Am on my 7th Day since New year , getting mild ear ache sort of electric jolts .....

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Folks , I am 40 and have been drinking since i was 18 , the last 5 years or so have I've been drinking every evening back from work and on weekends i start early and continue ...Got a 5 year old boy who i dote on and convinced meself to give up since New years ...

been having mild ear aches ...a shooting sort of pain since a couple of days and wonder if its part of the withdrawal effects .....Yesterday i almost succumbed to going out and getting a bottle but both sloth and a faulty car left me with no option than to go sober ....I thanked my stars today ....wonder if i will last the weekend ?? .....Give me something for the Pain .....

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    It really depends how much you have been drinking, Sandy, but ear ache is not normally an alcohol withdrawal symptom. Be careful going cold turkey, if you start to get more severe symptoms like shakiness, sweats and agitation, you must drink enough to stop the symptoms and seek medical help.
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    The ear ached sounds like a form of shingles I am getting occasionally. It is a herpes infection and, particularly in the ear, the pain can be debilitating. Although it is not a side effect of drinking nor withdrawel, like with all viral infections, you are more prone when you are physically run down, stressed, insomniac etc.
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    HI Sandy, I was in the exact same situation and had to look after our small children 3 yrs ago and was indeed drinking too much. Final ulitimatum from my wife, her sister and parents was to stop or loose it all and I did. Had reached rock bottom. Co codeine tablets for pain prescribed by your GP perhaps. Sorry I am late replying but only saw your posted today.
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