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Doctor insights on: Is Going Cold Turkey From Alcohol Dangerous

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Will someone die if they go "cold turkey" with alcohol?

Will someone die if they go "cold turkey" with alcohol?

Alcohol cold turkey: How dangerous alcohol withdrawal is depends on your general health, how much you drink, how long you have been drinking and whether you have had problems before. Best to consult a physician for advice--and to find strong support (such as aa) while going through it. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about alcohol cold turkey symptoms?

Can you tell me about alcohol cold turkey symptoms?

Depends on...: How much has been used for how long and the person's overall physical health. Symptoms range from shakiness, headache, nausea to hallucinations, seizures and possible death. Always consult a professional for safe, medical detox to avoid a medical emergency. ...Read more

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Quitting alcohol cold turkey - is it okay?

Quitting alcohol cold turkey - is it okay?

Quitting alcohol: It can be a problem quitting alcohol cold turkey, if you have built up a tolerance. WDRL symptoms from alcohol occur 24-72 hours after the last drink. If you start to feel shaky without alcohol, that is a sign that you could have more severe WDRL symptoms. A person needs to drink at least one pint per day for 30 days to have WDRL symptoms can consist of seizures requiring medical attention. ...Read more

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For what length of time do alcohol withdrawl symptoms last, if you go cold turkey?

For what length of time do alcohol withdrawl symptoms last, if you go cold turkey?

Alcohol withdrawal: Three to seven days. But, if you have been drinking heavily or have the sweats or tremors you can seize and die in withdrawal. Please please have someone around or get to a detox unit to make sure you are safe and have understanding professionals around you as you enter sobriety and begin to treat the disease of alcoholism. ...Read more

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What is the probability of dying from withdrawal from alcohol from going "cold turkey"?

What is the probability of dying from withdrawal from alcohol from going "cold turkey"?

Low but seizure: Depending on the amount and duration of use, withdrawal from alcohol can be dangerous because there is a possibilty of seizure. Irritability, tremors, anxiety, nausea, sweating/dizziness, agitation, insomnia, headaches are common early withdrawal symptoms. I would consult your doc for medical advice on how to safely cut-down and stop alcohol. It's a good sign that you are asking! good luck. ...Read more

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Should you stop alcohol cold turkey until you go see a doctor?

Should you stop alcohol cold turkey until you go see a doctor?

Alcohol: If you are not over-drinking alcohol it should not be a problem. If you are drinking too much you must tell your doctor. What is too much? Any amount you take that causes your concern. ...Read more

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If I go cold turkey giving up alcohol for a month will it cause further liver damage?

If I go cold turkey giving up alcohol for a month will it cause further liver damage?

I am a little : nervous here. You are a 54 year old female and I am assuming that you have some form of liver damage related to alcohol use. My questions is - do you have physical dependence on alcohol? If the answer is yes - please only detoxify under some sort of medical supervision. I am hopeful you would have no further liver damage - but since you haven't told us what your diagnosis is - can't say for sure. ...Read more

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Will stopping alcohol cold turkey give me dts?

Will stopping alcohol cold turkey give me dts?

It could.: Alcohol withdrawal could be deadly. Delirium tremens (dts) can start 3 days after your last drink, last up to 7-10 days. It's not guaranteed that you'll get dts after stopping alcohol cold turkey, but the risk is high enough that you should definitely seek professional help before you do. In some select cases, you can work with your doctor to do a detox outpatient regimen. Good luck! ...Read more

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How much alcohol could a person consume over a period of time that they would have seizures from cold turkey?

How much alcohol could a person consume over a period of time that they would have seizures from cold turkey?

Hard to tell...: One would have to consume copious amounts of alcohol to achieve this; or one may actually have epilepsy and the alcohol is simply lowering the seizure threshhold; please get with your physician and explore this; you may even need to see a neurologist to undergo some diagnostic testing figure out what is going on. ...Read more

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Is it dangerous to go cold turkey regarding my estrace (estradiol)?

Is it dangerous to go cold turkey regarding my estrace (estradiol)?

No, but: It might be uncomfortable. If you are taking oral Estrace (estradiol) or using a patch and you stop suddenly, you may have a lot of hot flashes, night sweats, and possibly some mood instability. If you are using Estrace (estradiol) vaginal cream, you would be less likely to have these symptoms, but still might to a lesser extent. It is not dangerous to stop suddenly however. ...Read more

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Is it really dangerous to come off of the drug klonopin (clonazepam) cold turkey?

Is it really dangerous to come off of the drug klonopin (clonazepam) cold turkey?

Could be: Klonopin, also known as clonazepam, is a benzodiazepine medication that is used commonly to treat anxiety. It was originally used, however, to treat seizures. So, depending on your age, physical condition, dose of klonopin, how long you have been taking it, and so on, if you stop abruptly, you could have grand mal seizures. If this happens while you are driving, it could be disastrous. Call md. ...Read more

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Is it dangerous to stop cold turkey after 0.5mg Clonazepam intermittently on need basis for 6 months? What are my risks/dangers? Taper?

Is it dangerous to stop cold turkey after 0.5mg Clonazepam intermittently on need basis for 6 months? What are my risks/dangers? Taper?

No taper needed: It is unlikely that will experience withdrawal if you kept to a regular 0.5 mg of Clonazepam. Benzodiazepine dependence or continued use of a higher dose would require a taper. I would suggest to keep a few if you experience a recurrence of anxiety. ...Read more

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Would it b dangerous to stop doing 210mg of Oxycodone HCL daily (been using for 4 mths) cold turkey for 15-20 hours then take suboxone at hr 15-20?

Would it b dangerous to stop doing 210mg of Oxycodone HCL daily (been using for 4 mths) cold turkey for 15-20 hours then take suboxone at hr 15-20?

See a doctor: You should have medical supervision and not try to do this on your own. If you take the Suboxone too soon, it can precipitate withdrawal. Also, if you have never taken the Suboxone, you need to be monitored during induction. You should see a doctor with experience in managing opiate withdrawal and familiarity with Suboxone maintenance therapy. ...Read more

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Can you stop bupropion/zyban/wellbutrin cold turkey? What are some of the withdrawal symptoms? Is it dangerous to stop suddenly? Thanks :)

Can you stop bupropion/zyban/wellbutrin cold turkey? What are some of the withdrawal symptoms? Is it dangerous to stop suddenly?  Thanks :)

Withdrawal sxs: Please d/w your prescribing provider. It is recommended that dose be decreased by 50mg every 4 days - but in reality - dose is often v'ed much faster. Wellbutrin (bupropion) withdrawal symptoms can include fatigue, migraine or other types of headaches, zapped or tingling sensation, indigestion, abdominal cramping, loose bowel movements, worsening depressive sxs, anxiety, hostility, paranoia, & crying spells. ...Read more