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How long does it take for alcohol withdrawal symptoms to start?

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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 take effect. In most cases 2-4 days will be the usual latency.
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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6-12 hours: Early symptoms begin as soon as the alcohol blood level begins to subside, and typically dependent drinkers get increased anxiety, sweating, hand tremor and other symptoms within 12 hours. These symptoms may get worse over the next 24-48 hours and include seizures and delirium (dts), as well as markedly elevated blood pressure and pulse which can cause real physical damage. Get help if this is u!

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A 39-year-old member asked:

How long would that take to get rid of alcohol withdrawal symptoms?

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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 suddenly and take no mediation for detox you could have symptoms lasting 5-7 days. It is much safer to do this while under care of your family md or psychiatrist.
A 46-year-old member asked:

How long will alcohol withdrawal symptoms last?

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Dr. Catherine Willner
Neurology 35 years experience
Alcohol withdrawal: Acute use of alcohol in excess usually causes symptoms for no more than 24 hours, and they are worst the morning after. With chronic alcohol use, to some extent duration of symptoms depends on amount being used. The physical withdrawal is usually ending in 3-4 days but longer lasting symptoms can last months or longer.
A 33-year-old member asked:

How can I best take care of alcohol withdrawal symptoms if you have hepatitis?

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Dr. Michael Blumenfield
Psychiatry 57 years experience
With M.D. supervion: Alcohol withdrawal symptoms can be serious. They can include life threatening seizures. The withdrawal should be done under medical supervision and may include a temporary use of benzodiazepines. Sometimes the withdrawal process is done in the hospital. It is particularly important to undergo this withdrawal process since the use of alcohol in the presence of hepatitis is very dangerous.
A 40-year-old member asked:

What are the main symptoms of alcohol withdrawal?

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Dr. Stuart Wasser
Addiction Medicine 35 years experience
See below: Tromors and irritability, high blood pressure and pulse, nasea and vomiting. When extreme- hallucinations , confusion, seizures.
A 38-year-old member asked:

How long can alcohol withdrawal last for?

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Dr. Stuart Wasser
Addiction Medicine 35 years experience
See below: Two to three days is usual. After dts , it can take up to seven to ten days to recover.

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