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Withdrawal From Drugs That May 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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?
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
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?
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
Can withdrawal from many psych drug cause trouble breathing, catching breath, lowering of heart rate? Can it be from moving teeth or deconditioning
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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
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