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Why do I have a high alcohol (etc.) tolerance?

I'm pretty tolerant to any substances I've tried; alcohol, cannabis, and prescription medication always needed higher than average doses on me to procure any effects. I also sober up pretty fast. Just out of curiosity, what does this mean? Does my body do something well? Do I just have a healthy liver? [more inside]
posted by ahtlast93 on Feb 9, 2014 - 12 answers

Some questions about adderall.

I recently started on adderall for ADD-type issues, and I've got some questions about the effects it's having. I intend to bring them up with my psychiatrist when I see him next, but that won't be for a few weeks and I think it would still be valuable to get some outside perspective, especially from people with first-hand experience. A lot of this has to do with sexuality. Questions and details within. A bit long-winded. [more inside]
posted by Scientist on Oct 11, 2013 - 14 answers

Could/should I find the man whose psychosis was directed at me?

About a decade ago I started University in the UK. Towards the end of my first year a friend I made began to become paranoid. His behaviour towards me was particularly troubling, and eventually rumours circulated that he had been institutionalised. I have always wondered what happened to him, and if he is OK. My concerns linger these many years later, but tracking him down online has achieved nothing. Is there any way I can find out if everything turned out alright for him, preferably without causing too many ripples? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 11, 2013 - 12 answers

Good mental/emotional specialists in Seattle?

Looking for a relatable, compassionate, pill-free mental/emotional/marital health specialist in Seattle, for a spouse who hates doctors. Any recommendations (or advice in general)? Details inside. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 25, 2012 - 9 answers

How do i talk to my doctor about switching my medications?

How do i talk to my doctor about switching my prescription from Vicodin(hydrocodone)/Tramadol to oxycodone? [more inside]
posted by isopropyl on Jun 8, 2012 - 17 answers

Why am I immune to all medication?

I have been almost immune to most medications for as long as I've been taking them, particularly pain medications, anesthesia, anxiety medications, benzodiapines, and psychotropic drugs (this one is iffy because sometimes they don't work on people anyway). I feel literally nothing even on high doses. Wtf? [more inside]
posted by jitterbug perfume on Jun 2, 2012 - 21 answers

Ethics of treating the many for the benefit of the few?

Where can I find interesting papers, discussions, blog posts, etc. about the disparity between benefits to personal health and population health when it comes to medical interventions and the ethical implications therein? [more inside]
posted by greatgefilte on Nov 22, 2011 - 2 answers

Is there a natural substitute for the benzodiazepines?

Is there a natural substitute for the benzodiazepines? [more inside]
posted by DMelanogaster on Nov 3, 2011 - 27 answers

Dead Is Dead

1970s/80s educational anti-drug films. Can you help me identify this one? And (hopefully) find it online? [more inside]
posted by Miko on Aug 4, 2011 - 12 answers

The internet is scaring me about Yaz and birth control in general. Help!

The internet is freaking me out about Yaz and I am looking for more common sense answers to my concerns rather than 'This will medicine will give you blood clots and kill you.'. More specific details inside about me, and my health and my concerns. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 2, 2011 - 15 answers

How to get high?

What is the healthiest way to get high? [more inside]
posted by tr45vbyt on Jan 14, 2011 - 28 answers

Would you like sprinkles with that?

What was this mysterious medication I took as a child? [more inside]
posted by katyggls on Dec 18, 2010 - 20 answers

Can I smell your beer? Just smell it.

How do I enjoy drinking less more? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 15, 2010 - 28 answers

what will they think of next?

I know someone who enjoys sniffing isopropyl alcohol straight from the bottle, not huffing but sniffing like perfume. They say they love the smell, that they don't get a high but it's like smelling a favorite perfume. Is this bad for them? I've never heard of this, have any of you? I'm interested in any information anyone may have on this.
posted by gypseefire on Jun 4, 2010 - 18 answers

Unintended Discontinuation Syndrome...thanks doc!

Moved Northeast from Southeast back in January. Realized last week, I still hadn't found a pdoc to refill my prescriptions. Ends up that my Venlafaxine had no more refills. [more inside]
posted by littleredwagon on Mar 29, 2010 - 4 answers

Why am I having speech problems?

I seem to be having some speech/language problems. What could be causing them, and should I be concerned? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 5, 2010 - 22 answers

The dude who said too much.

Told my doctor I smoked pot, now I just got a disconcerting letter from my insurance company. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 20, 2009 - 36 answers

St. John's wort + ADHD medications?

What are your experiences with St. John's wort? In particular, have you ever taken it at the same time as ADHD medications like Ritalin/Focalin (methylphenidate), Adderall (amphetamine) etc? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 13, 2009 - 16 answers

How to recover from a relapse

As an addict, have you dealt with a hidden relapse? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 6, 2009 - 16 answers

Tack for getting my yak sack back

What is the characteristic regeneration time for the stomach lining, after daily NSAIDs or alcohol? [more inside]
posted by gensubuser on May 21, 2009 - 6 answers

My grandfather's paying an arm and a leg to cure his GERD.

What is a good, reliable online Canadian pharmacy for Americans to purchase from? (Particularly interested in finding one with AcipHex.) [more inside]
posted by metalheart on Dec 26, 2008 - 5 answers

Will this drug kill my cat?

Will the drug that my vet prescribed kill my cat? It's unapproved for use in the US. [more inside]
posted by Braeog on Sep 23, 2008 - 11 answers

Am I dumb to think I can use speed safely?

Any positive (or at least relatively benign) experiences with short-term usage of non-prescribed dex-amphetamine as a study aid and appetite suppressant? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 28, 2008 - 15 answers

This is a bad idea, right?

What are the health risks of moldy pot? Would such a substance be safe to smoke?
posted by furiousxgeorge on Jul 9, 2008 - 18 answers

Claritin + Benadryl

Is it safe to mix 24 hour Loratadine (Claritin) with 25-50 Diphenhydramin HCl (Benadryl)? My allergies are killing me and the loratadine does not seem to be doing the job.
posted by Raichle on May 6, 2008 - 29 answers

On antidepressants. Need to lose weight. How to get started?

I'm taking SSRIs. I've experienced significant weight gain while on them and am now trying to work it off. How to get started? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 15, 2008 - 13 answers

Mean green

I think that marijuana may be giving me headaches, but I'm really not sure. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 31, 2007 - 28 answers

Nabumetone and Ibuprofen: am I at risk if I take both at the same time?

Would overlapping my prescriptions of 600mg of Ibuprofen and 500mg of Nabumetone put me at higher risk of developing stomach ulcers, or is the risk minimal that the two will interact and cause such a problem? [more inside]
posted by myodometer on Nov 11, 2006 - 6 answers

Enlighten me

Truth or myth: distinct breeds of hydro deliver markedly different highs. [more inside]
posted by Gordion Knott on Sep 18, 2006 - 14 answers

Is it possible that taking 10mg of Ritalin a day could cause my tendons/ligaments to tighten up and be sore?

Is it possible that taking 10mg of Ritalin a day could cause my tendons/ligaments to tighten up and be sore? I am noticing a correlation between starting taking it again and tendon pain in my wrists and ankles (achilles) and the top of my foot
posted by kaytrem on Jun 29, 2006 - 4 answers

How can I stop being a pothead?

How can I successfully transition out of being a pothead? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 17, 2006 - 34 answers

How can I improve my sleep with drugs?

My sleep schedule is very hectic. While I almost always have to get up early, I frequently have to stay up very late to complete projects or have at least a few hours to spend with friends. I try and use the weekends to catch up on sleep, and I have many tricks to haul myself out of bed in the mornings but I was wondering if anyone might know a relatively safe combination of drugs that would not only help me quickly fall asleep but also wake up quickly if I haven't gotten my "full" 8 hours of sleep? [more inside]
posted by chason on Nov 14, 2005 - 19 answers

Is Meridia going to kill me?

Has anyone had any personal experience with Meridia, aka sibutramine? The good, the bad, and the ugly please. [more inside]
posted by jennyb on Aug 17, 2005 - 3 answers

Narcotic (legal) advice.

Psst. Been on a Narcotic long? I could use your advice. [more inside]
posted by filmgeek on Jul 23, 2005 - 13 answers

A whole new world?

So I'm about to embark on the journey that is Strattera - What can I expect? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 28, 2005 - 8 answers

antibiotic dangers

Medical question: How dangerous is taking unprescribed antibiotics? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 21, 2005 - 26 answers

Does anything help to get 'un-high' off of legal medicinal marijuana and be more alertly functioning soon?

Does anything help to get 'un-high' off of legal medicinal marijuana and be more alertly functioning soon?
posted by anonymous on Nov 30, 2004 - 19 answers

Friend with Drug Addiction?

I think one of my close friends has developed a serious drug addiction. They used to be an active, hard-working, happy person, but in the last couple of months they are reluctant to socialize, ended all outside commitments, are barely sleeping, have seriously neglected their hygiene, and I just found out they have stolen thousands of dollars from their work, at which they are well paid, in the last month. I thought it was 'just' depression, but the money seems to point to something worse and there is a history of casually using hard drugs. They don't seem to want help, so will it do any good if I try? Does anyone have any experience with interventions, or is that just something people do on television?
posted by anonymous on Nov 17, 2004 - 12 answers

Zyrtec from Canada?

It's all the cat's fault. I have cat allergies and the only thing that's worked so far is Zyrtec. Great, only the problem is that my insurance company thinks that a fair co-pay for this particular miracle drug is $35 for a month's supply. A quick Google search turned up a lot of (supposedly) Canadian companies willing to sell me branded and generic Zyrtec at much lower prices. My question: is it safe to order prescription drugs -- assuming you've actually been prescribed them by your doctor, which I was -- through online Canadian sources?
posted by baltimore on May 7, 2004 - 19 answers

Methotrexate complications?

Any long-term methotrexate users out there? [more inside] [more inside]
posted by karmaville on Apr 21, 2004 - 4 answers

Assessing neurotoxicity authoritatively

BioMeFites, what's the authoritative process on assessing neurotoxicity of any substance, in general? [more inside] [more inside]
posted by Gyan on Apr 9, 2004 - 7 answers

Wellbutrin Experiences

Wellbutrin. Anybody tried it? Experiences you want to share? Good, bad, indifferent? Weight gain? Sex drive? I've read the pharmacology, and chemically understand it...but clinical studies often leave a lot to the imagination when it comes to side effects, or lack thereof.
posted by dejah420 on Apr 8, 2004 - 25 answers

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