CC – “I drank a whole bottle of grey goose and now my head hurts”
32M Friday 11:00 AM
HPI – Well Duh. You got drunk and now you are hungover. Finally a case I can feel completely comfortable with! If there is one thing I remember from college and medical school, it’s how to doctor a hangover. At least it was Grey Goose and not Paw Paw Vodka. I imagine in that case this guy wouldn’t have even made it out of bed.
Yes, hangovers do suck but aren’t you just a little embarrassed to show up at the ER for one? This guy wasn’t even vomiting, he should have considered himself lucky.
PE – Disheveled young male with really bad breath. Sickly sweet smell of booze emanating from his person.
Dx– Acute Hangover
Tx – Motrin, Pepcid, Zofran and a liter of normal saline.
Rx – Recommendation for some huevos rancheros or a McGriddle upon leaving the ER.