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is it possible to have a seizure while intoxicated from alcohol

A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Stupple
8 years experience General Practice
Yes: Alcohol can lower seizure threshold for someone with existing seizure disorder, so yes. Withdrawing from alcohol, not alcohol itself, causes seizures ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Alcohol: "Ism": Yes. But so can the early withdrawal from drinking heavily. Alcohol is nothing to laugh at. The health effects of our society's obsession with drink ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Alcohol Poisoning: Yes. Of course. People can even die with too much alcohol in a setting. This is called alcohol poisoning. Sound like the person with these symptoms ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
48 years experience Addiction Medicine
Yes: There are people for whom alcohol, while a substance which raises seizure threshhold in most people, will cause seizures on a consistent basis. These ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lin Zhang
Dr. Lin Zhang answered
36 years experience Neurology
Stay away from it: seizures are serious neurological conditions that need to be attended right away. depending on the type and underline cause of seizure, treatment vari ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
No: No.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Roth
42 years experience Addiction Medicine
Yes: If the mouthwash contains alcohol and it is swallowed.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarah Kohl
34 years experience Travel Medicine
Yes in moderation : The treatment for rabies including vaccine and hrig is not affected by drinking alcohol . As always drink responsibly and in moderation..
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
31 years experience Family Medicine
No: Although "binge" drinking can damage your brain and your heart too it is unlikely to cause any significant problems with one episode. Keep it up for ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jefferson Chen
33 years experience Neurosurgery
Yes: When one is high, generally there is some altered mental status. When you ask about sleeping while high, that sounds like a depressed mental status. A ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Gaya
28 years experience Neurology
Alcohol: Myth. Alcohol is a central nervous system depressor. It will suppress and impair normal bran functions. It does not offer antiseizure properties. In f ... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Arrhythmia: Low probability of deadly arrhythmia if your heart is normal. There is never is zero probability however.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Rhoads
37 years experience Family Medicine
Depends!: Grand mal seizures can be due to lots of things! Severe infections, alcohol withdrawal, epilepsy, drug toxicity, etc. Seizures are a bad sign in som ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Armstrong
26 years experience Neurosurgery
Absolutely: In second impact syndrome, patients who suffer more than one head injury in a short amount of time if it is severe enough, can die easily. This injury ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Yes: More specifics would be needed to provide more in depth response.
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bahman Omrani
16 years experience Pain Management
Yes : Seizure can be a sign of acute alcohol intoxication. This is more likely to be seen in the young novice drinkers who underestimate the power of this n ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
57 years experience Neurology
Read on!: Alcohol was used in the past for sedation in some mostly minor surgeries but there are easier and safer ways of preparing the patients for surgery mod ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Could occur: If you suffer full blown heat stroke, potential for a seizure, and other brain complications can occur. This may or may not require future protective ... Read More
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A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
Possibly: This is one of those problems where a visit to your doctor is necessary to figure out what's going on. Only after a thorough evaluation, including ex ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
45 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: Although rare, it may happen as a reaction to the meds or as a random occurance.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
40 years experience Internal Medicine
Gastritis: If you meant "vomiting" this can happen after just a few drinks if your stomach is upset to begin with - alcohol irritates the lining of the stomach, ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mohammad Homsi
32 years experience Neurology
Seizure: Yes, in case of simple partial seizure, which is a type of seizure when the patient will have focal twitching of one side of his body, could not contr ... Read More

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