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My son, aged 44yrs, has been drinking a pint of liquor per day for quite a while and now wants to stop cold turkey. Expect? He wants to be aware of symptoms. He is starting with a psycho therapist tomorrow, for depression and low self astime.

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Dr. Monika Heller
Pediatrics - Psychiatry

In brief: Withdrawal

Withdrawal from extensive alcohol use can cause irritability, shaking, sweating, nausea, headaches, insomnia, changes in appetite, anxiety and may have risks of hallucinations, seizures and coma, it is important to manage withdrawal through the help of a medical professional or in a chemical dependency treatment center.

In brief: Withdrawal

Withdrawal from extensive alcohol use can cause irritability, shaking, sweating, nausea, headaches, insomnia, changes in appetite, anxiety and may have risks of hallucinations, seizures and coma, it is important to manage withdrawal through the help of a medical professional or in a chemical dependency treatment center.
Dr. Monika Heller
Dr. Monika Heller
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Dr. Laura McMullen
Pediatrics

In brief: Congratulations

Congratulations toy our son for deciding to stop drinking and for confronting his other issues! when someone who has been drinking a lot every day quits, they can start having the symptoms of withdrawal 5-10 hours after the last drink which can worsen over 48-72 hours.
The symptoms of alcohol withdrawal can be mild (anxiety, fatigue, mood swings), moderate (increased heart rate and blood pressure, sweating, nausea and vomiting), or severe (hallucinations, confusion, seizures, irregular heartbeat). Other health problems can also worsen withdrawal symptoms. Your son needs to contact his doctor prior to stopping alcohol or proceed to the emergency room if he starts to experience withdrawal symptoms since these can be very dangerous. I attached a website below that talks about the symptoms of alcohol withdrawal in more depth.

In brief: Congratulations

Congratulations toy our son for deciding to stop drinking and for confronting his other issues! when someone who has been drinking a lot every day quits, they can start having the symptoms of withdrawal 5-10 hours after the last drink which can worsen over 48-72 hours.
The symptoms of alcohol withdrawal can be mild (anxiety, fatigue, mood swings), moderate (increased heart rate and blood pressure, sweating, nausea and vomiting), or severe (hallucinations, confusion, seizures, irregular heartbeat). Other health problems can also worsen withdrawal symptoms. Your son needs to contact his doctor prior to stopping alcohol or proceed to the emergency room if he starts to experience withdrawal symptoms since these can be very dangerous. I attached a website below that talks about the symptoms of alcohol withdrawal in more depth.
Dr. Laura McMullen
Dr. Laura McMullen
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