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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

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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For those of us who have been using alcohol and/or other drugs heavily or for a long time, does anyone care?

For those of us who have been using alcohol and/or other drugs heavily or for a long time, does anyone care?

Of course!: All you have to do is find an na meeting, an aa meeting or a doc who specializes in addiction medicine! why not make a meeting today and call a doc in the am? ...Read more

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HELLO, i have Butrans pathces 10mcg/hour, will these help my previous oxycodone addiciton? releif withdrawl symptons? and is there any recreational va

HELLO, i have Butrans pathces 10mcg/hour, will these help my previous oxycodone addiciton? releif withdrawl symptons? and is there any recreational va

Butrans patch: NO- The BUtrans patch is not indicated for use in addiction. Also the dosing is very low compared to the current Buprenorphine product used for addiction. It may address issues of withdrawal to a limited extent - it is really for chronic pain. ...Read more

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My doctor diagnosed me with familiar tremors.But didn't give me any meds or advice. I've been with this conditions all my life, any advice or cure?

My doctor diagnosed me with familiar tremors.But didn't give me any meds or advice. I've been with this conditions all my life, any advice or cure?

Possible tremor Rx: Do people in your family have a tremor? Then you may mean familial tremor, or essential tremor. This can often be treated with propranolol or primidone, at least, if it bothers you enough that you would want treatment. ...Read more

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Can a long-term alcoholic stop drinking without getting physical withdrawl symptoms or dying?

Can a long-term alcoholic stop drinking without getting physical withdrawl symptoms or dying?

Under Dr.'s care: Detoxification needs to be under close medical care. Attempting to detox without adequate medical supervision could be dangerous and possibly deadly. If you know such a person encourage them to work with an addiction medical specialist and to get to some alcoholics anonymous meetings. ...Read more

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How do I cope with depression without telling someone? Iv been doing research and I have all of the symptoms of depression. However, i'm not comfortable telling anyone about it.

How do I cope with depression without telling someone? Iv been doing research and I have all of the symptoms of depression. However, i'm not comfortable telling anyone about it.

You did: You made your first step by telling us! Now ask friends or relatives if they know someone that can help you or seek help from a psychiatrist. Your stuck, get unstuck and start living life. ...Read more

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What do you advise if I'm suffering pentazocine addiction after prolong use of this drug from last 5years. can any one help me?

What do you advise if I'm suffering pentazocine addiction after prolong use of this drug from last 5years. can any one help me?

Same as any other: opiate. There is lots of help available to people with opiate addiction, whether it is Talwin, (pentazocine) heroin or oxycodone. Pentazocine produces a high level of psychological dependency, but much less physical dependency, so withdrawal isn't usually an issue. Your PCP can refer you, or you can google chemical dependency programs in your area. Narcotics Anonymous is free and available. ...Read more

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I have munchausen's but can't find long term treatment data or morbidity/mortality- just a lot of unknowns. I am also bipolar 2 and an opiate addict.

I have munchausen's but can't find long term treatment data or morbidity/mortality- just a lot of unknowns. I am also bipolar 2 and an opiate addict.

Understandingly : U want 2 b helped. U have 2 consult a psychiatrist for a complete face to face evaluation. You can find a lot of info on the internet on psychiatrists near u. Even if u r not covered by insurance, u may find help in ur community or by calling ur american psychiatric association district branch. Pls avoid self-medicating, thx 4 ur question & best wishes 2 u 4 finding help & rx soon. ...Read more

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Does anyone have any good tips for dealing with migraines?

Does anyone have any good tips for dealing with migraines?

Migraine treatment: There are 3 principles to dealing with migraine headaches. 1. prevention with lifestyle 2. treatment when needed 3. preventive treatment if they are frequent Two easy steps are avoid MSG in food ingredients and consider a small magnesium supplement if they occur more often than twice per week. ...Read more

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I really need to stop using meth. Are there any meds that could help withdrawal? Also, have there been any new advances or methods in meth recovery?

I really need to stop using meth. Are there any meds that could help withdrawal?  Also, have there been any new advances or methods in meth recovery?

You can do it: There is no standardized method and treatment should be individualized. You should not fight this alone & ideally under the longitudinal care of a psychiatrist &/or addiction medicine specialist. In most, withdrawal symptoms tremendously improve by 3 weeks. Treatment of co-morbid conditions, antidepressants, antipsychotics, benzodiazepines, & behavioral therapy, augmented with holistic measures. ...Read more

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Do you have any advice for dealing with moderate situational delayed ejaculation?

Do you have any advice for dealing with moderate situational delayed ejaculation?

See answer: Ejaculation: best understood as an endpoint/response that represents the interaction of biological, psychological, relationship and cultural factors. Delayed/retarded ejaculation: far less common than premature ejaculation and more difficult to treat. Situational: communicate openly/honestly with partner. Treatment often more successful if couples work together as a team. Counseling may be needed. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what you suggest if someone was dealing with post acute withdrawal syndrome after quitting alcohol, would the doctor possibly prescribe anxiety medication?

Can you tell me what you suggest if someone was dealing with post acute withdrawal syndrome after quitting alcohol, would the doctor possibly prescribe anxiety medication?

PostAcute Withdrawal: Paw is normal and common in early recovery - during the first 18-24 mos, periods of hours to days to weeks of symptoms including difficulty thinking clearly, mood swings or emotional numbing, short term memory problems, physical coordination problems, sleep problems and increased sensitivity to stress. Medication is appropriate for co-occurring anxiety or depression, but generally not just for paw. ...Read more

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What are the risks of drinking alcohol (~3 drinks) with oxycodone(not abusing, chronic pain, 30-50mg daily) and is there anything i can do to mitigate?

What are the risks of drinking alcohol (~3 drinks) with oxycodone(not abusing, chronic pain, 30-50mg daily) and is there anything i can do to mitigate?

detox hotlines: Call aa/na hotline, or 1 855 detox 00 if you feel like stopping dependency provoking drugs. You may need detox, and stopping on your own may cause severe withdrawals including seizures in some cases. Stay clean. ...Read more

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I had a very bad experience with Zoloft (sertraline) (loss of interest in life and suicidal thoughts during withdrawl). Are there any other meds I should avoid?

I had a very bad experience with Zoloft (sertraline) (loss of interest in life and suicidal thoughts during withdrawl). Are there any other meds I should avoid?

Work w/psychiatrist: Finding a medicine that successfully manages your depression can be a little challenging. But it's possible by partnering with your psychiatrist -- sharing your responses and being heard. I don't know whether you tapered your zoloft (sertraline), (sertraline) or whether you stopped it suddenly. The latter method could easily risk relapse into the symptoms your doctor was trying to help you with, via zoloft (sertraline). ...Read more

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