What sort of problem is alcohol withdrawal syndrome?

Alcohol withdrawal. Swift changes in emotions from high to low nausea difficulty sleeping including insomnia rapid or increased heart rate cold or clammy skin change in eyes or pupils (enlarged or dilated) excitability irritability vomiting movements out of the ordinary nervousness depression hand tremors pulsating headaches lack of focus and the inability.
Bad stuff. This can cause nausea, vomiting, tremors, falls, insomnia, delirium tremens ( dts - confusion, delirium, hallucinations) seizures, impulsive behavior, mood changes, irregular/ rapid heart rate.

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Can a loved one die from alcohol withdrawal syndrome?

Yes. Alcohol withdrawal is a medical emergency. If untreated, one can have dangerous heart rhythms, fast respirations, fevers, hallucinations, and seizures. Read more...
Yes. One of my patient's husband died during a seizure while withdrawing from alcohol. It is imperative that a patient who is experiencing withdrawal get urgent medical help. Alcoholics anonymous is the cornerstone for a recovery program. Read more...

What is the definition or description of: alcohol withdrawal syndrome?

Dangerous Syndrome. Alcohol withdrawal syndrome is the collection of symptoms that an individual addicted to alcohol experiences when drastically reducing their intake or stopping their consumption of alcohol. The symptoms can range from mild (hand tremors), to severe (hallucinations, seizures and even death). Intensity of withdrawal syndrome is related to amount and length of consumption. Treatment is available. Read more...
Alcohol withdrawal s. Is a set of symptoms seen when one reduces or stops alcohol consumption after prolonged periods of excessive alcohol intake. It is due to the central nervous system being in a hyper-excitable state, leading to seizures & delirium tremens. Symptoms start on waking, due to fall in blood alcohol levels during sleep, & can include agitation, hallucination, sweating, cunfusion, htn, insomnia, GI upset. Read more...

What symptoms make alcohol withdrawal syndrome the most likely diagnosis?

Thanks for asking! History of alcohol dependence, that is, knowledge of sustained recent use; recent discontinuation of alcohol; tremors, anxiety, fatigue, fluctuating vital signs (temp, bp, heart rate, respirations), sleep disturbance, . Read more...

What kind of doctor sees somebody for alcohol withdrawal syndrome?

Withdrawal. For a patient with serious withdrawal, they will be admitted by an intensivist, a hospitality, or the patients primary care physician. Addictionologist, or psychiatrist will admit to a treatment program with mild to moderate withdrawal. An outpatient program is appropriate for a patient with no withdrawal. Read more...

Can I have experienced a bad hangover or alcohol withdrawal syndrome?

Only you can know. If you have been drinking enough to have either. A hangover is not a withdrawal - it is a reaction to the alcohol and its metabolic by-products (ketones) as well as congeners (flavorings, other chemicals) in the beverage. Withdrawal requires regular drinking of large amounts over a long period of time, and has different symptoms - tremor, anxiety, sweating, although both have headache/irritability. Read more...

Is it ok to run if I have tachycardia caused by alcohol withdrawal syndrome?

Probably not. As an alcoholic (?) you have more than likely developed a severe deficiency of vitamin b1.This will cause you to have an increased activity of the nervous control mechanisms of the heart and possibly the heart itself. Alcohol and b1 deficiency go together. Stop all forms of sugar and get plenty of rest. See your doctor for instructions on b1.Lyou will need other vitamins as well. Read more...

What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for alcohol withdrawal syndrome?

Careful!! Alcohol withdrawal can be fatal. You need to be monitored by a physician, in the er or outpatient or in a detox. Read more...
Many. Many drugs are used to help with alcohol dependency. Naltrexone, varenicline, clonidine, disulfiram, diazepam are useful medications to be used only under a doctor's direction. Dr ulrich is quite correct in recommending expert care in dealing with alcohol withdrawal. 12 step programs, counseling w/ an alcohol/drug expert, and consulting your doctor are the best ways to deal with alcohol problems. Read more...
Support. Once you detox and are sober, you need to join a support group. Alcoholics anonymous and celebrate recovery are two excellent organizations that help people deal with alcohol addiction. I would suggest making arrangements to join a group as you are planning your entry into detox. They might be able to visit you in the detox center and help with your transition to home as well. Read more...
Anticraving. While in detox you will get Valium , thiamine and other adjuvant medications upon going home support groups are essential, and follow up with your addictionologist. Options include topamax, (topiramate) campral, vivitrol and anxilolytic medications we prefer non benzodiazepine anti anxiety medications. Always ask what is best for you. Read more...
Sedatives. For the most part, two classes of medications are used to manage alcohol withdrawal symptoms. The first is called sedative/hypnotics such as valium, Librium or ativan (lorazepam). The second is anticonvulsants or anti-seizure medications. Sometimes both are needed in severe cases in order to safely detox someone from alcohol. Such treatment generally takes about four days. You shouldn't try it yourself. Read more...

How often does High blood pressure (hypertension) occur in people with Alcohol withdrawal syndrome?

Very common in AWS. Alcohol withdrawal (AWS) is hyperadrenergic state. In it, a lot of adrenaline & other chemicals run around that wouldn't otherwise be released. High Blood Pressure (requiring clonidine & other medication) is VERY common & part of the "AWS treatment package" in many medical centers. Clonidine also stabilizes the heart rate, which can be increased. TTYD or use HealthTap Prime if you experience AWS. Read more...