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Can alcohol abuse or alcohol withdraws cause hyperactive refelxes hyperactive refelxes. not sure if that is the medical term

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Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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Addiction Medicine 51 years experience
Yes: Hyperactive reflexes are a common sign of alcohol withdrawal, and are related to the overall hyperactivity of the central nervous system - anxiety, insomnia, tremor, restlessness, irritability, which can progress to grand mal seizures/and or delirium tremens (the shaking delirium).
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