Happy New Year!
Hope you all had a wonderful holiday season!
I have a small story to tell that took place about 2 weeks ago. I work with a colleague who has grand-mal seizures. He's 19 and doesn't take any medication (he's also not under any doctor supervision). Anyway, just before Christmas my colleague came into work completely, 100% out of it. About 20 minutes later I went into the back stock room and found him having a grand-mal seizure. Luckily there were already a few people with him and the paramedics had been called. He was taken to the hospital where he had further grand-mal fits.
When he came back to work a few days later he said that the ER doc had told him to cut out the alcohol and partying and to start eating more healthily. He was also told to register with a doc and get on some meds (which he hasn't done).
The doc came right out and told my colleague that excessive alcohol intake can/does bring on seizures. A little drink every now and then doesn't hurt but drinking like every night does hurt an epileptic. I personally don't drink/smoke at all.
I'm sure that everybody on this forum already knows this but it can't hurt to have a reminder every now and then can it?
Take care everybody. Best wishes to all! http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/heart.gif