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Old 07-31-2006, 04:23 PM   #1
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Seizures and Blood Alcohol

Does anyone know what happens to your blood alcohol level if you have a seizure and are then tested? I will expand more when 9 I don't have baby on top of the computer!!!
I might get a few min to spare now!
Here is a bit of the story. My brother is now 26 years old and had a head injury when he was 8. He has had seizures since he started to drink (at least that is where I personally see the correlation) and is not on meds at this time. he got pulled over for a possible DUI last week and was "allegedley" (sp?) assaulted by the arresting officers including a couple of healthy head smacks on the hood of his car and another one up against squad car window. Jared (brother) does not remember ANY of this but I was told by his g/f that this is what happened and that when he was finally lying in the back of the squad car it was 100% obvious he was indeed seizing. Cops said "he is faking" told her to get lost and took Jared to jail. He is WELL known in the town as a bit of a trouble maker but not any violent episodes until earlier this year when he got called for a domestic but was never arrested. My question is....will his blood alcohol sky rocket due to the seizure activity? I would think it would and I fully believe the allegations of abuse..he has a mouth to no end when he has been drinking and these are small town POLICE on a power trip. Anmy advice is appreciated!

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Old 07-31-2006, 06:06 PM   #2
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Re: Seizures and Blood Alcohol

Generally those with any sort of head injury have a decreased tolerance to alcohol....add in the alcohol, and behavior can become more erratic, especially if the frontal lobes are, head injury + alcohol= trouble. As for seizures on their own, alcohol can decrease the seizure threshold, so that's also a problem. And, the head injury doesn't have to be a prolonged coma/hospitalization sort of injury- can be a concussion, or repeated concussions, as many kids have doing normal kid things...

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