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Seizure. Recreational drugs occasionally taken. Suggestions?

Hey, I am 5 days from turning 17 and during a soccer game a few days ago, I had a seizure and was taken to hospital. No one knows how the seizure happened, and considering I've never had one before and I am not epileptic, I have to go in for some tests. My doctor kept asking me if I drink or do any recreational drugs (weed), and I told him occasionally. I was just wondering if drinking or smoking a little bit of weed can cause a seizure again?

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Thu, 30 May 2013
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Hi,
Thank you for posting your query.
Drinking or smoking may not cause seizures, however, it may increase the risk of seizures in a patient with epilepsy.
Investigations would reveal the cause of seizure, however, it may be better to avoid drinking and smoking in the future.
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,
My personal URL on this website: http://bit.ly/Dr-Sudhir-kumar
My email: drsudhirkumar@yahoo.com
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Seizure. Recreational drugs occasionally taken. Suggestions?

Hi, Thank you for posting your query. Drinking or smoking may not cause seizures, however, it may increase the risk of seizures in a patient with epilepsy. Investigations would reveal the cause of seizure, however, it may be better to avoid drinking and smoking in the future. 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, My personal URL on this website: http://bit.ly/Dr-Sudhir-kumar My email: drsudhirkumar@yahoo.com