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Is it possible for alcohol withdrawal or abuse cause flu like symptoms?

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Dr. Kevin Passer
36 years experience
Yes: It may feel like one has the flu when experiencing what are known as withdrawal symptoms. Usually, one has to drink every day for at least one month, before they would have withdrawal symptoms after abruptly stopping. More over, the most severe kinds of withdrawal from alcohol can involve the person having a seizure, which can be dangerous as it can cause a person to stop breathing.

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A 39-year-old member asked:

Can alcohol withdraw or abuse cause flu like symptoms?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Some for both: There are far too many alcohol withdrawal symptoms for me to come close to listing them in 400 words or less. See: http://www.Alcoholwithdrawalsymptoms.Org/ . Please be aware that death is a possible outcome from withdrawal. Alcoholics anonymous is a mainstay for sobriety.

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