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  • Posted By: tazz185
  • November 29, 2007
  • 03:39 AM

:confused: about 2 years ago i was on a antipsychotic drug( fluphenazine, dipixol) ,which is known as a neuroleptic,this was given to me by injection every 4 wks, by my doctor. One month when i was due my doctor wasnt there, so had to see another doctor, but a day after this doctor gave me the injection i started to have a bad reaction to the drug, which lasted a month, the bad reaction turned out to be neuroleptic malignant syndrome caused by antipsychotic drugs and this is a rare life threating condition,i found this out through the internet. The symtoms i was having was, shortness of breath were i felt a couldnt breathe properly, tremors all over my body, restlessness and having some kind of siezure in my head,i couldnt walk properly either this lasted for a month ,during the month i went to the emergeny department three times, none of the nurses didnt know what was wrong me , so sent me home. i thought i was going to die because i had breathing problems.

since then i have short and long term memory problems, were i cant remember films i have watched or programs i have watched on tv, i dont feel emotions like i used to, like feeling happy, sad and dont get sexual feelings,before this had happened to me i was happy and had a good memory i was a normal person, cant drink beer or anything cause i cant get drunk no more or get high from drugs,i am *****d off because of this every day is the same. i have told people about this,but no one can do anything about it. i think it has caused some sought of damage to my central nervous system which cant be repaired.

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