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What can this be? Anxiety or worse?

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  • Posted By: Worrywart
  • October 11, 2006
  • 06:48 AM

My brother appears to be perfectly fine one minute and then all of a sudden he behaves as if he is very drunk. Slurred speech, staggering, the works. Then he doesn't remember it. I'm not the only one who has noticed it and he is one of those who wont go to the doctor. I almost want to conk him on the head and drag him there. He is 47 and is under major stress that cannot be avoided at this time. He is going through a painful divorce that he didn't want and is very hurt. He is owner of a business and has no employees so he never gets the time off he needs. He cannot afford to pay someone to help out at his store at this time and the rest of us in the family already have demanding jobs. He is also not eating right. He's also been feeling pains shooting up and down his arms and having cold sweats. He takes aspirin everyday but that's it. I'm worried to death. I know most of this is due to the extra stress. This situation he is dealing with will eventually be over but I want him alive to see the relief.

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  • Hi, It sounds like your brother is experiencing a sugar in-balance. You say he isn't eating right...that could be part of it...Is their any family history of Diabetes in your family? Is he over weight? There is a number of things that it could be....but the most likely one is a Diabetes, which a simple blood test can determine if it is or not. Try and convince him to see a doctor as soon as possible! He is playing "Russian Rulet" with his life and others around him. If it is Diabetes...he could pass-out while driving a car and have an accident. If you have to...make an appoinment for him to see a doctor...then take him to the doctor..don't let him drive! Do this soon! Skeeter.
    skeeter 42 Replies
    • October 29, 2006
    • 07:59 PM
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  • Just to let you know Diabeties is not always detected in the blood although most times it is. I would as for an A1C as this is the most reliable. There could be one other thing that is happening here as well and that is seizures, is there any history of epilipsy in the family as mild sizures can cause the same symptoms. Definately get him to a doctor even if you have to take him to an ER when he has an episode.
    NetGeek 3 Replies Flag this Response
  • Could be he's having passive seizures. My mother had the slurred speech, etc. and she would feel sick for a while or a few days around the time this happened. I thought she had dementia. After tests were run, we found out she was having the seizures. She also had no idea this was happening.
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