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Dr. Michael Rothman
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Lethargy (Definition)

Lack of energy, ...Read more


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Which drugs are typically used to reduce withdrawal symptoms during alcohol detox?

Which drugs are typically used to reduce withdrawal symptoms during alcohol detox?

Librium: Benzodiazepines like Librium but in the setting of a rehab center while hospitalized. I suspect other benzodiazepine may do the trick. Ask a physician dedicated to alcohol, and drugs rehab. ...Read more

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Help please! what drugs are typically used to reduce withdrawal symptoms during alcohol detox?

Benzodiazepine: Benzodiazepine are most commonly used for withdrawal fluids some multivitamins thiamine folic a acid under medical supervision. ...Read more

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What can you tell me about alcohol detox?

What can you tell me about alcohol detox?

Alcohol withdrawal: Can be dangerous without good medical support. Detox allows your body to adjust to going without alcohol without the heightened risk of seizures, hallucinations and other severe withdrawal symptoms. The question suggests you're drinking more than is healthy and that should be addressed. Abrupt discontinuation of heavy alcohol use is not a good idea without a doctor supervising. ...Read more

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Hello Which of the two Librium or Diazapan would you recommend for a Alcohol Detox ?

Hello Which of the two Librium or Diazapan would you recommend for a Alcohol Detox ?

Librium: See the following: http://www.bjmp.org/content/benzodiazepines-revisited Time to peak concentration is related to a drug's ability to produce euphoria, and therefore create dependence. Librium would therefore be my preference. For cases of hepatic impairment, lorazepam is often chosen. Ultimately, either are effective for this indication. ...Read more

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Should I go into alcohol detox? What are the pros and cons?

Should I go into alcohol detox? What are the pros and cons?

Yes: If you have to ask, the answer is probably yes. Pros: 1. You won't have to lie about drinking anymore. 2. No more hangovers and shakes. 3. End the risk to your job and relationships. 4. Less likely to be sick or die of alcoholism. 5. Stop being an embarrassment to yourself. Cons: 1. You'll have to face the fact that you have a drinking problem. 2. Others may find out (not always bad). ...Read more

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For what length of time do hallucinations last from alcohol detox?

For what length of time do hallucinations last from alcohol detox?

Call 911: If someone you know is hallucinating, call 911. This is very serious and they need medical attention right away. Death can ensure from alcohol withdrawal, which is more serious than narcotic withdrawal. ...Read more

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At what point of at home alcohol detox should one go to the hospital and seek medical attention?

At what point of at home alcohol detox should one go to the hospital and seek medical attention?

If getting worse: I assume that a physician is monitoring your detox. He/she should have given you warning signs of any problems and should have also given you strict dietary advice and certain vitamins. I feel that a social worker ()msw) should also be involved. ...Read more

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Is Xanax (alprazolam) xr ever used for alcohol detox in an outpatient setting? I'm using 1 mg every 4 hr and seems to be helping I am just worried about tapering.

Is Xanax (alprazolam) xr ever used for alcohol detox in an outpatient setting? I'm using 1 mg every 4 hr and seems to be helping I am just worried about tapering.

Yes: Benzodiazepines, including Xanax (alprazolam) XR, are used for alcohol withdrawal. Valium and Librium are long acting and have been the most commonly prescribed for withdrawal. Xanax (alprazolam) XR is still relatively short acting and you may be more prone to withdrawal symptoms on tapering the dose, as opposed to Valium. Xanax (alprazolam) may be more prone to abuse than other benzodiazepines. ...Read more

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I have headache on left side and pulsating pain behind left ear. Can this be related to alcohol detox and taking acampprosate?

Yes: Those could be adverse effects of acamprosate, but GI symptoms and mood problems are more common. More likely the symptoms may be realted to alcohol withdrawal. Have your prescribing doctor check you to be sure you're ok. ...Read more

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Hi, last week i was treated for alcohol detox and heart attack w/ valium. I was allergic to the dye and was flushed w/ IV urine results: creatine-20 benzos-60pass; creatine-65 benzos-1333fail; creatine-260 benzos-1999fail each 2 days apart. Why

Hi, last week i was treated for alcohol detox and heart attack w/ valium. I was allergic to the dye and was flushed w/ IV urine results:  creatine-20 benzos-60pass;    creatine-65 benzos-1333fail;      creatine-260 benzos-1999fail each 2 days apart.  Why

Dont understand ?: Why you would be tested for drugs after a heart attack, i don't know. However, if you were treated with valium by doctors, this is not "failing" a drug test. When you first get a drug, it has not been metabolized yet, and drug tests measure the metabolites usually, not the parent drug. So a test becomes more positive as you metabolize more of the drug, which takes time.Initial urine was dilute. ...Read more

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How do detox off alcohol at home my wife drinks everyday if she don't drink she pucks, shacks, and sweats very bad?

Medical help: Please consutl with an addiction specialist. She needs medical support to safely detoxifiy. If she is in active withdrawal she may need to be seen at the emergency room. This does not sound like a safe situation. ...Read more

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Why do my ears get severely hot and bright red for a hour at a time? Blotchy chest too. Hot shower, alcohol, stress, fatigue. Help! anything i can do?

See a dermatologist: It is difficult to make a proper diagnosis since I am not there to see the condition. I recommend seeing a dermatologist so that they can make a proper diagnosis and give you something to get rid of the condition or relieve symptoms. ...Read more

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My mother has been addicted to alcohol for 10 years she is doing a detox at home and her dr. Gave her Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) for the withdraw symptoms is this safe?

My mother has been addicted to alcohol for 10 years she is doing a detox at home and her dr. Gave her Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) for the withdraw symptoms is this safe?

Alcohol withdrawal: Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) has no cross-tolerance with alcohol, and will not prevent its withdrawal symptoms -- including seizures. If this is truly the medication she was given for alcohol withdrawal, i respectfully suggest she get a second opinion from a psychiatrist, or another physician specializing in addiction medicine. http://community.asam.org/search/default.asp?m=basic. ...Read more

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Elevated tsh, normal t4, no hypothyroid symptoms. Have recently quit caffeine / significantly reduced alcohol (in case it's adrenal fatigue). Is this likely to lower tsh? How long to see results?

Elevated tsh, normal t4, no hypothyroid symptoms. Have recently quit caffeine / significantly reduced alcohol (in case it's adrenal fatigue). Is this likely to lower tsh? How long to see results?

No: By definition, elevated TSH is hypothyroidism. T4 is not the active one, rather it is T3 and it is ft3 that is in fact the active hormone. T4 is converted to T3 in the periphery. I would have you check the T3 level and you may need synthroid (thyroxine) as well. Neither alcohol or caffeine has anything to do with the synthesis of TSH but alcohol is converted by body into energy ATP via acetyl coe-a. ...Read more

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