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Can I Stop D Ts If I Drink Less
My boyfriend stopped drinking about a year ago after having sesures and dts. He has resently started thrashing in his sleep. Any relation?
Thrashing in sleep: There are many causes for abnormal movements in sleep, such as rem behavior disorder (normally our muscles are paralyzed when we dream, if this does not happen we can act out our dreams), a nrem arousal disorder (arousals from deep sleep with abnormal movements), or, rarely, even seizures. Sleep apnea can cause arousals with abnormal movements. Unlikely to be caused by stopping alcohol a year ago. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
After a binge of drinking and no sleep days, over dts, have some chest discomfort. Almost like a big rock in there. What could it be?
DTs: Delerium tremens, is severe alcohol withdrawal, and can be deadly so it is treated with strong withdrawal medications in the intensive care units. The patient has severe confusion, is often very agitated, has shaking, and may have seizures. If a person drinks a lot daily, has done this for years, and then abruptly stops drinking, can go into dts. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
DTs are dangerous: Dts or delirium tremens are a set of life threatening side effects when someone quits drinking excessive amounts of alcohol. Unlike many drug withdrawls, withdrawling from alcohol is quite risky and requires medical supervision to ensure that someone does not suffer severe medical problems or death. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How many days do you have to drink to intoxication on hard liquor to suffer withdrawal when stop & what kind of withdrawal? A week? Less?
What can I do to deal with hot flashes? Are there any tricks to dealing with hot flashes? Things i can eat or drink to make them less frequent or more tolerable? Once I have then are there any ways to make them stop or get rid of them? Tricks to cooling d
Hot flashes: Many things can help including avoiding alcohol, spicy food, several medications, sipping ice water, taking of layers of clothing, a fan and paced breathing: http://www.Cascadewomenshealth.Org/download/pdfs/healtheducation/menopausal%20management/paced-breathing.Pdf. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Just don't drink it!: Tapering off soda is probably the best way to do it: try mixing in other beverages that aren't carbonated. If, for example, you drink 5 cans of soda a day, start by cutting down to 4 a day for a week, then 3, and so on. Make it a point to drink water or any other type of healthy drink and increase those as you decrease your soda. Maybe you'll end up liking something else better that's healthy! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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