Would you please share with me the expected symptoms


Q: Would you please share with me the expected symptoms for this scenario? A functioning alcoholic consumes 1.75 liters of alcohol every 4 days, in the form of multiple straight shots every evening until blacking out. They suddenly stop drinking altogether. To what extent would withdrawal symptoms be present?


A:   Hi
Thank you for the question,

Alcohol withdrawal syndrome (AWS) is the name for the symptoms that occur when a heavy drinker suddenly stops or significantly reduces their alcohol intake. With AWS, you may experience a combination of physical and emotional symptoms, from mild anxiety and fatigue to nausea. If you suddenly stop drinking, or significantly reduce the amount of alcohol you drink, it can cause a number of symptoms. These include anxiety, insomnia, heart rate changes, increased blood pressure, and delirium.
These are the symptoms:
-nausea and/or vomiting
-increased heart rate
If you have severe AWS symptoms, it is a medical emergency. Then you may have to seek medical care.

I hope this will help you. Have a nice day.

Related Q&A

Q: Would 8 beers in 16 hours produce high BAC while intetnally bleeding for the last several days.

Q: My father has thrown up, is still nauseated. Has severe back pain, pale complexion and sweating. Age 53, history of s...

Q: I have been an alcoholic for 35 years. I recently had my liver lab work. The score was APL 246, AST was125 the ALT wa...

Q: My mom is alcoholic, she is around 55 yrs is there any med to get rid of alcoholic habit!

Q: I am an alcoholic. I was starting to experience issues with my legs and limbs (which i understand is caused by alcoho...


Dr. James Obaji M.D.

  • 247 Reviews
  • Family Physician

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

  • 190 Reviews
  • Family Physician

Dr. Pat Golden M.D.

  • 169 Reviews
  • Cardiologist

Dr. Kunaal Jindal M.D.

  • 112 Reviews
  • Plastic Surgeon