At what point should I go the hospital for alcohol withdrawal symptoms?

Go to rehab. Check with your local medical clinic or hospital if they have a program to get clean from alcohol. Usually takes several days to one week. Patients receive tranquilizers and anticonvulsants while not drinking alcohol to prevent seizures, delirium or neurological complications.
DTs. The sooner the better as withdrawl from alcohol for an addict can become a medical emergency very rapidly. The withdrawls are called dts and can be so severe as to cause seizures and death. Every addict who wants to stop alcohol should do so under a supervised situation in a drug rehab or under a doctors care.

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Does Xanax (alprazolam) work for alcohol withdrawal symptoms?

Not a good idea. While Xanax (alprazolam) could help with some symptoms, it is never used this way in a medical setting. Xanax (alprazolam) is short acting and one of the most addictive benzodiazipines. It itself has the highest risk of seizures if withdrawaling from it. Since not doctor who is familar with treating alcohol withdrawal would use it, i suspect you are trying to withdrawal yourself. Don't do it find a qualified physician. Read more...
Not good idea. Yeah, but then how do you get off the xanax, (alprazolam) whose withdrawal is actually far worse than alcohol? If you are having recurrent withdrawal symptoms, even mild ones, it tells me you have a moderately severe alcohol problem, which you are looking to treat by yourself. You are the one who got yourself into this to begin with, you are not likely the one who will get you out. Get help. Talk 2 ur doctor. Read more...

How long would that take to get rid of alcohol withdrawal symptoms?

Depends, If you are an inpatient receiving detox medication your symptoms could be decreased considerably within hours. If you are drinking heavily and stop suddenly and take no mediation for detox you could have symptoms lasting 5-7 days. It is much safer to do this while under care of your family md or psychiatrist. Read more...

How well does atenolol work to help with mild to medium alcohol withdrawal symptoms?

Not Much. Atenelol is a beta blocker, this family of medications are not used (in general ) for treatment of alcohol withdrawal. They may help with peripheral symptoms of anxiety such as tremor, tachycardia and high blood pressure. Other medications are more effective in treatment of alcohol withdrawal. Read more...

How do you differentiate between alcohol withdrawal symptoms and anxiety disorder? Are there symptoms particular to each?

Severe anxiety and. withdrawal symptoms are like chicken and egg. It's difficult to differentiate and one can feed the other. More importantly, you need professional monitoring in such situations by your doc or a mental health professional, maybe both. Peace and good health. Read more...

If I try to quit, will the alcohol withdrawal symptoms kill me?

Possibly. Severe alcohol withdrawal sometimes called delerium tremens can cause death. The vast majority of people who stop drinking do not risk death however. If you have any concerns about your health when you stop drinking, consult your physician who can assist you in a plan for safely detoxifying from alcohol. Read more...
Sometimes. About 90% of people with alcohol withdrawal have "the shakes" - severe tremor, anxiety, sweating, insomnia, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, but about 10% can go on to seizures, which sometimes can be fatal, or a severe illness called delirium tremens (dt's), in which people are agitated, confused, hallucinating, where heart attacks, strokes and death may occur. You should seek expert help. Read more...

How can I best take care of alcohol withdrawal symptoms if you have hepatitis?

With M.D. supervion. Alcohol withdrawal symptoms can be serious. They can include life threatening seizures. The withdrawal should be done under medical supervision and may include a temporary use of benzodiazepines. Sometimes the withdrawal process is done in the hospital. It is particularly important to undergo this withdrawal process since the use of alcohol in the presence of hepatitis is very dangerous. Read more...

Which alcohol withdrawal symptoms can happen after only about 3 or 4 weeks of nightly consumption?

After Alcohol. Delerium tremens or dts can occur even after regular chronic alcohol consumption is abruptly terminated in some people. Marked by hallucinations, cardiovascular instability and seizures. More likely you will experience tremors, headaches, fatigue, sleep changes, irritability, agitation and in some cases palpitations. Your consumption amount will also impact the degree of symptoms experienced. Read more...
How much alcohol? In general, drinking up to 3-4 standard drinks per night should only cause some rebound insomnia, with difficulty both falling asleep and staying asleep. Drinking very large amounts of alcohol (8-16 drinks) can result in morning shakes, anxiety, increased sweating and, in some people, seizures. Severe alcohol withdrawal, with seizures and dt's, generally takes months to years of heavy drinking. Read more...

Does campral help to get rid of the alcohol withdrawal symptoms?

Yes. Many of the "post-acute withdrawal" symptoms - anxiety, sleeplessness, craving for alcohol, may be reduced by acamprosate, which reduces the level of a chemical in the brain (glutamate) which appears to be responsible for many of these symptoms. However, it does not prevent seizures, elevated blood pressure, or delirium, and other medications are necessary for this. Read more...
Reduces cravings . It is used to reduce cravings for alcohol after the acute detox is over. Read more...