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My mother has been...

My mother has been drinking for two weeks. minimal food and now us shaking furiously,

Doctor's Assistant: What are your mother's symptoms? Has she used any medication for this?

Gagging. shaking really bad. just gave her a couple of anagraine tablets.

Doctor's Assistant: Has she seen a doctor about this?

She wont go. just seeing if it will sort itself out or what to do for her

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in her medical history you think the doctor should know?

Bad history with alcohol. suffers from mild epilepsy. had a alcohol related fit 5 months ago. depression. anxiety. has neltrexone gel balls in her stomach

Submitted: 3 months ago.Category: Medical
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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
can she have a sleeping tablet to knock her out??
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Doctor: Dr.Saleem, Doctor replied 3 months ago
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Doctor: Dr.Saleem, Doctor replied 3 months ago

Sorry to know that . Yes you can give her benzodiazepines which are sleeping pills actually . These are recommended for treatment of alcohol related psychosis .

You may give her lorazepam or alprazolam.

Hope it answers your query.

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
thankyou. what about the gagging and the shaking.
Doctor: Dr.Saleem, Doctor replied 3 months ago

That would settle once she is sedated by the sleeping pill .

Anagraine is a good option to help with forward motility . Keep her head end elevated just to prevent her aspirating something into her lungs which can lead to lung infection. If she continues to gag then avoid giving her anything through mouth and contact emergency services or ER for putting a nasogastric feeding tube through her nose as aspiration is a big risk in her case.

Her sugar levels also could be low as she hasnt been eating at all and alcohol can cause a dip in sugar levels which can precipitate fits so you need to be careful with that too. She ideally needs professional medical help if you can manage it .

I hope she feels better soon

Let me know if you have any more queries.

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Stay blessed.

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Doctor: Dr.Saleem, Doctor replied 3 months ago

Let me know if you have any more queries.

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Stay blessed.

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