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Is It Possible To Have A Seizure While Intoxicated From Alcohol
Yes: Alcohol can lower seizure threshold for someone with existing seizure disorder, so yes. Withdrawing from alcohol, not alcohol itself, causes seizures. To be in withdrawal, one must first be alcohol dependent, which means one uses alcohol continually and develops a tolerance. One is not prone to seizures until stopping- seizures usually start within 7-48 hours after the last drink. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Seizure is also known as Generalized seizures in adults. 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 ...Read more
Can alcohol lower the seizure threshhold? I read somewhere that alcohol is an anticonvulsant, but somewhere else said it can induce seizure when drunk
Both can be true: Although moderate alcohol consumption is not associated with increased seizure activity, binge drinking and alcohol withdrawal can cause seizures and even status epilepticus, a serious and potentially fatal condition. Most people with epilepsy are told to abstain from alcohol, and they are less likely than the general population to use or abuse alcohol. ...Read more
How frequent are alcohol withdrawal seizures for a person who drinks two times a week but gets drunk?
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)
Is it possible to have a convulsion while while being intoxicated with alcohol? Or no because alcohol is an anticonvulsant?
Over the past week I have gotten drunk on saturday monday tuesday nights and thursday. Is that enough to get withdrawal seizures? I drank bourbon.
Have lupus & get bad episodes of confusion(feel drunk) & make 1 stupid mistake after another. Neuro suggested 24 hr eeg. Can seizure activity do this?
I've had a similar episode where I'm having muscle spasms in the cervical vertebra. Drunk like, slurred words. MRI was normal. nerve entrapment or seizure? Says too many meds, disagree, on same for years to 6 months. MRI spine yet to come. Tensed muscle
Not just spasm: "drunk like, slurred words" is not from a muscle spasm. I would worry about the blood supply to the brain - stroke, for instance. I would get MRI brain and ultrasound of the neck arteries. If that's normal, then see a neurologist for possible EEG to rule out seizure. Sometimes the effect of medications changes over the years. Changes in metabolism of the drug due to liver can make newsymptoms ...Read more
I take 75mg topamax 2/day for bipolar. Yesterday i had 4 glasses of wine and had a simple partial seizure while drunk, with motor/visual disturbances. Does this mean i'm prone to seizures?
See your doctor: Not sure why you are so confident that it was a "simple partial seizure." four glasses of wine is too many on one occasion, especially for a woman, and especially for someone being treated for bipolar disorder. You need a full neurological evaluation, especially an eeg and probably a ct scan, as well as several different blood tests. If you didn't see a doctor after this event, you should asap. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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