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What causes weakness, chest pain and high BP? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 06-Apr-2014
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Doctor:You may not be worried about this converstaion getting posted
User:ok, I had a strange experience when I thought somebody drugged me my doctors have put it down to mental illness but I just want another view
Doctor:Can you describe it in detail
User:it had quite a lot of physical symptoms, like high blood pressure couldn't get a pee out, I was really week also had some chest pain
Doctor:What other symptoms do you have ?
User:it was around 5 days ago I have slowly got better, at the time I thought I would try and flush it out with water and I think it did seem to work, then I did a thing where I was really depressed and did loads of crying, then after that was a really pressured headache and I had to use a ice pack to cool it off.
Doctor:I did not understand one
Doctor:what were you trying to flush out
User:i thought my step dad had put some kind of drug in my drink without me knowing so the only thing i could think to do was to try and flush it out by drinking loads of water
User:i left some drink in my room after this happened, i tasted it and it tasted like plastic and sour
Doctor:It seems like hypertensive crisis
Doctor:Maybe you took cheese and wine along with some antidepressants
Doctor:the loads of crying may have happened due to hyperventilation
User:so you don't think i should worry about it, i never have high blood pressure and feel physically like this
Doctor:Actually if you can tell me the names of medicines you take I can see if there was an interaction
User:only quitiapine 300mg mr
Doctor:Do you take any antidepressants
User:when it happened i had to try to go for a poo to have a pee, and it also the sensation of needing a pee was less
Doctor:Alcohol should not be taken with qtetiapine
User:my muscles where all stiff as well
User:no i don't drink anything i am trying to get as well as i can recently
Doctor:I think you may have taken something else with alcohol
Doctor:Seems like you have taken some antidepressant with it
User:i don't have any antidepressant
Doctor:I think you experienced neuroleptic malignant syndrome
Doctor:Give me a moment
User:i have decided to move out with my brother as we are not getting on living hear and i am 25 now
Doctor:I think you experienced neuroleptic malignant syndrome
Doctor:Your dad is not at fault
Doctor:It is a side effect of antipsychotics
Doctor:I think you consult your psychiatrist again with this diagnosis in mind
User:i have been doing some reading an i thought it might have been a steroid, but i am not going to get in a state of mind when i think it is true.
Doctor:If you search the internet about this syndrome the symptoms will corelate
User:i have been on quitiapine for around 3 years there are no really bad side affects
Doctor:You definitely have the freedom to move around
Doctor:You seem to have taken something that induced it
User:i defently dident take anything other that quitiapine
Doctor:You know muscle rigidity can be caused by antipsychotics
User:i do a lot of sports that why i think steroid, i probably look like i take them and i haven't been getting on with him very well recently.
Doctor:I would suggest that before you make decisions visit your psychiatrist again
User:sorry what would you suggest
Doctor:I suggest first you go to psychiatrist and rule out side effects of medicine
Doctor:Mostly people do not do such things to their step kids
Doctor:So I was telling you about side effects of antipsychotics
Doctor:It is common to have symptoms related to muscles with the use of antipsychotics
Doctor:Neuroleptic malignant syndrome usually is very severe and requires admission in hospital
Doctor:But there are less severe side effects like akathisia etc
Doctor:that can happen due to its interaction with alcohol
Doctor:Alcohol slows its excretion and it may have accumulated in the body
User:i will look it up after this
User:strange i defiantly had none
Doctor:I understand
Doctor:Sometimes moving out of home makes life worse
Doctor:Just a suspicion should not trigger a big change
User:lately its felt i had none something bad but i cant remember doing anything or hurting anybody, i have asked my mental health doctors for a police check but all they say is if i had done something they would have been told and have told me.
Doctor:Alcohol also worsens depression and anxiety
Doctor:I want it to be more clear to you
Doctor:You experienced crying as a side effect of alcohol
Doctor:It shouyld not be taken with quetiapine
Doctor:It also induced side effect
Doctor:of anxiety
Doctor:Quetiapine usually causes low blood pressure
User:i had no alcohol for sure. i even paid 500 pounds for a private check-up i felt so bad at the time
Doctor:but it can cause hig hblood pressure in the setting of neuroleptic malignant syndrome
Doctor:Which drink were you taking?
User:i normally drink water
Doctor:You said that your dad mixed drugs in drink
User:i thought he did, that's what i thought made me ill
User:a spike i did not know he did it
Doctor:Even without alcohol neuroleptic malignant syndrome and other effects can happen
Doctor:sometimes they happen out of the blue
Doctor:they may not have happened before
Doctor:I also do not want you live at a place where you feel unsafe
Doctor:So if you feel like going to another place you can go temporarily
User:i am making my own food and watching my drink me and my brother are sorting a flat out this weekend
Doctor:But do not make your relations with your father bitter
Doctor:You can move out with a smile
Doctor:Because I really think it must have been because of your own medicines
User:i will try, i am getting me some counselling form nhs.
User:i know your opinion, but could any of these symptoms be linked with a drink spike?
Doctor:Did you take some anticholinergic medicine
Doctor:Anticholinergic medicines can also cause similar effects
User:the only medication i take is quitiapine
Doctor:Something like atropine or scopolamine
Doctor:Maybe this medicine you can check in your home
Doctor:if it is there
Doctor:scopolamine is meant for vomitings
User:only normal medication in the house like pain killers, i don't like taking anything not even quitiapine but i do take it
Doctor:Cocaine is one drug that can cause hig hblood pressure and chest pain
User:i try to be as healthy as i can, there is no way i will take any other medication or illegal drugs
Doctor:I understand
Doctor:I was just thinking of foul play
Doctor:PCP or XXXXXXX dust is another drug that can cause high body temperature and some aggressiveness
User:oh i see, my parents may be on some medication but they don't tell us about
Doctor:a crime is not a crime until it is proven
Doctor:Well whatever it is not
Doctor:It happens many times that I suspect foul play and it turns out to be my own mistake somewhere
Doctor:So it is better to relax
User:i have noticed i have been abit angry sometime over the last 4 days
Doctor:Angry is a normal reaction to stress
Doctor:It is better to not worry and take wise decision
User:so you think it possibly could have been something in my drink/food
Doctor:Not really
Doctor:Since all your symptoms do n[ot match with drugs
Doctor:It matches with anticholinergic medication
Doctor:or anticgholinergic side effect of quetiapine
Doctor:Thanks for consultig
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