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Coughing followed by a blackout

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  • Posted By: scared4dad07
  • January 30, 2007
  • 01:33 AM

Today as my Dad and I were on our way to work he began to cough pretty bad and blacked out, was the only way he could describe it. We veered off into oncoming traffic and hit two cars head on. Everyone involved was ok, but it scares me to think that this could happen again and maybe next time with a worse out come. He is a smoker and has been a smoker for atleast 20 yrs smoking a pack a day. Lung cancer also runs in his family. He is also a drinker. I do not live with him anymore so I am not sure about how much alcohol he has been consuming lately. When I was living with him he was drinking about a 12 pack every other night. He said that he could hear everything around him but he could not see us veering off into the other lane and he did not see us hit the other two cars. The blackout must have lasted for about 30-40 seconds and he said that this is the first time anything like this has happened to him. He is also the kind of person that will not seek medical attention for much short of death. So any diagnosis or even some advice on how I should go about trying to convince him to get medical attention would be greatly appreciated.

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  • Coughing CAN cause a person to black out, so can other ailments, hows his heart? maybe he should get that checked, not much help, sorry. Good luck. Make him go to the doc...lol:D
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    • February 7, 2007
    • 11:31 AM
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