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Doctor insights on: Withdrawal From Drugs That May Cause Death

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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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Withdrawal (Definition)

Symptoms upon abrupt discontinuation or decrease in intake of substances such as ...Read more


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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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Tapered to .5 ativan 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 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 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 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 drug withdrawal?

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

Joint laxity?: Joint laxity is not a known side effect or withdrawal effect of geodon. 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?

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