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How Long Do Nightmares Typically Last During 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 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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is 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 in a hyper-excitable state, leading to seizures & delirium tremens. Symptoms start on waking, due to fall in blood alcohol levels during sleep, & can include agitation, hallucination, sweating, cunfusion, ...Read more
A week or less: Nightmares and vivid dreams can start in the first 1-2 days of withdrawal, generally are improved at 3-5 days and should be gone in a week. Appropriate medication, usually benzodiazepines, can reduce the complications of withdrawal. If this is you we are talking about, the major concern should be how not to drink any more. A counselor or your doctor can help. Very few people succeed on their own. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A few days to months: It can start between 24 hours and 10 days after the last drink;it is a medical emergency ; some of the symptoms ( tremors, high blood pressure, anxiety etc ) can last a few days but some of the cognitive and emotional symptoms can last months..... If you have been drinking heavily and want to stop please at least seek advice from your treating md or do. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Anxiety: Most people with alcohol withdrawal, who are usually daily drinkers, experience symptoms/signs within 4-6 hours after last drink or reduction in drinking, with anxiety, insomnia, sweating and restlessness, followed by "shakes", increased anxiety and agitation, nausea/vomiting/ diarrhea, and in severe cases seizures and delirium (dts). It is bad for your blood pressure/depression and diabetes.Stop! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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