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Depends: The package insert says that alcohol can cause an Antabuse (disulfiram) reaction within 24 hours of drinking alcohol. However, in most cases, all detectable alcohol in blood and the body are gone within 8--10 hours, unless drinking has been very heavy and there is liver damage. If the drug is not deterring you from drinking, you should talk with your doctor about another anti-craving medication. ...Read more
Need evaluation: Many conditions can be associated with these symptoms, some of which can be dangerous. It is impossible to tell what you are suffering from without further evaluation. If your symptoms are severe, call a friend or family member to take you to the nearest er (or call 911 for emergency transport). ...Read more
Dizzy or seizure?: Dizzy spells are vague events. Seizures, although of varying types, are rarely manifested simply by dizzy spells occurring after showers. Lightheadedness or spinning sensations after hot showers are probably due to dilation of blood vessels and reduced blood flow to the brain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dizzy spells not the room spinning but I'm swaying staggering. Not dizzy laying down. alway accompanied by sudden frequent urination. Last few hours?
Orthostasis: This is a phenomenon called orthostasis. It is very common and usually related to blood volume status. The reason you are having this is the unclear part and what a doctor can help you with. When lying flat the body produces more urine which will worsen your symptoms Try doing 5 toe raises when you feel the symptoms to raise your blood pressure and put 3 pillows behind your head when you lie ...Read more
Dizziness & klonopin (clonazepam): I would contact your prescribing doc about this symptom. No, Klonopin (clonazepam) should not always cause dizziness. If being managed properly, it shouldn't cause dizziness. However, some of the illnesses it is prescribed to treat can cause dizziness (eg: panic attacks), as well. This med should never be stopped without a doctors supervision. So, ring ur doc to discuss ur symptoms & devise a plan to feel btr! ...Read more
They don't always: Most people do not either increase or decrease their respiratory rate with mild to moderate intoxication, and with severe intoxication their breathing may actually slow down. If respirations are rapid, it may be due to alcoholic ketoacidosis, a metabolic disturbance caused by alcohol that causes the body to hyperventillate to get rid of carbon dioxide and compensate for acidosis. ...Read more
Severe h/a & nausea exiting camper. 8 hr later (slept at home) -slurred speech, unbalanced, blurred vision, facial flushing, fuzzy thinking. Dx?
I was nearly fainted 3 times & really fainted 2 times within 3 months. Sudden dizziness, sweating, vision blackout when standing. Often hands shaking.
Low blood pressure: The symptoms you describe are most likely related to low blood pressure. You may have a syndrome called orthostatic hypotension or possibly neurocardiogenic syncope. They are diagnosed and treated differently, but both share the common symptoms you described. Taking your blood pressure lying down, then standing for one minute, than after standing for 5 minutes will help to determine the cause. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Severe body shaking, hallucinating flashing lights, slight disoriented, headache, tired, paranoid, scared, extra carious when moving. Possible cause?
I was hypotensive for 3-4 hours with ataxia, slurring, racing heart, dizziness, from being dehydrated. Could this cause brain damage?
Possible: Possible, unlikely. Go to ER ASAP for evaluation/treatment. ...Read more
I am experiencing difficulty focusing, disorientation, lightheadedness, feeling warm and slow thinking. I feel drunk when I haven't even had alcohol?
See your doctor: these are not normal symptoms, and could represent both physical and psychological issues. You need a complete evaluation by a health care professional, particularly if these symptoms are of recent onset. Good luck! ...Read more
Hungover: The hangover itself does not cause blurring. However, since alcohol is a diuretic, the body becomes dehydrated, and the eyes dry out, leading to blurred vision. If your eyes feel dry, you can try using some artificial tears, such as refresh or systane. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hard to say: You say you're having physical reactions to alcohol as if you're drunk although you're not. Many physical factors could be contributing to this reaction. Suggest you see your primary care doctor as soon as possible. Tell your doctor just what you're saying here. Let your doctor evaluate your symptoms. Hope this helps. ...Read more
Coffe- sleep: It is very unusual to be sleepy immediately after drinking coffee. Do you drink coffee at bed time? You may feel sleepy 4 hrs after drinking coffee but not immediately. ...Read more
Don't understand ?: Detoxification is the process of helping people who are dependent on alcohol (or other drugs) get their body back to normal after stopping the drug. Most people who enter "detox" programs are under the influence of their drug, although some will enter after they begin to experience withdrawal - shakes, sweating, anxiety etc. The presence of absence of intoxication doesn't change length of detox. ...Read more