How long can delirium due to alcohol withdrawal last?

Days. Days to 2 weeks but it can be fatal if not treated and monitored.
A few days to months. It can start between 24 hours and 10 days after the last drink;it is a medical emergency ; some of the symptoms ( tremors, high blood pressure, anxiety etc ) can last a few days but some of the cognitive and emotional symptoms can last months..... If you have been drinking heavily and want to stop please at least seek advice from your treating md or do.
3-7 days. Typically it occurs on day 2-3 after stopping drinking, and then lasts 2-3 days, but in some cases can last weeks. In very sick alcoholics with other problems, like pneumonia, gastrointestinal bleeding, pancreatitis and other serious illnesses, it may last even longer.

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How long can you expect delirium due to alcohol withdrawal to last?

Days. It depends on how much alcohol someone consumes over a long period, which causes their body to become dependent on it. Acute cessation of alcohol consumption could lead to delirium tremens, which can prove fatal. Any alcohol-dependent person coming off alcohol needs to be under medical treatment to prevent this from occurring. Read more...
Varies. It may vary depending on length of dependency, alcohol level upon admission and co-morbidities. Intervention in symptom management as soon as possible will also help shorten the timeframe. Read more...
7 days is .... All depends on amount consumed over what period. Imperfect rule of thumb is heavy drinking for 2 consecutive weeks usually places one at elevated risk for complicated w/d. Highest risk for w/d seizure is first 24-72 hours. Rare to have delirium tremens present more than 7 days after last drink. Effective treatment can reduce w/d duration, and certainly make it much safer. Please ask for help. Read more...

Could you develop delirium tremens without other alcohol withdrawal symptoms?

Sequences. Often the first occurrence is a withdrawal seizure at 6-96 hrs after stopping the booze, and delirium tremens begins shortly after seizure activity. However, have seen patients without any premonitory tremors or seizures and go directly into delirium tremens. So, could well be variable. Read more...

How long would my alcohol withdrawal effects last?

Three days. Often these are gone in 72 hours. However, this depends on you frequency and amount of use as well as your general physical condition. Alcohol withdrawal can be dangerous. If you are a heavy user, get medical help with withdrawal. Read more...

How long will alcohol withdrawal symptoms last?

Alcohol withdrawal. Acute use of alcohol in excess usually causes symptoms for no more than 24 hours, and they are worst the morning after. With chronic alcohol use, to some extent duration of symptoms depends on amount being used. The physical withdrawal is usually ending in 3-4 days but longer lasting symptoms can last months or longer. Read more...

What are signs of alcohol withdrawal and how long after last drink does it start?

Alcohol withdrawal. Symptoms usually present within 6 hours of drinking cessation. Milder symptoms include anxiety, insomnia, tremulousness, GI upset, anorexia, headache, sweating, etc. If withdrawal does not progress (mild) symptoms resolve within 24 to 48. Seizures and delirium tremens (dt's) are seen in more severe. Unfortunately most doctors have seen patients succumb to lethal alcohol withdrawal. Read more...
Anxiety. Most people with alcohol withdrawal, who are usually daily drinkers, experience symptoms/signs within 4-6 hours after last drink or reduction in drinking, with anxiety, insomnia, sweating and restlessness, followed by "shakes", increased anxiety and agitation, nausea/vomiting/ diarrhea, and in severe cases seizures and delirium (dts). It is bad for your blood pressure/depression and diabetes.Stop! Read more...

How long can alcohol withdrawal last for?

See below. Two to three days is usual. After dts , it can take up to seven to ten days to recover. Read more...

How long does alcohol withdrawal usually last?

3 days. Unless seignifican malnutrition, neurological of liver deterioration than longer. If severe, and one goes into dts, than 7-10 days. Read more...