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Can i take Xanax (alprazolam) for alcohol withdrawal?

Can i take Xanax (alprazolam) for alcohol withdrawal?

Not recommended: The best thing is to seek help for alcohol withdrawal, which can be dangerous. Check with your doctor and get her/his recommendations for withdrawal treatment. Xanax (alprazolam) doesn't last as long in the body as valium or librium, and there could be a risk of seizures if it wears off and the alcohol withdrawal breaks through. Don't try this at home! ...Read more

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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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Do you always get sweats and shaking in alcohol withdrawal?

Do you always get sweats and shaking in alcohol withdrawal?

Most people will: Most people who drink too much and have actual withdrawals will get those 2 symptoms to some degree. For some they may be more severe depending on factors such as the amount of alcohol comsumed prior. Some people may get more severe symptoms such a dt's, hallucinations and seizure. ...Read more

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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

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Is there any medication available to help with alcohol withdrawal symptoms? Having cold sweats, some hand trembling and some chest pains this am?

Is there any medication available to help with alcohol withdrawal symptoms? Having cold sweats, some hand trembling and some chest pains this am?

Excellent : Excellent advice by dr mcmullen. This needs to be treated at the hospital. However something to keep in mind once detoxified is that medical acupuncture can be very helpful (auricular / ear) with addictions. Take care. ...Read more

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Would it be unusual for alcohol withdrawal to present as only anxiety and insomnia, or are tremors, nausea, sweats, etc. also expected?

Alcohol withdrawal : It depends on the amount of alcohol you ingest as well as duration and tolerance. Anxiety and insomnia would be mild withdrawal symptoms and the other symptoms would suggest moderate withdrawal. DTs which can include hallucinations, seizures and fever are major symptoms and require immediate medical attention. ...Read more

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Can you get depressed from alcohol withdrawal?

Can you get depressed from alcohol withdrawal?

Danger: not too fast: Abrupt withdrawal from alcohol can be not only anxiety-provoking but dangerous. Some will experience dt's (seriously altered thinking and possibly hallucinations) and others seizures. The depression could herald one of these. Detoxification with benzodiazipenes either in an outpatient - but better in an inpatient setting would be safer. It would also allow coordination of formal counseling/rehab. ...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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How long would that take to get rid of alcohol withdrawal symptoms?

How long would that take to get rid of alcohol withdrawal symptoms?

Depends,: If you are an inpatient receiving detox medication your symptoms could be decreased considerably within hours. If you are drinking heavily and stop suddenly and take no mediation for detox you could have symptoms lasting 5-7 days. It is much safer to do this while under care of your family md or psychiatrist. ...Read more

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Could i get alcohol withdrawal?

Could i get alcohol withdrawal?

How would I know?: without your telling me how much your are drinking and anything about your other medical history, no doctor could tell you. I assume you are worried because you are drinking regularly. If you experience anxiety, increased sweating, and (especially) "shakes" - tremor - particularly in the morning, or find you have to wake up in the middle of the night to drink, or early in the morning, then yes. ...Read more

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Where can I get alcohol withdrawal medicine for free?

Where can I get alcohol withdrawal medicine for free?

Medicines for : Withdrawal are not expensive but they are controlled. You need medical supervision too. ...Read more

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Adult son is in alcohol withdrawal. May he take seroquel (quetiapine) with 10mg Valium to get some sleep?

This can be serious: Alcohol withdrawal can be serious. In some cases there can be hallucinations, shaking, seizures and it can even be life threatening. So it is good idea to get physical check up as well as psychological evaluation. Treatment plan will probably include AA , psychological treatment and possibly some medication. ...Read more

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Could it be anxiety or alcohol withdrawal after drinking alcohol almost everyday for the past year the anxiety get worse a week before my period!

Could it be anxiety or alcohol withdrawal after drinking alcohol almost everyday for the past year the anxiety get worse a week before my period!

Alcohol and anxiety: Withdrawal from alcohol manifests with anxiety, alcohol temporarily calms down anxiety, but it makes anxiety much worse on the intermediate and long run. Premenstrually many people experience worsening of emotional symptoms whether anxiety, depression or otherwise. Help is available and effective. Seek help please, good luck. ...Read more

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What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for alcohol withdrawal syndrome?

What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for alcohol withdrawal syndrome?

Support: Once you detox and are sober, you need to join a support group. Alcoholics anonymous and celebrate recovery are two excellent organizations that help people deal with alcohol addiction. I would suggest making arrangements to join a group as you are planning your entry into detox. They might be able to visit you in the detox center and help with your transition to home as well. ...Read more

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Does alcohol withdrawal feel like bugs crawling?

Does alcohol withdrawal feel like bugs crawling?

Very Dangerous: Alcohol withdrawal that reaches the point where there are any hallucinations including tactile, such as bugs crawling on skin, is a red flag for what is called delirium tremens (dts) which is a life-threatening, emergency situation. Immediate medical intervention and monitoring is required. Dts can have an onset up to 7 days after ones last drink. ...Read more

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How long would my alcohol withdrawal effects last?

How long would my alcohol withdrawal effects last?

Three days: Often these are gone in 72 hours. However, this depends on you frequency and amount of use as well as your general physical condition. Alcohol withdrawal can be dangerous. If you are a heavy user, get medical help with withdrawal. ...Read more

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What sort of problem is alcohol withdrawal syndrome?

What sort of problem is alcohol withdrawal syndrome?

Alcohol withdrawal: Swift changes in emotions from high to low nausea difficulty sleeping including insomnia rapid or increased heart rate cold or clammy skin change in eyes or pupils (enlarged or dilated) excitability irritability vomiting movements out of the ordinary nervousness depression hand tremors pulsating headaches lack of focus and the inability. ...Read more

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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