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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Excellent Posted in: Mental Health
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   I am on a variety of medicines and recently put on MSIR 15mg for pain
User :   The last two evenings that I have taken them I have felt very weird
Doctor :   Ok
User :   Everytime I close my eyes I jerk up and am feeling very confused along with seeing things that are not their.
User :   My husband says that my pupils are very small. We are not sure if this is cause for concern
User :   When my eyes are Open I seem OK but when they are closed I feel like I loose touch with reality.
Doctor :   Ok
User :   He thinks we should call 911 but I'm not sure if that is necessary
User :   I'm also extremely itchy and very fatigued
User :   and shaky
Doctor :   May I know your age?
User :   im 34
Doctor :   Since when have you noticed these symptoms?
User :   they start about 3 hours after I take the medicine
User :   I've only been on the medicine since Friday and was fine Friday and Saturday
Doctor :   Do you have any breathing discomfort?
User :   Feel a little short of breath but think that is more anxiety than anything else
Doctor :   Ok
User :   it is mostlty the shaking and confusion and loss of "reality"
Doctor :   Do you have any other medical illness?
User :   I have lupus
User :   and amd suffering from pericarditis and pleurisy at the moment
Doctor :   Let me brief you.
Doctor :   The symptoms of hallucinations can occur as a side effect of the drug that you have been on.
Doctor :   The presence of itching is again not a good sign.
Doctor :   I would suggest you to consider visiting the ER.
Doctor :   You may need opioid antagonist, if symptoms worsens.
Doctor :   Have you followed what I have suggested?
User : it something that I should do right away?
User :   can I take a cab there or should I call 911? We have children so I will need to go by myself.
Doctor :   I wouldn't suggest you to drive yourself to the ER>
Doctor :   If you don't have assistance, you can call 911 for assistance.
User :   thank you very mcuh for your time and guidance
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor :   Bye for now.,
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