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How long does it take to get over alcohol withdrawal

A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 42 years experience
With help of doctor: I don't know how far along you are in your recovery from alcohol abuse, or if you've just stopped drinking. In the immediate withdrawal period, you m... Read More

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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Byron Law-Yone
Psychiatry 55 years experience
Depends,: If you are an inpatient receiving detox medication your symptoms could be decreased considerably within hours. If you are drinking heavily and stop su... Read More
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Blumenfield
Psychiatry 57 years experience
This can be serious: Alcohol withdrawal can be serious. In some cases there can be hallucinations, shaking, seizures and it can even be life threatening. So it is good ide... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine 23 years experience
2-7 days: Alcohol withdrawal may start as early as the day following your drink, but usually bad withdrawal, called dts (delirium tremens) takes to 2-7 days to ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Catherine Willner
Neurology 35 years experience
Alcohol withdrawal: This is a very person dependent question. If alcohol was used to mask or treat a depression or anxiety disorder, the perception of withdrawal symptoms... Read More
A 16-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Fishman
Dr. Brian Fishmananswered
Emergency Medicine 9 years experience
1 week, maybe more: Acute withdrawal (12-48hrs after last drink) includes tremors, sweating, & seizures. Alcoholic hallucinosis (24-72hrs after last drink) includes audit... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joyce Liporace
Neurology 33 years experience
Commonly used: Xanax (alprazolam) is a benodiazepine. That class of medication is often used to treat the tremors and anxiety that come with alcohol withdrawal. Bu... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeff Blixt
Addiction Medicine 24 years experience
Most people will: Most people who drink too much and have actual withdrawals will get those 2 symptoms to some degree. For some they may be more severe depending on fac... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Stupple
Dr. Aaron Stuppleanswered
General Practice 9 years experience
Thiamine, folate (folic acid): Thiamine and folate (folic acid) are the most common vitamin deficiencies. Multivitamins are commonly included during withdrawal treatment. Nutritiona... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Possibly: Don't know what your risk factors are.

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