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I am an alcoholic and three days ago i was drinking while watch a video on my computer. i don't remember what happened but i woke up to find myself on the floor feeling like i was dying. i forced myself to get to the emergency call cord and pull it. the r

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
There : There is not enough information provided to provide a helpful response. Are you a daily drinker? How much do you drink each day & of what? How old? Has your ability to tolerate alcohol dropped recently? I am answering 16 hours later, do you still feel the same or are your symptoms worse or better? Do have illnesses involving your liver or GI tract?
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Dr. Alan Wartenberg
A Verified Doctoranswered
Addiction Medicine 50 years experience
You didn't finish: But it sounds like you had a withdrawal seizure. This can happen even while people are still drinking, if they have cut way back on the amount of alcohol. This has to be a wake-up call for you to get help for your alcoholism. There are many treatment programs, especially in large urban centers, and self-help programs like 12-step or smart recovery can help, but you need medical help first now!
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Last updated Oct 3, 2016


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