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Alchol Withdrawl Symptoms
Slowly reduce: Alcohol withdrawal is one of the few withdrawals that can be life threatening. If you can't reduce the amount your drinking gradually, you may want to find a rehab or detox to assess you and keep you safe, to avoid seizures and delirium tremens. Staying in a low stimulation environment can be helpful, and trying to relax and avoid stressful situations can help. ...Read more
Under Dr.'s care: Detoxification needs to be under close medical care. Attempting to detox without adequate medical supervision could be dangerous and possibly deadly. If you know such a person encourage them to work with an addiction medical specialist and to get to some alcoholics anonymous meetings. ...Read more
Tough; case by case: Most individuals who have struggled with alcoholism in past and can drink in moderation after a sustained period of abstinence only if they have done the recovery work of building relationships and routines that are supportive of health and not tied to drinking. It is still risky. I've known people who thought they could do it after 20 years of sobriety and couldn't. Consider the risks. ...Read more
If an alcoholic goes to rehab and gets to point in withdrawal of confusion/hallucinations- how then would you treat that? Meds, etc?
Assess: You wouldn't treat it without developing an opinion about what is causing it. It would be assessed. If it turns out that it is a withdrawal syndrome, that would certainly be treated with medications. If it is delirium tremens -- your symptoms suggest this -- then that would be more serious, and would require medical hospitalization. ...Read more
Alcohol/for withdraw: If you are going for withdrawl due to abstinence and trying to quit, than it is a bad idea even to have a glass of cognac. Seek medical help and dont drink even a glass of cognac. ...Read more
Withdraw - tobacco: Stopping smoking involves a process of withdrawing. Some people find this more intense than other and the length of time varies but progress is daily. Focus on things outside yourself. Use gum or mints to replace the oral part of your habit. B complex can be used to boost your nutritional needs. Congratulations! you are on your way to a safer and healthier life for you and your loved ones. ...Read more
I am coming off perercets and feeling a little withdrawal what can I use to use to ease the the symptoms?
Pain medication? What are some ways to cut back on taking pain medication without feeling excessive withdrawl symptoms?
Stopping HCTZ (hydrochlorothiazide): There are no acute withdrawal symptoms of stopping hydrochlorothiazide (hctz). You may gain some fluid weight, as it is a diuretic. Your potassium and magnesium levels may be higher, as hctz is known to lower them. Before you stop any medication prescribed by your physician, discuss it with him first. ...Read more
Multiple symptoms: (not all are seen in every person) of anxiety, panic, trembling, shaking, muscle twitches/jerks, elevated blood pressure and pulse, dizziness, tingling, sensitivity to light and/or sound, feeling disconnected, sweating, insomnia, irritability, trouble concentrating, nausea/vomiting, confusion, hallucinations, seizures. Etc. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How much & how long?: A single pill, once daily, will not likely cause withdrawal, but could cause insomnia for a few nights. Two, three, or more pills daily and withdrawal will have two parts: 1) anxiety, restlessnes, insomnia, maybe sweating & tremor; 2) nausea, loose stools, drooling, perhaps vomiting, abdominal cramps, diarrhea. Your doctor can help you devise a tapering plan that is comfortable and safe. ...Read more
Depends on the cause: Different drugs are associated with different types of withdrawal. And how dangerous the symptoms are can vary quite a bit. Withdrawal from certain sedative or hypnotic drugs (downers) can be associated with seizures. Opiate withdrawal, while terribly painful, is actually less medically serious. Alcohol withdrawal is similar to sedative withdrawal and can be associated with seizures. ...Read more
?Withdrawal: Depends on what u r withdrawing from. Please clarify. ...Read more
Withdrawal: Sense of discomfort with other physical symptoms depending on the substance u r withdrawing from. ...Read more
Discontinuation : Withdrawal symptoms vary depending on the type of antidepressant. The ssris like Prozac and snris (effexor (venlafaxine) and cymbalta) all cause the same type: irritability, lightheadedness, strange sensations when turning one's head, malaise (like a flu without the fever) and even electric shock sensations down the neck, back and extremities. Tca's cause other effects -- diarrhea, runny nose, insomnia.... ...Read more
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