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Dr. Philip Gilly
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Alcohol Withdrawal Syndrome (Definition)

A set of symptoms experienced when one reduces or stops alcohol consumption after prolonged periods ...Read more


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Does alcohol withdrawal generally cause hot flashes and/or fever without delerium tremens (dt's)?

Does alcohol withdrawal generally cause hot flashes and/or fever without delerium tremens (dt's)?

Certainly can....: Withdrawal from alcohol causes instability of many pathways, including those that control body temperature, even in the abscence of dt's. Other common complaints are diarrhea and agitation. Typically these will all resolve within a few days, however alcohol withdrawal is one of the few drug withdrawals that can be life-threatening. Heavy drinkers: seek the help of a doctor when quitting. ...Read more

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Alcohol withdrawal: are seizures common?

Alcohol withdrawal: are seizures common?

Yes: Delirium tremens due to alcohol cessation may well start with a withdrawal seizure followed by frank delirium, hallucinations and tremors. Therefore, if alcohol abuse is to be terminated, one cannot stop abruptly, and must be slowly withdrawn, under medical supervision. Lastly, if a seizure does occur, it is against the law to drive a motor vehicle in the usa. ...Read more

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Symptoms of alcohol abuse?

Symptoms of alcohol abuse?

Many: Binge drinking, drinking that affects work and relationships. Look up the cage questions and seek help if you need it! ...Read more

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Whats worst antidepressant withdrawal or benzo withdrawal?

Whats worst antidepressant withdrawal or benzo withdrawal?

Benzo withdrawal: Some antidepressants can have very unpleasant flu like withdrawal symptoms, like Paxil or effexor, (venlafaxine) but benzo withdrawal can result in seizures and death if going cold turkey from a high dose of benzos. Both should be tapered if you would like to stop taking them, to minimize the withdrawal symptoms. ...Read more

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Does alcohol withdrawl ever cause hallucinations?

Does alcohol withdrawl ever cause hallucinations?

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 awake during the hallucination. Causes include drug abuse or withdrawal, chemical imbalances (liver or kidney failure), medicine effects, psychiatric illnesses (schizophrenia, ptsd), brain tumors, delirium, dementia, sleep disorders, etc. ...Read more

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Can alcohol withdraw or abuse cause flu like symptoms?

Can alcohol withdraw or abuse cause flu like symptoms?

Some for both: There are far too many alcohol withdrawal symptoms for me to come close to listing them in 400 words or less. See: http://www.Alcoholwithdrawalsymptoms.Org/ . Please be aware that death is a possible outcome from withdrawal. Alcoholics anonymous is a mainstay for sobriety. ...Read more

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How long is withdrawal from citalopran 20 mg withdrawal of nausea, dizziness, jittery?

How long is withdrawal from citalopran 20 mg withdrawal of nausea, dizziness, jittery?

Several weeks: Most doctors will tell you that the withdrawal symptoms should subside within a few weeks of withdrawal. If your symptoms subside within a few weeks, consider yourself lucky and in the minority. Most people experience withdrawal effects over a month after they have quit their medication. Giving yourself at least 90 days before evaluating the withdrawal symptoms is a safer bet. See link for details ...Read more

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What are alcohol withdrawl symptoms?

What are alcohol withdrawl symptoms?

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 complication, with delirium, hallucinations, agitation, etc. So, in short, if one goes off alcohol, in presence of alcoholism, do it slowly under supervision. ...Read more

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Can wellbutrin (bupropion) cause seizures during alcohol withdrawal?

Quite possibly...: Welbutrin lowers the seizure threshold, so does alcohol withdrawal. So doing both at the same time will increase the risk of having a seizure. Please consult your medical provider. ...Read more

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Withdrawel symptoms of alcoholism, itching?

Withdrawel symptoms of alcoholism, itching?

Possibe: Alcohol is a brain sedative. Withdrawal can vary from seizures, delirium to mild agitation. Predicting the severity of withdrawal is difficult as tolerance varies greatly. ...Read more

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Can overdosing on benzodiazepines cause withdrawal symptoms afterward?

Can overdosing on benzodiazepines cause withdrawal symptoms afterward?

Unlikely: If is truly an overdose, then withrawal symptoms are unlikely. However, if you take the benzodiazepine regularly. there will be a withdrawal syndrome. ...Read more

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Why is alcohol withdrawal even worse than withdrawal from hard drugs like heroin?

Why is alcohol withdrawal even worse than withdrawal from hard drugs like heroin?

Alcohol and withdrw: from benzodiazepines can be fatal. Withdrawal from opiates is difficult, may require treatment and maintenance for relapse prevention, but fatalities do not occur as commonly from the withdrawal itself. Nowadays, the rate of death from alcohol withdrawal has declined due to our understanding of it as a disease, and with more rapid treatment of alcohol use disorders. ...Read more

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Withdrawing cold turkey off of valiumi side effects?

Withdrawing cold turkey off of valiumi side effects?

Very dangerous: Stopping Valium or any meds in that class cold turkey can lead to seizures and even death. You must be careful to wean off with your doctor's supervision. ...Read more

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Does Xanax (alprazolam) work for alcohol withdrawal symptoms?

Does Xanax (alprazolam) work for alcohol withdrawal symptoms?

Not a good idea: While Xanax (alprazolam) could help with some symptoms, it is never used this way in a medical setting. Xanax (alprazolam) is short acting and one of the most addictive benzodiazipines. It itself has the highest risk of seizures if withdrawaling from it. Since not doctor who is familar with treating alcohol withdrawal would use it, i suspect you are trying to withdrawal yourself. Don't do it find a qualified physician. ...Read more

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Could you develop delirium tremens without other alcohol withdrawal symptoms?

Could you develop delirium tremens without other alcohol withdrawal symptoms?

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. However, have seen patients without any premonitory tremors or seizures and go directly into delirium tremens. So, could well be variable. ...Read more

Dr. Richard Levin
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