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Hi all, i have always been a heavy binge drinker fir 20 years but since splitting with my wife 12 weeks ago i have drank a bottle of barcardi everyday.. As i keep my self visually fit there are no external signs, i also run a business where i have arranged all my days to solely work in the afternoons.. Yesterday morning after a particularly heavy session i woke up and poured all my alcohol down the drain.. i just didnt feel like drinking.. Today, oh my, my hands and feet are freezing, i'm shaking like a leaf and my head hurts.. should i ring the docs? i have no one to help me out..

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    You are withdrawing, this can be serious. Drink enough to feel better if you have it. You can't really go cold Turkey if you were on a bottle (75cl-1ltr) You need to taper off over a few Days.

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    Withdrawl symptoms are very common after binge drinking, as alcohol supresses your nervous system, depletes your body of nutrients & vitamins and dehydrates you. I have had horrible withdrawl symptoms when binge drinking for a few days, maximum a week so i can only imagine what your body is feeling after 3 months of drinking a bottle of alcohol every day. I dont recommend going cold turkey as your body can go into shock. I recommend you take magnesium and vitamin B supplements, as well as a healthy diet, if you can buy coconut water that will help hydrate your body. If you can get valium prescribed by a doctor it will help to taper down the withdrawl symptoms.

    It is very difficult to detox at home alone. If you can go to a hospital and get an IV drip along with medication prescribed to you for the next weeks of detox that would be the best option.

    Also you have to see how you will tackle drinking in the long run, as relapses are quite common and you have do decide if you want to quit completely, be sober or if you can moderate your drinking to a healthy level. That is an assessment you have to make.

    I hope this helps and stay strong during the detox, your mind and body will thank you once this is over.

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    GP is a good plan if you have courage to speak about your problem with alchohol. A whole bottle of Bacardi every day is a lot and you should not go cold turkey.Robin

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    I was one of the 'lucky' ones and managed to suddenly stop after years of heavy drinking. Up to 1/2 litre of whisky in an afternoon. There were no withdrawl symptoms, BUT I strongly advise you to ask for advice from your GP etc. Suddenly stopping could be dangerous as you already know. Best wishes.

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