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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

Nightmares (Definition)

Also known as "dream anxiety disorder, " this is a sleep disorder characterized by frequent nightmares. The nightmares, which often portray the individual in a situation that jeopardizes their life or personal safety, usually occur during the ...Read more


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How long do nightmares typically last during alcohol withdrawal?

How long do nightmares typically last during alcohol withdrawal?

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 more

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What can I do about vivid dreams and nightmares when dealing with alcohol withdrawal?

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Alcohol: Sleep hygiene helps. Best medicine is time. Your symptoms will get better the longer u stay sober. ...Read more

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How long can alcohol withdrawal last for?

How long can alcohol withdrawal last for?

See below: Two to three days is usual. After dts, it can take up to seven to ten days to recover. ...Read more

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How long will alcohol withdrawal symptoms last?

Alcohol withdrawal: Acute use of alcohol in excess usually causes symptoms for no more than 24 hours, and they are worst the morning after. With chronic alcohol use, to some extent duration of symptoms depends on amount being used. The physical withdrawal is usually ending in 3-4 days but longer lasting symptoms can last months or longer. ...Read more

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How long can delirium due to alcohol withdrawal last?

Days: Days to 2 weeks but it can be fatal if not treated and monitored. ...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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How long does it typically take for the symptoms of alcohol withdrawal to abate?

5-7 days: Acute alcohol withdrawal symptoms subside within 5-7 days. However, the prolonged past acute withdrawal symptoms lasts for several weeks and months and the leading cause of relapse. ...Read more

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What are signs of alcohol withdrawal and how long after last drink does it start?

What are signs of alcohol withdrawal and how long after last drink does it start?

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 more

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How long does alcohol withdrawal usually last?

How long does alcohol withdrawal usually last?

3 days: Unless seignifican malnutrition, neurological of liver deterioration than longer. If severe, and one goes into dts, than 7-10 days. ...Read more

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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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How long does alcohol withdrawal dizziness last?

It varies: It really depends on your body weight, rate of metabolism, if you ate when you drunk, and on the amount and type of alcohol. It also depends on your genetic ability to metabolize and tolerate alcohol. Children of alcoholics will have a higher tolerance for alcohol. On average, the withdrawal lasts at least one day. You can see alcohol makes you sick. Have you considered stopping drinking? ...Read more

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My dr placed me on librium for 10 days for alcohol withdrawal. How long do withdrawal symptoms last? Will I be ok after the 10 days I hope?

My dr placed me on librium for 10 days for alcohol withdrawal. How long do withdrawal symptoms last? Will I be ok after the 10 days I hope?

Yes: Alcohol withdrawal can often last up to 7 days after the last drink. So, after 10 days you should be ok. Note though that this is if you 100% abstain from any alcohol at all, even a sip. Also, taking alcohol and a benzodiazepene like Librium is extremely dangerous as it significantly raises your risk of seizure. Good luck on kicking the habit. ...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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What is the recommended dose of Valium per day for severe alcohol withdrawal? And how long should this treatment last usually?

What is the recommended dose of Valium per day for severe alcohol withdrawal? And how long should this treatment last usually?

Detox from alcohol: I think there are other drugs used for alcohol withdrawal. The benzos, especially valium is considered to be just another pill form of alcohol and are not a good fit for someone trying to get sober. I would hope you are in a medical setting and not attempting this at home. ...Read more

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How long does it take for alcohol withdrawal symptoms to start?

How long does it take for alcohol withdrawal symptoms to start?

2-7 days: Alcohol withdrawal may start as early as the day following your drink, but usually bad withdrawal, called dts (delirium tremens) takes to 2-7 days to take effect. In most cases 2-4 days will be the usual latency. ...Read more

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How long does it usually take for the symptoms of alcohol withdrawal to finish?

That depends on a: Number of factors including how much and how long you have been drinking, your underlying health and others. However, alcohol withdrawal can kill! Do not do this on your own! See a psychiatrist who specializes in addiction now! ...Read more

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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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Can wellbutrin (bupropion) cause seizures during alcohol withdrawal?

Quite possibly...: Welbutrin lowers the seizure threshold, so does alcohol withdrawal. So doing both at the same time will increase the risk of having a seizure. Please consult your medical provider. ...Read more

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Are dt's ever fatal during alcohol withdrawal, and if yes, how do they cause death?

Yes: Delirium tremens are extremely dangerous and carries a 35% mortality, untreated (5-15% treated). The physiologic mechanism of death is a combination of neurologic and cardiac processes related to the unregulated hyper-metabolic state of dts. Neuro-cellular damage due to the chronic exposure to alcohol leads to cardiac arrest and death. ...Read more

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Is. 5 or 1 mg Ativan (lorazepam) ok for minor alcohol withdrawal symptoms? 8 standard drinks. Last drink at 9pm last night. Overall healthy female

Is. 5 or 1 mg Ativan (lorazepam) ok for minor alcohol withdrawal symptoms? 8 standard drinks. Last drink at 9pm last night. Overall healthy female

This class of: Medications is used to prevent withdrawal symptoms from alcohol detoxification. However, it is one of the more addicting medications in this class. Detox should be medically supervised, contact a mental health professional. ...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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I'm unsure if I'm just being dramatic, or if I'm legit dying from alcohol withdrawal. - I don't know what to do.

I'm unsure if I'm just being dramatic, or if I'm legit dying from alcohol withdrawal. - I don't know what to do.

Can Be Serious: Alcohol withdrawal can be serious. It can cause hallucinations, seizures and can be fatal. These symptoms usually occur in people who are heavy drinkers. In any case you should see a doctor to be treated for the acute effects of alcohol withdrawal and then want to be treated in an alcohol program that usually includes AA & consideration of other psychological treatment with medical care as needed. ...Read more

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If I don't show any signs of alcohol withdrawal in 7 days of not drinking am I ever going to have withdrawal?

If I don't show any signs of alcohol withdrawal in 7 days of not drinking am I ever going to have withdrawal?

No: If you have gone 7 days from last drink and have no withdrawal symptoms you are free of concerns regarding physical dependence. However psychological depence and cravings may remain. ...Read more

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What are some ways to cope with really bad alcohol withdrawal?

Need treatment: Contact a physician who has experience, and withdraw slowly, under supervision, using appropriate medications and thiamine. There is no coping, it cannot usually be done alone. Alcoholics anonymous is exceptionally valuable. ...Read more

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Alcohol withdrawal, going through it at home, do you have advice?

Yes: Alcohol withdrawal can be dangerous. Get a physical examination and guidance from a physician who knows you condition. Otherwise, go to a facility that understands the potential risks. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: alcohol withdrawal syndrome?

What is the definition or description of: alcohol withdrawal syndrome?

Alcohol withdrawal s: 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, htn, insomnia, GI upset. ...Read more

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Can the physical symptoms of alcohol withdrawal be eased by giving small amounts of alcohol?

Can the physical symptoms of alcohol withdrawal be eased by giving small amounts of alcohol?

The physical: Symptoms of alcohol withdrawal can be eliminated by not drinking too much! On the other hand, needing an "eye opener"may be a symptom of alcohol dependence. ...Read more

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Who to call for alcohol withdrawal?

Who to call for alcohol withdrawal?

Alcohol Withdrawal: A good place to start is with your family physician. Most hospitals also have medical detox units for this. And, alcohol treatment facilities can often also manage this dangerous situation. ...Read more

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Could I be confusing alcohol withdrawal with anxiety?

Could I be confusing alcohol withdrawal with anxiety?

It is more likely...: That you are confusing anxiety with withdrawal. Many alcoholics describe a feeling of anxiety or uneasiness when they are about to have an urge or a craving to drink. This represents psychological, rather than physical, withdrawal symptoms. ...Read more

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What is the standard dosage of Valium for alcohol withdrawal?

What is the standard dosage of Valium for alcohol withdrawal?

No Standard Dose: There is no fixed standard dose of Valium (Diazepam) for alcohol withdrawl. The dose depends on your symptoms and how long you have been abusing alcohol. One may start 10 mgm every 6 hours and gradually taper&stop
Alcoholics are not usually prescribed Valium for long term as there is potential for Addiction with Valium
It is only used in acute phase and in hospital or rehab setting to prevent DTs ...Read more

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Can I have experienced a bad hangover or alcohol withdrawal syndrome?

Only you can know: If you have been drinking enough to have either. A hangover is not a withdrawal - it is a reaction to the alcohol and its metabolic by-products (ketones) as well as congeners (flavorings, other chemicals) in the beverage. Withdrawal requires regular drinking of large amounts over a long period of time, and has different symptoms - tremor, anxiety, sweating, although both have headache/irritability. ...Read more

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Can having 2 beers a night cause alcohol withdrawal if trying to quit?

Can having 2 beers a night cause alcohol withdrawal if trying to quit?

Psychological depend: No psysical but you are in the habit of having two &ay miss it when you quit paychologically ...Read more

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Can propranolol half beta prograne 80mg be used for alcohol withdrawal?

See below: It will help some symptoms but not all and I would only use it as part of a detox regimen ...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


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Bad Dreams (Definition)

Bad dreams is a symptom in which a person remembers dreams that are stressful to him, such as scary dreams, dreams of getting chased by attackers, dreams of suffering ...Read more