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Alcohol Withdrawal

Sudden stopping of heavy alcoholism as an effort to quit after a prolonged period of regular consumption leads to alcohol withdrawal. This is due to alcohol dependency. This presents with shaky hands, headache, sweating, anxiety, hallucinations, seizures, rapid heartbeat, insomnia, fatigue, high blood pressure, etc. Delirium tremens is the severe alcohol withdrawal syndrome characterized by extreme confusion, fever, agitation, seizures, and auditory and visual hallucinations. Benzodiazepines are given for their treatment. Deaddiction programs at home or centers can reverse the situation.

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Query: Hello doctor, I am 28 years old with height 5'8", weight 264 pounds, and married. I have been suffering from anxiety and depression for the past 12 years. One day I was driving to college and suddenly got a panic attack all of a sudden for the first time. I was really scared and thought I would die....  Read Full »

Dr. Ramchandra Lamba

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through your problem and understand your concern. The doses of Wellbutrin (Bupropion) are towards higher side and dose of Seroxat CR (Paroxetine) is towards lower side, while benzodiazepine is also towards higher side, but it can be gradually tapered to lower ...  Read Full »

I have a low-grade burning sensation in the right thigh near the groin. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a low grade burning sensation in the upper thigh on the right side, near the groin. I have the same burning sensation in the left arm, below the shoulder to forearm. I have heaviness in my legs with a sharp pain in the feet. It got started after taking Ativan. This burning is prett...  Read Full »

Dr. Aida Abaz Quka

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Your symptoms are related to anxiety or peripheral neuropathy. I have reviewed all your tests, (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and they are perfectly normal. You have vitamin B12 level in a higher range, and it is not a problem. Coming to this point, I w...  Read Full »

I am an alcoholic and I am undergoing rehabilitation. I struggle with anxiety and panic disorder. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I struggle with anxiety and panic disorder every day. I am also a recovering alcoholic. I am going to outpatient rehabilitation to date. My first instinct to drink begins when I get anxious. I feel like taking a tablet Librium to assist me with this issue. I struggle sometimes with me...  Read Full »

Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I am here to provide you with the best medical advice. You may have an anxiety disorder with alcohol use disorder. It can be managed through non-pharmacological management. You should try to follow the below-mentioned lifestyle changes to help you deal with it: You ...  Read Full »

What can I do to overcome my alcohol addiction?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 21-year-old married female. I have been suffering from anger and anxiety issues since last one year. I also did online counseling which benefitted me a lot. Now my anger and anxiety are under control. But during the time when my problem was at its peak, I developed a liking f...  Read Full »

Dr. Prashanth. B

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your query and appreciate you for realizing the problem and being motivated to quit. Counseling will help you along with the following.Relaxation exercise. When the temptation is at peak, drink juice or water full stomach. Divert your mind to other acti...  Read Full »

Can weakness and confusion occur due to low blood sugar?

Query: Hello doctor,I am suddenly feeling faint, weak, shaking, confused, and as if moving in slow motion. It has been going on for nearly 24 hours. Is this low blood sugar or stroke?  Read Full »

Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

Answer: Hello, Welcome to This could be a sign of: Dehydration. Urinary tract infection. Excessive fatigue. Alcohol. Marijuana and other substances intoxication or withdrawal. Postictal state (seizure). Electrolyte disturbances. Others would also include infection of the central nervous syst...  Read Full »

How to stay away from the habit of drinking alcohol?

Query: Hi doctor, I have severe depression following a bereavement. I started to drink, and it has been a couple of days now. I am terrified of stopping it. I am taking Maxitram and Fluoxetine 60 mg. I took Librium and Omeprazole before few days.  Read Full »

Dr. Ramchandra Lamba

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The symptoms associated with alcohol withdrawal are managed by Benzodiazepines such as Librium (Chlordiazepoxide) or Clonazepam or Lorazepam. Depending upon the severity of withdrawal symptoms, the doses can be adjusted, so that you will not have the feel of withdrawal ...  Read Full »

Can alcohol abstinence cause tactile hallucination?

Query: Hi doctor, I have schizophrenia for more than 25 years. I had Clozapine for 15 years and now I am on Aripiprazole. I stayed away from alcohol for eight years. Before six months, I had alcohol once. Now, I am having some tactile hallucination. Is it due to alcohol abstinence? Will it disappear?  Read Full »

Dr. Nidhi Jain

Answer: Hi, Welcome to If you are abstinent for the last eight years, then tactile hallucinations are not due to alcohol intoxication or alcohol withdrawal. It means, it is due to your illness schizophrenia. Are you on any antipsychotic now?   Read Full »

I have had foamy urine despite taking medications. Why so?

Query: Hello doctor, I had COVID-19 before two months. I was prescribed Paxlovid but I was also taking Tylenol and Ibuprofen. I had been drinking alcohol quite profusely almost every night for quite sometime before that. Once prescribed, I started noticing that my urine was dark orange no matter how much w...  Read Full »

Dr. Yash Kathuria

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your query. Your eGFR and creatinine levels are normal, and protein in urine is 4 mg which is also completely normal. It is not the protein in the urine that is causing frothy urine. Sometimes post-exercise, infections and rapid urination may cause fro...  Read Full »

I have anxiety and a concussion. Kindly help.

Query: Hi doctor, How long will anxiety with a concussion last? I am on day ten, and it seems like I am only slightly better. I am not sure if it is alcohol withdrawal, and I am nervous in public. I have taken Xanax (Alprazolam) 0.25 mg for the past week.  Read Full »

Dr. Aida Abaz Quka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern, and post-concussion symptoms usually last a couple of weeks, but sometimes headaches and mood disorders or vertigo can last for months. If you have a loss of balance, drowsiness, or persistent headaches, I would recommend consulting wit...  Read Full »

I am an alcoholic, and I want to quit or reduce the intake of alcohol. Can you please help?

Query: Hi doctor, I feel empty. I do not have any significant issues in life. I am sixteen years old and struggling to finish my studies. I do not want to be a burden to my friends and family. Around three months back, I got in touch with this guy who introduced me to drinking and smoking habits. Now I fe...  Read Full »

Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You may have alcohol use disorder. It is challenging to manage alcohol withdrawal without medications as you are used to high alcohol intake. You need to start medications immediately. Thanks and regards.  Read Full »

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