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Can withdrawal from heroin kill me?
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Dr. Scott Mackinnon
Anesthesiology
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In brief: Heroin withdrawal
"withdrawal" per se refers to the symptoms which occur upon abrupt removal of a chemical to which one has become "dependent" upon.
In the case of heroin, or other opiate compounds, the person may manifest severe, profound, symptoms that may include sweating, chills, shakes, hemodynamic changes and frank seizures that may become life threatening. Medical attention is necessary.

In brief: Heroin withdrawal
"withdrawal" per se refers to the symptoms which occur upon abrupt removal of a chemical to which one has become "dependent" upon.
In the case of heroin, or other opiate compounds, the person may manifest severe, profound, symptoms that may include sweating, chills, shakes, hemodynamic changes and frank seizures that may become life threatening. Medical attention is necessary.
Dr. Scott Mackinnon
Dr. Scott Mackinnon
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1 doctor agrees
In brief: No
It won't kill you, but it won't be fun.
It is a great thing to get off of, as it will open your life to new possibilities. Good luck.

In brief: No
It won't kill you, but it won't be fun.
It is a great thing to get off of, as it will open your life to new possibilities. Good luck.
Dr. Terry Simpson
Dr. Terry Simpson
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Dr. Thomas Wright
Phlebology
In brief: Yes
Yes in some severe cases people can die from abrupt heroin withdrawal.
Severe nausea, vomiting can lead to dehydration , in rare cases seizure can occur. Most people withdraw from heroin safely , even on their own.[ without medical care] most heroin users die of overdose not withdrawal.

In brief: Yes
Yes in some severe cases people can die from abrupt heroin withdrawal.
Severe nausea, vomiting can lead to dehydration , in rare cases seizure can occur. Most people withdraw from heroin safely , even on their own.[ without medical care] most heroin users die of overdose not withdrawal.
Dr. Thomas Wright
Dr. Thomas Wright
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