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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.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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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

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Is it safe to drink beer with concussion?

Ought to wait: In the setting of head injury, one can be prone to seizures, and alcohol can lower seizure threshold. Furthermore, it can hinder others from knowing you are behaving normally and can cloud the picture of something being seriously wrong. ...Read more

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I got a concussion 3 weeks ago still have simptoms I was drinking tonight had 2 beer and a vodka what are the dangers am I ok and I know I'm under age?

Alcoholic Brain: Stop drinking alcohol immediately. Your brain has not recovered from the concussion and alcohol is making it worse. If you are getting hurt while your drinking and you are having trouble stopping please get help. There is help. Contact samhsa. Gov to find resources where you live or ask a friend to help you. You need to call your doctor right now too. ...Read more

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If someone has a concussion what would happen if they drink one beer or one glass of wine?

Hard to predict: I am assuming the concussion occurred within a day of the drinking. At that time the effects of the alcohol could be amplified and the effects of the concussion could be amplified. It is not a great idea. It would not alter the blood alcohol compared to a non concussed level but it would alter their performance. ...Read more

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I got a concussion 1 week ago. Symptoms are gone now. Wondering when I can do activities such as going to the gym, drinking alcohol, and caffeine?

Concussion Come Back: Returning back to work, sports or routine extracurricular activities after concussion depends on the grade of concussion (Loss of Consciousness & Duration of symptoms). Educate your self to recognize symptoms of concussion. Rest & once symptoms have completely resolved, you should work back into your routine very slowly & see if symptoms return. If they do cognitive & physical rest is necessary. ...Read more

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I had a concussion one week ago. Symptoms completely gone. When can I go to the gym, drink alcohol with my friends, and drink coffee here and there?

I had a concussion one week ago. Symptoms completely gone. When can I go to the gym, drink alcohol with my friends, and drink coffee here and there?

See your doctor: Depending on the severity of the concussion and your symptoms, you need to be followed by your physician. Your usual physical activity is also important and the type of sports you play. Please check in with your doctor for instructions regarding your individual progress. Hope your memory stays well. ...Read more

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Had a concussion in july. Constant headache eversince. Clear CATscan. Drinking now will worsen symptoms, but will it cause permanent cognitive damage?

Not permanent: Transient, neurological injury with out having any permanent residual symptoms is called conclusion, if you have symptoms this long is no longer concussion. See your doctor for re-evaluation of your condition. ...Read more

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Will drinking after a head injury or concussion cause it to not heal? I had a drink the other night while I still had a slight headache. Happened 20 days ago

Will drinking after a head injury or concussion cause it to not heal? I had a drink the other night while I still had a slight headache. Happened 20 days ago

Alcohol = poison: Alcohol is a poison that never did anybody any good, ever. So stay away from it.
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, if you have sex. ...Read more

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I had a concussion the past week and just got cleared by my doctor, when is it safe to drink? I didn't get my ingury from drinking. Also please don't give me doctor-ly advice, please just give me an easy answer LOL

I had a concussion the past week and just got cleared by my doctor, when is it safe to drink? I didn't get my ingury from drinking. Also please don't give me doctor-ly advice, please just give me an easy answer LOL

CONCUSSION QUESTION: No science to it but since evidence links alcohol consumption to delayed concussion recovery, my advice to my patients is to not drink alcohol for 4 to 6 weeks following my "clearing" them to resume normal activities. ...Read more