Doctor insights on:
Alcohol Withdrawal Muscle Cramps
It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more
Yes: One of the reasons benzodiazepines are dangerous for long-term use is the significant spectrum of withdrawal effects, some of which can be potentially life-threatening. This is why these drugs need to be gradually discontinued. Even with gradual withdrawal, if a patient has been on them daily for over 3 weeks, withdrawals can be serious. Seek the advice of your physician to treat these symptoms. ...Read more
Something Else: I am sorry but your symptoms cannot possibly or physiologically be related to lorazepam not taken for sixteen months. There is something else wrong with you and I would strongly advise a thorough medical or neurological evaluation at the medical clinic or Neurology office. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I can not: Find any evidence that it does.Get a more detailed answer ›
Can alcohol intoxication (not withdrawal) cause convulsions and or seizures and lower the seizure threshold?
Get this addressed: Agree with dr killian, as risk definitely present. Bigger issue by far is not provocation of convulsions, but rather why are seizures present, and what will be eventual outcome of alcohol abuse. You see, alcoholics do suffer head injuries, with post-traumatic szs. If you or a close relationship is the subject, contact alcoholics anonymous asap. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Alcohol Withdrawl: Yes, http://www.Alcoholwithdrawalsymptoms.Org.Get a more detailed answer ›
Dehydration: Not so much the alcohol specifically, as likely the secondary effect of the dehydration that it causes leading to constipation and abdominal cramps as the earth attempts to move. Also, general muscle cramps from the dehydration and electrolyte issues it can cause. Consider professional detoxification and treatment. ...Read more
Could taking Zoloft (sertraline) (200mg) irregularly be causing my extreme short term memory loss, occasional nausea & muscle twitch? Withdrawal? If so, how long?
What do you mean: by "irregularly?" 200 mg of Zoloft (sertraline) is a high dose, so there must be a reason to take that much. But, taking it other than daily is not so usual, and at that dose might cause havoc, including STM loss, nausea and muscle twitching. Consult with your prescribing MD. Normal dose is 100 MG q. d., unless something else is going on...Do you have a therapist? ...Read more
Several weeks: Most doctors will tell you that the withdrawal symptoms should subside within a few weeks of withdrawal. If your symptoms subside within a few weeks, consider yourself lucky and in the minority. Most people experience withdrawal effects over a month after they have quit their medication. Giving yourself at least 90 days before evaluating the withdrawal symptoms is a safer bet. See link for details ...Read more
Ativan (lorazepam) withdrawal slow taper. Lower abdominal cramping, discomfort and gas. Increases through the day and subsides by bedtime. Is this expected.
Fatigue, dehydration: Probably the most likely causes for muscle cramps is either fatigue or dehydration. I say several cases in the first football game of the season in the fourth quarter usually if you are not in optimal shape or you havent taken enough fluids the muscles will cramp. Better to try to avoid the problem in the first place. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Muscle Cramps Or Spasms (Definition)
A muscle cramp is a sudden and involuntary contract of one's muscle(s). Such cramps are usually harmless, and may result from certain medications or from long periods of exercise. ...Read more
- Talk to a doctor live online for free
- Alcohol withdrawal leg cramps
- Stomach cramps and alcohol withdrawal
- Alcohol withdrawal muscle aches
- Ask a doctor a question free online
- Alcohol withdrawal muscle spasms
- Can alcohol cause muscle cramps?
- Muscle cramps after drinking alcohol
- Does alcohol plays a role in increasing or worsening muscle cramps?
- Talk to a psychiatrist online for free