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Is hallucinations and memory loss caused due to excessive alcohol intake?

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I went out had quite a few beers. ended up in emergency room due to hallucinations, memory loss, general feeling very ill ? could this all be due to the drinking?
Posted Mon, 13 Jan 2014 in Medicines and Side Effects
Answered by Dr. Maruti Karale 25 minutes later
Brief Answer: can be related to drinking Detailed Answer: Hello! Thanks for query. Hallucinations,memory loss,general feeling of very ill after taking alcohol can be related to contamination of alcohol with methanol or it may be your body response to alcohol. If you had drink for first time and suffered such reaction then you must avoid alcohol in future. Hope this answers your query. Thank you.
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Follow-up: Is hallucinations and memory loss caused due to excessive alcohol intake? 17 minutes later
what does contamination of alcohol w/methanol mean?
Answered by Dr. Maruti Karale 25 hours later
Brief Answer: methanol is dengerous alcohol. Detailed Answer: Hello! Thanks for reply. Contamination of alcohol with methanol means the drink that you had may be mixed with methanol. Alcohol that we usually drink is ethanol. Our body can metabolise ethanol. But our body can not metabolise methanol which is XXXXXXX alcohol and can cause symptoms that you had. Hope you understood what I want to say. Wish you good health.
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