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Non Alcohol Related Blackouts
Alcohol blackouts: Get help to stop drinking alcohol. Blackouts from drinking alcohol are dangerous and a sign of alcohol abuse. Talk to your pcp, consider going to an AA meeting. See: http://www. Helpguide. Org/articles/addiction/alcoholism-and-alcohol-abuse. Htm Be safe. I hope this helps. Best wishes. ...Read more
Go to the Doctor: If that is the case you need to see your doctor this week. Please sign off of the application and get in to the family clinic to see your physician. ...Read more
No.: Anyone with "alcoholic blackouts" especially recurrent in the setting of years of drinking needs evaluation by physician. ...Read more
It's theorized that: Alcohol consumption impairs the transmission of neurotransmitters in the hippocampus of the brain especially gaba/ gamma amino-butyric acid and n methyl d aspartate, thus causing the black out. Bottoms up! Http://en. M.Wikipedia. Org/wiki/blackout_ (alcohol-related_amnesia). ...Read more
Blackouts: alcohol induced low glucose (never before did this) - does it cause permanent damage? Should I be seen?
See your doc: Any alcohol related blackout should be taken seriously. Whether or not you are diabetic, if you are blacking out you are having a problem with drinking. While any damage from one incident is not likely to be great, the long term of effects of drinking and blacking out are serious and progressive both physically and psychologically. You probably should not be drinking. ...Read more
I had a alcohol blackout a few days ago and my friend told me that I fell on my back a lot since that day I have a lot of watery discharge im 18 virgin?
What happens to my body when I experience an alcohol induced blackout? This experience, while frequent, only occurs from spirit. Not beer/wine. Why?
I do not drink alcohol.... I had a blackout that lasted @ 4 hours. I had sat down to watch a hockey game... Next thing I remember is waking up. Why?
Global amnesia: Is a serious symptom. You should see your doctor as soon as possible for a thorough evaluation. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more
Does drinking on anti-depressants lead to less inhibitions and blackouts than just drinking alcohol when not on medicine?
More risky: Alcohol can have serious interactions with antidepressants because of combined effects on your central nervous system. Always check with your doctor before consuming alcohol while taking an antidepressant. If you're having blackouts, see your pcp without delay to be checked. Be safe! ...Read more
Are there any studies that link Lexapro (escitalopram) and alcohol use to blackouts? I see a lot of people reporting that side affect
Is there any way to prevent alcohol blackouts? I used to be able to drink a lot and now I don't even feel drunk anymore without blacking out
Yes there is.: DON'T DRINK to excess!!!!! Blackouts are an indication that you are drinking more than is healthy, and if you cannot moderate your drinking, it is an even greater indication that you have developed an alcohol use disorder, aka alcoholism. Blackouts are associated with the possibility of later permanent damage to your memory, as well as increasing the chance of accidents&unwanted sexual activity. ...Read more
Why when I take Zoloft (sertraline) and drink alcohol, I feel better the following morning? I don't blackout like the average individual.
I don't know why: But you are PLAYING RUSSIAN ROULETTE. This is a bad combination! ...Read more
Could a high blood alcohol level even when sober cause chest pain that lasts days, a blackout for about 15 minutes and seeing bright lights in eyes?
Many ways!: Alcohol brings down the threshold of nerve cells and make them more likely to fire off (RUM FITS) Sudden withdrawal can cause a seizure and then there are situations when prolonged use is related to cerebral atrophy, certain vitamin deficiencies or vascular events that in turn can cause seizures ...Read more
Hepatitis: Alcoholic hepatitis is hepatitis (inflammation of the liver) due to excessive intake of alcohol. It is usually found in association with hepatosteatosis, an early stage of alcoholic liver disease, and may contribute to the progression of fibrosis, leading to cirrhosis. Mild cases are self-limiting, but severe cases have a high risk of death, and need to be followed closely by liver specialist. ...Read more
Erectile dysfunction (ed) due to alcoholism is the result of alcohol-induced nerve damage. Alcohol is a total-body poison that especially affects the GI tract and nervous system. Most alcoholics smoke, which damages your arteries, which can also cause ed. Ed due to smoking warns you're at risk for a heart attack.
Often, alcoholic nerve damage improves with prolonged abstinence: weeks to months. ...Read more
Good nutrition.: Alcoholic ataxia generally does not improve.Get a more detailed answer ›
I had a TIA in2008 which led to my PFO procedure. Since then I still continue to binge drink heavily. Is the TIA alcohol related?
Unlikely: You probably had a clot in 2008 which crossed over to the arterial side via pfo. Pfo now closed. What was source of clot. If you drink to excess and pass out then clotting can be an issue but not necessarily cause TIA now. ...Read more
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