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Father In Hospital , not Acting Right , addicted to fentanyl

My father is addicted to fentanyl. friday he was rushed to the emergency room for overdosing. Hes still in the hospital.. he was sick but was talking normal and acting like himself saturday and sunday...now since monday hes not himself...he barely talks..its like hes a toddler. he speaks slower, he repeats words like saying hi 4 times in a row..he doesnt even pay attention when we talk most the time. its like hes in another world. Ive tried talking to the doctors...they think hes normal because he can tell people what day it is and say his name...hes not normal....he doesnt talk like a 55 year old man like he used to..now its more like a 4 year old..its really scaring me..does anybody have a clue on what could be wrong?
Also ive been told they're giving him psychiatric drugs...could that be something thats making him act like this?
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replied January 23rd, 2019
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Thank you for asking at Ehealth forum!

I read your question and I understand your concern.
This could be due to psychiatric drugs or infection. He would need complete assessment and full workup.
I hope it helps. Stay in touch with your healthcare provider for further guidance as our answers are just for education and counselling purposes and cannot be an alternative to actual visit to a doctor.
Take care
Khan
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