Our Helpline is open five days a week, Monday to Friday 9am to 4pm, (Wednesday 9am to 7.30pm). Whether to drink alcohol or take recreational drugs is a personal choice, but it is worth knowing the possible effects they could have on your epilepsy. Alcohol or recreational drugs can cause epilepsy in some people.
Second is the idea that going too long without getting "enough" carbohydrate is inherently dangerous. This is also generally not true, as carbohydrate isn't an essential nutrient .