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Week of November 18, 2002

    Question:   What is your opinion on identical twins getting the same diseases? I have an identical twin sister with chronic pancreatitis that was caused by biliary sludge and stones from her gallbladder going up into the pancreas duct and scaring it closed. I recently had gallbladder sludge and stones and had my gallbladder removed...    Dr. McLaughlin's Answer

    Question:   I am 23-year-old female. I have no desire to have sex, or to be in a sexual relationship. I have never been sexually attracted to anyone, desired a relationship or had fantasies...    Dr. McLaughlin's Answer

    Question:   If a person has an irregular level of neurotransmitters, can that person give off the appearance of being intoxicated? Is this one of the symptoms of a chemical imbalance?    Dr. McLaughlin's Answer