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Is it possible to experience alcohol withdrawal in hours?

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David Miller
Family Medicine
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In brief: Yes

Alcohol withdrawal can begin 6-12 hours after your last drink.
The minor symptoms include tremors, insomnia, irritability, mild agitation, anorexia, nausea, vomiting, tension, anxiety, sweating, restlessness. More serious symptoms include hallucinations, tremors and delirium (delirium tremons). Alcohol withdrawal can be life threatening and merits an immediate trip to the er.

In brief: Yes

Alcohol withdrawal can begin 6-12 hours after your last drink.
The minor symptoms include tremors, insomnia, irritability, mild agitation, anorexia, nausea, vomiting, tension, anxiety, sweating, restlessness. More serious symptoms include hallucinations, tremors and delirium (delirium tremons). Alcohol withdrawal can be life threatening and merits an immediate trip to the er.
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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine
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In brief: Usually not

Alcohol withdrawal usually takes place in 2-4 days, but as early as 24 hours, but not earlier normally.

In brief: Usually not

Alcohol withdrawal usually takes place in 2-4 days, but as early as 24 hours, but not earlier normally.
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