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Am I allergic or intolerant to alcohol?

Turned 21. Had my first vodka. It made my neck feel really hot and it felt weird.

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A flush from alcohol is normal in some people. It’s part of what makes the experience. Hot, itching sensations and not being able to breathe are abnormal and signs of an allergic reaction.

How do you know if a self harm cut is infected?

Okay I know it’s bad but I relapsed tonight… I washed my scissors with bathroom soap and rinsed under hot water and then started to cut my leg… I cut over the area a few times but it wasn’t that deep and there was only a little blood…. Will this get infected?? It’s red and irritated which I know is normal, so how do I know if it gets infected? Will it get infected? And what should I do if it does? Also telling someone is not an option at the minute

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Just before i properly answer- if you get hate on any of the answers on here about the fact you self harm just ignore them because all the people who write those are callous, cruel and mostly have no idea what the **** they’re talking about. About your cut, it probably won’t get infected, just cover it up with a plaster or something to keep the dirt out. You’ll know if it is it gets infected if it’s red, inflamed, more tender, seeping yellow pus or yellowy in colour. If any of the above happen, just cover the cut in savlon, germaline or any other antiseptic cream. If you don’t have either of those, just put some tcp, surgical spirit or spirit alcohol on a cotton pad and pat it on the wound- this may sting a little. My advice is do this before it gets infected to prevent infection. If you know you’re gonna cut and you’ve tried alternative distracting techniques like slapping a rubber band against your skin, drawing in yourself or melting ice cubes on your palm, make sure your instruments are clean by wiping them in spirit alcohol. Hope this helps x

I may be paranoid, but why do I care???!?

Have a little bit of a problem… Long story short, I get very paranoid that people are always discussing me in work, when Im there, when Im not there. The thing is, they could be talking about anyone else, its a large place with many people, but I presume their talking about me. I guess its down to my insecurities and what I feel is incompetence and always trying to ‘prove’ myself. But now, im off sick from work (legit) and I get the feeling they might be bitching about that too…… always off blah blah blah – although previously to this job I have near 100% attendance record since 2006 before been diagnosed with a serious condition. Melted head…

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Do you know why Hawaiian people are so calm and relax? Basically they are happy people and stress free. Of course they have stress like you and me but they are able to handle it superbly. They exercise, they smile more, they eat lot’s of fresh fruits. They are positive people with there heads up high. You can check the statistic of the states. Try to stay positive and relax. It will get better. Millions of people are just like you some of them keep going strong while the other just sit there and do nothing. For the people who keep going they find success in family, friends, other relationship. Tomorrow I want you to get active and exercise. Trust me it can help you so much with your mind and emotion! The key is to not give up and feel discourage. Is to do it regularly then you will feel different about your mood and behavior. You feel more in control and be more happier with life. I’m not talking about regular dancing, skateboarding or sport kind of exercise. Yeah those are beneficial to but won’t help you as much as old school resistant strength training combine with cardio like running non stop for 20 to 30 minute straight cardio and strength training like doing something that is anerobic. Exercise is more powerful than people think. You’ll be thrill to find out the benefits. Give it 4 to 5 days a week of 20 to 30 minute combine with resistant training and cardio each day for 2 weeks I guarantee you will be like a new person. More happier and calmer despite any cirmcumstances. It seems like a joke but do it daily you’ll be amazed on how calm and focus and positive you can be! Exercise release the natural pain killer and mood enhancer called endorphin helping with anxiety, depression, anger, you name it. Watch your diet. Stay away from junk, caffeine, alcohol, drugs, and other stimulant. Be very careful with prescription drugs. Eat plenty of fresh fruits. The power of exercising along with healthy diet is an amazing cure for most of our problems but sadly most people take it for granted. So give it a try for 2 months I’ll bet you’ll be amazed how exercise and healthy diet can help you with your problems significantly.

Would you need your stomach pumped if?

You mixed anti-anxiety meds and alcohol. Would you have to take a couple more meds first or does it just depend on the amount you drink. Ps I’m not suicidal, I’m just doing research. @Mary Was it accidental?

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I od’d on Klonopin an anti-anxiety pill and alcohol. They did not pump my stomach. They gave me charcoal, which I pooped for weeks so it must have been a considerable amount, and a drug called narcan. I was in a coma for a week and on a ventilator. Don’t do it!

How can I shave my pubic area?

I have thick African hair and I generally know how to shave I’ve been doing it for a while now and it’s been fine but I really want to shave it completely smooth meaning I will have to shave against the grain which usually gives me razor bumps and ingrown hairs no matter how careful I seem to be I shave with a new razor,I exfoliate,I shaving with good pressure I think so I’m asking what can I do to be completely smooth without getting ingrown hairs and razor bump scars

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Here’s how to shave your pubes. If you can afford to buy the No-No hair remover on TV that’s the best way. If not then 1st pluck/wax as many of them as you can while they’re long. Then when youre in the bath, put shampoo on the area you want shaved. Get a 5 bladed razor like Gillette Fusion & shave upwards. Afterwards you could rub some fancy bar soap on it to make it soft later. To avoid the bad side effects you could rub it with something like rubbing alcohol or witch hazel. After you’ve shaved for a while, your skin will get used to being smooth & will not hurt next time. It hurt when I started & now that I’ve been shaving for years I dont get that anymore. If done right, you’ll be incredibly smooth & sexy like me. The pros of shaving are you feel cleaner, slicker, sexier, & it improves sexual performance. The only con of shaving is the maintenance. Yes shaving or using the No-No does take time but then alot of hairy people waste time doing all sorts of other crap. Also you dont need it to be mature. If you are a real man or woman, no amount of shaving can reverse your age. & to the idiots saying you shouldnt shave cause pubes are natural, you do unnatural stuff all the time so unless youre a backwoods hippy, you have no room to talk. You should go natural when it comes to food, not hair.

Alcohol Related Pain In My Kidney?

Ive had a half bottle of wine and small glass of port with dinner all week and last night i had a couple of double rum and cokes after Today i had to go to work with a hangover and after a while a pain stabbing in my Kidney about every 15 mins I dont usually drink more than twice a week Now i want to go out for dinner tonight and the pain is only coming about once an hour ive read loads and it doesn’t sound good and if i took my own advice i wouldn’t drink But im a bit dim and so was wondering if anyone else had this problem and what they did about it Ie to drink or not to drink that is the question Im not planning on having another drink for at least a week after.

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The pain in your kidney could be due to pyelonephritis. You need to consult an urologist.

Can weed help me with anxiety and stress?

Are there any other side effects. I am a 25 male and alcohol doesnt suit my body and I never smoke because i am a bit paranoid that it might cause cancer. But I heard that weed is less harmful but even it is 9% addictive and can cause futher anxiety. Is that true and where can i find light strains which only contain 1 or 2% thc and not more .

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Exercise is far better for you. You can literally walk through anxiety – I’m well on the way to recovery from severe anxiety and depression that had me housebound apart from weekly visits to my therapist (and occasional forays to grab ‘something food’ from the supermarket). Not much was helping, but I started walking increasingly long ‘loops’ into the countryside on the way to (or from) the therapy session… I used a GPS with mapping to ensure I could follow a route within my physical ability (and not end up heading the wrong way), and used the *fact* of having to be out already to explore, to exercise and to set and meet increasing but manageable physical challenges. After about a year I was routinely covering 15-20 miles on these walks, and was also able (though admittedly not *that* keen) to venture out at other times for other purposes. I’m fitter than I have been for a decade, have “a discussion point” which I can use to deflect attention from some of the more awkward questions that people can ask in social situations, and can do “something” that is unusual and beyond the ‘thought’ of most of my peers. (My current day-distance is something a little over 30 miles of modestly hilly terrain) – alternatively you can cycle ~ that can be even more theraputic, but I didn’t feel that I was in the right frame of mind to do cycling when I was beginning to recover. I’d not recommend taking any ‘substance’ that isn’t required, and certainly not something that may cause trouble with the authorities… if it is culturally a non-issue then it might be possible, but I’d still recommend exercise & chocolate (in large and small doses respectively) as a *first* resort.

How do I mentally cope?

I’m unemployed. I’m 26 I live at my parents house. At least I have a college degree but only got ok grades. I haven’t had a job in 8 months and only have an unpaid part time internship with no likelihood of moving up in that work. My health isn’t too good and I have been drinking a lot of alcohol and eating fast food. My parents are negative. My friends from college have moved on. I have no friends in my city. Comedies used to work, but I can no longer laugh. I don’t want to become a religious holier than thou nut. I am always anxious and hate being fed pills by a disinterested and apathetic psychiatrist. Reading books used to work…but I’ve lost most motivation for life. Escapism like PC games also used to work. I hate feeling like an adult child all the time. I have a poster of the Declaration of Independence I want to display in my apartment when I move out. I at least am lucky enough to have a car and charity for temporary medical insurance, car insurance, phone, etc until I can move out. But I am still depressed living at home and being stuck in the “not enough experience” and “why have you been unemployed for so long?” traps. It, my situation, really seems hopeless. I have suicidal thoughts and have thought through plans for suicide. My parents make me want to throw up, so does their furniture and homes. I obsess over the Count of Monte Cristo and Buffalo 66 (the film). I am afraid that my medication Valium 2 mg x 3 per day and abilify (after switching from different drugs like seroquel) has messed up my brain chemistry and has/is caused/causing permanent damage to my basic motor systems as well as the neurological system. The shortness if breath is a problem late in the evening and at night. Insomnia sucks. Inability to concentrate on things around me sucks. (I’ve tried to get ADHD medicine but the doc is convinced I have Asperger’s syndrome). I want a new doc. I am frequently dizzy and have to really concentrate in order to not spill things or fall over while walking up or down stairs. I have this feeling that no one told me a core secret to life which would be akin to one keeping the individual at the core of one’s thoughts 100% of the time. I believe I only went mad when I kept trying to understand other people. I feel like no one knows what this is like. I constantly feel like I am suffocating and it is all because I tried to drop my ego. I feel like when I talk no one listens and that makes me feel my opinion doesn’t count, making me more suicidal. In my head I get this belief that if no one listens to me, then what is the point of being alive? They don’t listen because they are so distracted. I feel that no one is really focused and they’re all out in space, believing whatever fantasy dreams they have in their heads. They repeat these boring patterns which can be found in literature and books on human history. I believe in reality and facing the facts, yet I have been placed in the mental health system by my mother whom is insane and has admitted to not being from planet earth in all seriousness. My father who was sane, elicits money from the oil industry for a living and believes that issues of the environment are of “no real concern” and that continued refinement of crude oil “is both necessary and acceptable” despite facts from the IPCC, scientists in environmental fields, and famed, wealthy entrepreneurial investors that act otherwise. I believe I am sane, but if a gun was put against my head, I will say I am mentally ill in order to spare my life. Is that a crazy thing to do? I would sacrifice my life in order to change the global energy management system from an unsustainable one to one that values long term stability, albeit short term dire circumstances which may be wholly necessary. (Methodology is arguable). I just don’t like feeling powerless, but don’t want to end up as a hippy protestor who thinks tweeting, liking, of recycling one bottle actually achieves something. I want to change laws, the system, stand up for a moral cause like Abraham Lincoln did and see a unified vision come true. I used to be fun, but now I don’t feel confident enough to “just go order a burger at a restaurant like its nothing.” I have to work myself up psychologically to do it, and even then the cashier and their attitude scares me. I am scared of a lot of things. I’m not good at handling introverts or intense “in your face” people and had major anxiety induced because of the Socratic method of law school, which was so intense I had to drop out. I have tried “Jesus” but that doesn’t work. All I want to do is scream my head off in my car in an empty field somewhere.

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“Where hope grows, miracles blossom.” -Elna Rae Hey, its going to be ok. I know it does not seem like it, but it will be. My first advice to you is to find a job, no matter how little it pays, as long as it does pay. If you have to, start small. No dignity will be lost. If you end up somewhere, being for example, a clerk. Well, who cares? You will meet new people, and you will earn a salary.Nobody else matters if you are taking care of yourself. Keep submitting your resume. Once you are working, wherever that may be, you will no longer get the question, “why are you unemployed?” If you need to, work two part time jobs, or as a legal secretary. When you have enough money, move out, and escape the negativity of your parents. Take care of yourself. You will have more respect for yourself without the bad food and alcohol. Also, your complexion improves with the giving up of the alcohol. Do yoga or something. Lift weights, exercise in some way. It really does relieve stress, especially if it is strenuous. I have spent my whole life trying to understand people, but I have only come across a few things. These I will share. There are good people. They are good in the sense that they do not want to intentionally hurt someone. There also bad people. These people will use other people. After they use them, they will leave that person feeling like they are not good enough for anything. That, is what makes a person bad. They will let another person believe that they are not their equal. This is not true.They are much less significant then they would have anyone believe. They will never, have never, made a positive change to the world. Don’t let these people get to you. It hurts like. . . Killing yourself will not help anything. There is so much to live for. You have not found it yet. But for now, live on the hope that will be your reality. We all live for the beauty of our own reality. It is not your fault that people scare you. They scare me too. But what can they do to you? What can they take that you have? They are probably screwed up in some way. What you feel matters, and if you apply yourself, you can find someone, other than me, who cares about your opinions. Music helps. Some express your feelings so perfectly, it feels like you are not lone, and some of the pain just leeches right out. My personal favorites; Evanescence, Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, Paramore, Flyleaf, the Beatles, Queen, and My Chemical Romance The best of luck to you. My heart goes with yours.