Alcohol is one of the most frequently used substances in the world and is often seen as a harmless way to relax and have fun. However, it is important to remember that alcohol is a drug that can have serious consequences when abused. Understanding the risks associated with alcohol consumption and the signs of alcoholism
The Most Dangerous Phase of Withdrawal
The most acute symptoms of Valium withdrawal happen within the first 1-4 days after taking the last dose. During this time, patients can experience severe anxiety or panic attacks, depression, mood swings, headaches, nausea, vomiting, tremors, cardiovascular symptoms (such as high blood pressure or tachycardia), confusion, and seizures. Seizures can be especially dangerous during this critical period, and require immediate medical attention.
After the acute phase, there is another general phase lasting up to two weeks, or longer. Symptoms during this period are similar to those in the acute phase, though less severe. After another week or two of recovery, the physical portion of the withdrawal ends.