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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

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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Is there any medication available to help with alcohol withdrawal symptoms? Having cold sweats, some hand trembling and some chest pains this am?

Is there any medication available to help with alcohol withdrawal symptoms? Having cold sweats, some hand trembling and some chest pains this am?

Excellent: Excellent advice by dr mcmullen. This needs to be treated at the hospital. However something to keep in mind once detoxified is that medical acupuncture can be very helpful (auricular / ear) with addictions. Take care. ...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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Would it be unusual for alcohol withdrawal to present as only anxiety and insomnia, or are tremors, nausea, sweats, etc. Also expected?

Alcohol withdrawal: It depends on the amount of alcohol you ingest as well as duration and tolerance. Anxiety and insomnia would be mild withdrawal symptoms and the other symptoms would suggest moderate withdrawal. DTs which can include hallucinations, seizures and fever are major symptoms and require immediate medical attention. ...Read more

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Does alcohol withdrawal feel like bugs crawling?

Does alcohol withdrawal feel like bugs crawling?

Very Dangerous: Alcohol withdrawal that reaches the point where there are any hallucinations including tactile, such as bugs crawling on skin, is a red flag for what is called delirium tremens (dts) which is a life-threatening, emergency situation. Immediate medical intervention and monitoring is required. Dts can have an onset up to 7 days after ones last drink. ...Read more

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How long would my alcohol withdrawal effects last?

How long would my alcohol withdrawal effects last?

Three days: Often these are gone in 72 hours. However, this depends on you frequency and amount of use as well as your general physical condition. Alcohol withdrawal can be dangerous. If you are a heavy user, get medical help with withdrawal. ...Read more

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What sort of problem is alcohol withdrawal syndrome?

What sort of problem is alcohol withdrawal syndrome?

Alcohol withdrawal: Swift changes in emotions from high to low
nausea
difficulty sleeping including insomnia
rapid or increased heart rate
cold or clammy skin
change in eyes or pupils (enlarged or dilated)
excitability
irritability
vomiting
movements out of the ordinary
nervousness
depression
hand tremors
pulsating headaches
lack of focus and the inability. ...Read more

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Is it possible to experience alcohol withdrawal in hours?

Yes: Alcohol withdrawal can begin 6-12 hours after your last drink. The minor symptoms include tremors, insomnia, irritability, mild agitation, anorexia, nausea, vomiting, tension, anxiety, sweating, restlessness. More serious symptoms include hallucinations, tremors and delirium (delirium tremons). Alcohol withdrawal can be life threatening and merits an immediate trip to the er. ...Read more

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Can I really die from alcohol withdrawal when trying to quit?

Can I really die from alcohol withdrawal when trying to quit?

Yes.: In the very severe cases, delirium tremens can cause fatal seizures, although most withdrawal fatalities occur from falls while mentally incapacitated. ...Read more

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Anyone have any suggestions for surviving alcohol withdrawal syndrome?

Anyone have any suggestions for surviving alcohol withdrawal syndrome?

See a physician: Alcohol withdrawal may be fatal. You might want to get medical attention rather than going through it alone. ...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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What is the standard dosage of Valium for alcohol withdrawal?

What is the standard dosage of Valium for alcohol withdrawal?

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

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What is the time it takes for the symptoms of alcohol withdrawal to abate?

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

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I think I have formication due to alcohol withdrawal. I need help curing this.

I think I have formication due to alcohol withdrawal. I need help curing this.

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

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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?

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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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?

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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How can I best take care of alcohol withdrawal symptoms if you have hepatitis?

With M.D. supervion: Alcohol withdrawal symptoms can be serious.
They can include life threatening seizures. The withdrawal should be done under medical supervision and may include a temporary use of benzodiazepines. Sometimes the withdrawal process is done in the hospital. It is particularly important to undergo this withdrawal process since the use of alcohol in the presence of hepatitis is very dangerous. ...Read more

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Which alcohol withdrawal symptoms can happen after only about 3 or 4 weeks of nightly consumption?

After Alcohol: Delerium tremens or dts can occur even after regular chronic alcohol consumption is abruptly terminated in some people. Marked by hallucinations, cardiovascular instability and seizures. More likely you will experience tremors, headaches, fatigue, sleep changes, irritability, agitation and in some cases palpitations. Your consumption amount will also impact the degree of symptoms experienced. ...Read more