Having taken a month before turning up to see the doc, and being prescribed the 6 month treatment, it was a 7 month hangover?
A 30-year-old Glaswegian has suffered what may go down in history as the greatest hangover west of the Mississippi - a six-month headache induced by sinking 60 pints over four days. According to The Lancet, the unnamed man presented himself in a Glasgow A&E last October complaining of "wavy" vision and a relentless headache he …
>> a six-month headache induced by sinking 60 pints over four days.
>> presented himself in a Glasgow A&E last October complaining of "wavy" vision and a relentless headache he'd been suffering for more than a month.
>> Cue six months of blood-thinning treatment before the chap's vision returned to normal - and his headache finally subsided.
If 1+ months before treatment sought, then had 6 months of treatment and then finally the headache was cured, surely he had the headache for 7+months.
JP, have you been drinking as will because your title is slurred, surely.
I'm not surprised he has domestic arguments if, when he does have one, he disappears for 4 days and is completely inebriated for the duration.
Also after downing 60 pints how the hell could he remember exactly how much he had drank anyway.
I'm just another grumpy old man.
The location of Scotland in relation to the Mississippi is of no importance here. The guy got very drunk and ruined hmself. There's the story. 15 pints a day for 4 days isn't enough to class him as an alco, but is still impressive, as is the nature of the damage caused!
Maybe the Mississippi reference means to go west, i.e. covering the entire world....
Who the fuck cares?
it is so utterly tragic to me that so many people comment by repeating the same thing stated previously... surely you guys can read that someone has already beaten you to the 'only 15 pints a day' (first post), 'east vs west' (second post) or the really clever 7 month mathematical calculation (third post)?!
one sad mofo even repeats two of these in two separate posts as if they were his own clever and witty comments... but he shall remain anonymous.... the coward.
Oh dear, all of those "What, only sixty pints?" comments (I suspect, delivered by IT Nerds who go t!ts up after their third shandy).
Scotland - the only place I know where men are proud of 'the weekend' meaning being a loud, aggressive, incomprehensible, "See you Jimmie", incontinent mess.
BTW, the poor sod at Suffering General wasn't John Smeaton by any chance?
"Stupid question here but how come didn't he end up in a coma?"
Because it was over 4 days.
With a couple of years of practice and plenty of peer pressure, it is not that impressive. There's plenty of lads that can easily drink 15 pints a day for the duration of a 2 week holiday, never mind a bank holiday weekend.
(Cue the 'peer pressure' puns.)
However, given this bloke is a Glaswegian, you also have to bear in mind he was probably supping pints of heavy with whisky chasers. Now THAT's a bender!
@Just for bogsheet - "mofo"? What sort of term of abuse is that? 15 pints a day. There, said it again, hee, hee.
Or you would know why so many repeated comments, the moderator tends to wait on them, so you can't see what others have written, there will no doubt be several comments saying what I am saying now. It's the price we pay for filtering out the spam. Fifteen pints a day, I have done worse, and faired better, but I won't do it any more.
Pick any weekend between 1998-2001 and I was at college/uni consuming this much over the weekend with the help of spirits/alcopops/beer... plus the occasional mosh-pit and dodgy kebab and I never threw up once.
Flash forward 5-6 years (to last year) and I spent one night out downing high-unit cocktails, magners and beer.... must have got to what, the equivelant alcohol of about 20 pints (I downed 2 1.5ltr magners in 15 mins before even going out) in one night.. plus a chillie chicken pizza. That was my wifes birthday party... the next morning (her actual birthday) I threw up all over the flat and passed out all day leaving her to clean up..... what he did was not that impressive... but I would be damned if I'm going to prove him wrong these days! lol
... sixty pints over four days is only an average of fifteen a day, which, whilst clearly a binge, is hardly a staggering amount, not in the UK and certainly not for a typical weegie or even a Scot elsewhere.
For the record (and again not in the vein of boasting, per se) I used to consume considerably more than that rate, in spirits mostly, when I was at Public School and between thirteen and fifteen. Can't drink anything like that these days, at least partly thanks to such stupid levels of consumption, but mostly thanks to an inherited liver condition. Don't miss it as much as I thought I would though, in fact it's quite nice to have total recall and not cringe the next day.
Along with other posters here, I feel it'd be nice if the rather silly Americanisms were dropped, at least on the .UK site, as they are not culturally relevant and tend to just annoy us. Glesga is well east of Mississippi, within the standard temporal and geographical frames of reference, the supposed hangover was at least seven, not six, months and I'm amazed they actually got round to seeing him before he expired.
@Christopher Rogers: Clearly most of us do, personally, I find your whingeing a lot more irritating than the repeated posts :¬)
"... sixty pints over four days is only an average of fifteen a day, which, whilst clearly a binge, is hardly a staggering amount..."
True. However, the original article says his symptoms were caused by dehydration, not by the alcohol itself. Alcohol makes you pee more than you should so prolonged boozing dries you out.
What a boring post - I'll head for the pub.
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