Publication date: 2018-06-11 15:27
The symptoms of AWS can manifest in as little as a few hours after a person’s last drink or as long as a few days, depending on the severity of the person’s addiction and the amount they had last consumed. The most common symptoms that characterize mild to moderate withdrawal include a sense of fatigue, intermittent feelings of anxiety and depression, difficulty sleeping, and nausea however, when a person’s addiction is more severe, the withdrawal symptoms will be more severe as well. Severe withdrawal symptoms often include physical twitching, tremors, more pronounced nausea, vomiting, confusion, irritability, an increase in heart rate, insomnia, and headache. But there are even more severe forms of withdrawal that can put your very life at risk.
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Anxiety is easy to learn to manage without meds. You're not supposed to take those meds over long periods of time. You're habituating to them and wanting more. A sign of addiction.
People who don’t drink frequently don’t experience withdrawal symptoms when they go without drinking because their bodies haven’t become physically dependent on the substance. However, individuals who habitually and excessively drink, which acts as a central nervous system depressant, will experience the discomfort of withdrawal. Withdrawal—also known as alcohol withdrawal syndrome (AWS)—is a condition that requires medical attention and alcohol detox. It affects individuals who have developed severe drinking problems and, in short, occurs when the body has adapted to frequent consumption.
Tell your doctor if, for any reason, you have not taken your medicine exactly as prescribed. Otherwise your doctor may think that it was not effective and change your treatment unnecessarily.
If you do decide to quit taking Xanax, you can expect to experience some pretty severe withdrawal side effects , including anxiety, insomnia, restlessness, muscle tension, and irritability. You are right if you noticed that these sound a lot like all the reasons you decided to take it in the first place. But it can be much worse. Some users experience depression, nausea, blurred vision, sweating, hallucinations, delusions, and seizures.
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Be careful if you are elderly, unwell or taking other medicines. Some people may experience side effects such as drowsiness, confusion, dizziness and unsteadiness, which may increase the risk of a fall.
Initially, 7 to 8 mg/day PO given in 7 to 8 divided doses. In debilitated patients give 6 to 7 mg/day PO in 7 to 8 divided doses initially. Increase gradually as needed and tolerated. The usual dosage is 7 to 6 mg/day PO. Range: 6 to 65 mg/day PO. When a higher dosage is needed, the evening dose should be increased before the daytime doses. Efficacy of long-term use (more than 9 months) for anxiety disorders has not been evaluated.