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    An_240668 posted:
    I'm in a situation where I really need to know what happened a few weeks ago. I blacked out after far too many drinks and got hurt. I need to know how it happened though because I strongly suspect someone did it to me. Is there a way to recall? I would do anything! Side note, it was not a small injury; I got a concussion.
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    Sean Barlow, MD responded:
    If you are concerned about head trauma, I would recommend you follow up with your primary MD to evaluate for a concussion.

    I know of no way to access memories lost due to alcohol-induced amnesia, i.e. blackout. The important point now is to assess your health and ensure you are stable.

    Also, alcohol-induced amnesia may be a warning sign to look for other alcohol-related problems in a person's life. It would seem reasonable to talk with your primary MD about this as well, and if your doctor is not experienced in it, ask him/her or other trusted people in your life for the name of a person who may know about such medical consequences of alcohol.

    There is help for you - please take care.


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