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Doctor insights on: Withdrawal From Drugs That May Cause Death

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Are dt's ever fatal during alcohol withdrawal, and if yes, how do they cause death?

Are dt's ever fatal during alcohol withdrawal, and if yes, how do they cause death?

Yes: Delirium tremens are extremely dangerous and carries a 35% mortality, untreated (5-15% treated). The physiologic mechanism of death is a combination of neurologic and cardiac processes related to the unregulated hyper-metabolic state of dts. Neuro-cellular damage due to the chronic exposure to alcohol leads to cardiac arrest and death. ...Read more

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I was on 5mg of diazepam I've been off completly for 5 days today and been anxious and insomniac. Could this dose withdrawal cause death or seizure?

I was on 5mg of diazepam I've been off completly for 5 days today and been anxious and insomniac. Could this dose withdrawal cause death or seizure?

Mild withdrawal: You can certainly have mild withdrawal symptoms from valium 5mg, if you had been taking it regularly. It's long-acting -- meaning it will take longer to completely eliminate from your body than other, shorter-acting benzos would take. Withdrawal symptoms start later & may last longer too. Seizures & death are not likely from this dose, though. Be safe -- tell your doctor about this. ...Read more

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Tapered to. 5 ativan (lorazepam) x 2, and 7.5/325 lortab x 2 per day (pain led to addiction) prescribed. 25mg hydroxyzine pam 2 ease withdrawal/anxiety. Safe taken together or can it cause breathing issues/death?

Tapered to. 5 ativan (lorazepam) x 2, and 7.5/325 lortab x 2 per day (pain led to addiction) prescribed. 25mg hydroxyzine pam 2 ease withdrawal/anxiety. Safe taken together or can it cause breathing issues/death?

Possible!: However, if you have created tolerance to these medications, the effects may be minimal. Ask your physician if all these are intended to be taken together or in separate schedule. ...Read more

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Does withdrawal from psych drugs cause you to feel like bugs are crawling all over your skin?

Does withdrawal from psych drugs cause you to feel like bugs are crawling all over your skin?

Formication: Formication is a specific form of the general set of abnormal skin sensations known as paresthesias and tactile hallucinations. It is associated with several disorders: a physical or psychological side effect of substance abuse, diabetic neuropathy, diseases of the spinal cord and peripheral nerves, and extreme alcohol withdrawal with delirium tremens.Withdrawal from psych drugs can cause this. ...Read more

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If cymbalta (duloxetine) causes all types of withdrawal problems why has eli lilly down played this and if compared to an illegal drug why still on the market?

If cymbalta (duloxetine) causes all types of withdrawal problems why has eli lilly down played this and if compared to an illegal drug why still on the market?

Wrong forum: I believe your question us for the ffa. It won't help you much to express anger at a drug company or the fda on this site where we are here as volunteers to help people with their health symptoms. ...Read more

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What can I do about joint laxity caused by geodon (ziprasidone) drug withdrawal?

What can I do about joint laxity caused by geodon (ziprasidone) drug withdrawal?

Joint laxity?: Joint laxity is not a known side effect or withdrawal effect of geodon (ziprasidone). Please see your physician to review your joint laxity problems. Do's (doctor of osteopathic medicine), and specialists in physical & rehabilitation medicine or orthopedics may be especially well suited to help you. ...Read more

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Is withdrawal death always acute or can it occur a year later?

Ans: Withdrawn from what? Drug withdrawl or alcohol withdrawl. If you stopped either and do not go back on then would have no withdrawl issues a year later. So not sure what you are asking. Need a better history and specifics ...Read more

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I'm about to run out of my hydrocodone I've been on for 6 months. I went thru withdrawal once and am scared to death to go thru it again. What to do?

Speak to doc: This kind of withdrawal is very uncomfortable though not usually dangerous. Narcotic medications are usually great for acute pain but not ideal for long term use. They are habit-forming. I recommend speaking with your doctor about alternatives to narcotic pain medication and strategies for limiting their dosage or eliminating them completely from your long term treatment regimen. ...Read more

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I am struggling with severe anxiety and currently do not have insurance. I have been self medicating with Xanax (alprazolam) and scared to death of the withdrawal?

I am struggling with severe anxiety and currently do not have insurance. I have been self medicating with Xanax (alprazolam) and scared to death of the withdrawal?

There are potential: withdrawal problems from benzos--increased anxiety and sleeplessness, for starters. Go to your prescribing MD and get some facts. Anxiety responds to Xanax, (alprazolam) but any medication is likely to be only a stop-gap. Consider psychotherapy. In the meantime, here's a reference on anxiety: http://www. Psychologyproductsandservices. Com/page2.html ...Read more

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What is usual cause of 'social withdrawal'?

Anxiety or mood prob: It depends on the person and circumstances. Sometimes social withdrawal that persists is a sign of an anxiety or depressive disorder. People who are more introverted tend to spend more time alone than extraverts. This is ok. But, if social withdrawal is associated with distress, seeing a psychologist or other mental health professional can help. ...Read more

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Can medication withdrawals cause agression and hostility?

Can medication withdrawals cause agression and hostility?

Yes: The most likely drugs to do so when withdrawn are tranquilizers, antidepressants, sedatives, antipsychotics, ethanol and many drugs of abuse. ...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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Will suddently stopping phentermine have drug withdrawal effects?

Never heard of WD: Phentermine has some properties similar to amphetamines, but it is not an amphetamine.If you abruptly stop Phentermine most patients might be more hungry for 24-48 hrs. Then return to regular appetite.There has never been a report of physical addiction.Emotionally, regaining wt w/o the med use could cause emotional stress.I have found that with monitoring pts. They can take the med for maintenance. ...Read more

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How much time can drug withdrawal syndrome last?

Varies: It's a complicated answer as the drug, person, what you mean by wtihdrawal all factor into it. 1-2 weeks is a pretty safe answer. Http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pmc/articles/PMC3984058/pdf/ndt-10-587.pdf but this answers that completely with narcotics ...Read more

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Can 5 pills of lorazepam taken in one week cause a withdrawal?

Can 5 pills of lorazepam taken in one week cause a withdrawal?

Depends on dose: Usually, the small doses of Lorazepam that are given for anxiety should not cause withdrawal symptoms. Also if it is only for one week, it shouldn't be a problem. However, if the person has been on Lorazepam for a long time before this, it may lead to withdrawal symptoms. Also, you need to make certain there isn't a history of other benzodiazepam usage in addition or simultaneous to the lorazepam. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Baby drug withdrawal?

What is the definition or description of: Baby drug withdrawal?

Baby Drug Withdrawal: Refers to infant withdrawing from mother's drugs. Neonatal abstinence syndrome refers to the group of behaviors associated with exposure to mother 's drugs while in utero. Here is a useful article: http://www. Stanfordchildrens. Org/en/topic/default? Id=neonatal-abstinence-syndrome-90-P02387 ...Read more

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Do you always get withdrawal symptoms when stopping use of a drug?

No: Withdrawal from medications/drugs/substances results from stopping it after you have taken it long enough for your body to acknowledge that it is no longer receiving it. Different drug characteristics cause for a different required amount of time & different time frame when to expect onset and ending of withdrawal. Sporadic use often doesn't result in withdrawal; everyone doesn't withdraw the same. ...Read more