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Long term effects of Poppers

Nov 9, 2010

I have used poppers and have been a binge drinker for about 18 years. I did both on a recreational basis,never thinking twice about it. Just having fun. But this last year has been the worst year of my life. Two days after my 43 birthday, I started to feel really weird and knew something was really wrong with me. I started to feel like I was going to faint,extreme headaches, nausea,heart racing(tachycardia) over sick feeling. It has been almost a year, some symptoms have gone, others have become new. Now I am extremely fatigued where, I can hardly do anything without being exhausted. Did anyone else experience anything similiar to this? If I knew now,back then, I would have never had done them.

Response from Dr. Frascino

Hi,

Certainly binge drinking and binge snorting of the little brown bottle can cause health problems; however, there are many other potential underlying conditions that could be the cause of your current symptoms. I would advise you see an internal medicine physician for a complete medical evaluation and physical examination. Stay away from the booze and poppers until you determine for certain what's going on, OK?

Dr. Bob



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