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Methadone And Seizures
Yes: Methadone like all narcotics cause changes in the neurotransmitters in the brain and also can cause damage to the brain that reflects itself as seizures or other type of adverse brain function.They are also reuptake inhibitors that reduce the levels of neurotransmitters in the brain. Need to rebuild the neurotransmitters. www.neuroscisncemyths.com for info and find a doctor to help/. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How come of the seizure medicines; depakote, tegretol and klonopin (clonazepam) -why is klonopin (clonazepam) only known for withdrawls?
See below;: It is important to note that discontinuing any of those medications abruptly puts a person with epilepsy at risk of increased seizure frequency. The same is only true for clonazepam in a person *without* epilepsy, and therein lies your answer: clonazepam works differently than the other two and is associated with withdrawal disorders, like alcohol and certain drugs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are low doses of Xanax (alprazolam) and clonidine safe to take during short-acting opioid withdrawal? I plan on taking 1mg of Xanax (alprazolam) and 0.2mg of clonidine daily.
Can alcohol intoxication (not withdrawal) cause convulsions and or seizures and lower the seizure threshold?
Get this addressed: Agree with dr killian, as risk definitely present. Bigger issue by far is not provocation of convulsions, but rather why are seizures present, and what will be eventual outcome of alcohol abuse. You see, alcoholics do suffer head injuries, with post-traumatic szs. If you or a close relationship is the subject, contact alcoholics anonymous asap. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below: It will help some symptoms but not all and I would only use it as part of a detox regimen ...Read more
May be.: Before labeling the condition needs to be evaluated. If it is related to medication reduction it will be a self solving problem give it a couple of weeks. ...Read more
Yes and no: Abilify (aripiprazole) can cause seizures (a rare, serious side effect). Alcohol withdrawal can cause seizures. Abilify (aripiprazole) is an antipsychotic. Typically, these two substances should not be taken with alcohol as they can lead to severe nervous system depression. If this is a problem, you should share this with your doctor and devise a plan. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Gabapentin and baclofen and phenagren for heroin withdrawl. I have heard these are amazing in combating withdraw symptoms. Any thought?
I'm currently on 18mgs of suboxone. I was wondering how bad the withdrawal from suboxone is? Compared to methadone or opiate withdrawal?
Opiate withdrawal: If you’re considering discontinuing suboxone, you’ll need to taper it. Withdrawal can include nausea, muscle cramps, anxiety, depression, diarrhea, insomnia, etc. Opiate withdrawals are generally similar in their predictable effects. Suboxone withdrawal is treatable by tapering the medication. Please discuss a taper regimen with your prescriber if this is what you wish to do. Good luck! ...Read more
Benn prescribed resperidone and ativan for psycosis and topamax (topiramate) for alcohol craving, is this combination bad?
Except ativan (lorazepam): Risperidone is a very effective medicine for psychosis . Topmax is found to be a very promising drug for the treatment of alcohol addiction . Ativan (lorazepam) can be used only for prevention if alcohol withdrawal not for treatment purpose . We tend to avoid any benzodiazepines in people with alcohol abuse history because the combination is dangerous ...Read more
Trying to decide which medication to taper off of first- Lamictal, Trazadone, or Klonopin (clonazepam). Have trouble sleeping even with Klonopin (clonazepam) and Lamictal.
Why?: It is not clear why you would wish to do this. It sounds like your problems are insufficiently treated, with a continuing disruption in sleep. Perhaps the doses are too low; perhaps their timing needs to be changed; perhaps the medicines need to be replaced. Consult your psychiatrist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is suboxone withdrawal as severe as methadone withdrawal? Or normal opiate withdrawals? I've been on 18mg for about 3 months & have a high metabolism.
Its probably not: as severe,but everyone is different and reacts differently. ...Read more
I'm weaning off EFFEXOR, (venlafaxine) can euphoria/excitation/feeling of being high be a withdrawal symptom?
Can i still drink alcohol if i'm taking Depakote and lamictal for epilepsy and celexa (citalopram) for depression?
Alcohol: Definitely not, especially with your history of seizures. ...Read more