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I used to drink heavily for 13 years, I feel unrest and shake like I am going to get seizures.

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i have drank heavily for 13 year and i stopped cold turkey. i have noticed a sense unrest and sometimes i shake. My emotions do complete opposite reactions within minutes of each other and its scares me. it feels like im dying when i nearly go into a seizure, i thought if you stopped that was it. what is going on?

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Category: Family Physician-GP
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From your symptoms you have developed withdrawal syndrome.

When you are a chronic alcoholic, and suddenly stop taking alcohol you develop alcohol withdrawal syndrome. Alcohol withdrawal especially occurs if you have taken alcohol for a very long time. You can take lorazepam or diazepam which will cure your anxiety and shakiness. You can take anti psychotic for mood fluctuations. You can visit help groups or psychiatrist who can help you out with counseling and help you out with these symptoms.

It’s really good you have taken the step to stop alcohol. I also consult you to visit a physician who can look in for your blood pressure and if you have any other systemic disorder and get it treated accordingly.

I suggest you to not get back to drinking because of these symptoms.

Thank you.

Dr. John Monheit
Category: Family Physician-GP
Residecny: North Colorado Family Medicine
Medical School: The Chicago Medical Center
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