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Periodic loss of consciousness following drinking of

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Periodic loss of consciousness following drinking of carbonated drinks. Subject passes out for a very short duration and has no lasting effects. Frequency seems to have increased in the past few months. He is 73 and a heavy smoker until quitting at age 35.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Neurology
Expert:  DrRussMd replied 1 year ago.


I would suggest this is a vasovagal episode: fainting.

It has various triggers.

The treatment is to avoid the triggers.

Seizure disorder is another possibility.

This should not be allowed to go on without neurological exam, possibly an EEG.

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