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What can cause sevier twtchibg in sleep for an alcholic that has recently stopped drnking?

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Dr. Donald Hazlett
Psychiatry
8 doctors agree

In brief: Withdrawal symptoms

Probably the most serious alcohol withdrawal would be delirium tremens, a state where a person is delirious and even hallucinates and temperature, blood pressure & heart rate go up & can be fatal without proper care.
Other symptoms like agitation & tremors (twitching) may lead to grand mal seizures also quite serious. These are serious & need intervention since they can become severe in 24/48 hrs.

In brief: Withdrawal symptoms

Probably the most serious alcohol withdrawal would be delirium tremens, a state where a person is delirious and even hallucinates and temperature, blood pressure & heart rate go up & can be fatal without proper care.
Other symptoms like agitation & tremors (twitching) may lead to grand mal seizures also quite serious. These are serious & need intervention since they can become severe in 24/48 hrs.
Dr. Donald Hazlett
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Dr. Karl Spector
Addiction Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: Might be DT's

Severe twitching in an alcoholic who recently stopped drinking could be from delirium tremens, or "dt's.
" it is one of the few medical emergencies in drug withdrawal. Unlike opiate withdrawal, dt's can actually cause death in about 5% of patients. It is typically associated with very high bp, rapid heart rate and even hallucinations. Those with possible dt's should seek medical treatment asap!

In brief: Might be DT's

Severe twitching in an alcoholic who recently stopped drinking could be from delirium tremens, or "dt's.
" it is one of the few medical emergencies in drug withdrawal. Unlike opiate withdrawal, dt's can actually cause death in about 5% of patients. It is typically associated with very high bp, rapid heart rate and even hallucinations. Those with possible dt's should seek medical treatment asap!
Dr. Karl Spector
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