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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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Alcohol is available in many beverages, from beer and wine to the more potent distilled spirits, such as gin, rye, and whiskey. There appear to be at least small health benefits of small amounts of alcohol use (fewer than five drinks per week), especially of red wine Excessive alcohol use can lead to addiction and severe social and physical complications. Excess long term alcohol use is the most common cause of cirrhosis of the ...Read more
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
Can I drink alcohol while taking keppra (levetiracetam)? I don't have epilepsy. Taking this medicine because I had eclampsia after I gave birth which caused 2 seizure
Same issues: Using levETIRAcetam together with ethanol may increase side effects such as dizziness, drowsiness, confusion, and difficulty concentrating. Some people may also experience impairment in thinking, judgment, and motor coordination. Don't drink and take Keppra together please. Ref: https://www.drugs.com/interactions-check.php?drug_list=1034-14582,1448-858 ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can i take wellbutrin (bupropion) in the morning and drink alcohol at night? Will it cause a seizure? If i stop wellbutrin (bupropion) will i get a seizure?
Are there seizure meds on which i can safely drink alcohol? I'd love to be able to have two glasses of wine w/o getting drunk. (taking tegretol now)
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How bad is it to drink alcohol on wellbutrin (bupropion) is it guarenteed to make you more depressed? I already know about the seizure risk.
Yes: Alcohol withdrawal makes seizure more likely even in people without a pre-existing seizure disorder. If you have such a disorder, it further increases the risk. On the other hand, if you are already taking anti-seizure medication, it may make alcohol withdrawal seizure less likely. It won't protect you from other medical complications of alcohol withdrawal though, which can be serious. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 of time 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
I'm just wondering, if you have epilepsy and are not taking any medication can you drink alcohol?
Can you drink if you have epilepsy? What does epilepsy have to do with alcohol consumption? Why do the police ask if you have epilepsy when conducting dui checks?
Can i still drink alcohol if i'm taking Depakote and lamictal for epilepsy and celexa (citalopram) for depression?
Alcohol: Definitely not, especially with your history of seizures. ...Read more
I have a controlled seizure disorder but am currently taking tegretol. I started slimquick this morning. Are there drug interactions?
No: There should be no problemGet a more detailed answer ›
Safe to work 3rd shift job if seizure disorder completely under control for six months with meds? Any relationship night shift/seizures if epilepsy
Pace yourself: Glad to hear that your seizures are controlled with lamictal, a quite effective drug. However, you do need to know that sleep deprivation and/or shift work changes in your sleep pattern could possibly increase risk of break-through seizures. Please discuss with your doctor, if work schedule not changeable, as during waking state can use nuvigil, and when wears off, you can sleep better. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why disabled ???: If you have a controlled seizure disorder why would you be disabled? Would someone with well controlled blood pressure be disabled? How about someone with insomnia, diabetes or a skin condition? Unless you can come up with a reason you can't do anything productive even with basic accommodations at a work site, i don't consider a controlled seizure disorder a disability. Go do something productive. ...Read more
No: If truly alcohol induced, abstaining from alcohol should solve the problem, with no need for anti-epileptic drugs. The problem is that sometimes alcohol may just be the trigger (eg "the straw that breaks the camel's back") in someone with a tendency to have seizures even without alcohol. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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