Alcohol Withdrawal



An overview of the classification and treatment of alcohol withdrawal, including discussion of withdrawal seizures, delirium tremens (DT), CIWA scores, and …

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  1. I'm in such bad shape I wake up and within 10 minutes to a half-hour I get dizzy I start to dry heave I start to shake sweat tears come out of my eyes and then I run to the liquor store and buy a couple beers and I'm fine . Every morning though is a nightmare.

  2. My dad is in the ICU right now as heโ€™s suffering alcohol poisoning and is experiencing tremors including dry mouth and canโ€™t keep his food down or fluid and my heart is breaking ๐Ÿ’”

  3. Alcohol withdrawal was probably the most miserable, intolerable experience I've ever known. And "Kindling" is a very real thing. I got to the point I was unable to detox alone. The last time was in a hospital. I started hallucinating, had a psychotic break, and was strapped to a gurney for several days. That was followed a few days later by totaling my car in a blackout and breaking my neck. The end! At 5 years sober, I never ever wanna go back to that hell. Best to all who are recovering, or want to.

  4. Here im the only one who didn't know about alcohol withdrawal symptoms,,,,just after quitting alcohol for 15 days withdrawal symptoms started and i thought it was ghost disease,, but after few days i went to my home town and i told to my bro,, and my bro said its a alcohol withdrawal symptoms symptoms,, o man i was shocked,, and after few days went hospital its the worst disease its a demonic its like hell on earth,,sober now for 12 months,, but still some symptoms are here like panic attack anxiety,,and tremors ,,but thank God he luvs me and he save me,,, during withdrawals i took prayer and fasting for 7 days,, asking my Lord Jesus Christ to help me,, and i know that my heavenly father is there for me ever,, plzz guyzz don't drink alcohol

  5. 2 weeks ago I became REALLY ill.
    Reason? I think I had a bad case of the flue. I did NOT drink at all ofcourse. I usually drink a 6 pk of beer a night.I feel as of now I am still feeling symptoms of the flue but not enough I cant work. Ever since the flue I have had a contstant low grade nausea. Especially after I wake up and ready to leave for work. Today I had to call in late cuz I needed to lay down. I had nausea and felt weak in my legs. It went away and continued to work. I got my jobs done. It was still early. I was so tired,drowsy I passed out and slept in my work truck for atleast 4 hours. I am not a Dr. but something tells me I have heart problems/ restricted artaries.
    I thought maybe because I dialed my drinking way back I am experiencing mild symptoms of ALOT less sugar in my system.
    I am currently trying to get bloodwork done. I dont know why I am asking for help when I didnt get all the preliminary things done so somebody could give me an educated guess on what I might be experiencing. I am just frustrated. My boss is getting there too. I am not a hypochondriac. I dont weeny whine about every little ailment.
    It has to be serious for me to openly express concern.

  6. Alcohol withdrawal was the worst experience I've ever had in my entire life. I used to drink 7-12 beers every single day sometimes more for almost 4 years or so and I stopped cold turkey unfortunately, and went through absolute HELL is the best word I can use. I had massive anxiety all day, depression, brain tingling, headaches, body aches, heart and chest pain, and honestly one of the worst parts of the whole thing was the panic attacks though I had to go to the ER about 10-15 times and finally went into a rehab facility this went on for about 4-5 months til I found the right medication. I am now sober and have been for about almost 2 years. I occasionally miss having a beer with friends or in a family function but I will never, EVER want to go through that again. It was the worst time of my entire life. Just thought I'd share my story of withdrawal.

  7. So, why am I nauseous after a week of no drinking and a few shots alleviates that? the other thing that makes my stomach churn is when people say "Have you been drinking?" when I haven't.

  8. Had my first seizure a week ago during work. Stayed 5 days in the hospital but right away doctors knew it was a seizure due to alcohol withdrawal, it was a scary experience and I'm afraid of having another drink and it happening again

  9. i do admit i did say i was depressed but im not i was seeing if the government would actually agree its inhumane my living conditions but im not sad because of that im telling you the drugs and the weather is bothering alot

  10. I know this is listened and well known but after getting rid of alcohol in my system approx after 5 days my sleep is amazing!. I forgot what proper sleep was, I can function so much better and feel happier even at this stage. Don't overlook how important sleep is and how disruptive alcohol is for it.

  11. I don't think I'm all that addicted (physically) I consume 12-15 drinks daily and despite white knuckling it, I can go about a week without, but it's been over a year since I took a break. I'm not exactly getting any better. Just wondering if I might get a seizure but doesn't seem like it. That would definitely be something new.

  12. Just wanted to thank you for the video. I am very much struggling, and my Clonazapam is not working anymore. I sometimes take 15 pills of it to try and settle me down. If you have any suggestions please throw my way. Whatโ€™s appreciate it

  13. I can only speak for myself. To make a long story short, i binged alcohol for roughly 15+ years. Not the "oh have 2 to 5 drinks per night"… Nah nah… This was 15 to 25 beers on an empty stomach almost every night. The days i did not drink i had severe hangovers and shaking with low blood sugar and all that comes with alcohol.
    Of course it escalated more throughout the years as i became more resistant to its effect. And oh yes.. I was really deep down it. I used to steal shit to be able to afford those 10+ beers or wine boxes. I was totally dived into alcoholism. I did not care about myself or my life only that i would get that shit into me. (Not that far so i started raiding hospitals for their alcoholic hand soap).
    It became so bad at one time, that i started pooping blood every time i passed stool. Not from my intestines but my anus was so shredded from constant diarrhea every day it was like paper… One hard bowel movement and i would paint my bowl red.
    Needless to say that did not stop me from drinking… Fast forward years… What finally stopped me was not rehab or understanding addiction. What stopped me was, understanding the mental causes of the triggers that wanted to make me escape that reality i was living at that time. As it has been said before. Don't treat the symptoms, treat the cause of it.
    I realized, i can drink until the cows come home and my anus leaks out all the blood in my body … It wont be enough and the pain would still be there!

    You have to face yourself and be true to yourself. It is one of the hardest things you will ever have to do. But once you face yourself and you are true to yourself. To your wants, your needs, your feelings, your life and share it with the world. That is the foundation that will make you – You! When this happens… There will be no more need or wanting. If you want to drink, drugs, smoke .. whatever.. Its all up to you. The pages in your diary are blank from this point on. What you fill them with is what you want to put there. And don't want a diary.. Throw it away. It is your life you. Make the most of it for you.
    It is where it should have started in the first place. But some of us (including me) gets side tracked. But no matter what anyone tells you. It is never too late. Forgive yourself and love yourself. <3 Even if you end up alone. Life is better experienced soberly. Why?… Because when you become old.. You will have good memories to remember. Not hazy drunk fueled binges that meant nothing for 15, 20., 35 years.

    Live your life <3

  14. And you hear uneducated people shit on benzos all the time. These are life savers. Many people died because "doctors" tried non benzo "treatment" on heavy drinkers. These people should be accountable, sadly they are not.

  15. My goodness, I cant think without a drink. I think I need to be drowsy right now. I really need to stop. Im watching this, because I want to stop. ๐Ÿšซ Only I cant due to a death that happened to me…

  16. Ive only had night sweats when i stop drinking for days id say i drink alot about 3 to 4 times a week but if i go a week without drinking i feel different like i dont want to drink and then the next time i drink i wanna keep drinking and re start the cycle.

  17. ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ‘Œ love your videos bottom of my heart, excellent explanation each and every one, Doc I would like to suggest do a video series about Echocardiography plz I m starving of those

  18. Very useful info for any one treating et oh withdrawal . Particularly: Thiamine before Glucose . "Banana bag" or IV vitamins in a glucose- saline infusion turns the IV bag yellow colour hence the name of the protocol .It is still used in many places. I saw many elderly with et oh withdrawal . Quantity of et oh consumption should be elicited on admission ( 1 or2 glasses of wine in an elderly , dehydrated, emaciated patient are more than enough to cause severe DT when et oh consumption is discontinued ) . Elevated level of et oh in blood on admission can be a risk factor for severity of withdrawal later .

  19. 5:00 interesting about admission. We always admit patients with etoh intoxication especially with +BAL regardless they want to be admitted or not. So far, I never had a patient refused admission… I read an mediolegal article that these patients cannot safely consent to be discharged until their BAL is negative as they are clearly under the influence. The article pointed out that a patient was discharged from the ED, had an accident of some sort and proceeded to sue the hospital and provider for discharging him and won… Yikes.

  20. Dr Strong, do you agree with President Trump about the essential role of the kidney inside the heart? Just kidding… Thank you as usual for your insight and for your dedication to the student/newly-graduated community.

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