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Is Alcohol A Big Trigger

Is Alcohol A Big Trigger

How has alcohol affect you? Son got diagnosed with primary generalized epilepsy at 16 yrs old. He has never had alcohol. So I am wondering what will happen when he does. I have heard that many people are triggered by alcohol.

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

It has only been a trigger for me if I get drunk but at that level of intoxication anyone could have a seizure. Alcohol becomes a problem when an epileptic over indulges because it can make your medication less effective therefore causing breakthrough seizures. A couple of drinks would most likely be fine. Then again, some people can’t have even a drop.

posted over 1 year ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Some people have ep that is caused by light on screens but most is caused by stress or brain damage

posted almost 3 years ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

The brain is relaxed on the alcohol, and flips out upon withdrawal. This causes seizures for some.

posted about 3 years ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

that' right!
it is a trigger and often used if you do eeg's in the hospital to provoke seizures.

posted about 3 years ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Everyone has different triggers. Some people are affected by alcohol, and they say not to drink while one certain medications. A good rule of thumb is just to stay away from hard liquors.

posted about 3 years ago
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