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Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
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What are the withdrawal symptoms of insulin ?

Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
Board Certified, Pediatric Endocrinology
23 years in practice
11M people helped
What are the withdrawal symptoms of insulin
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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 more

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Dr. Steven Seres
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Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Insulin (Definition)

Insulin lowers blood sugar by allowing it to leave the bloodstream and enter cells. Everyone needs insulin. People with type 1 diabetes can't make their own insulin. They must take insulin every day. Insulin is usually injected under the skin. In some cases, a pump delivers the insulin continuously. Insulin does not come in pill form. Insulin preparations differ in how fast they start to work and how long they last. The health care professional will review your blood glucose levels to determine the appropriate type of insulin you should use. More than one type of insulin may be mixed together in an injection to achieve the ...Read more


Dr. James Gagne
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
43 years in practice
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Why can ssris (and similar medications) be considered non-addictive, yet can cause major withdrawal symptoms?

Dr. James Gagne
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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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 more

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Dr. Angela Walker
Board Certified, Addiction Medicine
37 years in practice
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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?

Dr. Angela Walker
Board Certified, Addiction Medicine
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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 more

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Dr. Elizabeth Howell
Board Certified, Psychiatry
36 years in practice
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What are the withdrawal symptoms of benzo?

Dr. Elizabeth Howell
Board Certified, Psychiatry
36 years in practice
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What are the withdrawal symptoms of benzo?

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 more

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Dr. Steven Seres
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Dr. Alan Wartenberg
Board Certified, Addiction Medicine
44 years in practice
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How to best deal with withdrawal symptoms from pepsi?

Dr. Alan Wartenberg
Board Certified, Addiction Medicine
44 years in practice
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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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Dr. Stuart Wasser
Board Certified, Addiction Medicine
30 years in practice
3M people helped
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What are the withdrawal symptoms from using ecstasy?

Dr. Stuart Wasser
Board Certified, Addiction Medicine
30 years in practice
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What are the withdrawal symptoms from using ecstasy?

See below: Depression, low energy and low motivation.

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Board Certified, Psychiatry
37 years in practice
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Am i experiencing withdrawal symptoms from medication? What should I do?

Dr. Pamela Pappas
Board Certified, Psychiatry
37 years in practice
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Am i experiencing withdrawal symptoms from medication? What should I do?

Withdrawal: You haven't stated which drug you're worried about. You could call your prescribing physician and ask him/her about your symptoms. Or, if you can't reach your doctor on call (it is saturday) you could go to an urgent care center for assessment. ...Read more

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Dr. Evan Altman
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Do you always get withdrawal symptoms when stopping use of a drug?

Dr. Evan Altman
Board Certified, Psychiatry
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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 more

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Dr. Peter Forster
Board Certified, Psychiatry
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What is a way to address withdrawal symptoms?

Dr. Peter Forster
Board Certified, Psychiatry
31 years in practice
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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 more

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Board Certified, Psychiatry
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How can I minimize withdrawal symptoms from psych meds? What can I do to make it not such a shock to my body? Thanks

Dr. Pamela Pappas
Board Certified, Psychiatry
37 years in practice
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How can I minimize withdrawal symptoms from psych meds? What can I do to make it not such a shock to my body? Thanks

Psychiatrist: Psychiatrists (especially integrative ones) can help you with your medications -- or tapering them as appropriate. You want to be sure that your clinical situation and needs are being cared for. Please don't do this on your own. If your medications are not working effectively for you, your psychiatrist can help with that by adjusting doses or changing. Please don't give up! ...Read more

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Dr. Stuart Wasser
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Withdrawal Symptoms (Definition)

Withdrawal symptoms is a set of predictable symptoms that occur upon discontinuation of an addictive substance after regular ...Read more


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