I have a friend who swears he drank to the point of alcohol poisoning, and felt like he was dying, but used sheer willpower to combat it. He was about to contact 911/emergency services, but did not due to embarrassment. He claims he was:
1.Lapsing in and out of consciousness.
2.Had trouble standing up.
3.Had very high anxiety and trouble breathing.
4.Mild hallucinations, confusion, dizziness and shaking.
Consumed half a bottle of 90 proof within 20 minutes at 180 lbs. bodyweight and never drinks.
Claims he was almost certain he was feeling a near brink of death coming, but fought it by forcing every bit of mental capacity he had to get himself to the kitchen and excessively binge eat and drink water while lapsing in and out and being partially hallucinating/dizzy/confused. Surprisingly, he remembers all of it. He woke up six hours later and was partially paralyzed, and vomited repeatedly and had trouble moving because of extreme pain in his head and felt extreme dizziness/trouble breathing still and took a few days for him to feel normal again. No medical attention.
Was this the first case of someone surviving alcohol poisoning without medical attention?