A 48-year-old member asked:
Alcohol withdrawal: are seizures common?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Bennett Machanic answered
51 years experience in Neurology
Yes: Delirium tremens due to alcohol cessation may well start with a withdrawal seizure followed by frank delirium, hallucinations and tremors. Therefore, if alcohol abuse is to be terminated, one cannot stop abruptly, and must be slowly withdrawn, under medical supervision. Lastly, if a seizure does occur, it is against the law to drive a motor vehicle in the usa.
Answered on Dec 2, 2018
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