Anyone know what it is like to have alcohol withdrawals?!

Question: Anyone know what it is like to have alcohol withdrawals.?
Please answer this if you consider yourself to have a drinking problem.

(I quit one month ago and need to know if I have any symptoms or if they are just me getting sick)Health Question & Answer

Not everyone who stops drinking experiences withdrawal symptoms, but most people who have been drinking for a long period of time, or drinking frequently, or drink heavily when they do drink, will experience some form of withdrawal symptoms if they stop drinking suddenly.
There is no way to predict how any individual will respond to quitting. If you plan to stop drinking and you have been drinking for years, or if you drink heavily when you do drink, or even if you drink moderately but frequently, you should consult a medical professional before going "cold turkey."

Withdrawal Symptoms:
Mild to moderate psychological symptoms:

Feeling of jumpiness or nervousness
Feeling of shakiness
Irritability or easily excited
Emotional volatility, rapid emotional changes
Difficulty with thinking clearly
Bad dreams
Mild to moderate physical symptoms:

Headache - general, pulsating
Sweating, especially the palms of the hands or the face
Loss of appetite
Insomnia, sleeping difficulty
Rapid heart rate (palpitations)
Eyes, pupils different size (enlarged, dilated pupils)
Skin, clammy
Abnormal movements
Tremor of the hands
Involuntary, abnormal movements of the eyelids
Severe symptoms:

A state of confusion and hallucinations (visual) -- known as delirium tremens
"Black outs" -- when the person forgets what happened during the drinking episodeHealth Question & Answer

I am an alcoholic in recovery (AA member) and yes, you can still be feeling sick from not drinking. Absolutely go to the Dr. for a physical (strongly suggested amongst drinkers who quit) as there is an array of effects/problems brought on by drinking. Often times, sugar levels, liver levels, etc. can be off. At the very least have complete bloodwork done. Hope you feel better and God Bless.Health Question & Answer

Crediting Alcoholics Anonymous for recovery and knowledge of disease.Health Question & Answer
I don't consider myself to have a drinking problem but
check this out. it shows all potential symptoms.
good luck - I hope you succeed.Health Question & Answer

Good news after 72 hours the worse is over with.Health Question & Answer

You would know. If it's been a month, you'd knowHealth Question & Answer

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