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

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Dr. Jeff Blixt
Addiction Medicine
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Jeff Blixt
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Dr. Alan Wartenberg
Addiction Medicine

In brief: How much,how often?

Depends what the seizures were from, and if you are on anti-seizure medications.
Alcohol itself can predispose people to seizures, and in people who drink regular amounts of alcohol daily or near daily, they can either have a seizure from the alcohol or from withdrawal. Alcohol also has profound effects of the medicines used for seizures, reducing their effectiveness. Talk to your neurologist.

In brief: How much,how often?

Depends what the seizures were from, and if you are on anti-seizure medications.
Alcohol itself can predispose people to seizures, and in people who drink regular amounts of alcohol daily or near daily, they can either have a seizure from the alcohol or from withdrawal. Alcohol also has profound effects of the medicines used for seizures, reducing their effectiveness. Talk to your neurologist.
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