I have some liver problems?This adds to my need. I want something that will curve withdraws, as I am employed. Any suggestions?
Benzos like ativan, xanax and valium are often given to keep a alcoholic dependent from having dts, seizures and keep them calmer. Campral is often given for cravings and my addiction counselor told the alcohol dependents in our group to eat ice cream and sweets, she said it actually would help. Taking walks will offsets the possible weight gain from the sweets and ice cream. You will have to get you drs ok to take the benzos or campral but they may help. Best of luck, pattishan
Librium is another med they give often to curb the DT's. A lot depends on how much liver damage you actually have. I would recommend a good workup by your Dr and a frank discussion of your drinking history and then you can look at options for you together. I do encourage you to look into AA (Alcoholics Anonymous). Quitting is very difficult to do on your own and AA can be very helpful. It is a non judgemental environment and usually EVERYONE there has been in your shoes at one time or another and the support is very valuable. Stopping drinking is a great step but you absolutely must address the reasons for drinking to stay sober. AA will help you with that and talking to others who have been successful in their sobriety is a good confidence booster. They will usually pair you up with a sponser who will help boost you when you are having troubles and find yourself wanting to drink again.
Your sponser will help you through the temptations and they are always someone who was a former drinker so they actually do know what you are going through. Congrats on your decision to start life again sober! It's the first really big step!
I am not in any way trying to judge you and I don't want to seem to be rude, You need to stop the drinking it will only make the liver problems worse, I had a good friend hospitalized with me and he was placed in the room with me due to lack of space, his doctor started sending him to AA meetings frequently and they used Librium 25mg injectable to prevent seizure activity, his Dr. back in the time he was inpatient told him that alcohol was something that after so long could become fatal, he said it was more serious than drugs because you will think for sure due to withdrawls you will not live without drugs but with alcohol it's so very important that you be honest with your doctor and get started on medications that will help you with sobriety.
Librium is not a fix, it is a benzodiazepine and it can be habit forming it also comes in the oral form for alcohol withdrawl drugs such as carbamazepine, chloral hydrate, oxazepam can be used drugs like prozac can be used in alcohol dependance these are some thoughts that you may discuss with your doctor and I do wish you success as you work to get healthy.
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