Drug Addiction

Drug addiction is caused by brain disorder where there is continuous use of legal or illegal drugs despite the adverse effects. Cocaine, heroin, alcohol, etc., are some of the illicit drugs that are highly addictive. Changes in energy level, aggressive behavior, isolation, mood swings, etc., are some of the indications of drug addiction.

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I need help for my rebound nasal congestion.

Query: Hi doctor, I am here to get help for rebound nasal congestion. Two years ago, I started using Oxymetazoline nasal spray for mild allergy. I continued using it because I thought my allergy is persistent. Recently, I realized that my problem is not an allergy but addiction to nasal spray. My symptom...  Read Full »


Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You suffer from a condition called as rhinitis medicamentosa. As you have rightly understood, it is due to the prolonged uninhibited use of nasal decongestants. Repeated use of the same causes decongestion temporarily followed by rebound congestion inside the nose. ...  Read Full »

Can Meth in the system affect my forthcoming surgery?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a male, 6 feet and 150 lbs. I am not on any medication. I have a surgery in five hours and I have meth in my system taken about five hours earlier. Should I cancel the surgery or go to the surgery and tell the doctor?   Read Full »


Dr. Manu Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The first thing to do is to share this information with your doctor. He will be a better person to decide whether to postpone the surgery or not. If it is not an emergency or an urgent surgery, I would advise my patients to postpone it till the meth is out of the syste...  Read Full »

Can long-term usage of Amphetamine cause serious health effects?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been using Amphetamine for 25 years orally, which started as an energy boost as I have a hyperactive child. Could this be a health risk if I have never abused quantity (meaning my intake has never increased)? I am well aware of increased heart risks having had high BP. I had high ...  Read Full »


Dr. Awadhesh P. Singh Solanki

Answer: Hi, Welcome to iclinq.com. Thank you so much for your query. Hepatitis C might be a contributing factor behind low energy. However, your Amphetamine dose is also not sufficient. Therefore, I would request you to visit your psychiatrist to increase the dosage and visit a gastroenterologist to see the...  Read Full »

I smoke weed. Kindly help me to get rid of the habit.

Query: Hi doctor, I do not trust girls. I have had relationship issues, as I was betrayed by the girl I love. I also have a weed problem, and I am a dropout from college. Please help me get over these issues.  Read Full »


Dr. Ramchandra Lamba

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. This is more of a generalized thought that all the girls are not trustworthy just because a girl betrayed you. You are taking weed. Please specify the duration and daily dose. You need a help of a psychiatrist, as a thorough evaluation is necessary to plan a regime ...  Read Full »

Can my using cocaine cause adverse effects on my baby yet to be born?

Query: Hi doctor,I stupidly used cocaine at a weekend out and it looks like I conceived a baby with my wife the day after using it. Can this cause any serious harm to the baby? My wife is five months pregnant already and I have been worrying about something bad happening since then.  Read Full »


Dr. Meeta Airen

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. No, it will not cause any harm as it does not have an immediate effect. For further queries consult an obstetrician and gynaecologist online --> https://icliniq.com./ask-a-doctor-online/obstetrician-and-gynaecologist  Read Full »

Can I have tinnitus due to side effect of AZO?

Query: Hello doctor, I began exhibiting symptoms that I would describe as tinnitus from a week. I get a loud noise or ringing in my left ear, although it also happens in the right ear. One fine day the tinnitus actually went to the other ear (my right ear), my tinnitus since then has not been focused in a...  Read Full »


Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. While you have elaborated on your symptoms very meticulously, I still require some more details. Is there any hearing loss? Do you have any fullness of the ear? The tingling feeling, is it permanent? Do you have any giddiness? Any change of ear fullness or tin...  Read Full »

What are the reasons for tightness in the chest, especially in the morning?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 30 years old. I love caffeine, smoke weed every day, exercise a couple of times a week. I am not under any specific diet. There is tightness in my chest, mainly in the morning. It feels like my heart is swollen. Nothing really makes it better, and it does seem to fade as the day goes...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Tightness in the chest can be due to many causes such as asthma, smoking, musculoskeletal pain, gastric upset, and heart issues. Heart issues at a young age are uncommon. Do you have asthma, wheezing, chest or muscular pain, or any other disease? To be on the saf...  Read Full »

Can you get addicted to 60 mg of Prednisolone if taken once a day for a month?

Query: Hi doctor,I have been prescribed Prednisolone 60 mg for anti-inflammatory issues by my doctor. Is there a risk for me to become addicted to Prednisolone 60 mg taken once a day for a month? Due to the pandemic, I am unable to go to the hospital. Please suggest.   Read Full »


Dr. Kapil Kumar Gupta

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Prednisolone is prescribed according to your body weight which is 1 mg per kilogram. In some cases, a physician prescribes a higher dosage depending on the underlying disease. Definitely, the body gets used to long-term steroids like Prednisolone and so we cannot st...  Read Full »

Why do I have weird and unusual sensations in my brain?

Query: Hello doctor, I am here because I have been dealing with a few health issues for about 2 years now. I feel weird and unusual sensations in my brain. The best way I can describe it is that it basically feels like there is a big bubble in my head, trying to fill in a missing gap or something, combin...  Read Full »


Dr. Bharat Udey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It seems that it has been because of your medications only that you are having these symptoms. Your Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder symptoms were well controlled with Adderall (combination of Amphetamine and Dextroamphetamine), which is a more effective m...  Read Full »

Why do I end with sexual chats about minors after taking Cocaine?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a very unusual problem and quite honestly, I am petrified of the reply. But, I feel I need to talk about it and get a professional outlook on what is going on in my head. I am ashamed to admit that for many years I have had on and off problem with cocaine. I suffer with low self e...  Read Full »


Dr. Roshan Bhad

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Firstly, there is no need to be ashamed of yourself. Cocaine addiction is a brain disorder and can be managed with appropriate behavioral and pharmacological interventions. Cocaine is a stimulant drug, which causes euphoria, hyperactivity, disinhibition, sexual arousal a...  Read Full »

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