (vasopressin) serum test was normal, then you don't have diabetes insipidus, and can try sleeping without getting up to drink water until morning. Must change UR habits! ...Read more

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How can I get my husband to stop drinking but he don't listen to me.

Difficult: Unfortunately, for him to quit he has to decide there is a problem and want to stop. All you can do is encourage him to do so. ...Read more

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How can I stop drinking diet coke at lunch I drink it every day I can't stop my self ?

How can I stop drinking diet coke at lunch I drink it every day I can't stop my self ?

Diet Coke: I believe you are referring to "diet coke" not just any diet cola. In that case, i believe that overdoing sodas with asparatame--nutrasweet is potentially damaging to your healththe breakdown product of nutrasweet is formic acic--or formaldehyde-same stuff we preserve dead bodies with! it is not good for you. Switch to a diet cola made with stevia. Second best splenda. Then wean yourself to h2o. ...Read more

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I really want to stop drinking but don't really want to go to aa. What else can I do?

I really want to stop drinking but don't really want to go to aa. What else can I do?

Counseling: Find a counselor that specializes in addictions. See an addiction specialist, medications may be helpful with other support but not magic by themselves. Aa is not the only way to get sober, with that said it is an amazing program that has changed many peoples lives, and most of them did not want to go either in the beginning. Seek some type of healthy support from others. Be willing. ...Read more

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Why i can't stop drinking diet soda ? It's like a drug to me. Why is that?

Why i can't stop drinking diet soda ?  It's like a drug to me. Why is that?

Its the aspartame: Aspartame has free methyl alcohol which is classified as a narcotic. It causes chronic methanol poisoning which affects the Dopamine system of the brain and causes the addiction. You can get free, but there may be withdrawal effects to get past. Then, steer clear of it anywhere it may be. Good luck! ...Read more

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What can I do if my alcoholic bf won't stop drinking while i'm trying to adapt to a healthier lifestyle. Help?

See details: This is a lost cause if he will not change. In nothing you and his family can say or do to change his habits, then you need to move on. There is nothing worse than living with an addict and hoping he will magically change. ...Read more

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My doctor told me that if i don't quit drinking i'm going to die. How do I stop?

Please contact : An addiction medicine specialist for help. Right now open up the yellow pages, or google on line for alcoholics anonymous meetings. Go to a meeting tonight. If you don't have transport to a meeting, call the number & ask for help. Get a 12 step sponsor (even if only a temporary one). Take action now. You are worth it. ...Read more

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After the caffeine from my coffee wears off, i get migraines. Should i stop drinking coffee altogether? I don't want to be dependent on it

After the caffeine from my coffee wears off, i get migraines. Should i stop drinking coffee altogether? I don't want to be dependent on it

Sounds...: Sounds more like caffeine withdrawal headaches. Aka caffeine rebound headache. You may need to simply taper of caffeine and see how things evolve over the ensuing 3-5 weeks. Good luck! ...Read more

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I drink coffee at least three times a day, and I do suffer from high pulse, should I stop drinking coffee? I can't function in a day without coffee

I drink coffee at least three times a day, and I do suffer from high pulse, should I stop drinking coffee? I can't function in a day without coffee

Coffee: After your first cup of coffee you have enough caffeine to limit side effect withdrawals. Try to drink half and half thereafter and slowly limit the amount over time. If you can limit to one a day it should not interfere with your blood pressure. Daily exercise is one of the best things you can do to maintain healthy blood pressure. My best. ...Read more

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Male 48 fall sleep around 10:30 pm wake up around 3 am go to bathroom and can't get to sleep again, it happens once in a while, stop drinking liquids at 7 pm, what could it be?

Male 48 fall sleep around 10:30 pm wake up around 3 am go to bathroom and can't get to sleep again, it happens once in a while, stop drinking liquids at 7 pm, what could it be?

Enlarged prostate: Early awakening can be caused by: depression,waking to void secondary to enlarged prostate, sleep apnea...among other causes. If the awakening is only occasional that would likely eliminate depression as the cause(unless you are feeling depressed). The likely cause is enlargement of the prostate(BPH). Try to eliminate liquids after 7pm. For more on BPH see>http://bit.ly/1fJa24j Speak with your DR ...Read more

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