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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 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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How long can alcohol withdrawal last for?

How long can alcohol withdrawal last for?

See below: Two to three days is usual. After dts , it can take up to seven to ten days to recover. ...Read more

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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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How long does alcohol withdrawal usually last?

3 days: Unless seignifican malnutrition, neurological of liver deterioration than longer. If severe, and one goes into dts, than 7-10 days. ...Read more

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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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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