Is it very severe to have a blackout for 10 hours

By psteinke Latest Reply 2009-04-30 13:24:02 -0500
Started 2009-04-29 05:15:57 -0500

im very worried about my stubborn husband. please help

7 replies

2009-04-30 10:18:40 -0500 Report

You say he doesn't remember leaving the bar. I don't mean to insinuate anything here but was he drinking? Diabetes and alcohol aren't always good friends. The liver is trying so hard to rid itself of the alcohol that it doesn't send out glucose to stabilize the blood sugar thus causing a low which could lead to the black outs you describe. I knew a woman years ago that refused to give up drinking and ended up in a rescue squad every weekend because of it.
If he's drinking heavily or even moderately this could be the cause of his black outs. Just a thought as this jogged my memory of the woman I knew years ago.

Good Luck

Sarguillo 2009-04-29 13:18:18 -0500 Report

Blackout as in he is unconsience or blackout as he doesnt remember the last 10 hours? Either way, if you can, seek help. Good luck.

psteinke 2009-04-29 23:43:34 -0500 Report

unconsious we think. oh i guess he doesnt remember leaving the bar.

Antique-Dave 2009-04-30 10:33:12 -0500 Report

Blackouts are not passing out, 2 different things entirely. Blacking out means that you do not remember but you are however active.

One of my neighbors went on a drinking binge a few years back and when he sobered up 2 weeks later he was in Arizona and had no idea how he got there.

Depending on your tolerance it takes most people a dozen or more beers to get to that point. Frequent blackouts is a sign of alcoholism.

2009-04-30 13:24:02 -0500 Report

I agree with Sarge and everybody. I have a close family member who has a severe drinking problem. I have seen him sleep for 24 hours and has no idea what he did before that. That's an alcohol blackout. (He's not diabetic.) I would beg your husband to seek help. Type 1 and drinking too much will never, ever work. I wish you much luck hun. Take care, Angie

2009-04-29 09:11:53 -0500 Report

Please see my response under the 'I have a health problem' discussion where you mentioned the circumstances of your husbands black out.

Take Care

GabbyPA 2009-04-29 07:30:02 -0500 Report

This sounds like a visit to the doctor before it turns into a visit to the emergency room. There are many reasons for him to "black out" but I would be making him go to the doctor now, today. It could be his life. You have to be more stubborn than he is. It might cause a fight, but you have to get him there. Then he can hear it from the medical staff, and maybe take it seriously.

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