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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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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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