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Is It Possible To Have A Seizure While Intoxicated From Alcohol
Yes: Alcohol can lower seizure threshold for someone with existing seizure disorder, so yes. Withdrawing from alcohol, not alcohol itself, causes seizures. To be in withdrawal, one must first be alcohol dependent, which means one uses alcohol continually and develops a tolerance. One is not prone to seizures until stopping- seizures usually start within 7-48 hours after the last drink. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Seizures (Uncontrollable Jerking Of Limbs) (Definition)
A seizure is a symptom in which a person has a convulsion or epileptic attack, usually involving jerking movements of the head, limbs, and rest of the body. It represents abnormal brain function, and can be caused by fever (mainly in young children), by brain infections or tumors, by drug abuse or overdoses, by chemical imbalances, sleep deprivation, etc. ...Read more
Is it possible to have a convulsion while while being intoxicated with alcohol? Or no because alcohol is an anticonvulsant?
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 varies. Alcohol has not been used as a treatment by convention. In fact, withdrawal from alcohol is one of the known causes of seizures. ...Read more
If You Drink It: If you swish & spit, you'll be fine. You can, however, get drunk from mouthwash if it contains alcohol and you drink enough of it. Obviously, that's not recommended. If you have a history of substance abuse, you should absolutely not use an alcohol-containing mouthwash. You should also keep it away from children. Rarely, some people can't metabolize alcohol at all, so they need to be very careful. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it possible to have brain damage from one episode of binge drinking, and if so, would this be caught on a brain MRI?
No.: Really not, unless you drank so much you passed out and depressed your respiratory rate so much that you deprived your brain of oxygen. You may have fried a few extra brain cells, but nothing that would be noticeable. And no, you can't see a hangover on an MRI. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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 depressed mental status can lead to depressed respirations that result in hypoxia which leads to brain damage. Also, there may be the induction of wild fluctuations in blood pressure or heartrate which ultimately affect blood flow to the brain. ...Read more
Is alcohol really an anticonvulsant and muscle relaxant or is that a myth? So if someone was having a seizure or convulsions would alcohol help them?
Alcohol & seizures: I agree with dr. Gaya. Alcohol does "relax" muscles, but the effects are not precise. If someone is in alcohol withdrawal (not yet seizures) alcohol could calm that -- but isn't the best method to use. If a person is actively seizing, you can't give them alcohol to drink because: 1. They can't follow your directions and 2. They could aspirate the drink into their lungs -- very dangerous. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it possible to have a deadly arhytmia while drinking alcohol (6 beers) for someone without heart problem?
Is there a high risk of dying from a grand mal seizure?
Also, is it true that you can experience an aura without it leading to a full on seizure?
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 some cases. In epilepsy, seizures are rarely fatal. Auras don't always lead to a seizure. for some people. See http://www.healthtalk.org/young-peoples-experiences/epilepsy/experiences-different-seizures-and-auras ...Read more
This site lists 3 : major, 2 moderate & 1 minor prescription drug interaction with THC. I'm sure there'll be more found in states like mine in which legal use is imminent. Always tell your doctors ALL other substances you take before starting ANY new medication: prescription & OTC meds, herbs, roots, berries, vitamins, ganja, whatever. "Natural" does not always mean "safe." Peace out. http://www.rxlist.com/marijuana ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Since alcohol is a depressent and can cause coma, can it be used to put someone out for surgery? Or is it not strong enough?
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 medications, but if you have the tendency to have seizures triggered by difficult events or infections, you need protective meds. ...Read more
Would 4-6 beers lead to a seizure if on dilantin? How many days after drinking would a seizure be likely to occur?
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 examination and possibly labs and other tests, can your doctor correctly diagnose you and treat you effectively. ...Read more
Unlikely: Many of the medications used in anesthesia--especially those in the valium family (benzodiazepines)--actually work to prevent seizures. If you have epilepsy, be sure to tell your anesthesiologist and take your medications on schedule before surgery with a sip of water. None of the anesthesia gases or other medications in current wide use are likely to provoke a seizure. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
What could be the cause of me suddenly committing after just a couple social alcoholic beverages? Used to be able to handle much more alcohol.
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, and that can induce vomiting more quickly in the presence of stomach inflammation (gastritis). Treatment is usually antacids or acid-blocking medications. (and moderation!) ...Read more
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