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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

Nightmares (Definition)

Also known as "dream anxiety disorder, " this is a sleep disorder characterized by frequent nightmares. The nightmares, which often portray the individual in a situation that jeopardizes their life or personal safety, usually occur during the ...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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What can I do about vivid dreams and nightmares when dealing with alcohol withdrawal?

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Alcohol: Sleep hygiene helps. Best medicine is time. Your symptoms will get better the longer u stay sober. ...Read more

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What are the signs of alcohol withdrawal developing?

What are the signs of alcohol withdrawal developing?

Alcohol withdrawal: Causes nervousness, depression, not being able to think clearly, fatigue, irritability, jumpiness, nightmares, clammy skin, dilated pupils, insomnia, loss of appetite, sweating, rapid heart rate, pallor, tremors, agitation, severe confusion, hallucinations, fever, seizures and death. Do not do this on your own! See an addiction psychiatrist to stop safely. ...Read more

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Who to call for alcohol withdrawal?

Who to call for alcohol withdrawal?

Alcohol Withdrawal: A good place to start is with your family physician. Most hospitals also have medical detox units for this. And, alcohol treatment facilities can often also manage this dangerous situation. ...Read more

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How long will alcohol withdrawal symptoms last?

How long will alcohol withdrawal symptoms last?

Alcohol withdrawal: Acute use of alcohol in excess usually causes symptoms for no more than 24 hours, and they are worst the morning after. With chronic alcohol use, to some extent duration of symptoms depends on amount being used. The physical withdrawal is usually ending in 3-4 days but longer lasting symptoms can last months or longer. ...Read more

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How long can delirium due to alcohol withdrawal last?

Days: Days to 2 weeks but it can be fatal if not treated and monitored. ...Read more

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Could I be confusing alcohol withdrawal with anxiety?

Could I be confusing alcohol withdrawal with anxiety?

It is more likely...: That you are confusing anxiety with withdrawal. Many alcoholics describe a feeling of anxiety or uneasiness when they are about to have an urge or a craving to drink. This represents psychological, rather than physical, withdrawal symptoms. ...Read more

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What is the standard dosage of Valium for alcohol withdrawal?

What is the standard dosage of Valium for alcohol withdrawal?

No Standard Dose: There is no fixed standard dose of Valium (Diazepam) for alcohol withdrawl. The dose depends on your symptoms and how long you have been abusing alcohol. One may start 10 mgm every 6 hours and gradually taper&stop
Alcoholics are not usually prescribed Valium for long term as there is potential for Addiction with Valium
It is only used in acute phase and in hospital or rehab setting to prevent DTs ...Read more

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How long does it take for alcohol withdrawal symptoms to start?

How long does it take for alcohol withdrawal symptoms to start?

2-7 days: Alcohol withdrawal may start as early as the day following your drink, but usually bad withdrawal, called dts (delirium tremens) takes to 2-7 days to take effect. In most cases 2-4 days will be the usual latency. ...Read more

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How long can you expect delirium due to alcohol withdrawal to last?

How long can you expect delirium due to alcohol withdrawal to last?

Varies: It may vary depending on length of dependency, alcohol level upon admission and co-morbidities.
Intervention in symptom management as soon as possible will also help shorten the timeframe. ...Read more

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Can I have experienced a bad hangover or alcohol withdrawal syndrome?

Can I have experienced a bad hangover or alcohol withdrawal syndrome?

Only you can know: If you have been drinking enough to have either. A hangover is not a withdrawal - it is a reaction to the alcohol and its metabolic by-products (ketones) as well as congeners (flavorings, other chemicals) in the beverage. Withdrawal requires regular drinking of large amounts over a long period of time, and has different symptoms - tremor, anxiety, sweating, although both have headache/irritability. ...Read more

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Can having 2 beers a night cause alcohol withdrawal if trying to quit?

Can having 2 beers a night cause alcohol withdrawal if trying to quit?

Psychological depend: No psysical but you are in the habit of having two &ay miss it when you quit paychologically ...Read more

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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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What is the time it takes for the symptoms of alcohol withdrawal to abate?

Alcohol withdrawal: This is a very person dependent question. If alcohol was used to mask or treat a depression or anxiety disorder, the perception of withdrawal symptoms can be chronic. If no underlying addictive issues, then withdrawal should be shorter but can depend on length of use of the drug. ...Read more

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I think I have formication due to alcohol withdrawal. I need help curing this.

I think I have formication due to alcohol withdrawal. I need help curing this.

Detox program: Yes it is common. You need professional help. Don't hesitate contact your md a d / or on make a search for local places for treatment. Withdraw can cause seizures. If you can also go to " AA" a lots of resources there. Do it ASAP! ...Read more

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How long does it typically take for the symptoms of alcohol withdrawal to abate?

5-7 days: Acute alcohol withdrawal symptoms subside within 5-7 days. However, the prolonged past acute withdrawal symptoms lasts for several weeks and months and the leading cause of relapse. ...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?

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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Why is alcohol withdrawal even worse than withdrawal from hard drugs like heroin?

Why is alcohol withdrawal even worse than withdrawal from hard drugs like heroin?

Alcohol and withdrw: From benzodiazepines can be fatal. Withdrawal from opiates is difficult, may require treatment and maintenance for relapse prevention, but fatalities do not occur as commonly from the withdrawal itself. Nowadays, the rate of death from alcohol withdrawal has declined due to our understanding of it as a disease, and with more rapid treatment of alcohol use disorders. ...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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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 have only drank twice this month and kast month a little more than three times. I'm not an evedyday drinker. But afraid of alcohol withdrawal?

Alcohol: If u have not had withdrawal so far, and depending on how much u consume each time, u r fine, as long as u seriously consider abstinence, before tolerance develops and your consumption increases with time. ...Read more

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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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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