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I am having nightmares. Is alcohol to blame?

I am having nightmares. Is alcohol to blame?

Try experiment...: Alcohol could definitely contribute to nightmares. Try stopping alcohol intake and see if nightmares go away or lessen. That being said, if you are a very heavy, chronic user of alcohol, do not abruptly stop your alcohol intake. It could be dangerous. If you fall into this category, seek help. ...Read more

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Dr. Olav Jaren
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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


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Vivid gruesome nightmares. No med changes late snacks or alcohol. Always a vivid dreamer but why the horrific nightmares over the last 6 months it so.

Vivid gruesome nightmares. No med changes late snacks or alcohol. Always a vivid dreamer but why the horrific nightmares over the last 6 months it so.

No Single Cause: If you were always a vivid dreamer and now you are having nightmares the cause is usually something that can be teased out in therapy. A good way to think about dreams is a day residue, something that we are to uncomfortable to discuss or focus on during the day or don't complete thinking about during the day continues during the night. The themes sometimes make sense but not the content. ...Read more

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Is there a condition in which alcohol gives you bad dreams?

Is there a condition in which alcohol gives you bad dreams?

Drinking it!: Drinking alcohol can trigger nightmares. Alcohol is associated with more intense dreaming as well as better recall of dreams. Also when coming off alcohol individuals can have disrupted sleep and dream more as well. ...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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Can withdrawal from alcohol cause nightmares or general problems with sleep?

Can withdrawal from alcohol cause nightmares or general problems with sleep?

Yes: Improves in about a week. Can take longer. Avoid caffeine and sleeping pills. Also, dreaming about drinking is quite common. Sharing your dreams with other members at aa meetings and your group will help relieve anxiety about it. ...Read more

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1 or2 shot of any alcohol getting me very drunk, wasnt the case 2 years ago. Is my fatty liver to blame for this sudden intolerance?

1 or2 shot of any alcohol getting me very drunk, wasnt the case 2 years ago. Is my fatty liver to blame for this sudden intolerance?

Could well be: Your body may be telling you something. Your liver is not able to process alcohol as well as before and if you know you have fatty liver, you know why. You're very unwise to continue drinking at all in this situation, and certainly should try to stop altogether. ...Read more

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Is alcohol largely to blame for liver cirrhosis?

Not the major cause: Worldwide, viral hepatitis, particularly hepatitis b is the leading cause of cirrhosis. In the us, hepatitis c has now surpassed alcohol as the leading cause of cirrhosis and end-stage liver disease, as well as the need for liver transplantation. Alcohol is a major cause, however. Other causes are autoimmune hepatitis and primary biliary cirrhosis. Wilson's disease is a rare inherited cause. ...Read more

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Why do I get nightmares?

Why do I get nightmares?

It's normal: Sometimes life's stress and anxiety can contribute as can some meds, including alcohol. ...Read more

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How can I stop nightmares?

How can I stop nightmares?

Eval first: Please seek evaluation. A comprehensive evaluation by a clinical psychologist or psychiatrist may shed light on the matter. Sometimes a polysomnogram is required to assess isolated sleep problems. ...Read more

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