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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

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Dr. William Singer
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Concussion (Definition)

Concussion is 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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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