posted on Mar, 8 2009 @ 06:14 AM
The main symptoms are confusion, disorientation and agitation and other signs of severe autonomic instability (fever, tachycardia, hypertension).
Other common symptoms include intense hallucinations such as visions of insects, snakes or rats (or stereotypically, pink elephants or tiny figures).
These may be related to the environment, e.g., patterns on the wallpaper that the patient perceives as giant spiders attacking him or her. Unlike
hallucinations associated with schizophrenia, delirium tremens hallucinations are primarily visual, but are also associated with tactile
hallucinations such as sensations of something crawling on the subject - a phenomenon known as formication. Delirium tremens can sometimes be
associated with severe, uncontrollable tremors of the extremities and secondary symptoms such as anxiety, panic attacks and paranoia.
From that link given to me, I doubt I have a problem with this since it has to do with liquor but it is something to consider.