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Can anyone tell me what is wrong with him? Today he woke up looking like he hadn't slept for a week. Extremely tired. And then he kept forgetting to eat. When we went out I asked him to get food for our son and he went and then couldn't remember where he left us. He then went for food twice and came back without anything. He is slurring his words. He hasn't really eaten anything today and can't seem to remember anything in the short term at all. He didn't go out last night. Is it drugs related? I don't know as I've never done them. He did them a long time ago but hasn't since before he met me so at least 10 years.
Could be almost anything. What does he say? If you can't get any sense from him I'd be calling the OOH or more likely going up to A&E.
To consider: has he had a fall or accident and hit his head? if he doesn't know are there any bumps on his head? as you say, drugs/drink a possibility? headache? any previous issues with blood pressure/strokes? I would be concerned to be honest.
I haven't taken him to A&E because I have looked up the symptoms of a stroke and he only has slurred words. He made dinner and was going to stay and watch telly but I have told him to go to bed. He says he is fine but I think I'll ring NHS direct. He hasn't complained of any pain.
It almost seems like he's taken a sleeping pill and it hasn't worn off. He says that he did take one but as he isn't with it at all today I'm not sure whether I believe him.
You have more than just one symptom (speech) Confusion is another one : "We all have minor episodes of forgetfulness. We may forget where our keys are, or that we had a doctors appointment that slipped our mind. This is nothing to worry about. If you suddenly forget what you are doing, or cannot figure out your location or surroundings, you need to get medical attention right away. You may wonder how you ended up in your current location. Other diseases can cause confusion. It is also a sign of possible mini stroke.
People often dismiss these symptoms because they only last a few minutes. This does not mean that you did not have a mini stroke or that there is nothing to worry about. If symptoms get worse or continue, you could be having a massive stroke." from www.strokeeducation.info/topics/tia.htm.
My FIL suffered a terrible stroke and he had such episodes which we did ignore. You DH couldn't remember where you were or what he was supposed to do.
I also strongly suggest this could be a TIA (mini stroke). Further examinations will be needed. He may seem fine but if it is a TIA there is a higher risk of a full on stroke in the near future. New confusion and slurring of words are something that should not be ignored. At least call nhs direct.