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Do you always get sweats and shaking in alcohol withdrawal?

Do you always get sweats and shaking in alcohol withdrawal?

Most people will: Most people who drink too much and have actual withdrawals will get those 2 symptoms to some degree. For some they may be more severe depending on factors such as the amount of alcohol comsumed prior. Some people may get more severe symptoms such a dt's, hallucinations and seizure. ...Read more

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Shaking (Definition)

Shaking is a symptom in which a person has tremors (shakiness or small back and forth movements) in part or all of his body. Shaking can be due to cold body temperatures, rising fever (such as with infections), neurological problems, medicine ...Read more


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When I drink I get really cold, to the point where my entire body is shaking, is this considered alcohol poisoning?

When I drink I get really cold, to the point where my entire body is shaking, is this considered alcohol poisoning?

Yes: Alcohol is a toxin and therefore a poison to everyone. Some people are more sensitive than others. You are obviously having having a reaction to the alcohol and i would definitely recommend you leave it off. ...Read more

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So I was told I have an essential tremor and alcohol will stop the shaking but it actually makes them worse any suggestions I just want them to stop?

So I was told I have an essential tremor and alcohol will stop the shaking but it actually makes them worse any suggestions I just want them to stop?

Be skeptical: Alcohol does temporarily assist tremors, and caffeine may accentuate, but your best control measures might be Primidone for drugs, and weighted bracelets for stability without drugs. If too disabling, in rare cases, deep brain stimulation has been employed, but really a very last resort. ...Read more

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Shaking uncontrollably from drinking small amount of alcohol, what is this?

Shaking uncontrollably from drinking small amount of alcohol, what is this?

Don't drink.: Symptoms of alcohol intolerance may include: headache, flushing, hives, nasal congestion, GI upset, nausea/vomiting ; low blood pressure. You could be allergic to alcohol or it's ingredients such as yeast, grains, sulfites, histamines ; other chemicals. ...Read more

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I'm going through alcohol withdrawal - nausea shaking. I'm on day ten. How long will they last and will a few drinks hurt / set me back?

I'm going through alcohol withdrawal - nausea shaking. I'm on day ten. How long will they last and will a few drinks hurt / set me back?

Alcohol withdrawal: Alcohol withdrawal symptoms usually get worse within 48-72 hours after the last drink, and can persist for 2 weeks or longer sometimes. Yes, if you have a few drinks now, it could set you back. Part of the problem with alcohol dependency is inability to control how much you drink, once you start. See your physician about this; meds may help & you may also need some thiamine shots as well. ...Read more

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Small amt alcohol (1/4 gl wine, etc) cause chills/sweats, headache, shaking, floating feeling. No flush, big person, caucasian, one drink rarely. Why?

Small amt alcohol (1/4 gl wine, etc) cause chills/sweats, headache, shaking, floating feeling. No flush, big person, caucasian, one drink rarely. Why?

Liver processing: Alcohol is processed in the liver, and it depends on a particular liver enzyme. If that enzyme is deficient, or your liver is impaired for some reason, alcohol can have a bad effect on you. ...Read more

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Both of my hands are shaking since i was outside?

Both of my hands are shaking since i was outside?

Need more info: Unless you were exposed to extreme weather conditions, allergens, or were engaged in some form of strenuous activity outside, the shaking of your hands is unrelated to going outside. ...Read more

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My hands are always slightly shaking, why could this be?

My hands are always slightly shaking, why could this be?

Several: Depends on age and other factors. You may have "essential tremor". You may have hyperthyoridism. You could have early parkinson's dz. You may be anxiious. It could be due to drugs. There are many more possibilities limited by this 400 letter box, but if you are concerned, shake a leg and get to the doctor! ...Read more

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What could be the cause of having hands shaking constantly?

What could be the cause of having hands shaking constantly?

Many: The differential diagnosis for tremor is quite large, i.e. there are many possible causes, ranging from too much caffeine, to anxiety, to a host of neurological disorders. See your primary care doctor and if he/she can't figure it out, ask for a referral to a neurologist. ...Read more

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