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Dr. Stuart Wasser
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Withdrawal Symptoms (Definition)

Withdrawal symptoms are physical or psychological sx's which can occur when a person ceases to use a substance that they are addicted to. Possible examples might include: nausea, vomiting, anxiety, insomnia, ...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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What to do about alcohol dependence and withdrawal symptoms?

What to do about alcohol dependence and withdrawal symptoms?

See doctor: If you are asking how to treat and deal with your alcohol problem, make an appointment with a psychiatrist who has experience with addictions. He or she will work with you to diagnose specifically what is your illness, and prescribe a treatment regimen to help with withdrawal and follow up long term sobriety. Treatments are safe and effective. Be serious and persevere, and it will be worth it. ...Read more

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What can I do to alleviate nicotine withdrawal symptoms?

What can I do to alleviate nicotine withdrawal symptoms?

Many things: A formal support program helps reduce anxiety and alleviates withdrawal just by taking your mind off it, and focusing on other things. Exercise and other healthful activities can do the same. If moderate to severe, nicotine replacement (patches, gum, lozenges etc.) help, as do the prescription medications bupropion (Zyban) and varenicline (Chantix). Acupuncture&hypnosis help some people. ...Read more

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How to best deal with withdrawal symptoms from pepsi?

How to best deal with withdrawal symptoms from pepsi?

Caffeine withdrawal: I recommend that people who are using excessive caffeine (whether coffee, tea or cola or other soft drinks) cut back by about 25% of the dose every 3-4 days until they get down to 1-2 servings per day, which is generally safe. If you are drinking sugared pepsi, there is also the sugar issue to deal with, so use of diet drinks temporarily may help. If 8 drinks/day, go down 2 drinks every 3-4 days. ...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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Does anyone know the symptoms of benzo (clonazepam) withdrawal and can you get symptoms even before you start to taper off?

Numerous: If someone is dependent on benzos, then they can experience side effects before tapering off if their body has become used to the dose. Withdrawals symptoms include anxiety, tremors, heart palpitations, sweaty, seizures, and even death. Benzo withdrawal is very serious and it is important to taper off benzos under close medical supervision. ...Read more

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How to avoid pms?

How to avoid pms?

Prevention: Try to stay hydrated and eat foods low in sodium to prevent bloating associated with pms. You could also eat foods that are rich in vitamin b6 (bananas and nuts) which helps to modulate hormones related to pms. Finally, exercise and stay active. Endorphins are released during physical activity which can also help relieve your symptoms when you do experience pms. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how can I stop taking vicodin to limit the withdrawal symptoms?

Can you tell me how can I stop taking vicodin to limit the withdrawal symptoms?

Addiction Medicine: It's best to work with an addiction medicine physician on issues like this. Please consult one in your community. ...Read more

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If I try to quit, will the alcohol withdrawal symptoms kill me?

If I try to quit, will the alcohol withdrawal symptoms kill me?

Possibly: Severe alcohol withdrawal sometimes called delerium tremens can cause death. The vast majority of people who stop drinking do not risk death however. If you have any concerns about your health when you stop drinking, consult your physician who can assist you in a plan for safely detoxifying from alcohol. ...Read more

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How can I switch of cipralex to prevent withdraw symptoms???

Shouldn't b difficul: If you are going to another SSRI you can probably just stop it & start the new one if you aren't replacing it you could take a lower dose for a few days before stopping it but I've had many pts on it & can't remember any complaining about discontnuance sx ...Read more

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How to avoid despression?

How to avoid despression?

Healthy lifestyle: Don't isolate. Spend time w people. Use your support system. Get out. Don’t stagnate at home. Work to get 8 hours or > of sleep per night & eat healthfully. Daily aerobic exercise is a big +. Recommend the “Feeling Good Book" by Dr. David Burns. Don't just read it - DO IT! ...Read more

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How can I best take care of alcohol withdrawal symptoms if you have hepatitis?

How can I best take care of alcohol withdrawal symptoms if you have hepatitis?

With M.D. supervion: Alcohol withdrawal symptoms can be serious. They can include life threatening seizures. The withdrawal should be done under medical supervision and may include a temporary use of benzodiazepines. Sometimes the withdrawal process is done in the hospital. It is particularly important to undergo this withdrawal process since the use of alcohol in the presence of hepatitis is very dangerous. ...Read more

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How can you relieve amitryptiline withdrawal symptoms?

Slow taper: The dose of amitryptiline should be tapered slowly reducing the dose over a 4-6 week period until it is discontinued. ...Read more

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How to avoid depression?

How to avoid depression?

Smile...: Depression has many causes. While genetics and environment play a role, one's outlook on life is dependent on thier support systems, coping mechanisms and self image. I would recommend keeping company with positive people, exercise regularly, and take time for yourself every day. Look at the cup as always half full and smile. If you have thoughts of hurting yourself or others seek help. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of clozapine drug without withdrawal symptoms and cholinergic rebound?

How can I get rid of clozapine drug without withdrawal symptoms and cholinergic rebound?

Taper gradually.: Depending on your dosage, your doctor can taper you gradually and safely. You will not have typical withdrawal symptoms like the opiates . ...Read more

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How much alcohol and for how long do you have to drink to get serious withdrawal symptoms?

Varies: Everyone is different in how they react to alcohol and when withdrawal comes. It depends on the liver, on how much crosses the brain barrier, and a number of other factors-- so not a really easy answer. ...Read more

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How to stop diarrhea and alcohol poisoning symptoms?

Dont drink to excess: Alcohol poisoning, by definition, means you would be in a coma, so am not sure what you mean. If you are getting drunk and getting sick, that is not alcohol poisoning. Alcohol can inflame the stomach and small intestine and cause diarrhea. If you are drinking to excess, what you need is not to combat the ill effects, what you need is to STOP. Get help - talk to your health professional. ...Read more