Well I just recently have been adding the pices together from my Fathers Blackouts. Now He doesn't drink or do drugs, but he is on alot of medication, He has had 16 surgerys on his body, It's a joke in our family we call him the Bionic man. So Even years ago I would remember him being a little out of it, like he was working on a car allday, and like I said he's Ridiculously Hurt, so he would just pop another pill when he felt real bad, but as the car was being finished and he was done, he would get hit with all themeds at once, since while he was working the pain meds were doing their job, but when he stopped 5-10 minutes later, he would be out of it. I have seen him like that a few times when he has a job to do fixing the car, but in the last few years he has become a lunatic.Well he is 100 % certified crazy.He has PTSD,Bi-POlar, and is a Manic Depressive, so he is a sweet and good guy, but not when hes having his lows.But to get to the point. About 10 years ago he was diagnoseed with type 2 Diabetes, which he has kept under control perfect, he DR even took him off the Meds a few Times. But in these last 2 or 3 years, he has been blacking out, and getting loopy, talking about things that happened 40 years ago, and he will describe in such detail, or he will just get really angry and look for a fight, now he is not like this at all. He use to be exactly like that wwhen I was a kid, but since operation after Operation, he slowed down. So I would talk to him while he was like this,and try to see whats on his mind, and found out some crazythings I won't print. But I would blame these4 fits on his xanaxs, since he hardly takes them, i thought that it was the medicine, becuase he wont take it for weeks, ut when he's in a state I seen him take a handful, so naturally I'm worried, but he would always be allright, and his favorite thing was Burning everyones stuff, His own, My old memorobilia and pictures, EVERYTHING, these fits would last days, then boom he would just snap out of it, usuallyafter a little sleep.So I got to thinking, I always blamed these fits on his psyco personality mixed with anax, but sure enough, out Its HIS SUGAR LEVEL. When he gets too low he is not himself,he doesnt even remember what he has done, He would loose Hundreds of Dollars, his wallet, and even car keys. 1 time he went to go pay two months rent owed, so I go with him of course, he insisted me waiting in the car, I waited about 35 minutes there I found him in a pizzeria, with no money, no wallet and no keys.He never made it inside the Building to pay rent, Luckily by the grace of God, I found all of it. And told him get in the back seat lay down and i'll be right back, i paid rent and drove home, He got some good long sleep, and said hey you ready I gotta go pay rent, he didn't remember anything. The damn SUGAR is driving him Crazy. I'm sorry for going on about this, BUT JUST NEED 2 Know if this has happened to anyone, or anything similar at all. Thanks Guys NewYorkGuy44.
2 Apr 2011
That type of behaviour is common in people with diabetes or hypoclycemia. They act as if they are in a drunken stupor. Is your father's sugar under control now? If not, he should wear a medic alert bracelette, warning of his condition if he ever has an episode like you've described.
Best wishes to you and your father,
3 Apr 2011
Hi Newyorkguy, Sweetlemon is right. You should have or take your Dad to his doctor & have an A1C test done. His doctor needs to know about these episodes, so they can get his suger levels under control. Does he eat right for a diabetic? My husband is also a type 2 diabetic & has had 10 back surgeries with 2 fusions, 2 neck surgeries with fusion, about 20 surgeries on his abdomen. He now has a huge hernia from having his gallbladder out, & no one will fix it because the last surgeon messed him up so bad. He deals with alot of pain, & he doesn't always want to eat right He is also bipolar & manic so I know alot about what you are dealing with. I would stronly suggest you talk with his doctor or at least get him to go see his doctor & go with him. How old is your Dad? Could it be a memory problem like Alzthimers(sp)? Alot of people that start having those problems do some of the things you have mentioned too. I strongly suggest he go to his physican & you shoud go with him to tell him what's been going on. Good luck to both of you...
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