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Insulin Withdrawal Symptoms
Withdrawal?: Only patients with diabetes take insulin. If they stop taking it, then blood sugars go up very high and may cause a life-threatening metabolic emergency called, diabetic ketoacidosis (dka). Though patients with type 2 diabetes don't normally get dka, high blood sugars will cause other problems. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
Why can ssris (and similar medications) be considered non-addictive, yet can cause major withdrawal symptoms?
You're right on both: Many medications have start-up side effects that go away after you've taken them for a few days, or they may have withdrawal symptoms if you stop suddenly. Stopping Clonidine suddenly can spike your blood pressure through the roof! antidepressant medications can cause temporary symptoms when you start them and again when stopping. Slowly increasing and decreasing the dose helps a lot. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
For someone with candidiasis: why do they crave sugar and have other withdrawal symptoms when yeast is dying off after going off sugar for a few days?
Yeast & Blood Sugar: Sugar cravings and yeast infections are found in persons with diabetes. In diabetes the blood sugar is high because the body can not use the sugar that is in the blood. Despite not eating sugar, the body still must use up the blood sugar which requires a hormone called insulin. Even though yeast may be dying off, sugar cravings may be due to the inability of the body to use the sugar in the blood. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
Multiple symptoms: (not all are seen in every person) of anxiety, panic, trembling, shaking, muscle twitches/jerks, elevated blood pressure and pulse, dizziness, tingling, sensitivity to light and/or sound, feeling disconnected, sweating, insomnia, irritability, trouble concentrating, nausea/vomiting, confusion, hallucinations, seizures. Etc. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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 moreGet help from a doctor now ›
How long do withdrawal symptoms of 1 year 60 mg duolexotine last ? I tapered off stopped but 2 wks after one momen I feel great then I feel horrible.
Stopped too fast: Tapering off an SSRI seems to vary from person to person. Generally, the slower one tapers, the better . Many of my patients have found it useful to drop 1/2 of a dosage level per 4 weeks. Stopping the meds completely can be extended over many weeks or even a few months. It is not uncommon to feel fine initially but then crash. Speak with your doc about what makes sense for you in this proces ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
No: Withdrawal from medications/drugs/substances results from stopping it after you have taken it long enough for your body to acknowledge that it is no longer receiving it. Different drug characteristics cause for a different required amount of time & different time frame when to expect onset and ending of withdrawal. Sporadic use often doesn't result in withdrawal; everyone doesn't withdraw the same. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
Depends on the cause: Different drugs are associated with different types of withdrawal. And how dangerous the symptoms are can vary quite a bit. Withdrawal from certain sedative or hypnotic drugs (downers) can be associated with seizures. Opiate withdrawal, while terribly painful, is actually less medically serious. Alcohol withdrawal is similar to sedative withdrawal and can be associated with seizures. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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