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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Seizures (Uncontrollable Jerking Of Limbs) (Definition)

A seizure is a symptom in which a person has a convulsion or epileptic attack, usually involving jerking movements of the head, limbs, and rest of the body. It represents abnormal brain function, and can be caused by fever (mainly in young children), by brain infections or tumors, by drug abuse or overdoses, by chemical imbalances, sleep deprivation, etc. ...Read more


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Should I stop prescribed klonopin (clonazepam) a few days before employment drug test or simply provide script if positive? Don't want to have withdrawal seizures

Should I stop prescribed klonopin (clonazepam) a few days before employment drug test or simply provide script if positive? Don't want to have withdrawal seizures

Do not stop: your medication without discussing it with the doctor who prescribed it. You are on a legal medication with a proper prescription and that should be sufficient for drug test. ...Read more

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Can methadone withdrawals cause seizures?

Can methadone withdrawals cause 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 more

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I have been taking 1mg of Ativan twice daily (2mg a day) for 5 months. I want to stop but scared of seizure. Will this be painful withdrawal?

I have been taking 1mg of Ativan twice daily (2mg a day) for 5 months. I want to stop but scared of seizure. Will this be painful withdrawal?

Dangerous withdrawal: You need to see the prescribing doctor and discuss with him. 5 months is not a long time but long enough for a dependancy. See your doctor and work with him ...Read more

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Seizures due to Xanax (alprazolam) withdrawal?

Seizures due to Xanax (alprazolam) withdrawal?

A stated-warning: Possible seizure activities due to abrupt withdrawal of xanax (alprazolam) (hypnotic class of med) is clearly stated in the drug-label for this med. If prolonged use, do not stop abruptly. If you can/need to go off this medication, consult your prescribing physican for appropriate weaning protocol to safely discontinue it. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can oxycodone withdrawal cause seizures?

Can oxycodone withdrawal cause seizures?

Drug withdrawal : Yes, withdrawal from any narcotic drug can cause seizure. Many factors are at play. Consult addiction psychiatrist. They know how to do it safely or go to emergency room. ...Read more

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Alcohol withdrawal: are seizures common?

Alcohol withdrawal: are seizures common?

Yes: Delirium tremens due to alcohol cessation may well start with a withdrawal seizure followed by frank delirium, hallucinations and tremors. Therefore, if alcohol abuse is to be terminated, one cannot stop abruptly, and must be slowly withdrawn, under medical supervision. Lastly, if a seizure does occur, it is against the law to drive a motor vehicle in the usa. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of xanex withdrawal seizures?

What are the symptoms of xanex withdrawal seizures?

Tonic clinic shaking: A full blown seizure from Xanax (alprazolam) withdrawal is not uncommon when doses at 3 mg daily or more are suddenly stopped. That is only 0.5 mg every four hours for a couple of weeks, then stopping it. The shaking, incontinence, loss of consciousness, and injuries from the seizure looks very similar to a seizure in someone with epilepsy, i.e. A grand mal seizure. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for xanex withdrawal seizures?

Rx Xanax (alprazolam) withdrawal: Better not tell you how to. See a good doctor as soon as you can. Do not try to self resolve your problem. ...Read more

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I drink 2-3 times per week. If i drink 2 days in a row (fifth of bourbon or more) will I have withdrawal? Especially seizures? Thank you.

I drink 2-3 times per week. If i drink 2 days in a row (fifth of bourbon or more) will I have withdrawal? Especially seizures? Thank you.

See your doctor: I am concerned about the amount you are drinking. A fifth of bourbon or more? I think that is excessive. You should see your pcp to make sure that your liver is working ok. You may need to seek other treatment. ...Read more

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If khonopin withdraw is treated with xanax (alprazolam) can you still have a seizure? Or would the xanax (alprazolam) cancel the withdrawal out?

If khonopin withdraw is treated with xanax (alprazolam) can you still have a seizure? Or would the xanax (alprazolam) cancel the withdrawal out?

Klonopin and Xanax (alprazolam): Klonopin use can lead to serious withdrawal symptoms including Seizures, it should be tapered down slowly under the care of a medical professional. Xanax (alprazolam) like Klonopin is a Benzodiazepine, its withdrawal can lead to serious withdrawal symptoms including Seizures. See Psychiatrist for Diagnosis, Klonopin and Xanax (alprazolam) effects, withdrawal symptoms, treatment and Therapy for stress in your life ...Read more

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I have tapered from 2mg down to .125mg Xanax a day. After a week on this dose my dr said it's safe to stop. Will I be at risk for withdrawal seizures?

It depends : Assuming the taper was done reasonably slowly and depending how long you were taking the higher doses of Xanax, it would be unlikely that stopping this drug now should result in withdrawal seizures. ...Read more

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My son was abruptly taken off focalin (dexmethylphenidate) XR to "take the summer off" and had a first time seizure just days later. Withdrawal symptom?

My son was abruptly taken off focalin (dexmethylphenidate) XR to "take the summer off" and had a first time seizure just days later. Withdrawal symptom?

Highly unlikely: Focalin (dexmethylphenidate) XR kicks in 30 min. after given & wears off in 10-12 hours daily. Residual effects are gone 24 hours after the last dose. Withdrawal may cause fatigue or return of ADHD symptoms. His seizure may be from the same underlying issue causing his ADHD & requires evaluation for genetic or other medical causes. MPH products have a slight chance of lowering seizure threshold, if given again. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Xanex withdrawal seizures?

Concerning: A withdrawal seizure is a seizure caused by withdrawal from a substance. Withdrawal from Xanax or alcohol or some other medications/drugs can include seizures and this must be monitored and treated in a safe environment. This can be dangerous so detox should be done in a controlled and medically managed setting. Very important question. ...Read more

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Will taking 1mg xanax everyday and then stopping it cause me withdrawal seizures? I need to come off them to start my sleep med

DEPENDS: If you took 1 pill there is no withdrawal. If you took it daily for 2 weeks then there may be withdrawal. ...Read more

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Does a seizure produced by sudden withdrawal of Dilantin prove epilepsy?

Does a seizure produced by sudden withdrawal of Dilantin prove epilepsy?

Why initial Rx?: I have to assume that you were put on Dilantin because of the concern for epilepsy. It would be appropriate to discuss this with your doctor. If you have bad effects from dilantin, there are many new medications that are as good and with much less side effects. It sounds that you need medication, but may benefit from a change. Discuss options with our doctor. ...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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Dr. William Singer
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Convulsion (Definition)

Convulsion = violent, involuntary contraction(s) of the muscles which may occur due ...Read more