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My daughter trying to come off Alcohol has been having Illusinations,

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My daughter trying to come off Alcohol has been having Illusinations, people in the house that are not there, Spiders that are not there, etc. GP today has prescribed diazepam 20mg 4 times a day, but the side effects are illusinations. Should I be worried ?
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 3 years ago.

Dr. David :

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Dr. David :

sounds like she is having bad hallucinations coming off of alcohol.

Dr. David :

this can happen when patients don't drink anymore.

Dr. David :

you daughter really should be in an inpatient drug and alcohol treatment facility where she can be better monitored by nurses and trained professionals.

Dr. David :

she could be dehydrated or have a bladder infection going on as well which can cause hallucinations as well.

Dr. David :

coming off of high amounts of alcohol at home can be dangerous. she could go into seizures or have DTs as well.

Dr. David :

I would recommend that she be admitted into the hospital where she can get IV fluids and more intense monitoring of her situation as she comes off of alcohol.

Dr. David :

hello?

Dr. David :

her taking the diazepam 20mg will not help dehydration or a urinary tract infection.

Dr. David :

will her GP put her into a hospital for treatment

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why did you rate poor service?

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what other questions do you have?

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Did not explain my question.

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Did Not explain my question

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what other questions do you have?

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do you want to know why she is having hallucinations?

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