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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   I am 24yr old female, and 2 nights ago I was feeling in great health when I suddenly felt very warm and then began violently vomiting, I then developed blurred vision and drowsiness. I slept solidly that night and next morning (yesterday) I found when I walked around I could feel my heart beating through my chest along with a groggy "not with it" feeling, I ended up sleeping most of the day. Today I feel almost back to 100% although I am concerned maybe I had my drink spiked (can of coke). I ate nothing out of the ordinary and had no fever. Could you tell me what may have cause this?
Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   DR.XXXX here.
User :   hello
Doctor :   please give me few moments to read what you have typed
Doctor :   please provide details of past medical illness and treatment if any.
Doctor :   are you sexually active?
User :   yes i am
User :   I am on norspan 10mg patches for chronic pain in my left hip
Doctor :   was unprotected sexual intercourse involved after your having the 'spiked' drink?
User :   no
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   was the increased sleeping episode after you having the drink?
User :   yes
User :   it all started after the drink
Doctor :   then this could be attributed to the drink. it takes around 48 to 72 hours to be back to normal
Doctor :   if you feel fine now, then no need to worry
Doctor :   the drink could have suppressed your tensions and stress in brain giving you undisturbed sleep
Doctor :   and relaxation
Doctor :   the blurred vision and drowsiness could be due to violent vomiting which comes down with rest
User :   i suppose i am just looking for answers, wondering if it could have been cause by a drink spiking and if so maybe some ideas on what may have been used
Doctor :   your recent symptoms could be attributed to the spiked drink with either hard liquor or sedatives
User :   there was no abnormal taste to the drink
Doctor :   since you fell better now, it suggests that it has been eliminated from the body
Doctor :   *feel
Doctor :   if you need to identify what was mixed, then you can go ahead with drug analysis and detection
Doctor :   if traces are still present, you will get the results
User :   ok thanks
Doctor :   is there anything else I can help you with?
User :   no i think thats everything
Doctor :   thanks for consulting me. bye for now.
User :   bye
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