Aaron Carter has come to The Doctors in hopes of fixing his many health issues. Following his July DUI arrest and the enduring a slew of painful headlines which questioned the state of his health, the singer reached out to the present for assist.
“I think Aaron is here today for one reason. He’s hoping to feel better about his life, his health,” ER doctor Dr. Travis Stork says.
The singer reveals he been the topic of repeated body-shaming with some individuals saying he seems to have most cancers or AIDS and a few query if he’s utilizing arduous medicine. Regarding his small stature and weight, he tells us, “Why am I so thin? Acid reflux, [and a] hiatal hernia.”
We despatched the singer to see Gastroenterologist Dr. Jorge Rodriguez in hopes of attending to the underside of his health issues.
“I just get made fun of a lot for how I look… because I’m gaunt and I’m skinny,” he tells Dr. Rodriguez. “I’m concerned about my overall health because people tell me I look like I have AIDS or I look like I have cancer, or I look like I’m dying.”
When requested about medicine use, he says, ““I don’t do any cocaine, I don’t do any meth, everybody all the time calls me a crack head and a meth head, whether or not it’s information retailers, blogs, they’re body-shaming me daily. He goes on to disclose, “I’ve by no means smoked crack in my life, I’ve by no means smoked meth in my life. I attempted cocaine once I was like 16.” Aaron is prescribed quite a lot of drugs by his physician, together with Xanax, Klonopin, oxycodone to deal with his fractured jaw, fractured kneecap, and ache related together with his rigorous efficiency routines.
The star additionally shares, “I haven’t always been the safest sexually” and is worried about the potential of having an STD together with coping with nervousness and stress.
Dr. Rodriguez orders an higher endoscopy and an entire battery of blood exams together with an HIV check, STD panel, and a liver kidney and thyroid examine. Aaron can also be given a hair follicle drug check. Additionally, Aaron will get chest x-rays from radiologist Dr. Daniel Cousin of Bayview Radiology.
Aaron tells The Doctors, “I take my drugs as needed…. Do I feel like I’m in control of [my prescription drugs]? Absolutely, I do. It’s in moderation, it’s as needed. It’s not to get high.”
While he says he feels in command of his prescription drug use, the demise of his sister Leslie Carter, who died from an overdose of prescription meds in 2012, weighs closely on him. “Of course it scares me, but it scares me to the point to not make the wrong decision,” he says.
During Aaron’s look, the outcomes of this medicine check are revealed. Dr. Stork says that whereas his checks for cocaine and meth each come again unfavorable, he does check constructive for THC (marijuana) benzodiazepines (Xanax) and opiates (oxycodone). The mixture of taking benzodiazepines and opiates, which may result in an unintentional demise, is regarding to The Doctors and psychiatrist Dr. Domenick Sportelli, who was additionally introduced in to work with the singer.
“When you’re an anxious person, you’re driving a speeding car that’s out of control, totally out of control. I give you a benzo, it’s like letting you put on the brakes to that car for a little while, but in a couple of hours that car is going to be out of control again,” Dr. Sportelli explains. “You need to learn how to drive the car. I don’t just want to give you a break. I want to teach you how to drive the car.”
Appearing receptive to this strategy, Aaron says, “I look forward to being able to drive that car.” Adding, “I don’t want to be on these [drugs]… I find myself getting them off the streets just to get them.”
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