Is Fatigue A Symptom Of Alcohol Withdrawal?

Robert Gerchalk

Robert is our health care professional reviewer of this website. He worked for many years in mental health and substance abuse facilities in Florida, as well as in home health (medical and psychiatric), and took care of people with medical and addictions problems at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. He has a nursing and business/technology degrees from The Johns Hopkins University.

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Is Fatigue A Symptom Of Alcohol Withdrawal?

Yes, fatigue is a common symptom of alcohol withdrawal. When you drink alcohol, it causes your body to release a chemical called dopamine. Dopamine is responsible for the “pleasure” feelings that come from drinking alcohol. However, it also disrupts your body’s natural sleep cycle. This can lead to fatigue and make it difficult to get a good night’s sleep. Alcohol withdrawal can also cause your body to feel anxious and stressed, which can further contribute to fatigue. If you’re experiencing fatigue after quitting drinking, it’s important to get plenty of rest and stay hydrated. You may also want to talk to your doctor about whether you need to take any vitamins or supplements to help your body recover from alcohol withdrawal.

Most people are familiar with the common symptoms of alcohol withdrawal, such as shaking, sweating, and nausea. But did you know that fatigue is also a very common symptom?

It’s not unusual for people who are trying to quit drinking to feel exhausted. This is because alcohol is a central nervous system depressant, and when you suddenly stop drinking, your body is no longer getting that depressant effect. This can lead to fatigue, as well as other symptoms like anxiety and insomnia.

If you’re trying to quit drinking and are feeling fatigued, it’s important to get plenty of rest and exercise. Eating a healthy diet can also help. If your fatigue is severe or persists for more than a few days, it’s important to see a doctor to rule out any other underlying causes.