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We went for a meal, my son had twq pints lagaer, we came

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we went for a meal, my son had twq pints lagaer, we came home ,he sat at the table ,his face went red ,his eyes red and puffy, slured speech, ,he asked for a coffee, he drank half held it in his hands, his head slumped forward, and was out for the countfor a good ten minutes, When he started to come round he was, slured and very tired, and wobbley on his feet, although he was aware of things around him, he just wanted to go to sleep , he went to bed and slept untill morning, this happend at about 4,30 in the afternoon
It has happened before and he went to the doctors, the doctor gave him antidepressants. Weather my son told his gp everything, we dont know , as my son cannot see himself like this,
from a worried mum
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr. Rick replied 5 years ago.
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I can see why you are a worried Mum........

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Given what you have told me I think you should take your son to Emergency right away for a complete examination. This does not sound to me like something that would be treated with a course of antidepressants.....

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If you can not get him to Emergency right now then he should see his regular doctor today.

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Expert:  Dr. Rick replied 5 years ago.
Let me know if there is anything else you would like to discuss pertaining to this issue. If you have a chance I'd like to hear what the emergency doctor found.
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Customer: replied 5 years ago.

sorry i didnt call a doctor at this time as his wife said he will be ok in a bit, as he has had these sort of things before, and just accuses him of being drunk, as that is what he looks like, but he had had two pints , is it somehing in the beer, he sort of went out for the count , he did say that he didnt feel himself in the morning, but we went out anyway he did go to work yesterday, i hope i am explaining it ok


Expert:  Dr. Rick replied 5 years ago.
You did a good job of explaining it. I do not think that two pints should have that sort of an effect on him....something else may be going on.
Since he feels well enough to go to work (I didn't understand that this episode happened a few days ago) I think a visit to his GP is in order to discuss what happened after just a small amount of drink.
I agree with you -- at the very least he needs a good exam to make sure that he is otherwise healthy. I would not just put it off to "being drunk"
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