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Have seizures, headaches. Benign tumor. Had frontal craniotomy. Now what?

I am 25 years old and had a right frontal craniotomy to remove a benign tumor about 2 1/2 weeks ago. My recovery has thus far gone ahead of schedule. I am able to do light physical activity, my headaches are minimal, and I have not experienced any seizures since the operation. I know that I cannot drive or begin doing more strenuous activity until after my meeting with the neurosurgeon in a couple weeks, but my question is when is it safe to consume a small amount of alcohol after such a procedure? As I slowly get back to a "normal" life, I am wondering if it would be alright to have a glass of wine every now and then. Mind you, I'm not talking about heavy drinking at all, just the occasional drink. I really appreciate your help.
Asked On : Tue, 9 Apr 2013
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Neurologist 's  Response
Nov 2013

Thank you for posting your query.

I am glad to know that you are recovering well after the brain tumor surgery.

Regarding alcohol consumption, it is generally not advised. However, if you have to drink, then small amounts should be fine.

I hope it helps.

Please get back if you require any additional information.

Best wishes,

Dr Sudhir Kumar MD (Internal Medicine), DM (Neurology)

Senior Consultant Neurologist

Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad,

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Answered: Tue, 9 Apr 2013
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Cardiologist Dr. Anantharamakrishnan's  Response
Hi friend,
Welcome to Health Care Magic

Alcohol is known to cause seizures - both in use and withdrawal.
In association with seizure drugs, it can be worse...
Use this opportunity to forget it for ever!

Take care
Wishing speedy recovery
God bless
Good luck
Answered: Wed, 10 Apr 2013
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