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Safe Stop Drinking Cold Turkey
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lipitor (atorvastatin): You should be in touch with your dr. Whether stopping the med is a good idea. ...Read more
Over time: Some kids don't care if a cup is substituted for a bottle & if they show no preferance the change can be quick. Some develop a attachment to a bottle & for those, cold turkey may be viewed as punnishment for unknown crimes & a reason not to trust caregivers. I put water in bottles after 1yr& put the good stuff in cups. I'm ok with kids using a water bottle for years but most toss it within wks. ...Read more
Yes you can drink: Cold water when pregnant. From a traditional chinese medicine standpoint, the healthiest way to drink water is a room temperature. The concepts are a little complex & come from the perspective of eastern medicine. See: http://universaltcm.Wordpress.Com/education-information/cold-foods-cold-drinks-caused-health-problems/. Room temp water is optimal. ...Read more
Yes: Quitting smoking doesn't cause withdrawal symptoms like quitting drugs. People tend to be irritable and testy and they will crave the nicotine, but this passes in five days, or so. After that, the craving is more about the habit. Some people get relief from chewing gum or eating carrot sticks. Doing things you can't do while smoking helps, too. Take a shower, or swim. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
It works, go for it.: As far as quitting without any nicotine replacement, the cold turkey method is great. But plan it ahead of time. Pick a quit date in advance, maybe a meaningful date like a birthday or holiday, and gather people who are aware of your attempt that you can call upon for moral support if you start to falter. Good luck!! And it'll be better for your baby. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Help from the IOCDF: The international ocd foundation has a helpful video for family members of persons struggling with ocd: http://bit.Ly/wxys1n through the iocd you can also connect with online support groups for family members. Keep in mind that people with ocd can cling desperately to their rituals & can be terrified of letting them go. Let your husband know that you really want to help but want to do what works! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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