Corex Cough Syrup Abuse

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Raucous in my mind Says:


Hello doctor! I am a college student who just graduated. A few months ago, in December, last year I drank a bottle of corex in order to get a good nap because i was not being able to sleep as stressed about the exams. I drank it all and slept, but two hours later, i woke up and it was around 10 pm at night, I got so sick. I felt like i was being electrocuted and i was breathing rapidly and my BP must have been very high as I could feel my heart beating fast and so rapidly. I couldn't even talk properly. I went to the bathroom and deliberately vomited in order to get rid of the syrup. I felt a little well, and thinking it will be alright by tomorrow i went to sleep. And I spent the next whole day sleeping. but in between i was getting some panic attacks and it felt as if like my heart beat might stop or i may die in my sleep. It was when i was in college, in India. I came home to Bhutan for a month on winter vacation and I was fine but still contemplating about the terror I felt that night. After the vacation, I went back to college. (I live on my own and alone in a small one room apartment). I don't know if I am worrying unnecessarily, but in February, i felt very dizzy, so i went to a near by homeopathic doctor to seek for help. And he said My BP is high but not much. I thought it must have been because I hadn't been sleeping well cause i was still getting panic attacks. Never did i felt this way before. The homeopathic doctor gave me a few medicines to control my BP. I took it for a few days and I travelled back to Bhutan went to one of my family doctor for a check up. He said, I am absolutely fine. Then I went back to college again. And now that the college is over, I am back home. And last week In went to my family doctor again and he said My BP is normal. I don't know why but i don't even feel like I am healthy anymore. Even though they say I am fine. So my question to you is, do you think I am just worrying too much? I really want an answer doctor, Please help. I haven't been this brief to anybody. I am a very confident person and fearless. But I still feel like I may die in my sleep. Should I just stop thinking about it? Between February and June, I completely haven't socialized with people much and been in room most of the time. I feel like my heart might stop beating any next second. I am only 22 now. I haven't smoked in two years and haven't had a drink ever since that incident with the syrup. I only drink once in a month or so. It feels like all the fun and passion in my life has gone away and I don't even feel like eating even when I am hungry sometimes. I feel like nobody understands me. Please reply ASAP. I am a music producer and a but i don't feel like doing anything right now. Please help.



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Verwon Says:

From what you've said in your post, it seems you may be suffering from some depression and anxiety, unrelated to the Corex syrup.

The palpitations can also be a sign of anxiety, not necessarily a blood pressure problem. I think that rather than worrying about your blood pressure, you should talk to your doctor about all these issues, so they have a better picture of what you're going through.

Are you still taking the homeopathic medications?

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Raucous in my mind Says:

No doc! I don't! I just used it for a few days. I am under no medication.....I've have always been feeling that My BP might go high. I guess it's anxiety. Like you said. Thanks you doc. :)

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