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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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Could I get alcohol withdrawal?

Could I get alcohol withdrawal?

How would I know?: Without your telling me how much your are drinking and anything about your other medical history, no doctor could tell you. I assume you are worried because you are drinking regularly. If you experience anxiety, increased sweating, and (especially) "shakes" - tremor - particularly in the morning, or find you have to wake up in the middle of the night to drink, or early in the morning, then yes. ...Read more

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What can alcohol withdrawal feel like?

What can alcohol withdrawal feel like?

Alcohol withdrawal: Someone, who has been dependent on alcohol and suddenly stops drinking, will go through withdrawals. Withdrawal symptoms include hand tremors, insomnia, nausea or vomiting, psychomotor agitation, transient hallucinations (auditory, visual or tactile), anxiety, tonic clonic seizures and delirium tremens. Withdrawal symptoms usually start 3 days after the last use of alcohol. Thanks. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of alcohol withdrawal?

What are symptoms of alcohol withdrawal?

The 'shakes': Or tremor, increased sweating, high pulse rate and blood pressure, anxiety, insomnia, headache, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, shaking chills and/or sweats, perceptual distortions (hallucinations) involving sight, sound and smell (and touch), seizures and a profound delirium involving all the above symptoms put together, combined with agitation, global confusion and fused hallucinations (dt's).Enough? ...Read more

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What are common signs of alcohol withdrawal?

What are common signs of alcohol withdrawal?

See below: Blackoutt, light and noise sensitivity, anxiety, tremors are a dew. ...Read more

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What is the probability of alcohol withdrawal?

Depends on many: Factors, most importantly how much a person is drinking. Mild withdrawal symptoms - slight anxiety and insomnia - can occur in many people who are just using alcohol to help themselves sleep - 2-3 standard drinks per night. More significant withdrawal requires drinking 8-10 standard drinks per day, but less in older people, women and those with chronic illness. Morning drinking is a bad sign. ...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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How long will alcohol withdrawal symptoms last?

How long will alcohol withdrawal symptoms last?

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

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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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How long does it take for alcohol withdrawal symptoms to start?

How long does it take for alcohol withdrawal symptoms to start?

2-7 days: Alcohol withdrawal may start as early as the day following your drink, but usually bad withdrawal, called dts (delirium tremens) takes to 2-7 days to take effect. In most cases 2-4 days will be the usual latency. ...Read more

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How long do nightmares typically last during alcohol withdrawal?

Alcohol withdrawal: This depends on many factors. The general health of the individual, the degree of addiction, the amount of alcohol consumed, the health of the organs e.g. The liver and the central nervous system etc., and the other co-existing diseases. ...Read more

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How long can you expect delirium due to alcohol withdrawal to last?

How long can you expect delirium due to alcohol withdrawal to last?

Varies: It may vary depending on length of dependency, alcohol level upon admission and co-morbidities. Intervention in symptom management as soon as possible will also help shorten the timeframe. ...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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Can having 2 beers a night cause alcohol withdrawal if trying to quit?

Can having 2 beers a night cause alcohol withdrawal if trying to quit?

Psychological depend: No psysical but you are in the habit of having two &ay miss it when you quit paychologically ...Read more