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Will Stopping Alcohol Cold Turkey Give Me D Ts
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
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Likely: Even shakespeare knew this over 300 years ago, " it provokes the desire but it takes away the performance. Therefore much drink may be said to be an equivocator with lechery: it makes him and it mars him; it sets him on and it takes him off. ". ...Read more
Common Problem: Where alcohol can help an individual relax and create an atmosphere more conducive to having sex, it commonly can interfere with a man's ability to achieve and maintain an erection. So if alcohol consumption is causing this problem, stopping the alcohol would restore a normal healthy erection. There are other causes of erectile difficulty and one should discuss it with their physician. ...Read more
How long does fullness, nausea persist after stopping alcohol? Especially after a period of heavy alcohol abuse (drinking daily for few months).
Sorry...: ...you've provided insufficient information regarding your liver and GI status to answer your question. However, congratulations on choosing a healthier path! ...Read more
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
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
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
Scared to quit ciggs cold turkey because of anxiety and don't know the withdrawals. I heard you can die from withdrawing in alcohol. Will i be fine?
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
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Male, 58, alcohol cold turkey resulted in leg pains and skin irritations, it has been 2 and a half months, painkillers don't work, neither do suplemen?
Please see: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. You may need to see a neurologist also. ...Read more
Depends: It depends how much you are drinking, and you feel right now - if you are having severe tremor (the shakes), sweats, anxiety, trouble sleeping, agitation, then you are at risk of a seizure soon and dts in another day or two. If you are worried, don't sit there typing and waiting for an online response - call your doctor or go to an emergency room! dt's usually requires drinking at least a pint/d. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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