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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)

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 ...Read more


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Can I have experienced a bad hangover or alcohol withdrawal syndrome?

Can I have experienced a bad hangover or alcohol withdrawal syndrome?

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

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What are some ways to cope with really bad alcohol withdrawal?

What are some ways to cope with really bad alcohol withdrawal?

Need treatment: Contact a physician who has experience, and withdraw slowly, under supervision, using appropriate medications and thiamine. There is no coping, it cannot usually be done alone. Alcoholics anonymous is exceptionally valuable. ...Read more

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I think I am going threw alcohol withdrawal... I had a bad year and started drinking a lot now when I stop I get shaky and light headed and highblod p?

I think I am going threw alcohol withdrawal... I had a bad year and started drinking a lot now when I stop I get shaky and light headed and highblod p?

Expected: This type of reactions (which may even include hallucination) is unexpected in alcohol withdrawal. You may talk to your doctor about how to go about doing it safely. ...Read more

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Is there a condition in which alcohol gives you bad dreams?

Is there a condition in which alcohol gives you bad dreams?

Drinking it!: Drinking alcohol can trigger nightmares. Alcohol is associated with more intense dreaming as well as better recall of dreams. Also when coming off alcohol individuals can have disrupted sleep and dream more as well. ...Read more

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What are the main symptoms of alcohol withdrawal?

What are the main symptoms of alcohol withdrawal?

See below: Tromors and irritability, high blood pressure and pulse, nasea and vomiting. When extreme- hallucinations, confusion, seizures. ...Read more

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What kind of symptoms occur with alcohol withdrawal?

What kind of symptoms occur with alcohol withdrawal?

Alcohol withdrawal s: 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, htn, insomnia, GI upset. ...Read more

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How can a person ease the symptoms of alcohol withdrawal?

With the help of: Of a doctor. Please remember that alcohol withdrawal can kill you! Make an appointment with a psychiatrist in your area who deals with addiction to help you through this process. ...Read more

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Which foods are best for dealing with alcohol withdrawal?

Which foods are best for dealing with alcohol withdrawal?

Water: Drink plenty of water and eat bland things like bananas, soup and crackers.
If your withdrawal is severe, I would suggest going to an ER.
It is possible to have seizures during alcohol withdrawal after long term use. ...Read more

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Who to call for alcohol withdrawal?

Who to call for alcohol withdrawal?

Alcohol Withdrawal: A good place to start is with your family physician. Most hospitals also have medical detox units for this. And, alcohol treatment facilities can often also manage this dangerous situation. ...Read more

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Can tamsulosin help with alcohol withdrawal?

Can tamsulosin help with alcohol withdrawal?

No: Tamsulosin is not indicated for helping with alcohol withdrawal. Clonidine which is in the same class of medication does help with withdrawal symptoms. ...Read more

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How long does alcohol withdrawal dizziness last?

How long does alcohol withdrawal dizziness last?

It varies: It really depends on your body weight, rate of metabolism, if you ate when you drunk, and on the amount and type of alcohol. It also depends on your genetic ability to metabolize and tolerate alcohol. Children of alcoholics will have a higher tolerance for alcohol. On average, the withdrawal lasts at least one day. You can see alcohol makes you sick. Have you considered stopping drinking? ...Read more

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Can you tell me about alcohol withdrawal in college?

Can you tell me about alcohol withdrawal in college?

Not any different: Than alcohol withdrawal out of college. Young people often drink a great deal, usually in a binge fashion, but increasingly high school and college aged youth are drinking regularly. However, alcohol withdrawal is unusual in younger people, and most can discontinue alcohol without significant symptoms. For those who have such symptoms, the treatments are the same in the young as in older people. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about alcohol withdrawal & tinnitus?

Can you tell me about alcohol withdrawal & tinnitus?

Some get it,: Others (most) don't. It can be a very prominent part of benzodiazepine withdrawal, but is less common in alcohol withdrawal or opioid withdrawal. Why some get it and some do not is not understood, and why it is can be a dominating symptom in some people is also not well understood. In people who have underlying hearing problems with tinnitus, it tends be more severe. If it persists, see an ent. ...Read more

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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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Do you always get sweats and shaking in alcohol withdrawal?

Do you always get sweats and shaking in alcohol withdrawal?

Most people will: Most people who drink too much and have actual withdrawals will get those 2 symptoms to some degree. For some they may be more severe depending on factors such as the amount of alcohol comsumed prior. Some people may get more severe symptoms such a dt's, hallucinations and seizure. ...Read more

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Can I use zofran (ondansetron) 4mg. For alcohol withdrawal?

Can I use zofran (ondansetron) 4mg. For alcohol withdrawal?

No.: It won't manage any withdrawal symptoms. You need to consult with your doctor about how to do this, and what to use. Don't try to solo it. It is a serious matter, and can lead to death in extreme cases. ...Read more

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If I try to quit, will the alcohol withdrawal symptoms kill me?

If I try to quit, will the alcohol withdrawal symptoms kill me?

Possibly: Severe alcohol withdrawal sometimes called delerium tremens can cause death. The vast majority of people who stop drinking do not risk death however. If you have any concerns about your health when you stop drinking, consult your physician who can assist you in a plan for safely detoxifying from alcohol. ...Read more

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Dr. Lonnie Smith
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Bad Dreams (Definition)

Bad dreams is a symptom in which a person remembers dreams that are stressful to him, such as scary dreams, dreams of getting chased by attackers, dreams of suffering ...Read more