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What helps with alcohol withdrawal?

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Asked: 2018-04-12 12:14:38
My wife has been drinking constantly for years. She decided to stop this week and has been sick constantly. Is this alcohol withdrawal?


Answered: 2018-05-10 11:08:32

You can get some normal meds such as Tylenol and anti-nausea meds to get you through the first couple of days. If you enter into alcohol withdrawal treatment in rehab center, they will likely give you something like clonidine or naltrexone to help with the cravings. Take whatever you can get!


Answered: 2018-04-25 02:49:37

It depends on the severity of your withdrawal. If you have been a heavy drinker, but havent been on a huge bender, then you may find it easier. The body is an amazing thing and although it will feel terrible initially, youll start to feel much better. I found this guy had some good advice but like he says, talk to your doctor and listen to him!


Answered: 2018-04-17 03:30:25

If youre doing it on your own, then over the counter medications for headaches and nausea will ease the first couple of days, and try and get something to help you sleep. However in alcohol withdrawal day 3, theres a chance you could develop more severe symptoms like hallucinations and seizures, called DTs, only about 5% of people who come off alcohol get these, but get help if you do, as its pretty dangerous.


Answered: 2018-04-14 03:40:05

Yes, it is. If withdrawing from alcohol after having been using seriously for years, it is best to not go through withdrawal at home. In a medical facility different prescription medications can be used to monitor and help with the withdrawal process.


Answered: 2018-05-03 20:03:27

You can get alcohol withdrawal medication to help make the withdrawal a little bit easier. Normally these are benzos like Valium or Ativan, and youll have to come off those slowly too, but theyll certainly help when you stop drinking. The shakes, the sweats, the vomiting they will all be less or not at all with some benzos.


Answered: 2018-05-10 00:54:03

Going through withdrawal is tough and it may feel like the hardest thing youll ever do so theres no shame in asking for some medication for medication for alcohol withdrawal from your doctor. They will probably prescribe you a benzodiazepine to control your symptoms and reduce the chance of seizures and something else to stop the cravings, like campral or naltrexone. If youre brave enough, you can try Antabuse, but I highly recommend you stay off the booze whilst taking it! You can also choose to go through your withdrawal at an accredited clinic where they will provide you medication and guide you through it.


Answered: 2018-04-14 13:01:35

Alcohol withdrawal symptoms include anxiety, insomnia, nausea, high blood pressure, and even hallucinations and agitation. Depending on the amount of use, some people only experience mild withdrawal symptoms, while other experience severe. Treatment that can help includes medical treatment, especially if this has been happening for years. At a medical facility, doctors can monitor and treat symptoms like nausea and agitation.

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