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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 Therefore, if alcohol abuse is to be terminated, one cannot stop abruptly, and must be slowly withdrawn, under medical supervision.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

Dr. Maureen Nash
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Delirium (Definition)

We believe delirium occurs when the brain cannot maintain its normal activities when overwhelmed by metabolic demands or other variables which exceed the brain's capacity to compensate for. Brains with less reserve capacity are particularly vulnerable. Not entirely unlike acute heart failure. See my last textbook chapter for more reading in the appi textbook ...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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How is narcotic abuse, dependence, withdrawal or intoxication self-diagnosed?

How is narcotic abuse, dependence, withdrawal or intoxication self-diagnosed?

Easy...: If you are taking more than prescribed, then you are abusing. If you can't stop taking the medication, then you are dependent. Dependence is not necessarily a negative thing however, as you may depend on a medication for relief to function normally. ...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

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Can wellbutrin (bupropion) cause seizures during alcohol withdrawal?

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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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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Is Suboxone withdrawal dangerous?

Is Suboxone withdrawal  dangerous?

No: Not dangerous, but can be very prolonged. Ask your doctor how to wean off of Suboxone. It will not happen without your effort, but it is doable. Some techniques are well known ...Read more

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Seizures due to Xanax (alprazolam) withdrawal?

Seizures due to Xanax (alprazolam) withdrawal?

A stated-warning: Possible seizure activities due to abrupt withdrawal of xanax (alprazolam) (hypnotic class of med) is clearly stated in the drug-label for this med. If prolonged use, do not stop abruptly. If you can/need to go off this medication, consult your prescribing physican for appropriate weaning protocol to safely discontinue it. Consult doc. Good luck. ...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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Can nicotene withdrawal cause hallucinations?

Can nicotene withdrawal cause hallucinations?

Yes: Like any withdrawal, it can cause sweating, nausea, vomiting, headache, high blood pressure , etc, . The patches themselves can cause vivid dreams or nightmares. This is due to the reaction of our brain and release of certain neurotransmitters as a response to withdrawal. ...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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Can oxycodone withdrawal cause seizures?

Can oxycodone withdrawal cause seizures?

Drug withdrawal : Yes, withdrawal from any narcotic drug can cause seizure. Many factors are at play. Consult addiction psychiatrist. They know how to do it safely or go to emergency room. ...Read more

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Symptoms of drug addiction withdrawels obvious?

Symptoms of drug addiction withdrawels obvious?

Yes: Without proper detox symptoms can be prolonged and dangerous. ...Read more

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Can methadone withdrawals cause seizures?

Can methadone withdrawals cause seizures?

Yes: Methadone like all narcotics cause changes in the neurotransmitters in the brain and also can cause damage to the brain that reflects itself as seizures or other type of adverse brain function.They are also reuptake inhibitors that reduce the levels of neurotransmitters in the brain. Need to rebuild the neurotransmitters. www.neuroscisncemyths.com for info and find a doctor to help/. ...Read more

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Symptoms of lorazpam withdraw?

Symptoms of lorazpam withdraw?

Lorazepam withdrawal: If stopped abruptly, or rapidly lowered dose, symptoms will include anxiety plus physical symptoms such as headaches, tension, depression, insomnia, restlessness, confusion, irritability, sweating, dizziness, numbness/tingling, sensitivity to light/sound/smell, nausea/vomiting/diarrhea, palpitations, loss of appetite, hallucinations, seizures, tremors & short-term memory loss. ...Read more

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Does antipsychotic withdrawal cause anxiety?

Does antipsychotic withdrawal cause anxiety?

Possible: While most people stop their medications without problems or side effects, sometimes withdrawal effects can occur if the medication is stopped too abruptly. Anxiety is one of the possible symptoms you could develop if you have a withdrawal syndrome. The best way to avoid this is to work with your physician and taper the medication over time ...Read more

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Can u use Xanax (alprazolam) to prevent alcohol withdrawal seizures?

Can u use Xanax (alprazolam) to prevent alcohol withdrawal seizures?

Alcoholism: Although Xanax (alprazolam) has been prescribed to prevent seizures, Alcohol withdrawal should be managed by a physician. If there is concern for withdrawal seizures then there is concern for alcoholism and its many complications and it is in your best interest to discuss your concerned with your family physician. ...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