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Quit drinking alcohol ?

Quit drinking alcohol
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Absolutely!: What's your question? Do you have an alcohol problem? Are you addicted? Do you just want to stop? Please see your doctor for help and guidance for alcohol abuse. Check out aa, as well. ...Read more

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Dr. Gregg Albers
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Alcohol Consumption (Definition)

Alcohol is available in many beverages, from beer and wine to the more potent distilled spirits, such as gin, rye, and whiskey. There appear to be at least small health benefits of small amounts of alcohol use (fewer than five drinks per week), especially of red wine Excessive alcohol use can lead to addiction and severe social and physical complications. Excess long term alcohol use is the most common cause of cirrhosis of the ...Read more


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Is there a way to quit drinking alcohol?

Is there a way to quit drinking alcohol?

Alcohol: Detoxification & rehabilitation. Attend a program & stay active in aa. ...Read more

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How can I quit drinking alcohol after 7 months of drinking?

If you can't: If you want to stop alcohol, but you can't, it's called alcoholism. Seek help from your doctor, a drug/alcohol counselor and aa. ...Read more

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How to quit drinking alcohol ?

With dedication: First, you realize you have a problem, then with dedication and a lot of support from friends and family, you start the journey of quitting. Therapy may help, aa meeting are very beneficial, in severe cases, some medications can help with a doctors supervision. ...Read more

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Why should you quit drinking alcohol when you have pancreatitis ?

Pancreatitis: Since alcohol is the likely cause of pancreatitis it only makes sense to not drink it when you have pancreatitis. And for that matter in my opinion once you have pancreatitis you should never drink alcohol again as even a small drink can cause it again. ...Read more

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Is there an over-the-counter medication to help quit drinking alcohol?

Is there an over-the-counter medication to help quit drinking alcohol?

No: Not really, not that i know of. The thing about medications which are fda approved means that the fda has proven that a medication is both safe and effective for a particular condition. There are now three fda approved medications for alcohol dependence. They are campral, Revia (naltrexone) and antabuse. ...Read more

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Started exercising with DASH diet but still smoking and drinking alcohol and lots of coffee (tried quitting but can't) BP still slightly high. Meds?

Started exercising with DASH diet but still smoking and drinking alcohol and lots of coffee (tried quitting but can't) BP still slightly high. Meds?

Not certain what you: are asking. If you want to know if medications are indicated then the answer is no provided you can make appropriate life style choices. Perhaps some counseling to help you make these choices would be more beneficial in the long run than medications for your hypertension. I don't recall cigarettes, alcohol and excessive coffee being on the DASH diet. ...Read more

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I recently quit marijuana and drinking alcohol. Was wondering approximately how long it would take for my system to be clean of all toxins. Fast metab?

I recently quit marijuana and drinking alcohol. Was wondering approximately how long it would take for my system to be clean of all toxins. Fast metab?

Polysubstance abuse: Depending on how frequently you used marijuana, it can stay in your system for months. Alcohol clears more rapidly, but depending on frequency/intensity of use it may take up to a year to feel normal without it. Your recovery requires more than simply stopping these substances, although that's a great start! please also consider aa, or an outpatient substance abuse recovery program. ...Read more

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It could be possible that a person lose their sex drive after they quit drinking alcohol?

It could be possible that a person lose their sex drive after they quit drinking alcohol?

Possible, but...: Usually it is the other way around. Alcohol can kill your interest in sex (or at least your performance), & often stopping drinking --> regaining interest in lots of things including sex. Perhaps the emotions that are coming up, if numbed by alcohol, are now interfering with your sex drive. If you are in a program, ask about this. If not, seek a therapist who specializes in early recovery. ...Read more

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What can I do to help with the emotional intensity of just having quit smoking, drinking alcohol and coffee?

What can I do to help with the emotional intensity of just having quit smoking, drinking alcohol and coffee?

Auricular acupunctur: Speak with your physician to ensure that stopping alcohol cold turkey will not put you at risk for withdrawal symptoms. If coffee use was high, a gradual taper is usually recommended. Auricular acupuncture is quite helpful for all three of these things. It can help you to feel calm and reduce cravings. ...Read more

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Is a low dose of xanax (alprazolam) alright to ease the anxiety from post acute withdrawl symptoms from quitting drinking alcohol?

Is a low dose of xanax (alprazolam) alright to ease the anxiety from post acute withdrawl symptoms from quitting drinking alcohol?

Xanax (alprazolam): If prescribed by your doctor & for short period of time. Also, keep in mind that if used on regular basis, that you have to taper the dose gradually to prevent withdrawal, of course under supervision. ...Read more

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Hello Doctor!For the past 13 months that I was diagnosed of fatty liver,i still experience pains in my right chest.I hv quit drinking alcohol at same time and also exercising plus healthy feeding.The last time I carried out a Liver function was test was l

Hello Doctor!For the past 13 months that I was diagnosed of fatty liver,i still experience pains in my right chest.I hv quit drinking alcohol at same time and also exercising plus healthy feeding.The last time I carried out a Liver function was test was l

Congratulations!: Stay sober, it will make a big difference - feel proud! Also, continue to have appropriate checkups and ask about the results, advice, expectations, etc. Depending on the level of prior damage, you may always need to be careful or you may be nearly fine. Find out. I hope you can enjoy a good life! ...Read more

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Husband quit drinking alcohol a month ago and skin itches, keeps him up at night even when taking antihistamine. Related to quitting drinking?

Husband quit drinking alcohol a month ago and skin itches, keeps him up at night even when taking antihistamine. Related to quitting drinking?

Not expected.: Alcohol usually worsens itching unless one has drunk oneself into a semi-stupor. Not all itching is induced by histamine and thus it may not work at all. Dry skin is the most common cause for itching without a rash, consider applying a moisturizer <3 mins after bathing to see if this helps. Make sure that no new medication or supplement was introduced shortly before the onset of itching. ...Read more

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Hi I have quit drinking alcohol use to drink up to 60 units weekly. Taken up coffee two cups daily. Will this have a good affect on my liver ?

Hi I have quit drinking alcohol use to drink up to 60 units weekly. Taken up coffee two cups daily. Will this have a good affect on my liver ?

Probably.: Research has shown that 1-2 cups of coffee per day can be useful in various types of liver inflammation. I feel that you are doing your liver more of a service by having stopped abusing alcohol, however. If you have continued concerns for your liver, your primary care doctor can do blood tests that will give a good idea whether you are having any liver problems at this time. Good luck. ...Read more

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How accurate are liver function tests? I have quit drinking alcohol all tests are normal but I have liver pain. Ultrasound clear too. Thanks

How accurate are liver function tests? I have quit drinking alcohol all tests are normal but I have liver pain. Ultrasound clear too. Thanks

Liver Pain?: Did someone tell you your pain is due to the liver? Did you have a CT scan? Is the gallbladder normal on ultrasound? It could be a couple other things such as stomach ulcer which sometimes feels like right upper abdominal pain, or gas pain from the colon in that region. You can message me directly if you would like to get a better answer. ...Read more

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I see my heart beat more then just feel it. I quit drinking alcohol completely about two months ago and have had very bad anxiety almost constantly as?

I see my heart beat more then just feel it. I quit drinking alcohol completely about two months ago and have had very bad anxiety almost constantly as?

Not too surprising: This phenomenon of being able to see your chest rise & fall with your heart's beating is not uncommon. It can be particularly noticeable with you are lying on your back. Withdrawal from alcohol can result in physical symptoms such as more rapid & forceful heart beats. By now, it should be improving. See your doctor for help with your anxiety. Resist temptation to return to alcohol to help it! ...Read more

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