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Remedies For Delirium Tremens
DTs: No! this is a life threatening situation and needs treatment by a physician. ...Read more
We believe delirium occurs when the brain cannot maintain its normal activities when overwhelmed by metabolic demands or other variables which exceed the brain's capacity to compensate for. Brains with less reserve capacity are particularly vulnerable. Not entirely unlike acute heart failure. See my last textbook chapter for more reading in the appi textbook ...Read more
Remedies available: When an addicted person stops using whatever he is addicted to, he will have withdrawal symptoms. Treatments are available for such symptoms, so an addict should coordinate his plans with a doctor or a clinic specializing in recovery from addiction. Withdrawal from narcotics, nicotine, meth, cocaine, alcohol, gambling, and even caffeine each have their own set of symptoms with various treatments. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hospitalization: Delerium tremens is a severe form of alcohol withdrawal that can involve nervous system (anxiety, hallucinations, agitation, seizures) and cardiovascular (high blood pressure, heart racing) changes. It can be very dangerous. Treatment with various medications (often anti-anxiety medications in the class of benzodiazepines) is used to help people withdraw safely. ...Read more
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Sequences: Often the first occurrence is a withdrawal seizure at 6-96 hrs after stopping the booze, and delirium tremens begins shortly after seizure activity. However, have seen patients without any premonitory tremors or seizures and go directly into delirium tremens. So, could well be variable. ...Read more
Yes there are: I agree with my colleagues that approaches like meditation, yoga, tai chi and psychotherapy help. Herbals can calm anxiety but not usually stop full panic attacks. Classical homeopathy can be very helpful in chronic anxiety -- and requires in-depth case-taking with an experienced homeopath. At least 800 (& more) remedies are known to help anxiety, and you need help finding the best one for you. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Are there any treatments for terminal viral illnesses that induce hallucinations/other psychological effects? Answer please!
Correct diagnosis?: Make sure you have the correct diagnosis, since there are many medical conditions that can produce depression. If depressed, it would be a good idea to reduce or quit drinking since alcohol is a CNS depressant. A combination of medication and therapy often works well. Make sure you are eating well, getting enough sleep, and working to make positive changes in work, family, and relationships. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What is medication treatment of ischemic encephalopathy for adults? Men 54 years old is sick for 20 years. Dizziness, tremor, headages, weakness.
Encephalopathy: Ischemia is tissue damage from poor blood flow. If blood flow cannot be restored by stenting a blocked vessel, then usually we focus on managing cholesterol, blood pressure and other conditions which damage blood vessels like diabetes and smoking. A neurology consultation is needed. ...Read more
Can herbs cure acute renal failure? Is there any treatment for acute renal failure in herbal medicine?
The : The short answer here is no. There are many herbal remedies and treatments which have been shown to cause acute renal failure but none that reverse it. Be sure to distinguish acute (rapid in onset and usually with a known cause and therefore sometimes reversible though may require temporary dialysis) from chronic (kidneys damaged beyond repair leading to permanent dialysis). Acute renal failure has many causes; dehydration, trauma, medications, drugs, toxins, infection, and obstruction are some of the more common. Particularly when renal failure is due to toxins, medications, or dehydration, conservative therapy (time, hydration, avoiding nephrotoxins) is the best treatment. There is no quality data to support any herbal therapies for acute renal failure. There is also poor regulation over ingredients and effects of herbal therapies and many are nephrotoxic. Work closely with your doctor to stay hydrated and modify your diet if you are looking for more natural approaches. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Any docs believe prescribing adderall/other prescription amphetamine effective/acceptable sub to prevent relapse, aid in withdrawal symptoms for meth addiction?
Harm Reduction. : The ideal treatment for meth addiction is one that does not include use of stimulants. The meth addict treated with stimulant replacement runs the risk of impaired control over use. At the same time, the physician should "first do no harm", and in rare case by case basis may have to employ the lesser of two evils for purposes of harm reduction. Ideally addressed by an addiction psychiatrist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can lack of sleep for days cause symptoms that can mimic dementia in elderly? (hallucinations & delusions)
Absolutely: Yes, it's dangerous. If it's that bad, you must see a doctor to get it treated. Hallucinations aren't just fun and games. They can cause you to do dangerous things. Lack of sleep is quite unhealthy and can cause severe problems if it goes on for too long. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Several approaches: Just lowering the dose sometimes is enough to help; not infrequently, if needed, the dose can be raised again later without a return of the agitation. Adding a second mediction to reduce the agitation such as Ativan or Cogentin (benztropine) also can work. Or, switching to a different antidepressant may do the trick. The important thing: don't just accept the side effect but don't quit either. ...Read more
Antidepressants...: Although antidepressants have not been well studied in epilepsy and can even cause seizures in someone not on their medication, antidepressants have been used safely. Avoid wellbutrin, (bupropion) and Anafranil and talk to your doctor and tell them if you have epilepsy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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