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Alcohol withdrawal syndrome

A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Valentin Drezaliu
19 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Alcohol withdrawal: Swift changes in emotions from high to low nausea difficulty sleeping including insomnia rapid or increased heart rate cold or clammy ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
16 years experience in Internal Medicine
Yes: Alcohol withdrawal is a medical emergency. If untreated, one can have dangerous heart rhythms, fast respirations, fevers, hallucinations, and seizure ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Woods
29 years experience in Psychiatry
Dangerous Syndrome: Alcohol withdrawal syndrome is the collection of symptoms that an individual addicted to alcohol experiences when drastically reducing their intake or ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Roth
42 years experience in Addiction Medicine
See a physician: Alcohol withdrawal may be fatal. You might want to get medical attention rather than going through it alone.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Not necesarily: The effect of fetal alcohol exposure during pregnancy is thought to be a significant cause of adhd but not the only cause.There are genetic contributi ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience in Neurology
Yes: Delirium tremens due to alcohol cessation may well start with a withdrawal seizure followed by frank delirium, hallucinations and tremors. Therefore, ... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Anthony
20 years experience in Dermatology
Many: Binge drinking, drinking that affects work and relationships. Look up the cage questions and seek help if you need it!
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Tripp
14 years experience in Psychiatry
Benzo withdrawal: Some antidepressants can have very unpleasant flu like withdrawal symptoms, like Paxil or effexor, (venlafaxine) but benzo withdrawal can result in se ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cheryl Kennedy
33 years experience in Psychiatry
Thanks for asking!: History of alcohol dependence, that is, knowledge of sustained recent use; recent discontinuation of alcohol; tremors, anxiety, fatigue, fluctuating v ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
42 years experience in Family Medicine
Yes, but?: Wellbutrin (bupropion) can cause seizures, itself. Alcohol withdrawal can cause seizures withing itself. The combination of the two certainly would ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia ii, do, ms
20 years experience in Geriatrics
Easy...: If you are taking more than prescribed, then you are abusing. If you can't stop taking the medication, then you are dependent. Dependence is not neces ... Read More
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience in Psychiatry
Rubbing alcohol?: I'm not sure whether you mean an accidental sniff while using this rubbing alcohol, or purposefully breathing it in? If it's the latter, please stop ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience in Neurology
Perhaps: Depends on your drinking habits, liver status, and possible gastritis or ulcers. See your internist and track down the cause. Avoid alcohol until cl ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience in Neurology
Sequences: Often the first occurrence is a withdrawal seizure at 6-96 hrs after stopping the booze, and delirium tremens begins shortly after seizure activity. ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience in Psychiatry
FAS: Facial features include narrow small eyes with large epicanthal folds, small head, small upper jaw, smooth groove in upper lip, thin upper lip, & shor ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Stewart
43 years experience in Clinical Psychology
Alcohol dependence: Is not rare, but most people who use alcohol have no significant problems from it. In hawaii, a state that has good data, about 4% of adults admit to ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience in Pediatrics
Yes: A hallucination is an experience in which a person sees (or hears, feels, or tastes) something that seems real, but is not really there. The person is ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Uhrich
35 years experience in Psychiatry
No.: Fetal alcohol syndrome is caused by alcohol intake during pregnancy when the alcohol crosses the placenta and harms the fetus.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
72 years experience in Preventive Medicine
Probably not: As an alcoholic (?) you have more than likely developed a severe deficiency of vitamin b1.This will cause you to have an increased activity of the ner ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Jacobson
39 years experience in Psychiatry
I can not: Find any evidence that it does.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience in Neurology
Maybe severe: Withdrawal can start with tremors, but also could usher in with a generalized convulsion, followed by delirium tremens, which is a critical medical co ... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Junig
32 years experience in Psychiatry
No: Discontinuation of some drugs can cause seizures, notably the clonazepam you are taking. But stopping SSRI's will not cause seizures-- although the w ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience in Pain Management
Paxil (paroxetine) withdrawal: Withdrawal off of Paxil (paroxetine) does not have to be difficult and Paxil (paroxetine) side effects can be resolved quickly include alcohol sensit ... Read More
A 59-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Neilsen
18 years experience in Family Medicine
Certainly can....: Withdrawal from alcohol causes instability of many pathways, including those that control body temperature, even in the abscence of dt's. Other commo ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. J.J. Rodos
61 years experience in Psychiatry
Possibe: Alcohol is a brain sedative. Withdrawal can vary from seizures, delirium to mild agitation. Predicting the severity of withdrawal is difficult as tole ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Uhrich
35 years experience in Psychiatry
Careful!!: Alcohol withdrawal can be fatal. You need to be monitored by a physician, in the er or outpatient or in a detox.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Woods
29 years experience in Psychiatry
Under Supervision: Withdrawal from alcohol should be taken quite seriously. If one has been drinking sufficient quantities of alcohol, there is a risk of severe withdraw ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joyce Liporace
32 years experience in Neurology
Commonly used: Xanax (alprazolam) is a benodiazepine. That class of medication is often used to treat the tremors and anxiety that come with alcohol withdrawal. Bu ... Read More
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