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Can i take Xanax (alprazolam) for alcohol withdrawal?

Can i take Xanax (alprazolam) for alcohol withdrawal?

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

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Dr. Philip Gilly
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Alcohol Withdrawal Syndrome (Definition)

Is a set of symptoms seen when one reduces or stops alcohol consumption after prolonged periods of excessive alcohol intake. It is due to the central nervous system being in a hyper-excitable state, leading to seizures & delirium tremens. Symptoms start on waking, due to fall in blood alcohol levels during sleep, & can include agitation, hallucination, sweating, cunfusion, ...Read more


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Could i be confusing alcohol withdrawal with anxiety?

Could i be confusing alcohol withdrawal with anxiety?

It is more likely...: That you are confusing anxiety with withdrawal. Many alcoholics describe a feeling of anxiety or uneasiness when they are about to have an urge or a craving to drink. This represents psychological, rather than physical, withdrawal symptoms. ...Read more

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I wanted to know is chlordiazepoxide/librium a good medication for alcohol withdrawal and the associated anxiety?

I wanted to know is chlordiazepoxide/librium a good medication for alcohol withdrawal and the associated anxiety?

Lethal: Withdrawal from alcohol can be lethal. Patients should not attempt to detoxify from alcohol except under careful physician supervision, usually in the hospital. Best. ...Read more

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How do you differentiate between alcohol withdrawal symptoms and anxiety disorder? Are there symptoms particular to each?

How do you differentiate between alcohol withdrawal symptoms and anxiety disorder? Are there symptoms particular to each?

Severe anxiety and: withdrawal symptoms are like chicken and egg. It's difficult to differentiate and one can feed the other. More importantly, you need professional monitoring in such situations by your doc or a mental health professional, maybe both. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Checking what i told my sponsor for medical accuracy - is it mild alcohol withdrawal or anxiety to have tremors while waiting to post bond for dui?

Checking what i told my sponsor for medical accuracy - is it mild alcohol withdrawal or anxiety to have tremors while waiting to post bond for dui?

DUI: Dui is due to alcohol intoxication in which blood or breath alcohol level is over the legal limit. Shakiness can be due to anxiety. Tremors can be due to withdrawal. Please see a psychiatrist for diagnosis and treatment, and continue to follow with aa and your sponsor. ...Read more

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If I am having serious alcohol withdrawal and anxiety/panic attacks can I take ativan (lorazepam)?

If I am having serious alcohol withdrawal and anxiety/panic attacks can I take ativan (lorazepam)?

Must be supervised!: Benzodiazepines like Ativan (lorazepam) are the typical treatment for alcohol withdrawal, but it must be treated on an inpatient basis. The dose must be tapered gradually over several days and you must be supervised. Alcohol withdrawal can be fatal and it is imperative that you seek medical attention quickly. Benzodiazepines are undesirable for long term use. After recovery stick with a support group ega a. ...Read more

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If I drank six beers a day on average for six months straight, should I worry seriously about alcohol withdrawal? I take klonopin (clonazepam) for anxiety.

Yes it is possible: Yes, it is possible that withdrawal would occur with this much alcohol for this amount of time. Be careful! Know the symptoms of withdrawal and seek help. ...Read more

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Could it be anxiety or alcohol withdrawal after drinking alcohol almost everyday for the past year the anxiety get worse a week before my period!

Could it be anxiety or alcohol withdrawal after drinking alcohol almost everyday for the past year the anxiety get worse a week before my period!

Alcohol and anxiety: Withdrawal from alcohol manifests with anxiety, alcohol temporarily calms down anxiety, but it makes anxiety much worse on the intermediate and long run. Premenstrually many people experience worsening of emotional symptoms whether anxiety, depression or otherwise. Help is available and effective. Seek help please, good luck. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Anxiety (Definition)

Anxiety is a general term for several disorders that cause nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worrying. These disorders affect how we feel and behave, and they can manifest real physical symptoms. Mild anxiety is vague and unsettling, while severe anxiety can be extremely debilitating, having a serious ...Read more


Dr. Alan Ali
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Feeling Anxious (Definition)

different subjective and objective symptoms of anxiety. The ones usually first encountered are: rapid heart beats, increased breathing, hypervigilance, and rapid thinking. For a complete list and a thorough understanding of the how's and why's ...Read more