What is Alcohol?

Category: Nutrition/Diets

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An alcoholic beverage is a drink containing ethanol, commonly known as alcohol, although in chemistry the definition of alcohol includes many other compounds. Alcoholic beverages are divided into three general classes: beers, wines, and spirits.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Alcohol consumption 5 1
Social anxiety 5 0
Anxious mood 4 2
Depressed mood 2 0
General health 2 0
Sleep problems 2 2

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 2
Moderate 7
Mild 3
None 4

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Alcohol

Side effect Patients
Weight gain 4
Fatigue 3
Balance problems 1
Clumsiness 1
Depressed mood 1
Euphoria 1

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Dosages

Based on patients currently using Alcohol

Dosage Patients
20 mg daily 1
30 mL daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Alcohol

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Other 7
Side effects too severe 5
Doctor's advice 2
Expense 2
Did not seem to work 1
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Duration

Currently using Alcohol

Duration Patients
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 1
10 years or more 1

Stopped using Alcohol

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 3
1 - 6 months 2
6 months - 1 year 1
1 - 2 years 1
5 - 10 years 1
10 years or more 4
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 3
Usually 8
Sometimes 3
Never taken as prescribed 2
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 2
Somewhat hard to take 2
A little hard to take 3
Not at all hard to take 9
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 5
$100-199 0
$50-99 1
$25-49 5
< $25 4
Not specified 1
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7 patient evaluations for Alcohol

13 members have decided to share their profiles only with other members of PatientsLikeMe.

strapples
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strapples
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Gender: M
  • Age: 25
Condition: Rett Syndrome 5 additional condition(s)
Quality of life:
  • Mental: None
  • Physical: Moderate
I am: g
I have:
Rett Syndrome

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Sep 19, 2012 (Started Aug 08, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Insomnia)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Anxious mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Stiffness/Spasticity)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 30 mL Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly

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wandalush
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wandalush
Gender: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
Depression: 2
Mania: 0
Emotional: 2
Anxiety: 2
Compulsion: 1
External Stress: Low
33 F
Function: Low
Distress: Moderate
I am: b
I have:
Major Depressive Disorder

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Feb 15, 2010 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Weight gain)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 2 L Daily
Cost: $200+ monthly
Side effects: Weight gain

  • 0 helpful marks
Inpain24/7
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Inpain24/7
Data Quality: 0 stars
  • Gender: M
  • Age: 26
Condition: 8 additional condition(s)
Quality of life:
  • Mental: Unreported
  • Physical: Unreported

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Feb 7, 2010 (Started Nov 05, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Sleep problems)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Clumsiness)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 2 dose Weekly
Advice & Tips: I hate drinking. Period. But a shot or two before sleep helps give me that that feeling in the morning of a good night's rest, something I rarely get to feel. Unexpected benefits? Just more talkative before sleep. I wish there was a much easier way to take it though.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Clumsiness

Nov 23, 2009 (Started Nov 05, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Sleep problems)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 2 dose Weekly
Advice & Tips: I take two shots before I go to sleep on the weekends. Just a small amount enables me to actually dream (I normally do not). I wake up the next morning feeling very refreshed and not exhausted like normal.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Clumsiness

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