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Doctor insights on: Why Does Taking Gingko Give Me A Slight High

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30 year-old woman with a 4-year history of numbness in the upper body, and arms and legs, with undiagnostic imaging studies, but carries diagnos.....?

30 year-old woman with a 4-year history of numbness in the upper body, and arms and legs, with undiagnostic imaging studies, but carries diagnos.....?

Psychogenic?: Our bodies can respond to the emotions we feel in many unexpected ways. The symptoms you describe are all possibilities. Since medical workup is negative, I suggest you consider treatment by Subliminal Therapy (go to www.stii.us to see if it fits for you) or by hypnotic methods (go to www.asch.net for a referral). ...Read more

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Will humibid give you a high?

Will humibid give you a high?

Possible, uncommon: Humibid is a brand name of guaiafenesin, a mucolytic and anti-cough drug. Mucinex (guaifenesin) is another brand name. There are combinations of guaiafenesis and decongestants, wit similar names. Guaiafenesin at high doses might cause palpitations, tremor, headaches, anxiety. Some of these might be felt as 'a high' by particular indivdulas. Not commonly reported. Check if other medications are present. ...Read more

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My doctor says my ALA and PBG are both high. What gives?

My doctor says my ALA and PBG are both high. What gives?

Asked your doctor?: You've not presented any symptoms which prompted those tests. PBG (porphobilinogen) is a breakdown product of hemoglobin. High numbers mean that PBG's not being cleared through the urine or stools. Conditions such as hepatitis, lead poisoning, porphyria, & other things can cause high levels. ALA (amino levulinic acid) is another test for porphyria. You have abdominal pain or something? ...Read more

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Will humibid give you a high like feeling?

Will humibid give you a high like feeling?

Possible: Guaifenisen is usually well tolerated, but could be the cause of such symptoms in some people. They only way to know is to stop the medication and see if the feeling stops, then restart it and see if the feeling comes back. ...Read more

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What exactly is the ingredient in cocaine that gives you the high?

What exactly is the ingredient in cocaine that gives you the high?

Cocaine: Cocaine, and other street drugs, has a particular chemical structure aling the outside of its structure that binds to receptors in a part of the brain that is reinforcing (hense its addictive effect)--despite its being very dangerous of the brain and the heart! ...Read more