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I'm going through alcohol withdrawal - nausea shaking. I'm on day ten. How long will they last and will a few drinks hurt / set me back?

I'm going through alcohol withdrawal - nausea shaking. I'm on day ten. How long will they last and will a few drinks hurt / set me back?

Alcohol withdrawal: Alcohol withdrawal symptoms usually get worse within 48-72 hours after the last drink, and can persist for 2 weeks or longer sometimes. Yes, if you have a few drinks now, it could set you back. Part of the problem with alcohol dependency is inability to control how much you drink, once you start. See your physician about this; meds may help & you may also need some thiamine shots as well. ...Read more

Shaking (Definition)

Shaking is a symptom in which a person has tremors (shakiness or small back and forth movements) in part or all of his body. Shaking can be due to cold body temperatures, rising fever (such as with infections), neurological problems, medicine ...Read more


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Which antidepressant is least likely to cause nausea/vomiting?

Which antidepressant is least likely to cause nausea/vomiting?

Non-SSRI's: Ssri antidepressants (prozac, zoloft, celexa, paxil, etc) and Effexor (venlafaxine) all can commonly cause nausea/vomiting. Others, like wellbutrin and tricyclics, are much less likely to do that. ...Read more

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Extreme hunger and shaking. Take lots of antidepressants including lexapro, Xanax and Effexor (venlafaxine) . Could this be the cause?

Extreme hunger  and shaking. Take lots of antidepressants including lexapro,  Xanax and Effexor (venlafaxine) . Could this be the cause?

Maybe: Anxiety can also cause these symptoms, but so can these medications. Sometimes such side effects are very transient. Lexapro and Effexor (venlafaxine) can sometimes cause a tremor. But i wonder if xanax withdrawals are causing the shaking. If so, it is important to contact your doctor soon, and immediately if shaking with sweats and anxiety happens again. ...Read more

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Has anyone taking antidepressants had new craving alcohol?

Has anyone taking antidepressants had new craving alcohol?

See your doctor !: Antidepressants are relatively safe these days. Complications should be promptly evaluated. You may be in the wrong medication or being treated for the wrong condition. ...Read more

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What are the hazards of taking different antidepressant pills and then drinking alcohol?

What are the hazards of taking different antidepressant pills and then drinking alcohol?

Alcohol: The hazard is that alcohol is a depressant, and counteracts the effects of the antidepressant which could worsen your depression. ...Read more

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Can i eat fermented foods like kefir th have alcohol content while on an ssri antidepressant?

Usually ok: Most commercially available kefir in the us contains little or no alcohol. If it's homemade or imported, it may have significant alcohol content. Taking alcohol with ssris is not recommended — you certainly should not become intoxicated while on an ssri. But small quantities of alcohol in fermented foods is generally not a problem. ...Read more

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Can i eat fermented foods like kefir with an alcohol content while on an ssri antidepressant?

Can i eat fermented foods like kefir with an alcohol content while on an ssri antidepressant?

Yes: Fermented foods contain an amine called tyramine which can cause your blood pressure to elevate significantly. However this usually occurs when you take monoamine oxidase inhibitors (anotherclass of antidepressants) and ingest tyramine. If you plan to consume fermented foods on a regular basis it would be wise to monitor your BP and to consult your physician. ...Read more

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Can i eat fermented foods like kefir which have alcohol content while on an ssri antidepressant?

Can i eat fermented foods like kefir which have alcohol content while on an ssri antidepressant?

Kefir + SSRI: The degree of interaction depends on which ssri you're taking: some like Paxil (paroxetine) r associated with sedation; others like prozac, with stimulation; & others r neutral. Kefir does contain some alcohol, but kefir made commercially has less than 1% alcohol; so u would have to drink a fair amount on an empty stomach for there to b a major concern. Check with prescribing doc for more info. ...Read more

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Can antidepressants raise the blood alcohol level?

Can antidepressants raise the blood alcohol level?

Antidepressant: No they will not raise the level but they can, along with many other drugs potentate the effects, leading to an inadvertent overdose as happens to so many celebrities. ...Read more

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