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Taken over dose of clonazepam for number of times - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   i am a manic depressive. recently, i hv overdosed on clonazepam a number of times. i feel physically weak now and shortness of breath while talking or waling... what am i suffering from?
Doctor :   HI
User :   hi
User :   i am alo taking 3 mood stabilisers and arpizole
Doctor :   Since how long are you having the symptoms of shortness of breathe?
Doctor :   May I know your age and gender?
User :   for about 6 motnhs
User :   i am 38 female
Doctor :   Do you have chest pain, dizziness, generalised weakness associated with the symptoms?
User :   i dont have chest pain but i have weakness and light headedness
Doctor :   Have you been evaluated for these symptoms by a doctor?
User :   no not yet
User :   haven't been to a doc yet
User :   short of time
User :   but i m feeling reaaly weak
User :   i feel as if my heart is getting weak
Doctor :   May I know your current weight and height?
User :   i am 85 kg and 5'0 ft height
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Can you brief me about your sleep habit and your diet habits?
Doctor :   Do you sleep regularly?
User :   i have poor sleep, i get up at 30 clock every day, sometimes i m not able to sleep , so i take more clonazepam
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   How about your diet habits?
User :   i eat quiet a lot
User :   anything goes for me
Doctor :   Are you regular with your meals?
User :   no i eat whenever i feel hungry
User :   hello r u there
Doctor :   Let me explain to you.
User :   ok
Doctor :   Based on your description,
User :   ok
Doctor :   the following may be the causes for your symptoms
User :   ok
Doctor :   1. Symptoms could be part of depressions
User :   ok
Doctor :   2. Medical conditions such as nutritional deficiency, anemia
User :   i am really depressed over a hearbrk
Doctor :   3. Endocrine disorders such as hypothyroidism
User :   ok
User :   what about shortness of breath
User :   i am a manic deprssive, so i am never happy
Doctor :   Shortness of breathe can happen in all these conditions
Doctor :   and rarely due to an heart condition.
User :   ok
User :   so my heat is fine
Doctor :   Without a physical examination, blood tests and cardiac examination
User :   that isgud news
User :   ok
Doctor :   it is hard to differentiate which among the following is the cause'
User :   ok
User :   does my clonazepam overdose have to do anything with this
Doctor :   Clonazepam in higher doses can mimick your symptoms,
User :   ok
Doctor :   However other common causes such as explained above needs to be ruled out.
User :   as in give the same symptoms
User :   ok
User :   so i need to get the tests done first
Doctor :   A physical examination, complete blood counts to look at your hemoglobin and other tests may be needed.
Doctor :   You may get these tests done after consulting your doctor.
User :   ok
Doctor :   Hope it is clear to you.
User :   ok
Doctor :   Do you have any other query?
User :   no thanks a lot
User :   bye
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor :   Bye for now.
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