Your boyfriend may be exhibiting some characteristics of a certain type of alcoholic as described in the chapter "The Doctor's Opinion" of Alcoholics Anonymous. If you read this chapter, you can decide for yourself.
It would also be a good idea for you to candidly tell your boyfriend how his drinking affects you. This may encourage him to see his doctor regarding additional information for himself.View Thread
Any misuse of a medical prescription for a controlled substance constitutes a felony in most states. I would suggest you contact the Drug Enforcement Agency for further information on this issue.View Thread
With cannabis, it takes time - more time than three weeks but not forever. The key is to stay clean and sober and work a program of recovery so you don't get back into smoking again.
It's hard to say exactly when your urine drug screens will be clean on a consistent basis, but try to hang in there and think in terms of long-term sobriety. Try not to get discouraged and wait a little longer. Remember, the tincture of time works.View Thread
Depending on the substance you are referring to, the current urine drug testing methods can tweak out interfering substances (like ibuprofen) as a culprit as a positive urine drug test when the specimen is then submitted for a confirmatory test.
Parameters such as urine creatanine, specific gravity and ph are measured so the medical review officer can know for sure that the urine specimen is a valid one.
Some substances (like cannabis) can remain in the fat stores and come out from time to time in previously heavy users. It may take a long time for the urine to become completely clean on a consistent basis.
You can optimize your outcome by being honest and reporting all prescription and non-prescription drug use when you test and have honest heart-to-heart discussions with your case worker and even your medical review officer.
Lastly, taking ibuprofen like candy for your migraine headaches does not sound like a good idea to me. In fact, this could make your headache worse. I'd suggest you speak with your doctor about this.View Thread
If you read "The Doctor's Opinion" section in the Big Book of Alcoholic Anonymous, you will get a better understanding of how alcohol affects certain people. Since that opinion was first written, we have come a long way in understanding the metabolism of alcohol in certain people and the propensity of some to have adverse reactions to alcohol because of certain genetic influences.
However,the bottom line for you seems to be that you might be well-served to seek the opinion of your physician for further help.View Thread
Your friend sounds like he has an addiction to opiates. I would encourage him to try to continue seeking help because chemical dependency treatment will help him.
Sometimes simply seeking the help of a primary care physician is the answer. Your friend is probably having a hard time because opiates can have a very powerful effect on anyone who has been taking them for a long time.
Your friend's pupils are small because he is using opiates.View Thread
A TSH of 13.8 while on Thyroid supplementation is not so bad, really.
So as you know, long-term Kratom use does cause primary hypothyroidism because of its indole alkaloid action against the thyroid gland. The good news is that there is treatment in the form of lifelong thyroid supplementation and doctors who specialize in endocrinology.
I would ask your friendly endocrinologist that question but for the most part I believe the answer is: what damage was done is most likely irreversible.View Thread
A lot of interfering substances can cause a dip stick urine test to be positive. However, if a urine specimen is submitted to the chain of custody of standards of collection and sent for testing, these interfering substances are out of the picture.
There is always an opportunity for you to disclose what medications you are taking on the form for testing. This will help the Medical Review Officer interpret the test. In the case of a dip stick test, you can ask to consult with a Medical Review Officer.
With respect to your dark urine color, this is probably not the result of Niacin; rather simply a concentrated urine. Remember also that cannabis can take a long time to metabolize out of your system. The test could have been positive even after all this time -albeit at a low concentration.
From how you describe your fiance, I'm concerned about him as well.
The only thing you can do is to tell him how his behavior and appearance affect you and how you feel about what's going on with him. You can also ask him to seek help because you believe this is the best for him and for your relationship. It sounds like he has a substance dependence on K2 (spice,) and seeing a physician to confirm this would be the best thing for him.
You can't control him, you didn't cause this and you can't cure his disease. However, you can take care of yourself and draw boundries to honor the relationship you have together.View Thread