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Alcohol Withdrawal And Pins And Needles
Not recommended: The best thing is to seek help for alcohol withdrawal, which can be dangerous. Check with your doctor and get her/his recommendations for withdrawal treatment. Xanax (alprazolam) doesn't last as long in the body as valium or librium, and there could be a risk of seizures if it wears off and the alcohol withdrawal breaks through. Don't try this at home! ...Read more
I used to abuse alcohol. But have not in two years. Anyway I get pins and needles and numbess in the last year. Where is this from?
Periph. Neuropathy: Peripheral neuropathy is a problem of the nerves in the extremities and has several major causes: most common is diabetes, but alcohol abuse is also a common cause. Generally, the symptoms can be treated somewhat with medications to make the nerves less irritable, but alcoholic neuropathies are typically irreversible. See your doctor for treatment options. ...Read more
Alcohol withdrawal: Causes nervousness, depression, not being able to think clearly, fatigue, irritability, jumpiness, nightmares, clammy skin, dilated pupils, insomnia, loss of appetite, sweating, rapid heart rate, pallor, tremors, agitation, severe confusion, hallucinations, fever, seizures and death. Do not do this on your own! See an addiction psychiatrist to stop safely. ...Read more
Alcohol withdrawal: Acute use of alcohol in excess usually causes symptoms for no more than 24 hours, and they are worst the morning after. With chronic alcohol use, to some extent duration of symptoms depends on amount being used. The physical withdrawal is usually ending in 3-4 days but longer lasting symptoms can last months or longer. ...Read more
Days: Days to 2 weeks but it can be fatal if not treated and monitored. ...Read more
Alcohol: Preferably none.Get a more detailed answer ›
See a professional: Ther are better medications.Get a more detailed answer ›
No Standard Dose:
There is no fixed standard dose of Valium (Diazepam) for alcohol withdrawl. The dose depends on your symptoms and how long you have been abusing alcohol. One may start 10 mgm every 6 hours and gradually taper&stop
Alcoholics are not usually prescribed Valium for long term as there is potential for Addiction with Valium
It is only used in acute phase and in hospital or rehab setting to prevent DTs ...Read more
A week or less: Nightmares and vivid dreams can start in the first 1-2 days of withdrawal, generally are improved at 3-5 days and should be gone in a week. Appropriate medication, usually benzodiazepines, can reduce the complications of withdrawal. If this is you we are talking about, the major concern should be how not to drink any more. A counselor or your doctor can help. Very few people succeed on their own. ...Read more
Only you can know: If you have been drinking enough to have either. A hangover is not a withdrawal - it is a reaction to the alcohol and its metabolic by-products (ketones) as well as congeners (flavorings, other chemicals) in the beverage. Withdrawal requires regular drinking of large amounts over a long period of time, and has different symptoms - tremor, anxiety, sweating, although both have headache/irritability. ...Read more
Psychological depend: No psysical but you are in the habit of having two &ay miss it when you quit paychologically ...Read more
See below: It will help some symptoms but not all and I would only use it as part of a detox regimen ...Read more
Up to 5 to 7: Days but can be variable.Get a more detailed answer ›
Alcohol withdrawal: This is a very person dependent question. If alcohol was used to mask or treat a depression or anxiety disorder, the perception of withdrawal symptoms can be chronic. If no underlying addictive issues, then withdrawal should be shorter but can depend on length of use of the drug. ...Read more
Detox program: Yes it is common. You need professional help. Don't hesitate contact your md a d / or on make a search for local places for treatment. Withdraw can cause seizures. If you can also go to " AA" a lots of resources there. Do it ASAP! ...Read more
NO ALCOHOL: Get some assistance to stay abstinent. The same thing is likely to happen again. ...Read more
Anxiety: Most people with alcohol withdrawal, who are usually daily drinkers, experience symptoms/signs within 4-6 hours after last drink or reduction in drinking, with anxiety, insomnia, sweating and restlessness, followed by "shakes", increased anxiety and agitation, nausea/vomiting/ diarrhea, and in severe cases seizures and delirium (dts). It is bad for your blood pressure/depression and diabetes.Stop! ...Read more
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
Can you teach some coping strategies for dealing with alcohol withdrawal and any ways to ease the symptoms?
See your MD: See your doctor for an assessment, and treatment recommendations. ...Read more
If I don't show any signs of alcohol withdrawal in 7 days of not drinking am I ever going to have withdrawal?
When can I start drinking if I had a alcohol withdrawal? I've been sober for a month already. How much can I drink?
NO ALCOHOL: Get to an aa meeting, and see a treatment professional. ...Read more
I have only drank twice this month and kast month a little more than three times. I'm not an evedyday drinker. But afraid of alcohol withdrawal?
Alcohol: If u have not had withdrawal so far, and depending on how much u consume each time, u r fine, as long as u seriously consider abstinence, before tolerance develops and your consumption increases with time. ...Read more