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Drinking After A Concussion
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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?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Concussion: Most people with a concussion recover quickly and fully. But for some people, symptoms can last for days, weeks, or longer. I would not recommend drinking alcohol until all symptoms have resolved. Some symptoms of concussion: thinking, remembering, emotional, sleep, difficulty thinking clearly, headache, fuzzy or blurry vision, irritability, sleeping more than usual, and feeling slowed down. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Chances of having seizures after a mild concussion?Had one 2months ago.Started drinking alcohol, not often, 4drinks a weekstill scared it might hurt me?
Increased chance : There is an increased risk of seizures after significant head trauma. You should see a neurologist and have an eeg and possibly mri. Concussion can lead to cellular level damage that takes a long time to heal. Drinking is not recommended during the process of healing. Neuropsychiatric testing may identify areas of impairment that will need to be accommodated until you heal. ...Read more
How long does fullness, nausea persist after stopping alcohol? Especially after a period of heavy alcohol abuse (drinking daily for few months).
Sorry...: ...you've provided insufficient information regarding your liver and GI status to answer your question. However, congratulations on choosing a healthier path! ...Read more
See previous answer: Provocation may have occurred, depending on the nature of your previous injury and symptoms. ...Read more
Over comp.: Over compansation by your temp regulating system. Try less cold water. If taking other meds, related side effect. See pmd and discuss. May be. ...Read more
Guided by symptoms: 1. Rest until symptoms have settled 'recovery' 2. Light aerobic exercise 'increase heart rate' - if symptoms return, rest, if not... 3. Sport specific exercise eg: running drills 'add movement' - if no symptoms progress to... 4. Non-contact training 'co-ordination, cognitive load' if normal function, no symptoms... 5. Recommend full-contact practice prior to matchplay. Needs clearance by Dr. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Forever: Would lower threshold for seizures.Get a more detailed answer ›
Mild concussion, headaches and sleepiness. Happened a week ago. After taking nap, had small amount of liquor in candy. Didn't realize. Dangers?
Alcohol neuropathy: High amounts of alcohol are toxic; by binge drinking you are poisoning yourself- it can even be fatal. Usually this occurs in the arms and legs but can happen in the cheeks. B vitamins can help but may not totally protect you. Binge drinking can cause permanent brain damage, liver disease, increased cancer risk etc. Your body is giving you a very clear message to stop- if you can't, seek help! ...Read more
I've had low abdominal pain after drinking alcohol for a year or so. I start to feel it within minutes of first sip. Never a heavy drinker. Cause?
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