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Is a low dose of xanax (alprazolam) alright to ease the anxiety from post acute withdrawl symptoms from quitting drinking alcohol?

Is a low dose of xanax (alprazolam) alright to ease the anxiety from post acute withdrawl symptoms from quitting drinking alcohol?

Xanax (alprazolam): If prescribed by your doctor & for short period of time. Also, keep in mind that if used on regular basis, that you have to taper the dose gradually to prevent withdrawal, of course under supervision. ...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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Having myelogram but not stopping use of tramadol due to severe withdrawals w/ drs consent. How high is seizure risk? Monitored for 6 hrs after

Having myelogram but not stopping use of tramadol due to severe withdrawals w/ drs consent. How high is seizure risk? Monitored for 6 hrs after

Withdrawal is fixabl: Tramadol withdrawal is due to a severe imbalance of serotonin and Dopamine . There is an easy was out using the Amino Acid program outlined on www.Neurosciencemyths.Com. You can find a doctor there to help you thru this issue., . ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to die from drinking alcohol with klonopin (clonazepam) and antidepressants?

Is it possible for you to die from drinking alcohol with klonopin (clonazepam) and antidepressants?

Yes...: It's possible to die from drinking alcohol all by itself, if you drink enough. It's more hazardous to drink on top of Klonopin (clonazepam), since it acts like alcohol in some ways. It's also more risky to drink on top of antidepressants, as the risk of seizures increases (and the antidepressant won't work as well). "possible" to die doesn't mean it's likely, but why risk it? ...Read more

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How to remove withdrawal syndrome due to cigarette and marrrijuana?

How to remove withdrawal syndrome due to cigarette and marrrijuana?

Many approaches: Withdrawal from cigarettes tend to be intense but short- most symptoms pass within a week. Marijuana withdrawal is much more subtle/mild but can last several weeks. Certain herbs can help tobacco withdrawal, esp. Lobelia & wild oats. Vit. C 1000 mg 4x/day, b complex, lots of water, exercise, acupuncture & homeopathic nux vomica may help both withdrawals.I strongly recommend meditation.See comment:. ...Read more

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Is the medication baclofen useful for people going through alcohol withdrawel?

Is the medication baclofen useful for people going through alcohol withdrawel?

Yes: Several studies have shown that Baclofen (liorisal®) can reduce or eliminate alcohol withdrawal. This is not surprising, because this drug is a direct gaba-acting agent and gaba is the neurotransmitter that is also affected by benzodiazepines like valium and librium, and work in withdrawal. However, it can cause physical dependence as well if used for prolonged periods. ...Read more

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I had an attack of acute pancreatitis due to alcohol consumption and extended exposure to toxic fumes from this epoxy. How long not to drink?

I had an attack of acute pancreatitis due to alcohol consumption and extended exposure to toxic fumes from this epoxy. How long not to drink?

MY OPINION ONLY: You should not drink at all forever....you should not NEED alcohol....if you do seek counsel!!! I sincerely hope this will help!!!!!!!! Dr Z ...Read more

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Is it possible for cerebral hemorrhages linked to heavy smoking and alcoholism?

Yes: It is not uncommon for someone with chronic alcoholism to fall while intoxicated and hit their head resulting in a fatal subdural hematoma. They think that is what may have happened to the actor richard burton. Cannabis can enhance the intoxicating effects of alcohol. ...Read more

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Can a loved one die from alcohol withdrawal syndrome?

Can a loved one die from alcohol withdrawal syndrome?

Yes: Alcohol withdrawal is a medical emergency. If untreated, one can have dangerous heart rhythms, fast respirations, fevers, hallucinations, and seizures. ...Read more

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How can one get over severe insomnia from alcohol withdrawal?

How can one get over severe insomnia from alcohol withdrawal?

With help of doctor: I don't know how far along you are in your recovery from alcohol abuse, or if you've just stopped drinking. In the immediate withdrawal period, you may well need some medications to deal with symptoms -- and i would recommend working with your doctor on this. If you are farther out in your recovery, you may need evaluation for other co-occurring conditions like depression. Psychiatrist can help. ...Read more

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Does alcohol and drug abuse usually lead to memory loss?

Does alcohol and drug abuse usually lead to memory loss?

Yes: Certainly in the case of alcohol, severe dementia can take place as a consequence certain psychoactive drugs can cause temporary or more persistent changes in memory depending on degree and duration of abuse. ...Read more

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How much alcohol consumption causes physical dependance and withdrawal? I drink beer on weekends but not through the week. Trying to be proactive

How much alcohol consumption causes physical dependance and withdrawal? I drink beer on weekends but not through the week.  Trying to be proactive

See below: It is good that you are being proactive about your health. The alcohol amount that each person can "handle" differs. Instead of using absolute amounts, it is better to focus on consequences - if alcohol use is creating adverse consequences for you or others are starting to point this out to you, it is too much and/or too frequent. ...Read more

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Can having sex 7-10 times per week lead to depression due to over-stimulation of neurons in brain? Drug abusers go up then crash hard bc of over-stim

Can having sex 7-10 times per week lead to depression due to over-stimulation of neurons in brain?  Drug abusers go up then crash hard bc of over-stim

NEVER HEARD OF THIS: I have never heard of a lot of sex burning out neurons. Usually someone depressed is not interested in sexual activity. I suggest you discuss this with your doctor or seek out therapy if you have concerns about your mood or excessive sexual activity. Sexual activity is a natural part of life although one does have to be careful and have safe and consenual activity. Drugs are artificial. ...Read more

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What is the safest drug to treat opiate addiction if you suffer from severe liver cirrhosis?

What is the safest drug to treat opiate addiction if you suffer from severe liver cirrhosis?

Detox slowly: The safest way is just a very slow taper of the opiate, ie just reduce the dose by 10% every third or fourth day...Example go from ten oxy a day to nine and then keep at that level for 4 days then go to 8 and so on. Most people can cut their consumption in half but then run into a plateau. At that point, some Clonidine and some xanax (alprazolam) can some things out. Big problem is not getting hooked oxana. ...Read more

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Can alcohol withdrawal symptoms last more than a month? Also can chronic alcoholism cause damage to your central nervous system?

Can alcohol withdrawal symptoms last more than a month? Also can chronic alcoholism cause damage to your central nervous system?

Yes: The physiologic symptoms attributed to alcohol withdrawal can last for weeks particularly in the most severe cases. And it is known that alcoholism is a damaging to the central and peripheral nervous system. It can cause an alcohol related dementia and neuropathy. Some of the nervous symptoms are attributed directly to the neurotoxicity of alcohol others to often found nutritional deficiencies ...Read more

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Trying to stop using alcohol to control sudden anxiety from adhd. On Adderall for 3 years with success. Xanax (alprazolam) or Valium option. Pls no addicton respon?

Trying to stop using alcohol to control sudden anxiety from adhd. On Adderall for 3 years with success. Xanax (alprazolam) or Valium option. Pls no addicton respon?

Alcohol wrong answer: Alcohol is short-acting, causes physical dependence, which means larger and larger doses are required over time, and is toxic. Benzos may have some of the same issues, although less organ toxicity. If you have been prescribed stimulants for your ADHD, the increased anxiety may be side effect from those, and lower doses or different med may help.Antidepressants have good anxiety effects, fewer SEs ...Read more

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How long can you expect delirium due to alcohol withdrawal to last?

How long can you expect delirium due to alcohol withdrawal to last?

Varies: It may vary depending on length of dependency, alcohol level upon admission and co-morbidities. Intervention in symptom management as soon as possible will also help shorten the timeframe. ...Read more

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What can be initial signs of alcohol addiction / dependence?

Here are some signs: There are four areas that you want to look at to see if there's any dysfunction or consequences or interference in your overall functioning. Have you had any legal problems like a dui? Has your drinking affected your job? Are you depressed ? Do you find it hard to stop once you started drinking? Do you drink daily and drink to get drunk? When you stop is there shaking and sweating and nausea? ...Read more

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Is it possible for alcohol intoxication to cause insomnia and stimulation vs sedation?

Yes: Alcohol is a depressant that may help you fall asleep, but it prevents deeper stages of sleep (rem) and often causes you to awaken in the middle of the night. ...Read more