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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?

Depends: If you have seizure disorder it may not take much. Otherwise, seizures are mostly associated with stopping drinking in an alcoholic. Alcohol detoxification should be supervised by a physician. ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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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 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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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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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

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

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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If you have a history of seizures but are now seizure free, are you allowed to drink alcohol?

It would be risky: Not knowing why you had seizures in the past i can only give a general statement. In most cases having a history of seizures increases your risk of having them again. So to do anything that could increase this risk is a scary thing. You could experiance a seizure from less alcohol withdrawal than someone who has never had a seizure, possibly even "moderate" amounts. ...Read more

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Dr. William Singer
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Convulsion (Definition)

Convulsions are rhythmic contractions of all muscles in the body, which create a violent rhythmic motion. A common type of convulsion is ...Read more