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How do alcoholics quit drinking cold turkey?

How do alcoholics quit drinking cold turkey?

Alcoholic: Consult your pcp. There are medications for detox & relapse prevention, along with aa meetings & rehab. ...Read more

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Quitting alcohol cold turkey - is it okay?

Quitting alcohol cold turkey - is it okay?

Quitting alcohol: It can be a problem quitting alcohol cold turkey, if you have built up a tolerance. WDRL symptoms from alcohol occur 24-72 hours after the last drink. If you start to feel shaky without alcohol, that is a sign that you could have more severe WDRL symptoms. A person needs to drink at least one pint per day for 30 days to have WDRL symptoms can consist of seizures requiring medical attention. ...Read more

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Should you stop hydroxyzine cold turkey?

Should you stop hydroxyzine cold turkey?

hydroxyzine: You can stop it without weaning, but you should consult with your doctor, for whatever reason you were taking it for may recur after stopping it. ...Read more

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Any harm in quitting coffee cold turkey?

It is best to taper: Caffeine if you have had long or heavy use. ...Read more

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Will stopping alcohol cold turkey give me dts?

Will stopping alcohol cold turkey give me dts?

It could.: Alcohol withdrawal could be deadly. Delirium tremens (dts) can start 3 days after your last drink, last up to 7-10 days. It's not guaranteed that you'll get dts after stopping alcohol cold turkey, but the risk is high enough that you should definitely seek professional help before you do. In some select cases, you can work with your doctor to do a detox outpatient regimen. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can I safely stop taking Zoloft (sertraline) cold turkey?

Can I safely stop taking Zoloft (sertraline) cold turkey?

It's safe....but: It is safe but you might experience some disconinuation sx--dizziness flu like symptoms some pts describe electric "zaps" in their heads-- probably better to wean off gradually. ...Read more

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Is it safe for my grandmother to stop drinking cold turkey?

Is it safe for my grandmother to stop drinking cold turkey?

NO: Withdrawal from alcohol can be dangerous and mores so for weaker, older individuals that may have other medical problems. Seek help through your physician for this right away. ...Read more

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What happens if i quit Prozac (fluoxetine) cold turkey?

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What happens if i quit Prozac (fluoxetine) cold turkey?

Prozac (fluoxetine): Prozac (fluoxetine) has long half-life, but some withdrawal can still occur within 3-7 days of discontinuing the medication. ...Read more

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Can I quit lithium (eskalith) cold turkey?

Can I quit lithium (eskalith) cold turkey?

You shouldnt: If you have been stabilized by lithium or even if you have only had patrtial resolution of symptoms, you should wean off of lithium and other mood stabilizers as there can be a rapid and severe mood change into depression or mania. ...Read more

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Could i stop taking Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) cold turkey?

Could i stop taking Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) cold turkey?

It depends: Stopping vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) suddenly after using high doses for prolonged periods could lead to withdrawal symptoms of depression and extreme fatigue. ...Read more

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Is it better to stop bottles gradually or cold turkey?

Is it better to stop bottles gradually or cold turkey?

Over time: Some kids don't care if a cup is substituted for a bottle & if they show no preferance the change can be quick. Some develop a attachment to a bottle & for those, cold turkey may be viewed as punnishment for unknown crimes & a reason not to trust caregivers. I put water in bottles after 1yr& put the good stuff in cups. I'm ok with kids using a water bottle for years but most toss it within wks. ...Read more

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Is cold water safe to drink while pregnant?

Is cold water safe to drink while pregnant?

Yes you can drink: Cold water when pregnant. From a traditional chinese medicine standpoint, the healthiest way to drink water is a room temperature. The concepts are a little complex & come from the perspective of eastern medicine. See: http://universaltcm.Wordpress.Com/education-information/cold-foods-cold-drinks-caused-health-problems/. Room temp water is optimal. ...Read more

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Is it safe to quit smoking cold turkey in pregnancy?

Is it safe to quit smoking cold turkey in pregnancy?

Yes: Quitting smoking doesn't cause withdrawal symptoms like quitting drugs. People tend to be irritable and testy and they will crave the nicotine, but this passes in five days, or so. After that, the craving is more about the habit. Some people get relief from chewing gum or eating carrot sticks. Doing things you can't do while smoking helps, too. Take a shower, or swim. ...Read more

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Is it healthy to quit cigarettes cold turkey?

Is it healthy to quit cigarettes cold turkey?

It works, go for it.: As far as quitting without any nicotine replacement, the cold turkey method is great. But plan it ahead of time. Pick a quit date in advance, maybe a meaningful date like a birthday or holiday, and gather people who are aware of your attempt that you can call upon for moral support if you start to falter. Good luck!! And it'll be better for your baby. ...Read more

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Should wife stop indulging OCD husband's rituals cold turkey or gradually?

Should wife stop indulging OCD husband's rituals cold turkey or gradually?

Help from the IOCDF: The international ocd foundation has a helpful video for family members of persons struggling with ocd: http://bit.Ly/wxys1n through the iocd you can also connect with online support groups for family members. Keep in mind that people with ocd can cling desperately to their rituals & can be terrified of letting them go. Let your husband know that you really want to help but want to do what works! ...Read more

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Can i quit losartan hct cold turkey?

Best if not : Discontinuation of medication would be best if done under your doctor's supervision and directions. ...Read more