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Is trembling of the hands a sign of alcohol withdrawal syndrome?

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Dr. Alexander H. Sheppe

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Posted on Wed, 5 Apr 2017 in Smoking and Alcohol Addiction
Question: I AM AN ALCOHOLIC, ANYTHING I CAN PURCHASE OVER THE COUNTER TO STOP MY TREMBLING WHEN I AM NOT DRINKING?
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Hello, and thanks for your question.

There is no over the counter medication that will help with this. If you are shaking in the absence of alcohol, this means you are in withdrawal, which is HIGHLY DANGEROUS without immediate medical treatment. This can lead to seizures, coma, and death. I recommend you got to a hospital for a safe medical detox.

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