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A 29-year-old female asked:

How can you tell the difference between a hangover and alcohol poisoning? i drank a lot last night. symptoms: vomiting, rapid heart rate, weak/shaky

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Dr. Michael Blumenfield
Psychiatry 58 years experience
They can go together: You should have a physical exam to be sure your medical condition is stable. Depending on the amount and duration of your drinking as well as the exact nature of your symptoms some medication usually short term may be prescribed. Hopefully there will be a discussion of your drinking pattern and how it is impacting your life .
Last updated Jun 26, 2021

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