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Daily Vitamins by Cornelius Civinghall - Sat, 20 Jan 2018 13:35:36 EST ID:X5BW44/s No.55238 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Do any of you take daily vitamins? I don't eat meat so I've recently decided to take some daily supplements. I take one pic related a day, and two fish oil + D3 pills per day as well for Omega fatty acids. I've been taking these consistently, eating more salad and veggies, and drinking more water than soda for around a week now. I just want to hear what the community thinks about vitamins and supplements in general. Thanks, /med/!
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Phoebe Greenford - Thu, 25 Jan 2018 22:55:05 EST ID:z8aiqwlu No.55249 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Taking a multivitamin is extremely wise if you are not managing to get a high-quality diet full of various colors of fruit, vegetables, complex carbs, and unsaturated lipids. It will help to fill the gaps (although a pill will never be superior to a natural organic material) of vitamins, minerals, and nutrients you are missing. Also sometimes people can struggle to get a diet that contains the necessary cofactors which enable the vitamins to do their job. The main perk with a multivitamin though, is whatever excess you take in, you basically just piss right out. So in addition to augmenting imperfect diets to promote improved health and general body-wide chemistry, there is basically no risk of taking "too much" and causing any harm (with rare exceptions). I challenge anyone skeptical, to do a personal experiment. Get wasted, and the morning after do whatever hangover routine you want, without a multi. Then like a week later get wasted again with the same number of drinks, and pop a multi the next morning and see if you don't experience a faster recovery. I always do.
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Phyllis Buzzlock - Thu, 22 Feb 2018 00:23:50 EST ID:IkIWMEs1 No.55309 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Yeah, they help with getting proper nutrition. I don't always eat well, or consistently, but I have a medicine cabinet full of multi vitamins and supplements and toothpastes. At least I know that I don't have some terrible deficiency.


sharp but short, or dull non-stop by John Biggleridge - Thu, 15 Feb 2018 04:01:47 EST ID:MYOnmTRH No.55287 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Which is a sign of something worse, a sharp but short-lasting pain that only repeats rarely, or a mild pain but its always there?
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Alice Maddledit - Thu, 15 Feb 2018 18:38:04 EST ID:5pY0vFQs No.55288 Ignore Report Quick Reply
this is a dumb question with no meaningful answer as every situation is completely dependent on context.
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Phyllis Buzzlock - Thu, 22 Feb 2018 00:15:55 EST ID:IkIWMEs1 No.55308 Ignore Report Quick Reply
That rotten tooth has to come out.


I've been having some vascular dysphoria lately by Fuck Clorringman - Fri, 16 Feb 2018 19:25:50 EST ID:/fhvOU2E No.55293 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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I kind of fiended on some acid a week ago and I think I have gotten some anxiety regarding vascular constriction. I wanna do more shit but every time I get a sting in my wrist or in my foot I worry that I'm on the path to a heart attack or stroke.
I don't even know if this is the right board to put this. Can I monitor my heart rate in a way and say "okay over this limit is enough." I'm trying to hole on ephenidine but I don't want to fuck it up and then fuck me up.
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Eugene Ceggleshit - Sun, 18 Feb 2018 09:39:21 EST ID:5pY0vFQs No.55298 Ignore Report Quick Reply
stims are bad for your cardiovascular system and checking your pulse will not change this
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Phyllis Buzzlock - Thu, 22 Feb 2018 00:14:53 EST ID:IkIWMEs1 No.55307 Ignore Report Quick Reply
have you checked your blood pressure?


Skin Tag by SadBoy - Wed, 21 Feb 2018 18:55:14 EST ID:VXqHEcZY No.55305 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Hi /med/,

I would really appreciate some sound medical advice from any nurse, med student, or doctor that happens to be scrolling these boards. Also some anxiety tips. So I'm terrified of getting an STD. Everytime I sleep with someone I'm miserable until I get my 12 week test results for everything including both types of herpes, which people usually don't even test for. I'm a 20 year old white male and was vaccinated for HPV when I was 18. Every red bump i get down there I go to my dermatologist and he tells me its nothing. Recently i discovered a white bump that looked like a wart to me where my shaft meets my scrotum and i freaked out. I went to the dermatologist the next day and he looked at it and called it a skin tag and froze it off. I asked him if it was HPV related and he said no and that they are caused by rubbing of the skin. I can't convince myself that its nothing to worry about. What do i do? Anybody else have these?
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Phyllis Buzzlock - Thu, 22 Feb 2018 00:12:17 EST ID:IkIWMEs1 No.55306 Ignore Report Quick Reply
none of that will kill you. abstinence will prevent stds. monogamy greatly reduces risk as well. if those aren't options, I recommend honest conversations with your partners and use of condoms. Other things to consider are hygene, do you shower often? after sex? do you wear clean underwear? do you keep it dry down there? are you allergic to latex in condoms?
Your pic is useless, but better than having to see your penis in the OP


Can't wake up by Henry Brookbanks - Mon, 19 Feb 2018 15:30:49 EST ID:IuzjpJ/C No.55301 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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How do I wake up /med/? For my entire life, I really have never been able to become a functional human being on less than 10 hours of sleep. I've tried everything. I've tried coffee, shit doesn't work. I've tried adderall, I just roll over and go into hypersleep. I've tried just trying to sit down or be uncomfortable, but I'm so tired that I feel actual physical pain just from the effort.
My sleep schedule is definitely a contributing factor and I've tried to change it, but I can never go for more than a few days before something happens that prevents me from getting in bed by 10, usually work related, and even missing that by an hour wrecks me the next day.

How do I kick myself awake? I'm seriously considering just trying to hurt myself in the morning to jolt my senses, but I don't know if that will even work. I'm getting 8+ hours so I don't know what I cant do to tell my body that I don't need any more.
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David Chimblelock - Tue, 20 Feb 2018 01:07:59 EST ID:DUhS+Jbr No.55303 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I felt like this the first two years I worked full time, except I couldn't get a full night sleep six months out of the year for some reason (vitamin D deficiency?).

Then I just got used to it.

Now I get tired but can suck it up and stop crying about it.

Things will get better for you. Don't give up
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Fucking Pocklekuck - Tue, 20 Feb 2018 21:58:15 EST ID:5pY0vFQs No.55304 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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you need to exercise. it will make your body tired. pick cardio, resistance training, whatever floats your boat. maybe a sport, whatever. stuff where your heart beats faster and you sweat.


what do i do with my life by Lillian Ponkinstedging - Wed, 10 Jan 2018 23:36:48 EST ID:KawohyP7 No.55222 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Should I try for optometry school and become optometrist or is this a bad idea?
or maybe go for medicine?

I don't care about money or prestige or any of that stuff and I have no shadowing experience so I am weighing both options equally right now. I feel like I like the romanticized aspect of medicine but if I'm being realistic with myself I'm interested in Optometry and prefer a slower lifestyle and I can have a life completely unrelated to work.

I'm a Computer Science undergrad who's two years into his degree and quickly realizing this probably isn't for me and that I'm the kind of person who will probably only feel satisfied in health care . Been a secret desire since childhood but always figured I was too dumb. I don't have much in the way of pre-requirements. I'm not sure what I'm doing with my life. I'm posting here to see if anyone else has advice or something in the field
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Oliver Blindlestidge - Tue, 13 Feb 2018 05:23:23 EST ID:5pY0vFQs No.55286 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>55285

no, med school is harder and longer
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Alice Sunninghut - Fri, 16 Feb 2018 23:34:03 EST ID:KawohyP7 No.55294 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>55286
what do you mean?
for raw time investment in that position the time is equivalent
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George Sebberleck - Sun, 18 Feb 2018 03:04:01 EST ID:p98oIwAn No.55296 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>55222
>school
Normally I say NO FUCKING WAY!
>optometrist
Nevermind, do it. Just be sure to get the bullshit out of the way at a community college or such, so you're not wasting time in bullshit classes at an overpriced uni or such.
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Eugene Ceggleshit - Sun, 18 Feb 2018 09:31:42 EST ID:5pY0vFQs No.55297 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>55294

Why did you come in this thread just to be a contrarian faggot and argue with really obvious self-evident facts? Is it really so hard for you to grasp that it is harder and longer to become a Physician than a Physician's Assistant?

>To become a physician assistant, one must earn a bachelor's degree, which takes roughly four years, and complete a physician assistant training program, which takes two years.

>Medical school alone is not enough to practice medicine as a doctor. After a four year bachelor's degree, f you include residency and fellowship, you will need at least 7 years from the first day of medical school before you can practice medicine in the United States.

And not only is it 2 years vs. 7, as I stated previously, medical school is more difficult. Why don't you go post in the flat earth threads.
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Henry Brookbanks - Mon, 19 Feb 2018 16:34:22 EST ID:IuzjpJ/C No.55302 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>55222

OP I'm doing the exact same thing. I literally thought I might have gotten high and forgotten I made this thread until I got to the last paragraph.

I came to the same conclusion, this tier of job seems like the only career that allows for someone to check out and go home at the end of the day in modern America and leave the work at work, while still making just enough money to get by and have a little fun.

We should be honest with ourselves though that this will be a survivable amount of money and probably not a comfortable one. I'm fine with a life where I don't get much fancier than paying rent, going out to eat, and taking a trip every once and awhile. Live simple. For what it's worth, the BLS says that the field is expected to grow, so we'll probably have jobs even if they're menial, which is more than you can say for a lot of careers with the coming automation revolution. And sure, eventually this job too will be automated, but by the time they get there so many jobs will have been obliviated that either people will be inspired to have come up with some kind of solution, in which case we're gonna be fine, or society will collapse and you will have bigger problems to worry about.

https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/opticians-dispensing.htm


Bulimia Pros Please Help by Frederick Cibblewodge - Sat, 17 Feb 2018 16:00:32 EST ID:0avoadko No.55295 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Hey, I ate two cheese sticks that expired last September. I bought them yesterday, so what the hell, Kroger? They didn't taste quite right, but nothing alarming like mold. I was about to eat a third, but that stick did reek of mold.

I tried inducing emesis with the back end of an ice cream scoop, it took ten minutes to heave up two tiny blobs of cheese/spit. I have a strong stomach, not much of a gag reflex, and almost never puke unless I am very ill. How do I safely get this stuff out of my body?
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Betsy Wadgekot - Sun, 18 Feb 2018 17:56:21 EST ID:jo66o1ME No.55299 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>55295
What happened? You would 'probably' be feeling sick by now if something was wrong. I ate a big bite of pizza that as like 1 week old or longer. Kept a hidden pizza to eat at a pizza place I worked for, to munch on with a few choice people.

Reached under the pizza landing place and grabbed a slice of the old pizza.
Instantly knew what was up. Could of just said to manager take over and barfed outside instantly. Should have. Was sick for a week until I barfed a lot, very bad stuff. Not to pizza people, pizza is know to go bad pretty quick. If it is left out overnight, let it be known it could make you very sick. (I should have just barfed right away.)
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Doris Nenderstock - Sun, 18 Feb 2018 22:58:23 EST ID:5pY0vFQs No.55300 Ignore Report Quick Reply
mold isnt a big deal as long as you dont inhale it. not the same as bacteria or virus. your stomach acid will prob clear it. dont sweat it dog


Serotonin syndrome or just hypomania...? by Graham Cacklestone - Fri, 16 Feb 2018 00:14:31 EST ID:cFx6/hea No.55289 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Howdy. I've been on a regimen for a hot minute by an "alternative medicine" doc cause I'm one of those people with a fuckload of weird health issues that showed up after getting really sick (probably EBV) and it's the only thing that seems to help (it helps a lot). It's just licorice tea, panax ginseng, and siberian ginseng, basically, and kavinace at night. Now, he just recently also put me on 100mg 5htp at night, and the first week or so seemed to be going great, but today something veeeery interesting happened.

I woke up feeling kind of groggy (not unusual), and throughout the day as I woke up more and more my mood began to slowly escalate, then suddenly midday I was full blown hypomanic and fucking nuts. I experience mood disorder symptoms (various diagnoses throughout my life) so it wasn't like I had no comparable experience, but it was so intense I could psychically feel my future self's crash, and was kinda concerned that my brain seemed to have pushed this nitro button so suddenly. I felt really warm and godlike and also wanted to get in a fistfight, and I wanted to run around (and did), and maybe it was from that but I also was flushed. I was like this for the next few hours until I indeed crashed later, not catastrophically but definitely a kind of low where I felt bitter and depressed.

Now I'm kind of scared to take 5htp anymore. I have a history of serotonergic drug use, prescribed and illicit (never at the same time), and my brain has that funny way of handling its moods, so I'm not sure if I'm somehow just really sensitive to 5htp. My brain might also be in shock because it's been so low on 5htp for so long? Anyway, I don't have a degree so I'll stop speculating.
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Graham Cacklestone - Fri, 16 Feb 2018 00:24:12 EST ID:cFx6/hea No.55290 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Meant to add that the last serotonergic substance I took other than 5htp was years ago and that there can't possibly be any more in me. The only thing I can think of is the 5htp somehow synergizing with the stimulant effects of the panax ginseng.
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Thomas Pettingham - Fri, 16 Feb 2018 00:38:48 EST ID:k0DDM3Zq No.55291 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>55289
that sounds much more like a drug triggered hypomanic episode than seratonin syndrome. you prob wouldnt be running around feeling great at all
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Albert Hemmermene - Fri, 16 Feb 2018 14:10:46 EST ID:unvTfrqR No.55292 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>55291
Well that's good to know. Thanks!


Gais? by Edwin Muvingstone - Fri, 02 Feb 2018 13:05:29 EST ID:knWlnAib No.55258 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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I went out untill late and I got heavy rain for an hour straight.
But still wtf? This big ass phlegm got out of me today and Im worried.
Medic says my ganglions are infected but that ain’t of much help.
Im not a big tobacco smoker.
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Lillian Tillingcocke - Tue, 06 Feb 2018 20:42:41 EST ID:knWlnAib No.55273 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>55272
Damn then thanks for your help bro, I see this place is pretty dead, kinda expected more but then again I only frequent /opi/.
Must be lonely being the only medic helping around huh?
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Hugh Sicklekig - Tue, 06 Feb 2018 22:29:53 EST ID:z8aiqwlu No.55274 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>55273

eh occasionally others pop in but if you scroll down the threads you will see i am the main responder lol. glad to hear your symptoms seem to be fading. also you didnt mention snorting drugs lmao thats prob. the cause of it all
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Hugh Sicklekig - Tue, 06 Feb 2018 22:33:56 EST ID:z8aiqwlu No.55275 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>55273

also this is the second time you've dropped medic to mean "person giving medical advice"; is this the word you use for doctor? is english your second language?
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Lillian Tillingcocke - Wed, 07 Feb 2018 12:10:58 EST ID:knWlnAib No.55277 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>55274
Thanks man yeah they’re fading I was just nervous cuz I’ve been feeling an odd feeling in my throat for a solid month know but it was probably poor higiene in my house(i.e weed ashes everywhere and a general lack of care lmao) but one never knows with this stuff.

>>55275

And yes english is my second language, I didn’t know “going to the medic” was bad english tho, will take it into account next time, maybe tf2 has spoiled me.
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Reuben Binkinwill - Thu, 08 Feb 2018 18:38:19 EST ID:z8aiqwlu No.55278 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>55277


its not "wrong" per se, just an unusual choice. usually in english "medic" refers to an emergency responder (paramedic) or a combat medic in the military (i.e. TF2 medic).


Strokes by Angus Fivingshaw - Wed, 07 Feb 2018 10:29:34 EST ID:sSTCyv07 No.55276 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Air bubbles and dissolved air in fluids in IV bags,tubes and syringes is being injected into people.Strokes and deaths.


Treating Severe Alcoholism by Terminal - Tue, 09 Jan 2018 00:25:26 EST ID:Ah5oTXzO No.55218 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Hi /med/ , I almost posted this in /drank/ as it's a busier board but I reckon here is more appropriate.

My father is an alcoholic, has been for at least 30 years if not longer, he's in his mid 50's now. He drinks first thing in the day to stop the shakes, and his physical symptoms have become worse since his retirement 6 months ago. Presumably, because he couldn't drink that much on the job and now he has more time on his hands. He's commonly anxious, irritable and forgetful, his eyes are often red and his eyesight is failing him. He doesn't eat as much as he should and is often sick afterward. His stomach is severely swollen and has been for many years. Perhaps not all of these things are due to his alcoholism but it has obviously been a massive strain on the family over the years.

My mother had given up on making him change, and my sister is apathetic. However since he has gotten worse we've collectively put more pressure on him, talked about his problem more openly, and although it didn't seem to be getting through to him at first he has now told my mother that he will finally go to the doctor and be truthful with him/her.

We live in the UK so the cost of treatment is not an issue. My question here guy's is what will the doctor recommend? Total abstinence and benzos? Treatment in the hospital so they can supervise his detox?

I realise that he must want to stop and I truly hope him going to the doctor is a sign that he does. I've basically told him I refuse to watch him kill himself and will cease contact with him if he doesn't take steps. Pretty much bluffing as all I really want is as many days with my father as possible but hopefully he is serious about this doctor visit. Sorry I know this isn't /qq/ guys.

Thanks for your help

tl;dr - what treatment will a severe alcoholic receive if he visits a doc
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Terminal - Sat, 13 Jan 2018 05:11:58 EST ID:Ah5oTXzO No.55229 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>55224

You should just do it mate if you know you need it, sorry I missed your comment there on a lot of drugs due to a recent motorbike accident. Just do it, not even for yourself, do something for everyone who's ever loved you. Sorry for being soppy lol
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Phoebe Greenford - Thu, 25 Jan 2018 23:01:03 EST ID:z8aiqwlu No.55251 Ignore Report Quick Reply
OP any update?
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Terminal - Fri, 02 Feb 2018 17:43:56 EST ID:qwrPZPCM No.55261 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>55251

Yeah, I went to the doctor with him the first time, told her all symptoms. She put him down for some blood tests and sent a referral letter to the psychiatric hospital, which also has a drug rehab centre in it. He returned for a second visit after the bloodtests however this time he wouldn't let me go with him. He told me he's surprisingly healthy however that appears to be a lie.

My mother says the doctor diagnosed him with dry beriberi, and he's now taking thiamine and b vitamin supplements. He has an appointment on the 7th of February that I'll be insisting on coming along to at the rehab centre.

Here's hoping this is the start of his recovery, I'll give you guys a shout with how the 7th goes.
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Nell Murddock - Fri, 02 Feb 2018 23:31:26 EST ID:z8aiqwlu No.55264 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>55261

vitamin B-1 is thiamine just fyi. honestly it sounds like you have a competent doc, that diagnosis is spot on and i was actually thinking of beriberi when i asked for an update. this is an entirely reversible condition providing he doesnt relapse or whatever. i am sure your father feels embarrassed about this, and while you should respect his modesty regarding his health and problems, it sounds like your continued presence is a very positive factor in his willingness to try to detox and make a recovery. although im a random stranger on the internet, based on what you have said thus far, i would encourage you to try to accompany him with the doc for future visits with this issue. try to be completely nonjudgmental and calmly focus on the facts, not calling any of his actions "good" or "bad" but just refer to blood levels etc. maybe do some random social shit with him after like grab dinner or watch a movie to make it less awkward and possibly embarrassing for him.

good on you anon for pushing a family member to address a problem. this will be one thing you wont regret later in life. lots of people torture themselves saying "what if i reached out to them??" well you are doing your part.
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Oliver Drublingford - Sat, 03 Feb 2018 02:07:15 EST ID:G19Rzgjk No.55268 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>55218
Well, at home treatment is OK. The main issue is intake to begin with. Say I drank a pint a day, same through the night. Sleeping in between. Wake up kinda sick, moments later you really just need a drink, fast. a few drinks changes everything and start to feel like normal in just merely 5, 10 minutes. Wide awake, clearer thinking and minutes after waking up.
!

Problem is people don't stop there because they suddenly just feel good, maybe start feeling sick again pretty quickly, so they drink more. Which usually is enough to keep a steady feeling. But then after take a shot every so often, and it's drink again time after a few hours of this. So it's back to drinking all day, sleep, wake up and drink all night.

Not sure how bad off he it but it' all not good at all.

SO by the time this cycle waking and drinking to feek Ok starts going though, one is closer to being as drunk as the night before. Felling good, but then just drink again in a couple few hours. It's a strange cycle.

Overall simply limiting the intake can make a difference in a day and even better two days later. 3 days.
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Benzos, can basically detox in 3, days, still feel crappy, day 4 is almost normal. Can detox at home as easily unless one is really about to actually need to get to an emergency room very quickly. Benzos work welll I understand but if they aren't helping one must get them to an ER.

Tranxene (Clorazepate) is a good drug for detoxing and minimizing detox symptoms in a short time. librium, valium.
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Becoming a Medical Doctor by The Doctor - Tue, 09 Jan 2018 04:24:52 EST ID:t8HPsez6 No.55220 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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So, I want to clean up my act. I want to help people. I want to save lives.
I want to become a doctor. I'm good with numbers and pharmacology. Maybe an anesthesiologist? What's your advice? Anyone in med school? Thanks in advance.
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Clara Gemblefuck - Tue, 09 Jan 2018 12:08:08 EST ID:z8aiqwlu No.55221 Ignore Report Quick Reply
becoming a doctor sounds noble and great but in my mind its not much better than becoming a cop or a soldier. you are a faceless cog in a nationwide machine with no soul or compassion. think you will be using your knowledge and training to solve complex problems and improve lives? nope. you will be matching symptoms to the Book of Diagnoses in Latin and then prescribing drugs, even if that is not the approach you would prefer. doctors have zero leeway in their treatments and have to follow "the rules" which are often solely based around compensation from insurance companies. consider becoming something in the healthcare field other than an MD for a little bit less depression.
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Beatrice Hillypod - Fri, 12 Jan 2018 05:03:26 EST ID:Y565EV8A No.55225 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>55221
That's what having a job is like. I don't see the problem here.
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Isabella Clubberledge - Mon, 29 Jan 2018 12:00:04 EST ID:2teGmD0V No.55256 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>55221
you speaking from experience or out your asshole?
not true unless you want it to be (or maybe if you live in the US of A)
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Nell Murddock - Fri, 02 Feb 2018 23:39:23 EST ID:z8aiqwlu No.55266 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>55225

the vast majority of health care professions have much more leeway in their problem solving and decision making than doctors. doctors are basically confined to preset flowcharts, of which 99% end at "prescribe drug X" or "refer to specialist Y"

>>55256

yes, like the vast majority of this site's users, i live in the us. do you feel proud to have guessed this very likely fact? if i lived in fucking norway or taiwan i probably wouldnt be talking shit about my country's healthcare system online now would i


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