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Could Smoking Weed While Withdrawing From Alcohol Cause Seizures
Drug withdraawal: Depends on the power of the drug, and the duration of time talking it + amount consumed in a certain of time (daily quantity, usually) and your state of heath prior to sudden cessation, the withdrawal will be more or less severe. Some high dose users can fall into seizures, which can kill, others who did not used to high a dose, neither too long, will suffer less. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Alcohol and withdrw: from benzodiazepines can be fatal. Withdrawal from opiates is difficult, may require treatment and maintenance for relapse prevention, but fatalities do not occur as commonly from the withdrawal itself. Nowadays, the rate of death from alcohol withdrawal has declined due to our understanding of it as a disease, and with more rapid treatment of alcohol use disorders. ...Read more
Inhalants: In general, the damage from inhalants occurs at the time they are used. However, since they damage brain cells, a person will have fewer brain cells when they naturally begin to "fall out ". This may seem like a progression of the inhalants, but actually is a reflection of the damage from them complicating the ling term issues of aging. ...Read more
Not similar: The amount of nicotine in tobacco is not enough to cause true nicotine intoxication, except when small children are exposed, usually by ingesting it. Nicotine intoxication can be lethal, and actually nicotine-like substances have been used to kill rodents and other pests. Tobacco workers also routinely get it. Alcohol intoxication looks completely different. Seizures, abd. Pain, twitches occur. ...Read more
Can alcohol intoxication (not withdrawal) cause convulsions and or seizures and lower the seizure threshold?
Get this addressed: Agree with dr killian, as risk definitely present. Bigger issue by far is not provocation of convulsions, but rather why are seizures present, and what will be eventual outcome of alcohol abuse. You see, alcoholics do suffer head injuries, with post-traumatic szs. If you or a close relationship is the subject, contact alcoholics anonymous asap. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can a hormonal side effect of sobriety from alcohol & opiates cause amenorrhea? Can the stress from getting sober make my brain stop sending hormones?
Yes: A hallucination is an experience in which a person sees (or hears, feels, or tastes) something that seems real, but is not really there. The person is awake during the hallucination. Causes include drug abuse or withdrawal, chemical imbalances (liver or kidney failure), medicine effects, psychiatric illnesses (schizophrenia, ptsd), brain tumors, delirium, dementia, sleep disorders, etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Under Dr.'s care: Detoxification needs to be under close medical care. Attempting to detox without adequate medical supervision could be dangerous and possibly deadly. If you know such a person encourage them to work with an addiction medical specialist and to get to some alcoholics anonymous meetings. ...Read more
Would smoking cannabis or drinking alcohol with a brain tumor cause it to have potentially harmful or adverse effects on the person;make tumor worse?
Probably not.: Those substances have little in common other than being considered 'bad' by some people. Medical cannabis is thought to be very helpful for cancer patients in many ways. I've not heard of alcohol's benefits, if any, but no problems either. Relax. Consider asking the oncologist involved for an opinion. Best! ...Read more
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