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Anon_166768 posted:
My husband is an alcoholic.[br>[br>When he has 4+ beers and falls asleep he wets the bed, floor, furniture, or wherever he fell asleep. It stresses me out. I'm always paranoid when people come over because of the smell. We have plastic on our bed to protect it more.[br>[br>If he hasn't been drinking or has only had one or two, he rarely will pee, and or rare occasion if he has had 4+ beers he won't be incontinent.[br>[br>We don't have insurance so medical payments is an issue, but at an Al-Anon meeting, somebody said that he is having a seizure because of the alcohol and wets himself; the person who said it works in the medical field. Is this possible? Thank you.
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Anthony Tornay, MD responded:
Recurrent incontinence is extremely unlikely to represent a seizure disorder without other manifestations.
It simply reflects the sedative effect of alcohol on the brain pathways so that he is not able to respond to normal stimuli.


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