This is in a patient with paranoid schizophrenia, major depression, and anxiety/panic attacks. Average alcohol is 3 liter bottle of wine in one setting. Spends about $500 a month on marijuana.
19 May 2010
Poor poor kidneys they definantly are working overtime for him or her eventually they will stop working and he or she will need dialysis not fun at all. My aunt is on dialysis and she practically gets drained 3 times a week and I mean drained because they take her blood out clean it and put it back in her body that is the only way she can get all the toxins out of her body cause her kidney's won't do it for her anymore it is a very sad sight to see. The only problem with the marijuana use is for one its illegal depending on what state you are in and it ruins the lungs. He or she will be in my prayers good luck to the both of you.
14 Aug 2011
Though the alcohol will seem to help, it is only a temporary "solution." It will cause many health problems such as destroying the kidneys. As for the marijuana, it will definately exacerbate the condition. New studies suggest that with people who have a predisposition to schizophrenia who smoke pot are very much more prone to contracting the illness than those who don't smoke pot. Trust me because I have exactly the same conditions as the patient you are describing. I have suffered from scizophrenia all my life, but there was a tipping point when I started to smoke weed that I had a complete mental collapse. Because of weed, I am now on antipsychotic and anti-anxiety medications. I no longer smoke weed and rarely drink, and my condition is slowly improving.
I can only pray that this patient will stop the drug and alcohol use, and will consult with his or her physician to find a positive solution. I think special attention should be paid to find the right combinations of medicines that will help this person. This patient should be referred to a caring doctor. Every soul is worth saving.
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