Alcohol Withdrawal Symptoms and Seizures

Symptoms of Alcohol Withdrawal

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Difficulty thinking clearly
  • Fatigue
  • Feeling jumpy or nervous
  • Feeling shaky
  • Headache, general, pulsating
  • Insomnia (difficulty falling and staying asleep)
  • Irritability or easily excited
  • Loss of appetite
  • Nausea
  • Pale skin
  • Palpitations (sensation of feeling the heart beat)
  • Rapid emotional changes
  • Sweating, especially the palms of the hands or the face
  • Vomiting

Seizures

  • Most common in first 24 – 48 hours after last drink
  • Most common in people with previous complications from alcohol withdrawal
  • Usually generalized tonic-clonic seizures, characterised by wild thrashing movements or could be as mild as a brief loss of awareness.

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