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What causes depression and anxiety with habit of drinking alcohol?

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Posted on Wed, 23 Jul 2014
Question: Hello doctor i have been drinking alcohol around 6 7 large glasses of whiskey everyday since a month as i have been on vacation..i have stopped yesterday and today i am feeling very dull depressed and lot of anxiety..how long do withdrawal symptoms last ? Do u recomend any medicine or herbal foods to help cope with this ?
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Answered by Dr. Vipul Prajapati (21 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
consult psychiatrist

Detailed Answer:
Hi dear XXXXXX

Thank you for your Query.

what ever symptoms you have is due to withdrawal features of alcohol and best treatment for that is benzodiazepins.
but choice of it depends on patients profile and liver function.
so best is to consult local psychiatrist and do Ultrasound of abdomen and liver function test.

anxiety features last from 1 week to 2 week and they go away gradually.
But no need to wait for 1 to 2 week and consult psychiatrist.

Awaiting your response.

Thank you
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Vipul Prajapati (51 minutes later)
Any food or any other alternatives you could reccomend ? I do take restyl at night sometimes
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Answered by Dr. Vipul Prajapati (6 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
No Alternative.

Detailed Answer:
Hi dear,

There is no food and other alternative for alcohol DE addiction. If you do not want to take medication withdrawal features disappear by own with in 15 days but during that time you feel very uncomfortable.
Restyl is alprazolam and it has strong property of addiction and there are many other good drugs available so consult your treating doctor and discuss about it.

According to me stop restyl and change to other benzodiazepins for withdrawal features and sleep problem.

Thank you
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vaishalee Punj
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Follow up: Dr. Vipul Prajapati (27 minutes later)
Thank you doctor i respect your advice and will follow
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Answered by Dr. Vipul Prajapati (3 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
No interactions.

Detailed Answer:
Hi dear,

My pleasure XXXXXX.

I am happy to help you and very happy if you quit alcohol.

Best of luck.

Thank you.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vaishalee Punj
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What causes depression and anxiety with habit of drinking alcohol?

Brief Answer: consult psychiatrist Detailed Answer: Hi dear XXXXXX Thank you for your Query. what ever symptoms you have is due to withdrawal features of alcohol and best treatment for that is benzodiazepins. but choice of it depends on patients profile and liver function. so best is to consult local psychiatrist and do Ultrasound of abdomen and liver function test. anxiety features last from 1 week to 2 week and they go away gradually. But no need to wait for 1 to 2 week and consult psychiatrist. Awaiting your response. Thank you