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Old 02-20-2018, 05:45 AM   #21 (permalink)
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what kind of specialist?
still no answer?
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Old 02-20-2018, 05:54 AM   #22 (permalink)
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You've gotten some great answers and I think what you describe could certainly have been because of your attempt at tapering.

My experience with tapering and then quitting were like posts #16 & 17. Lots of hallucinations.

Go to a regular GP, tell them your story. Referrals are up to them.

You can get a week's worth of inexpensive meds to help you get off the drink safely and completely without all the symptoms if they are in fact only withdrawal. Why don't you do that? All this fear isn't good for you regardless of the cause. Just go to the doctor. They've seen it all before.
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Old 02-20-2018, 07:35 AM   #23 (permalink)
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You've gotten some great answers and I think what you describe could certainly have been because of your attempt at tapering.

My experience with tapering and then quitting were like posts #16 & 17. Lots of hallucinations.

Go to a regular GP, tell them your story. Referrals are up to them.

You can get a week's worth of inexpensive meds to help you get off the drink safely and completely without all the symptoms if they are in fact only withdrawal. Why don't you do that? All this fear isn't good for you regardless of the cause. Just go to the doctor. They've seen it all before.
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Old 02-20-2018, 08:45 AM   #24 (permalink)
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still no answer?
Plan A:
  • Go to a general doctor
  • Tell him or her all the **** you've told us
  • Do what he or she says


If he's a lazy worthless doctor with regard to boozing, then proceed to Plan B:

Plan B:
  • Go to another general doctor
  • Tell him or her all the **** you've told us
  • Do what he or she says

If he too is a lazy worthless doctor, then repeat Plan B often as necessary.

Seriously, not trying to make light of your situation. You've got **** going on that not even a doctor could diagnose you properly over the internet, let alone a bunch of drunks - you need to see a medical professional.

Good luck to you, and update us.
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Old 02-21-2018, 02:05 PM   #25 (permalink)
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so the specialist is the GP. Got it.

Already been to the doctor as I posted.

now I have hallucinated twice in 5 days at 3 beers a day, why am I hallucinating if I tapering? Doctor does not know. People here should have experience.

How do the hallucinations generally start? My take the form of brightly colored geometric shapes to start. In flashes then sustained. Is this standard?

I had a minor hallucination this morning... thought I had got through it. Then 45 minutes later, bam, full blown.

No delusions what so ever. I am in total control just panicked, scared to death.

Is this typical?



How do I avoid them tomorrow?
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Old 02-21-2018, 02:10 PM   #26 (permalink)
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You've gotten some great answers and I think what you describe could certainly have been because of your attempt at tapering.

My experience with tapering and then quitting were like posts #16 & 17. Lots of hallucinations.

Go to a regular GP, tell them your story. Referrals are up to them.

You can get a week's worth of inexpensive meds to help you get off the drink safely and completely without all the symptoms if they are in fact only withdrawal. Why don't you do that? All this fear isn't good for you regardless of the cause. Just go to the doctor. They've seen it all before.
I am still tapering. When you say lots of hallucinations... came and went, did you treat them when they came, how long did they typically last? Did they start like mine.

Did you have the delusions with them I read about?

Did you have other symptoms? Could you feel them coming on?

I have 3 more doc appointment coming up but I am sacred like I have never been in my 65 years.
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I understand you are scared mentor, but we simply cannot give you medical advice here, which is what you are asking for. Please speak with your doctor.

Yes, some here might have experience with hallucinations but it would be irresponsible of us to try and diagnose you based on personal experience. Hallucinations can have a whole host of sources. Have you considered seeing a mental health professional too?
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I am having all kinds of eye problems.... shooting starts in my vision. Flashes of colorful light. very dark floaters that form a screen across my vision.

and a funny almost imagined distortion of faces..

has ANYONE experienced this? Is this possibly from alcohol withdrawal?

Does it not sound familiar to your unique experience?

The doctors have I spoke to so far have no clue.
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Old 02-21-2018, 02:24 PM   #29 (permalink)
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I understand you are scared mentor, but we simply cannot give you medical advice here, which is what you are asking for. Please speak with your doctor.

Yes, some here might have experience with hallucinations but it would be irresponsible of us to try and diagnose you based on personal experience. Hallucinations can have a whole host of sources. Have you considered seeing a mental health professional too?
I am asking about experiences, I have many doctors I am working with. I don't want a diagnosis. Just please share your experiences? I am freakin in tears.
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This will be your last warning to stop asking for medical advice.

Members have shared with you what they can. We do not know the answers for you and we cannot offer medical advice.
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Is this possibly from alcohol withdrawal?
Possibly, but again we cannot say one way or the other. It sounds to me like you are having some pretty serious problems, maybe a trip to urgent care and a different doctor might be a good idea? Our experiences are not relevant when you need medical attention.
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Old 02-21-2018, 02:39 PM   #32 (permalink)
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I am not a professional

But that's what I found out. Mixed reality with insane episodes of non reality. You may need to go to a hospital and get the right meds to prevent a worse outcome! Alcoholic hallucinations are for real. Time for you to check into ER or at least get your doctor to give you Valium, Librium or Ativan, not pretending to be a doctor, you call them.
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Mentor, I am sorry you are in such distress, and as I posted earlier I am very familiar with the hallucinations that go along with alcohol withdrawal. Mine
lasted for four days, but I finally started drinking again to make the horror go away. I limped along basically in a state of psychosis for a month until I had a moment of clarity and called my therapist who took me to detox. I began hallucinating again while there, suffered a seizure and spent a week in the hospital before going to inpatient rehab for 2 months. This is life-threatening business.
We can't give medical advice, just experience. I hope your doctor can sort things out. If he can't, go to the ER or find another doctor. There is hope; you can get through this.
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