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August 19, 2004

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Azygos

Eric,

Good to see you are getting some stories up on your web page. I was beginning to give up that you would ever come back. I had one alcoholic who came in one night to get his head sewn up and was told by the doctor to quit drinking. Problem was the idiot did stop drinking and came back in DT’s two nights later.

I gave him 60 mg of valium IV and 42 mg ativan IV in the first hour. We ran out of ativan and valium and had to have the pharmacist come in and get us more. I have found that with my withdrawal patients the Valium seems to calm them down while the ativan seems to rev them up. I have observed this in many alcoholics.

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