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Can you get seizures and throw up if you take sleeping pills and drink alcohol at the same time?

Can you get seizures and throw up if you take sleeping pills and drink alcohol at the same time?

That...and worse!!!: You should never drink alcohol and take any form of sleeping "pill" as the combination is potentially lethal! Please stop this practice immediately; if you continue to have 'vomiting' seek your doctor out as this could be from the excessive alcohol use; of a gastroenterologic complication from it. ...Read more

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Seizures (Uncontrollable Jerking Of Limbs) (Definition)

A seizure is a symptom in which a person has a convulsion or epileptic attack, usually involving jerking movements of the head, limbs, and rest of the body. It represents abnormal brain function, and can be caused by fever (mainly in young children), by brain infections or tumors, by drug abuse or overdoses, by chemical imbalances, sleep deprivation, etc. ...Read more


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My bf had a seizure last Sunday he is taking his medication he still drinking is this wrong what can I do help?

My bf had a seizure last Sunday he is taking his medication he still drinking is this wrong what can I do help?

It is a problem: Withdrawal from alcohol lowers the seizure threshold. One does not withdraw from alcohol if they continuously drink (bad idea) or avoid alcohol altogether (better idea). In some recurrent seizures are due to recurrent episodes of alcohol withdrawal (not epilepsy if the seizures are always provoked) Arriving at an understanding of his situation is the first step. Fixing the issue is another thing ...Read more

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When does a seizure normally happen after your last drink?

When does a seizure normally happen after your last drink?

Typically,: If one is truly an alcoholic, drinking quite heavily on a consistent basis, sudden cessation and subsequent abstinence, could result in a withdrawal seizure btwn 6 and 96 hrs following the last alcohol usage. The seizure may be the first sign of impending delirium tremens. If this applies to you or someone close, the full situation requires immediate medical attention. ...Read more

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How can I tell a friend not to drink when he suffers from a seizure please help?

How can I tell a friend not to drink when he suffers from a seizure please help?

Seizures: Without nagging remind your friend that drinking alcohol, lack of sleep, stress, and hunger can trigger a seizure. Ask your friend for advice on how to take care of him when the seizure occurs. ...Read more

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Will joe have compilations if he keeps drinking on weekends he's on meds for his seizures?

Will joe have compilations if he keeps drinking on weekends he's on meds for his seizures?

Complications: Yes he could. Excessive alcohol use including binge drinking can be dangerous to an epileptic. Alcohol in itself could provoke a seizure as could withdrawal. Also, there is a high likelihood that noncompliance with anti-seizure meds could occur if one is sick or hungover. Alcohol can also increase your risk of side effects with anti-seizure medication. ...Read more

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How long after a heavy daily drinker stops drinking could things like seizures, etc. happen? Is it hours, days?

How long after a heavy daily drinker stops drinking could things like seizures, etc. happen? Is it hours, days?

It would depend: On a number of factors such as health history, genetics, it can vary metabolic make up etc. And in some case one may not experience the side effects at all. But it is very important to consult your doctor if you plan on quitting drinking so you can do it safely. ...Read more

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How much alcohol do you have to drink in order to have a seizure?

How much alcohol do you have to drink in order to have a seizure?

A LOT: Generally seizures occur when people who are drinking a lot stop drinking. Rarely, people who have underlying seizure disorders will get a seizure from alcohol, but this is rare. Most people who get alcohol withdrawal seizures have been drinking more than a pint of 80 proof liquor, usually for months, and have already experienced morning shakes, or have started drinking in the morning. ...Read more

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Why would someone have multiple seizures after drinking alcohol?

Why would someone have multiple seizures after drinking alcohol?

Seizures: The chemical effects of alcohol on the brain are such that, during alcohol withdrawal, the seizure threshold is lowered. Seizures are a known complication of alcohol withdrawal. ...Read more

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Is it wrong to drink alcohol when a person suffers from a seizure?

Is it wrong to drink alcohol when a person suffers from a seizure?

Stay away from it: Seizures are serious neurological conditions that need to be attended right away. Depending on the type and underline cause of seizure, treatment varies. Alcohol has not been used as a treatment by convention. In fact, withdrawal from alcohol is one of the known causes of seizures. ...Read more

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Can I still drink alcohol if im taking medicine to prevent combustion/seizures?

Can I still drink alcohol if im taking medicine to prevent combustion/seizures?

Only if you're Mario: People don't combust after seizures. On the other hand, mario (of super brothers fame) does! Alcohol is another matter as far as messing with seizures and antiseizure medications, so you best discuss this important matter with your physician. ...Read more

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I have a friend who suffers from a seizure I would like to ask is he not alowed to drink achohol if he suffers from seizures thanks?

I have a friend who suffers from a seizure I would like to ask is he not alowed to drink achohol if he suffers from seizures thanks?

He should NOT drink: If I understand your question correctly, you have a friend who has a seizure disorder, and are wondering if he can drink Alcohol? If this is your question then the answer is NO he should not be drink alcohol as alcohol can at time lower seizure threshold, alcohol can also interaction with medications ...Read more

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My bf drinks on weekends and he takes tablets for his seizures he also got cross with drink is this dangerous and what are the side effects?

Don't know: which seizure medication he takes to be able to check it. But in general, would say that this is not a good idea — especially if he has a seizure disorder. ...Read more

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Hi. I'm wondering if seizures can be brought on by heavy drinking and dehydration.?

Hi. I'm wondering if seizures can be brought on by heavy drinking and dehydration.?

Possibly: If thiamine level is low or if vomiting leads to an electrolyte imbalance. Usually the seizures occur during alcohol withdrawal or if dehydration is done improperly (leading to hyponatremia). Intoxicated people sometimes sustain head injuries and do not recall this. Chronic alcoholism can lead to bleeding disorders which can increase the risk of sub- dural hematomas. ...Read more

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If you have epilepsy and are not taking any medication can you drink alcohol w/o going into a seizure?

If you have epilepsy and are not taking any medication can you drink alcohol w/o going into a seizure?

At risk: Untreated epilepsy, if active, always provides a risk of a seizure, and subsequent injury or death. This needs an effective and well tolerated medication. Alcohol ingestion may well increase risk, especially at excess. Furthermore, you should not drive a motor vehicle if you are experiencing seizures. Discuss with your physician asap. ...Read more

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Is there something I can take that will help prevent seizures while trying to stop drinking?

Is there something I can take that will help prevent seizures while trying to stop drinking?

Alcohol withdrawal: It is dangerous to suddenly stop drinking on your own. You need professional help to keep you safe from dts and seizures that could be life threatening. Get help! ...Read more

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I just had a mild seizure and had walkeda 5k without drinking much water and eating salty foods?

I just had a mild seizure and had walkeda 5k without drinking much water and eating salty foods?

Pin this down: At age 68 yrs, when you experience a temporary "seizure", we need to ascertain whether it was a true epileptic event, or a syncopal spell due to dehydration, or a cardiac event, or brain transient ischemic event. As might be emphasized, this is VERY important due to risk of more severe future events. Your doctor needs to be fully involved NOW. Do not delay. ...Read more

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I drink 2-3 times per week. If I drink 2 days in a row (fifth of bourbon or more) will I have withdrawal? Especially seizures? Thank you.

See your doctor: I am concerned about the amount you are drinking. A fifth of bourbon or more? I think that is excessive. You should see your pcp to make sure that your liver is working ok. You may need to seek other treatment. ...Read more

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A friend who does not have a seizure disorder had a long seizure (family claims it was over an hour long) is this posable? Drinking is invalved.

Seizures and alcohol: It's unlikely that the actual seizure lasted an hour. Typically, seizures last about a minute but the patient could be disoriented for a longer period thereafter. Alcohol can trigger seizures in people who are predisposed to it. Also, it is possible he may have fallen and hit his head as well. Either way, he should see a doctor asap. ...Read more

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My friend drinks alcohol but has a seizure condition he should not drink but he gets cross when he has a few drinks in him is there a way to stop him?

My friend drinks alcohol but has a seizure condition he should not drink but he gets cross when he has a few drinks in him is there a way to stop him?

Very difficult: It's difficult to stop someone from drinking. Consider speaking with your friend honestly about your concerns when he is sober. One thing you can do if you are with him while he drinks is to make sure he does NOT DRINK AND DRIVE due to both alcohol and seizure disorder. ...Read more

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Is it okay to drink alcohol with a seizure disorder that is controlled?

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Is it okay to drink alcohol with a seizure disorder that is controlled?

Only 1-2 drinks/day: Small amounts of alcohol consumption (1-2 drinks/day) has been found to be not a problem in patients with well-controlled epilepsy. However, 3 or more drinks can be a problem, so if you do plan on drinking, watch your alcohol intake! When in doubt, ask your doctor about whether alcohol will interact with the anti-epileptics you are taking. ...Read more

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Can i have seizures if I drink alot over my friend's birthday weekend and then stop? Or is this only caused when a chronic alcoholic suddenly stops?

It depends..: Most of the ones who suffer seizures are heavy drinkers either continuous or binge drinkers. The seizures usually occur after 48 hours of stopping. Now, if your are on medications such as Wellbutrin (bupropion) that can the lower seizure threshold, you could also suffer a seizure. ...Read more

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Should I try to treat a nocturnal hypo seizure myself by drinking glucose dissolved in water between convulsions? Or call ambo? How serious is this?

Should I try to treat a nocturnal hypo seizure myself by drinking glucose dissolved in water between convulsions? Or call ambo? How serious is this?

Not sure what u mean: By hyposeizure. If u think u have episodes of low sugar, by all means drink the sugary water concoction. Discuss these plans with ur pcp and neurologist. U mentioned u had normal eeg which rules out seizure disorder. Perhaps what ur describing are symptoms of hypoglycemia. God bless u! http://www.Diabetes. Org/living-with-diabetes/treatment-and-care/blood-glucose-control/hypoglycemia-low-blood. Html. ...Read more

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Can someone tell me exactly wht the thyroid does and how it works and wht the symptoms 2 it being very low are including seizures drinking lot of h2o?

Thyroid gland: Makes thyroid hormone which helps regulate metabolism. Patients with low thyroid hormones tend to feel cold, gain weight, are tired, may be constipated, hoarse or weak.

However, the presence of seizures and drinking a lot of water raises the possibility of a problem in or around the pituitary gland at the base of the skull.

Bloodwork measuring TSH as well as thyroid hormone could help. See M.D. ...Read more

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I was recently given 5mg adderall bid. I work in consulting where sometimes I will have a few (<= 2) beers with a client. I've been reading drinking on adderall can trigger seizures. I don't have epilep. What is the actual risk to me?

I was recently given 5mg adderall bid. I work in consulting where sometimes I will have a few (<= 2) beers with a client. I've been reading drinking on adderall can trigger seizures. I don't have epilep. What is the actual risk to me?

Poison: Alcohol is a poison that never did any body any good, let alone some one already taking a psychoactive drug.
Wish you 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.
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Is it safe to drink a small glass of wine, if your on medication for seizures?

Is it safe to drink a small glass of wine, if your on medication for seizures?

Yes: Do not take the mediation with wine. However, later on a little wine may help calm the system and allow for relaxation and a sense of control that is necessary to help the brain manage the seizure condition. ...Read more

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Would 4-6 beers lead to a seizure if on dilantin? How many days after drinking would a seizure be likely to occur?

Possibly: This is one of those problems where a visit to your doctor is necessary to figure out what's going on. Only after a thorough evaluation, including examination and possibly labs and other tests, can your doctor correctly diagnose you and treat you effectively. ...Read more

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Is it okay to drink alcohol with seizure disorder that is controlled with meds?

Alcohol/Seizures: I would not advise it, since it conflicts with the seizure medications & can precipitate more seizures. ...Read more

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Convulsion (Definition)

Convulsion = violent, involuntary contraction(s) of the muscles which may occur due ...Read more