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Doctor insights on: Is It Possible I Have Alcohol Withdrawal After Drinking For Only One Week

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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

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Dr. Philip Gilly
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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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Is it possible I have alcohol withdrawal after drinking for only one week?

Is it possible I have alcohol withdrawal after drinking for only one week?

Not Likely: It takes time to develop the tolerance that would lead to a withdrawal event. I would excpect this to take several weeks of continuous daily alcohol intake. ...Read more

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Is it possible I have alcohol withdrawal after drinking seriously for only a week?

Is it possible I have alcohol withdrawal after drinking seriously for only a week?

Yes: Don"t know what you mean by seriously, but drinking more than about 6 drinks on a daily basis could lead to some withdrawal symptoms. ...Read more

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Could it be anxiety or alcohol withdrawal after drinking alcohol almost everyday for the past year the anxiety get worse a week before my period!

Could it be anxiety or alcohol withdrawal after drinking alcohol almost everyday for the past year the anxiety get worse a week before my period!

Alcohol and anxiety: Withdrawal from alcohol manifests with anxiety, alcohol temporarily calms down anxiety, but it makes anxiety much worse on the intermediate and long run. Premenstrually many people experience worsening of emotional symptoms whether anxiety, depression or otherwise. Help is available and effective. Seek help please, good luck. ...Read more

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When can I drink if I had a alcohol withdrawal I been sober for a month already?

NO ALCOHOL: Get some assistance to stay abstinent. The same thing is likely to happen again. ...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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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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I'm going on vacation for 5 days. If I drink beers heavily for 5 days in a row will I go through alcohol withdrawal.?

I'm going on vacation for 5 days. If I drink beers heavily for 5 days in a row will I go through alcohol withdrawal.?

Alcohol withdrawl: If you have history of heavy alcohol consumption and withdrawal you may go through withdrawal again. " heavy drinking " varies from person to person. Most casual alcohol drinkers will get sick from imbibing too much alcohol which may cause severe hangover and alcohol gastritis. ...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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I think I am going threw alcohol withdrawal... I had a bad year and started drinking a lot now when I stop I get shaky and light headed and highblod p?

Expected: This type of reactions (which may even include hallucination) is unexpected in alcohol withdrawal. You may talk to your doctor about how to go about doing it safely. ...Read more

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When should medical attn be sought for alcohol withdrawal? Drinking 7-8 beers/night for 2 yrs. Sober 48hrs. Nitesweats, fast heart, sleep trouble

When should medical attn be sought for alcohol withdrawal? Drinking 7-8 beers/night for 2 yrs. Sober 48hrs. Nitesweats, fast heart, sleep trouble

Usually: Symptoms are not apparent for 5 days or so after the last drink. However I would seek medical attention based on what you are reporting. ...Read more

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How frequent are alcohol withdrawal seizures for a person who drinks two times a week but gets drunk?

How frequent are alcohol withdrawal seizures for a person who drinks two times a week but gets drunk?

See below: I am not worried about seizures but I am worried that you continue to drink while you are concerned about consequences. ...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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Can a loved one die from alcohol withdrawal syndrome?

Can a loved one die from alcohol withdrawal syndrome?

Yes: Alcohol withdrawal is a medical emergency. If untreated, one can have dangerous heart rhythms, fast respirations, fevers, hallucinations, and seizures. ...Read more

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