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I'm a 18 year old who who has been dealing with a problem of alcohol intolerance over the last two years. ...
Posted by An_248466
I'm a 18 year old who who has been dealing with a problem of alcohol intolerance over the last two years.
When i was only 15 i was a weekend drinker. Every weekend i would get drunk, and it would be a good time. I'd rarely have more than a headache the next day. Then, one day i developed a severe reaction to it. I woke up after a heavy night of drinking to find myself unable to walk, i was throwing up for hours (even after there was nothing left in my stomach.)
Ever since that day, two years ago, i have been unable to drink more than a few beers or a shot of vodka. And i'ts gotten worse. After that occasion i drank again, only to throw up a lot again. Then the next time i could barely even get drunk before throwing up. Nowadays i don't even get a buzz without feeling very nauseous and sick.
Why did my body develop such an adverse reaction to alcohol and is there a was to regain my ability to drink?
I'd appreciate a well researched or source based answer, as i want to learn more as well.View Thread
My Son was addicted to opiates for seven years after a severe shoulder injury at age 17. He wanted to get "clean" and was put on Suboxone. He has anxiety and depression, so his Addiction Psychiatrist added Adderal and Klonopin. He is now showing very scary side effects. I'm so worried. He is very slow at everything, his speech is slurred, it is hard for him to put words together. We think he may be having halucinations or fixations. He thinks there are mice and bugs in his house and no one else has seen any signs of them. All of this is terrifying me. When I looked up the side effects of Suboxone, his symptoms match up with the side effects. He's 26 and I'm not supposed to be talking with his Psychiatrist. He doesn't want to get off the Suboxone.
What should I do and where can he get help? I noticed some Betty Ford experts and I would love to hear from you. I'm a Nurse, but I have no experience with Psychiatry and addictions. I need to find some help quickly but don't know where to go.View Thread
For 5 years now I have been addicted to opiates.I started taking them due to severe back issues.I was perscribed Hydrocodone.At first I took it as perscribed.But one day my back was hurting really bad so I decided to take two of them.I started feeling the affects of the pills.And basically,I was right away hooked.I liked the way it made me feel.I have always had to fight addiction.Addiction runs in my family very strong.I previously had an addiction to cocaine.I beat that so I figured I could handle simple pills,and when I was ready to stop I would just stop.HA!Being addicted to opiates is very different.Over the years,I started taking more and more pills.One day I went to my doctor because I had run out of pills and was withdrawing severely.I couldnt tell him that,so I told him I was hurting really bad and needed something stronger.Well he fell for it.He put me on Fentanyl patches.Well I started chewing them and I really liked the way they made me feel.At first it was just 25mcg patches,but everytime I would run out of pills and patches,I would just go back to the doctor and tell him I needed stronger.Well, over time I was constantly running out of my medicine so I ended up getting a second doctor to perscribe them to me as well.I had to use a false name,but surprisingly it worked.I was getting 120 10/325 hydrocondone and 10 75mcg from 2 different doctors.And all of that wouldnt even last me two weeks.I could take up to 45 tabs of hydro and eat 3-4 patches in a single day.Up until yesterday.I have been wanting to quit for a long time.I have been through withdrawls so many times,I knew I couldnt go cold turkey.So I have been looking for a doctor that would see me for my addiction.I looked on the internet and found a doctor through turntohelp.com.I called and was just completely honest with them about my situation and he agreed to see me.He perscribed me suboxone 8-2 films.I was really scared it wouldnt work.But I dont want to live like this anymore so I had to give it a try.I started taking the suboxone yesterday,and thank God they work.I dont feel any withdrawl symptoms and it helps with the cravings.I want nothing more than to be clean.I want my life back.I have lost so much because of this addiction.So please wish me luck and pray for me.I am on day 2.And God willing I will make it all the way to CLEAN! I welcome any questions or comments. I will be checking back in every few days to give updates.Wish me luck!View Thread
I really desperately need some GOOD advice about what to do in my situation !!!!! I was in a severe car accident 20 yrs ago & have been on & off these painkilers since, i am tired of it & am trying to detox myself, but a few min. ago I got really nervous, depressed, started crying & started searching for even just one pill around the house to reduce my symtoms. I have NO INSURANCE & NO JOB, But want to get on something to help me get through this, can someone PLEASE help me ????????? Feeling very depressed & desperate right now !!!!!!!! THANKS !!!!!!!!View Thread
I started dating someone a few months ago. He is an alcoholic that has been sober for the past 4 years. We...
Posted by An_248170
I started dating someone a few months ago. He is an alcoholic that has been sober for the past 4 years. We started dating everything was wonderful, never fought, enjoyed each others company, worked on his house together, he told me he loved me, wanted a future together, family etc. because of our distance I would stay at his house from fri to mon. everything was greatâ€¦we would text/talk during the week when apart. After another great weekend, out of the blue I don't get my usual good morning text, he doesn't return mine, doesn't answer the phone. This goes on for 2 days then I get a text basically saying..it's not working, get your stuff get out (I had some things at his house). He wouldn't talk about it (was almost angry) wouldn't answer calls, it was over. So it ended, I was crushed I never had closure because I didn't understand, I didn't expect to hear from him that was it. During discussions with his mother it was learned that ever since he stopped drinking 'this is what he does' she can't explain it he shuts down, shuts people out, even her and the rest of his family. Says it hits him out of the blue, almost like a rage, that he says he needs to be by himself. Jump ahead a few months, communications start up again with him, he apologizes, says things were great he got scared etc wants me back. I'm hesitant tell him my fears of it happening again, he assures me it won't. I go back to him, again everything is wonderful couldn't be more perfect. Again after a great weekend, no texts, no return calls..Here we go again. Later in the week I get a text saying I need to get things straight, I'm seeing my counselor again (doesn't specify what kind of counselor) , I need time, I'm having a really hard time right now, etc. His mother is beside herself because no one knows what to do to help him. I've looked up depression, bi polar, and a friend suggested 'dry drunk". I've never heard of this before but am searching for some explanation for this behavior. His mother said ever since he stopped drinking this has shown up and maybe the alcohol was masking this behavior. We can't understand if there's a 'trigger' for this to happen, it seems to happen out of the blue when things couldn't be better. He cries all the time, won't let anyone help him, pushes everyone away, but knows he has a problem and can't explain why this happens to him when everything's going good. Does anybody have any advice or can tell me if this is 'dry drunk' behavior? ThanksView Thread
I will say that kratom was not the best thing to ever come across..I felt great on it.. Almost as if God himself came down from heaven and personally blessed me by his mighty touch..Now Kssziggy I however wasn't taking any other substance just the kratom... I didn't get depressed tell after the first 8 hours of my last dose.. Oh yes I said 8 hours the withdrawal was fast and very complicated.. As of today I have made it to day 4 still feel real tired and the restless leg syndrome is still present...The (RLS) was almost the first system noticed..Other than the walking from one room only to find yourself crying in the next..True story by far the craziest thing ever..But the (RLS) is still happening even on day 4 by far the (RLS) is the biggest pain in the butt..So Kssziggy I'm not sure what your friend is going through as far as taking antidepressants along with kratom..If anything I was more energized a real warm and fuzzy love life lets get er done kinda of affects while using kratom..I do know taking a large amount or a strong dose of kratom will make you very tired... I would suggest to anybody to stay away from the herb...View Thread
I have been on Oxybutynin Cl for approxomatealy two years to control a spastic bladder..i inadvertantly ate a...
Posted by An_248025
I have been on Oxybutynin Cl for approxomatealy two years to control a spastic bladder..i inadvertantly ate a "krispies treat" that had been loaded with marijuana approximately August 4th, 2012. I had a yearly physical with my physician on August 21,2012. At that time i provided a uriine sample for testing. I am on prescribed Fentynal patches 25 and 50 mcl/three days and oxycondone 30 mg. 6 per day for the past 2+ years, along with clonazepam 0.5mg bid as needed...I have tested positive three times on a drug screen for marijuana. the first one being on august 21, 2012, the second august 2012 and the last on september 19th, 2012. how is it possible that there is still marijuana in my urine for over 6+ weeks? Is it possible that because i take the Oxybutynin CL that a drug screen for marijuana shows up as false positive...I am truly grateful for any feedback i receive on this question..View Thread
please could someone offer advice and some pot smoker wisdom i am 24 and have smoked weed nearly every day for at least 6 years idealy i would like to smoke it once a week currently im at about 3 nights a week will my brain heal with jus cutting down or do uhave to stop completly
please could someone offer advice and some pot smoker wisdom i am 24 and have smoked weed nearly every day for at least 6 years idealy i would like to smoke it once a week currently im at about 3 nights a week will my brain heal with jus cutting down or do uhave to stop completly
I started taking celexa about a year ago, and since then my drinking has increased to the point of alcohol abuse, coupled with increased blackouts. I ended up in rehab, AA, etc, with no problem drinking in the past, and considering myself a social drinker, prior to this. I have read in several forums, and spoken to a couple people that have experienced similar symptoms while taking this medication. I do not consider myself an alcoholic, and am considering (with medical supervision) taking myself off of the medication. I am still sober, and have been for 4 months, and do not plan on returning to drinking until I have completely removed myself from the medication. Has anyone else experienced this problem/situation? Is there any evidence/documentation showing a history or trend involving this issue?View Thread
ok im a 26 year old male and ive only just recently gone cold turkey off of smoking weed over the last few weeks i have had two bongs while off of it but thats it and did smoke some cigarettes too while i stop but now am cleaned up. for about 4-5 years straight i had been smoking weed mixed with tobacco constantly and i mean constantly it left me broke every payday because i would get credits of bags every day i couldnt live without having a rage other wise i would freak out stress and just go crazy, i have been to detox 3 times twice last year and again early this year but i always managed to go back on to the weed. but when i was clean and got off the weed in detox i felt a hell lot more better and refreshed i would wake up early and be fresh and ready for the day with so much energy but now lately i have been more tired and waking up a lot more later or i would wake up early but be so tired i would fall back to sleep and just wake up really tired. my motivation was back when i was in detox but now when ive gone turkey and cleaned up i still have no motivation. i find im more reguarly on the computer on facebook too which is also another bad addiction im starting to find. ive been trying to look for work and active apply everywhere to only be turned down i been hoping if i get a job i can be better save up and do more things in life and be more active since i only get paid 208 dollars a week by centrelink (im in australia) and still have many debts of loans and fines i have to pay off not to mention my car is off the road needing new parts which is making it harder for me to not only go to interviews but to go to jobs to places since the bus schedules are changed and you either rock up too early or too late. i dont understand why im more tired and have been trying to find out ive been to my local doctor only for him to tell me its normal but i know it cant be normal because i know my body and how my body has been working for over 26 years so im pretty sure this cant be normal especially if i got off the weed before again and again and been more fresh yet now im more tired??? i do miss it but since i have been off it i dont really need it anymore and my friends can smoke it in front of me and now and i might feel like having it but i dont really want to smoke it now knowing what it does well after your clean it does change but also stays the same but either way i dont want it no more cause i dont like it anymore. i did have a hard time eating but it is sort of back to normal again i used this thing called rescue remedy lollies that helped me eat or calm down if i get stressed and it did help a lot big time but the fact that i wake up more tired and less refreshed could it be the computer screen from the laptop from sitting down a lot more, ive looked up about this information and havent found anything suitable. im a healthy male my body is still in athletic shape since i used to play a lot of sport ages ago and want to get into it again but it is so hard. it also not just mornings to everything i do like going to the city to do things for the day only to come home really tired and passing out for a few hours in the afternoon effect me to so i feel like im sleeping more when im off the weed than when i have been on the weed. my body and brain is like adhd or add meaning im more hyper active than usual people so i still have those same qualities but just really more tired and less motivational. i would like to do the things i want to do but the funds are very little no matter how much i try to improve. i would just like some advise or help in knowing if i have something or if it really is coming off but if it is why is it doing this now then when i have gotten off it a while ago and been more refreshed than before?? from what i remember we were given valium coming off it and for 3 days i slept and then i was fresh and back to normal is this something i should consider just taking valium for 3 days and sleeping to get me back???View Thread
My best friend was on methadone for 6months and is going threw cold turkey withdraws it's day 10 nights are blurring together for me I don't do drugs but she did please help me what can I do to continue helping her????? Please!!! What the hell do I do I love her with every bone in my body and can't imagine what she's feeling but I've been right by her side day and night for the whole time some one please tell me what to do????!!!! Please I'm begging you all!!!! I need to do something now!!!View Thread
I have been addicted to opiated for 2 years since I was perscribed them for a c section. Well now they are taking over my life. I stopped this morning. And already feel crappy. I dont know where to go for support. Suboxone is not an option for me. Someone been through this?View Thread
I have been taking Norco 10/325 for many, many years, for various surgeries and pain issues. I am on day 4 of no Norco. I have back pain, foot pain and severe depression. I was down to 2 per day. Had a total knee replacement a year ago. I have no knee pain, but I do have other pain. The pharmacist said I should not be suffering any withdrawal symptoms. He is so wrong. I am a 67 year old woman and have decided to try to be free of them. How much longer will I feel the way I feel. It's not good.View Thread
my son is 19. Two days ago I found a needle with cap on it. My son met up with an old friend he grew up with. I found out later he has been shooting up pills melted in a spoon drawn into a needle and shoot into their arms. My son started this about two weeks ago. Another friend told me thats a real friend to my son and me but they cant help him. Yesterday we were in line at a store he had been acting normal then while he was in line he handed me his money and pack of drinks and hurried out. I hurried and payed to get to him. He was red faced shaking all over, hot,cold,breathing hard I wanted to call 911 it just agitated him more he was hurting all over he couldnt stop shaking . I got him home it took a few min. but he made it inside went to his bed layed down covered up and I set by him. He shook, and was cold, hot, after shaking stoped he was very tired and thirsty he also had a very sudden fever as soon as shaking stoped. I wanted to call 911 he kept saying no. My son needs help dont know where to turn or anyone his age who could help. Since hes 19 I havnt much control no matter how hard I try. I dont want to loose him !View Thread
I have a friend taking kratom and I was wondering what is the effect on the body? I have heard it came from Thailand and it comes in different forms. What alarms me is some say it can lead to substance abuse?View Thread
So ive seen in the descusions it takes months for your mind to feel normal after you stop smoking. However you guys also said it matters how long you smoked and how old you are ect. So i am 18 i smoked everyday for about 2 years. I am 5 11 and 125 lbs about 6% body fat or so. I figure that is important in some way. This is day 3 and im starting to feel a lil less depressed and thats all that really cOncerns me. I feel like pot is greatest thing in the world so when will that delusion fade? Btw can i still smoke on occasion and not compromise my time being clean? Thanks any feed back would be much appricated. Just reading what you all have said so far has honestly braugbt my spirits up. Wich feels odd because ive relied on pot to cure my depression. But ive come to the conclusion it only numbs the pain and im gonna have to give myself something else to live for. So what are the secrets off life? What has worked to take your mind off the feeling of being high. Meditation, exersice, delicous foods? What will make my brain more happy? Im pretty rational and open minded to things so please just sling me some ideas that have topped or matched the high of thc. I want that lust for life i had before the depression 4 years ago. Idk just hmu espically if you suffer from depression. Whether it be biological or truma i belieave their is something to learn from everyoenes journey dont sell your self short if your sad you could really help me out. Thanks guys hope you all find peace who have not and keep it real.View Thread
Hello I'm writing on behalf of a friend A. He was smoking black tar for about a month, and due to his generally high tolerance for any substance, developed a tolerance to the point of 1 g/day. After a month he willingly stopped and was able to successfully wean off suboxone in just 3 days. Then he developed an injury in his leg, and despite warning his orthopedic doctor against prescribing him any narcotic pain killers, the idiot doctor did so anyway, pushing my friend A to relapse and start smoking again for another 2-3 weeks, during which time I was away. After the three weeks, again with my finding out he willingly stopped using, but this time it was not so easy. He was on suboxone, tapering down over a period of a week. We were both new to this and getting our information from internet forums and experienced friends, but the information we got was often mixed. Apparently, a week of tapering down was too quick for A's receptors to adjust, and that's why it didn't work. A's withdrawals continued. So we started over, this time tapering down over a longer period of time, but again it didnt work. Three months of on and off withdrawal and suboxone use continued. Apparently Some of it had been absorbed by A's body fat and released from time to time, meaning that A's body wasn't fully detoxed. To compound the fat storage problem, we had to make the hard decision of having A smoke again the night before his last college final, because he had gone into precipitated withdrawal and needed fast relief in order to prepare for his final. Then we started from scratch again with suboxone, and while the number of days when he is feeling fine with or without suboxone have increased, his withdrawal has persisted. A would often black out, and in his black outs start gagging, leading us to believe that it was A's body's mechanism of getting rid of the stored H. When A did throw up, it was black colored, confirming our hypothesis. While A no longer blacks out or throws up black vomit, the withdrawal has persisted. To make it worse, sub has become unreliable in treating the withdrawal and is actually compounding it with its own side effects. We don't know what else to do; A's quality of life has completely deteriorated with this problem. A is a great person and has kicked the habit, and just wants to find physical peace. It's been 6 months of non-stop discomfort, pain, and depression. We don't know what type of doctor to turn to and trust because the knowledge on the topic is not very advanced, and doctors are either too judgmental to care or have their own agendas. Can anyone shed some insight on A's complications? Thank you for your time in reading this long post but we're desperate and I think it helps to know the full story. Oh and I think it's worth mentioning that A has used a lot of stimulants in A's past, but never got addicted or even physically damaged by it in the least, probably because of protective genetic factors, which also gave A the idea that trying H wouldn't come with addiction for A. I wonder if A's complications are due to the possibility that due to the large amount of substance use, A's body has been so thrown out of whack that it can no longer recover as easily? Also, A takes benzos (not close in time with sub use) which some times help with the withdrawal and the negative side effects of sub. Thanks againView Thread
Hello everybody, I have been married for 10 years. My husband has been smoking pot on a regular basis since...
Posted by An_246545
Hello everybody, I have been married for 10 years. My husband has been smoking pot on a regular basis since his teenage days. When we met he introduced me to pot, I was very young still and didn't really think much of it. I always thought that youth just grow out of this when they become adults. Maybe my innocent mind thought this since my parents where pretty square in every sense of the word, no alcohol and ofcourse no drugs. His parents also (very religious as well), so I tought he and I would just grow out if this together....well we didn't. We got married and have a child now. I have stoped smoking for years now, ever since becoming a parent. (as I thought he would too). I am a stay a home mom and my husband is a very hard worker. His job is very stress full and he has all this dreams of starting his own business, so every year he works for this goal, and every year he doesn't accomplish it so he turns to smoking pot. His job is seasonal so on his months off all he wants to do is sneak around and smoke pot all day. I don't know how to help him see that he will never accomplish this dream off his if he just lounges around smoking pot on his months off!!! Our kid is young and hasn't noticed "yet". But today I had the dissapointment of watching him sneak around the backyard to smoke and then came in to give our kid a pep talk (after he had just punished her before going for a smoke). I had a melt down. I just don't belive our kid deserves to have a high parent taking care of her or giving her any kind of guidance.....now I feel like i've just told you my whole life...but I really don't know what to do anymore...help.View Thread
I would like to know where I can find a definitive analysis of the relative risks to a non-user regarding alcohol addiction and cocaine addiction. That is, where is the scientific proof that taking cocaine once of a few times is more dangerous than taking alcohol once or a few times? If it is NOT more dangerous, then why are we fooling ourselves in thinking we need a drug war that we are NOT winning, against cocaine, when we don't with alcohol?
Can someone reply please as I would like to advocate for a change in drug laws if the science substantiates it. Think of how much money we could divert to prevention and curing of addiction, if we did not have to spend it on fighting the drug law violations.View Thread
I used to shoot fentanyl patches using white vinegar to break down the gel. I had quit for a long time and I...
Posted by An_246517
I used to shoot fentanyl patches using white vinegar to break down the gel. I had quit for a long time and I just started again. But now I get petechiae every time I inject in the spot I used to use the former. I don't want to know about how to stop, I want to know if I have permanently damaged my capillaries. Is there a life threatening danger if I keep getting petechiae in my arm? Also I am not using vinegar anymore, and I've read that using vitamin C helps revitalize your veins. thank you for any input.View Thread
I was started on this "little white pill" a couple of years ago for a rotator cuff injury & eventual...
Posted by An_246502
I was started on this "little white pill" a couple of years ago for a rotator cuff injury & eventual surgery a few mo's later. Almost immediately after that, my Rheumatologist wrote me a Rx for tramadol to take for fibtomyalgia. Jump forward several mo's later: I began to notice when on the days i did not take it - i became violently ill & was an emotional basket case. I wanted to stop taking it all together b/c i've worked in the medical community 20 yrs - and i know nothing can come out of taking pain meds when you don't really need them. Each & every time i have tried to quit taking these I am rendered so very sick that i can't function - so i kept taking them just to maintain my life. (job, home, husband, kids, etc) I came clean 2 wks ago w/my husband - he is so very very supportive & wants to see me thru whatever it takes to come out on the top @ the end of this (whever that is!) I made a huge step this week & broke the silence - i went to see a NP for medical guidance. I wanted some direction on a taper schedule & possible taper schedule. She refused to help me in any way - and told me i needed to go to go to a treatment recovery center for inpatient treatment & then go thru a 12 step program to work toward "sobriety coins"!!!.....Seriously??!? I did not ever "want" to take these - i took them because they were prescribed - had i known this "little white pill" could cause my body to be dependent on them - i would have just lived w/all the pain from my injury/surgery & taken Tylenol!!! I need another "certified" opinion please. Do i just need to go see another GP w/my request? Or are there only certain MD's that can assist you w/medical intervention to make it thru a withdrawal period??? what am i missing here??? Please help - I am greatly troubled over my options here - | don't want to continue taking this needlessly the rest of my life just so i won't be sick....but i cannot be away from my job right now - and i just really don't think "inpatient" is necessary - and neither does my husband for that matter. Please don't think i am in denial here - i am totally aware of my situation. Is tramadol withdrawal something you enter a treatment facility for? Why can't i just get some taper guidance & something to assist w/the horrid emotional and physical withdrawal symptoms??? thank you! View Thread
Hi, I am a 17 year old male who made a mistake a few nights ago. I went to a party and drunk alot of alcohol over the night i had about 10 beers. I have been very worried and regretful of what i did and have been very concerned with the damage I may have caused to my brain, and if I have any irreversible long term effects. This has worried me since, and being a student i want to do the best I can at school. I have sworn not to drink again from this experience, not until i legally can, and i will drink responsibly. I hope I have not damaged my brain, to the point were it cannot improve over time, and I can be smart and quick thinking which I hope to be, this has made me concerned and scared. Thank you very muchView Thread
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