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Can I drink after a minor concussion?

Can I drink after a minor concussion?

No: Until your symptoms from the concussion have improved, you should avoid alcohol, narcotic pain medications, driving and playing sports. ...Read more

Dr. William Singer
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Concussion (Definition)

An injury to the brain usually caused by trauma. Symptoms include loss of consciousness, altered ...Read more


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Can I drink five weeks after sustaining a minor concussion? No extreme symptoms, and less than 10 drinks

Can I drink five weeks after sustaining a minor concussion? No extreme symptoms, and less than 10 drinks

Less than 3!: It is not a good idea to drink more than 2-3 drinks a day, and then not every day After a head injury there can be delayed problems. Drinking too much may cause symptoms that are hard to tell from a problem related to your concussion. Have 1 or 2 a couple of times a week. If you drink more than that you risk falling down and hitting your head again! Amongst other problems from too much booze. ...Read more

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I suffered a minor concussion 9 days ago. My only lasting symptom was a minor headache which ceased about three days ago. Can I drink tomorrow night?

I suffered a minor concussion 9 days ago. My only lasting symptom was a minor headache which ceased about three days ago. Can I drink tomorrow night?

Wouldn't recommend: After a brain injury, it would be better to avoid alcohol and any other nervous system depressant for quite a while. Remember, it the only one your have or will ever get. Take care of it now. It has to last a life time! Discuss this with your pcp, neurologist or ns who treated you. ...Read more

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I think I have a very minor concussion can I still drink alcohol?

I think I have a very minor concussion can I still drink alcohol?

Bad idea: If you have a head injury, I wouldn't drink alcohol
or take any narcotic meds
It may alter your mental status which can be confused
with the concussion symptoms ...Read more

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Minor concussion a week ago. Symptoms completely gone after 2 days. When can I go back to exercising, drinking alcohol, and drinking coffee?

Minor concussion a week ago. Symptoms completely gone after 2 days. When can I go back to exercising, drinking alcohol, and drinking coffee?

Do not rush: You may find that exercise brings back symptoms of your concussion. Do not rush trying to get back to full exercise tolerance. Start slowly and build up slowly. You may find that alcohol may be more compromising than it has been in the past. Moderation should be the rule. The same with coffee and other caffeine containing drinks. ...Read more

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I got a minor concussion on Tuesday night. My dr says I am post concussive at this point. Would it be okay for me to drink alcohol this weekend?

I got a minor concussion on Tuesday night. My dr says I am post concussive at this point. Would it be okay for me to drink alcohol this weekend?

No: Alcohol is a poison that never did any body any good, ever. Stay away from it. It will damage your brain more than what it already is.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex.
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I had a concussion 15 days ago, when is it safe for me to drink alcohol again? It was a minor concussion

Probably OK: Go slowly, and do not drink to excess, and if you find you are experiencing dizziness, might want to get evaluated. Most likely you will do fine. ...Read more

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Had a minor concussion almost two months ago and still suffer from minor post concussive syndrome, would it be safe to drink alcohol?

If you are already: Impaired it would be prudent to avoid things that might exacerbate or magnify the impairment you are already experiencing. Alcohol is not a good idea in your current condition. ...Read more

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Had a minor concussion 6months ago. Been in a fog, dizziness, pressure in my head ever since. If I start drinking now, will I do permanent brain damage?

Had a minor concussion 6months ago. Been in a fog, dizziness, pressure in my head ever since. If I start drinking now, will I do permanent brain damage?

Seek evaluation: If 6 months later you are still dizzy with head pressure from a "minor" concussion, I suggest you seek evaluation from your health care provider. That would be an important first step before you decide to drink which will only exacerbate these symptoms. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a concussion and want to know if it is okay to drink?

Moderation: After a concussion you need to rest, both physically and mentally, until symptoms resolve. After symptoms resolve, you can drink but be moderate in intake. If you begin drinking too son yoiu may cause an increase in your symptoms. ...Read more

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Is it okay to drink wine when you just had a concussion?

Is it okay to drink wine when you just had a concussion?

Avoid: Alcohol is a poison to the brain. Adding it to a brain that has been damaged is unsafe. ...Read more

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When after concussion is it safe to drink?

Back to normal: Wait until you are back at baseline, without headaches, nausea, vomiting, poor concentration. Sleeping pattern changes, irritability. ...Read more

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How soon after a concussion can you drink coffee?

How soon after a concussion can you drink coffee?

Pros and cons: Early on in recovery from a concussion it is good to avoid stimulant drinks. Your brain need to rest not only from physical but from cognitive tasks. After a few weeks a good part of recovery has occurred and caffeine containing drinks in moderation are ok (2 cups a day before noon). For those with post concussion syndrome and prolonged recovery, up to a year, caffeine can help with symptoms, http://www. Bidmc. Org/Centers-and-Departments/Departments/Neurology/Concussion-and-Traumatic-Brain-Injury-Clinic/Educational-Information-About-Traumatic-Brain-Injury/Post-Concussive-Syndrome. Aspx ...Read more

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How long until I can drink caffeine after a concussion?

How long until I can drink caffeine after a concussion?

No specific time: Since concussion can cause fatigue and difficulty paying attention, a judicious use of caffeine may help. ...Read more

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If you got hit pretty hard and blacked out while you were drunk. How do you know if you've had a concussion or just had too much to drink?

If you got hit pretty hard and blacked out while you were drunk. How do you know if you've had a concussion or just had too much to drink?

Hard to say: Black outs if they preceeded the knock on the head are probably alcohol related. I would talk with my doctor and track any symptoms and signs of cognitive issues in the next 2 weeks. Balance, vision issues, inattentiveness, fatigue, light sensitivity, sound sensitivity, etc. ...Read more