Alcohol abuse nervous system

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I have what I consider anxiety attacks but electrophysilogist says they aren't classic panic attacks but wired up nervous system from ANS. My primary care gave this med to me a couple years ago but I have been afraid to use it since its addictive Also he only gave me three of them prescribed as follows-take 1 tab 3x a day as needed. Hence a one day supply. I was afraid to even start them because if they work and give some relief it would be terrible if that's all he gave.
It leaches vitamins and nutrients out of you and damages your central nervous system. That is why I always suggest that alcohol detox take place in a hospital under medical supervision. You need to be on medication such as benzodiazapines to prevent seizures and have IV vitamin supplementation, especially thiamine, among others. Please do not take this advise lightly. Talk to your doctor and see what s/he can arrange for you.
Abusing alcohol even for a short time can do some damage to the brain and the rest of the body.. including the nervous system. It can cause short term memory loss, fatigue, weakness, and paralysis of the eye muscles. It can also cause liver disorders, ulcers, inflamation of the stomach lining, high blood pressure, blood sugar problems, reduced amount of testosterone production, numbess of the extremities ect.. It causes a metobolic change to every cell in the body.
It seems like you will need to be especially carefully with alcohol since peripheral neuropathy or alcoholic neuropathy is quite common for those who abuse alcohol long-term. Simply put damage to the nerves that carry information to and from the brain and spinal cord. You can read more on peripheral neuropathy: or alcoholic neuropathy: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.
I'm in my early 20s and I abuse alcohol. I've gone through withdrawal multiple times, been to treatment which didn't take, tried AA, etc. I currently drink 2+ bottles of wine a night (I avoid hard liquor) and I'm keeping it together. I don't want to quit. Crazy, I know, but not the issue here. In the past, when I abused hard liquor, I had all the severe problems that come with it, including severe shakes. Those are better now. But I now have a very strange balance sensation problem.
• Concentration is terrible, brain fog all the time • Slight dizziness, lightheaded, off balance feeling • Trouble concentrating • Eyes feel weird all the time, like I'm staring off in a daze • No energy, yawning all the time • Anxiety, periods of depression These symptoms continued to get worse over the years and then a little over a year ago I developed new symptoms • Eye floaters • Eye pain • Light sensitivity • Seeing After images (image burn in) • Tinnitus • Dull ear ache feeling off
I am so glad that you have finally come to a realization that alcohol abuse is truly poisonous to your body. It leaches vitamins and nutrients out of you and damages your central nervous system. That is why I always suggest that alcohol detox take place in a hospital under medical supervision. You need to be on medication such as benzodiazapines to prevent seizures and have IV vitamin supplementation, especially thiamine, among others. Please do not take this advise lightly.
It is a precursor of adrenaline and the neurotransmitters norepinephrine and dopamine, which regulate mood and stimulate metabolism AND the nervous system. This amino acid has been used to help people suffering from anxiety, depression, low sex drive, allergies, and headaches, as well as persons undergoing withdrawal from drugs." That is a quote out of a book called "Prescription for Nutritional Healing" by Phyllis A. Balch, CNC.
Both - You would think it upsetting my girlfriend a lot and my dad actually dying from drinking so much his nervous system shut down would be enough to detour me but it doesn't. She got really upset about it every time and yet here I still am planning in my head the next time I'm going to do it. They were trying to get me to go to AA at the chemical dependency group but so far I haven't been able to go with anyone yet.
I had a stress test which was normal. I quite drinking 2 months ago. I drank heavy for 4 years. I'm afraid i caused nervous system damage. I feel week and fatigued and feel lightheaded alot. Can anyone related to this?
Whilst mine have always been towards the high end of normal, this value is now OVER the nornal range Other possible causes of this have been excluded So the question is , how significant is this value in the absence of any other blood parameter of alcohol abuse ( I have normal liver function tests, including gammaGT)?
I see why the Drs have honed into your alcohol consumption. Alcohol affects the central nervous system and brain. It causes numbness in the limbs, extremities, seizures, dizziness, clouded thinking and dementia. It doesn't matter if you drink one drink or a thousand. It seems to have these affects on people. Your genetic makeup might contribute to the fact that the alcohol is having such a ravenous effect on you.
I fail to see how anyone feels it is ok to make some one who is svr, no liver damage, no alcohol abuse history, and if available, hcv free in liver tissue, feel as if they are committing a mortal sin by taking an occassional drink. what gives?
Hi Moe, Alcohol can do, just about anything to a person. My husband almost died from drinking. I myself have been use to drink. I do not think you are any more susceptible than any other person who fights an addiction. Our bodies react difrently, at any given time to a host of different symptoms. The effect is not a sign of alchoholism that i've evr heard. I think possibly your system is reacting to the with drawl from excessive drinking.
This produces quite a tranquilizing effect on your central nervous system. The first time I used it, I made the mistake of taking it along with Lortab. I was on my way to work at the time and had to pull off the road. Suddenly, I had no idea where I was or where I was going! I ended up using it only at night as it really was a great sleep aid. Hope this helps some, J.B.
alcohol is a central nervous system depressant....ppl r more depressed when they drink and afterwards upon sobering up....i look back at all the changes in my thinking and how i handle my emotions in has been work oh yes..but so worth it!it is so much better and all of it has been one hour atta time one day atta time...over the years!
or take the headache as a warning that my system really doesn't want me to drink alcohol at all? Just for the record, the reason that this is a 'lapsed' drug is because I haven't actually had any hay fever symptoms worth talking about for the last couple of years - after many years of suffering with them.
ESPECIALLY if the heavy drug use is during the first 12 weeks of pregnancy when the brain and nervous system are forming. You (or whoever) is basically ruining the CHILDS life by doing drugs while pregnant. No child ever comes out of a drug involved pregnancy unharmed. They have learning disabilities 99.9 percent of the time. I see these kids every day and let me tell you.. it isnt easy to raise a baby that has been exposed to drugs in the uterus.
My husband has a large frame and is 6 feet 4 inches also. What has happened due to his abuse of his system is that at age 59, when he should be enjoying life he feels awful. He has hardly any teeth left as drinking was more important. He has had two heart attacks and when he had the second one, he literally died and was resusitated back to life. He now wears an electronic defibillator and tires very readily.
My wife and I have been separated for a few years and the alcohol abuse is something she may never get past. Although my pain meds are managed and being off for 4 days is causing physical pain to increase, I feel my depression is tied to the norco. I also know from the withdraw that I have an addiction to these meds. I have gone through 5-6 different depression meds and Wellbutrin has worked the best. Last year I couldn't get out of bed some days but would force myself to go to work.
I also had what felt like trembles in my back and neck muscles. Coincident? Not likely. Something affected my nervous system during that period. (I did suffer from numbness in the peronial nerve and my toes before, but I don't think its related) To answer your question, I do believe up to this day that I suffered a small amount of brain damage that night because it was so much, so fast.
This is more likely to happen around the third day of abstinence. Alcohol depresses the central nervous system and when we stop drinking, it has a rebound effect. The nervous system becomes over stimulated, causing tremors, hallucinations, seizures and even heart failure. Benzo`s are given by health care professionals, and in appropriate doses, based on symptoms. Alcohol withdrawl is serious business. Of course the intensity of withdrawl depends on many factors.
Well, i don't actually have a doctor or medical insurance...or money, i guess i could go to county but at best they would write me a thirty day prescription and say ' take these pills' and then i would be like 'pills are what ****** me up in the first place' and then they would be like 'let us check your blood' and then i would get an infection because it's a county hospital for poor people.
What's so frusterating is that I have anxiety and depression, and the euphoric feeling that I get from percocets is what keeps me coming back for more. I am nervous that my family and husband are going to find out. I hide it really well and no one has asked me what's going on or mentioned that I'm acting different so I don't think they suspect anything yet.
Alcohol affects the liver, the brain, the nervous system, the heart and circulation, the digestive system, urinary system, etc., etc. How often and how long has She been doing this? I would consider that amount of alcohol in one afternoon dangerous and a medical emergency.
digestion route, it goes straight to the bloodstream and it can (and does) affect almost ANYTHING in the body, certainly the nervous system, the digestive system, the brain, the liver, etc., etc. It's quite a dangerous SUBSTANCE as a matter of fact, and no small wonder that someone might experience "anxiety" (hangover) from too much drinking.
I don't think soma is a benzo.Benzos do to the brain the same thing alcohol does without the drunk,after a year of drinking everyday.....yes there is a good chance of seizure not to mention the WDs are horrible cold turkey.
No doubt, prolonged opiate use has a profound effect on the brain and nervous system. There may be some aspects of the physiology including the emotions that cannot return to a pre opiate state. In my opinion these are relatively minor. Even stroke victims recover, frequently completely. The comparison of stroke victims to addicts is an analogy which, is the opinion, of just one person. I believe that a complete healing can and does take place if just given enough time.
Is this still the remainence of the hydro? If so are there any ways to cleanse my system besides water? Thank you for this forum. I really enjoy reading all the support people give each other.
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