More than likely, you have just got yourself in a tiz, and catastrophic thoughts are taking over, and all of us have watched something on tv, about an illness, and just knew for sure we had it!! That said, you should always listen to your body, many times your body will tell you when something is not quite right and sometimes it's something that can be easily brushed off as nothing. Michael J Fox's first symptom of Parkinson's, was a twitch, can't remember where, and he was way too young to even dream what it turned out to be. All of your symptoms could be stress and anxiety driven, but, I would most definitely speak to the doctor about what is going on...have you had a full blood panel done recently?? It would be a good idea...does any chronic illness run in your family?? Diabetes, etc.? Do you suffer from any mental illness, like OCD, obsessive compulsive disorder, anxiety?? Take all your fears to your doctor and let him/her help you figure this whole thing out, OK? Please come back and let me know how you are doing and how your tests come out! In the meantime, try to relax, you can make yourself sick from the stress! ;) joyce
i have to say when i take any cold medicine,decongestant or allery medicine i get heart pulpertations and headaches my body does not like these medicines was your blood pressure high while taking these medicines? know you have stopped them now, are you under any exam pressure or collage course work stress can cause alot of these things you mention. how long have these symptoms been going on?
If allergy meds make your blood pressure go up and your heart palpitate, try Coricidin (SP), it is for people who have those problems.
Coricidin can also CAUSE palpitations!! Advisable to check with your dr first if you tend to experience palpitations with cold/flu meds.
To All: I think members need to exercise caution if recommending OTC meds to eachother.
Thank you for the advise i've not heard of that i am uk based and aware that our medcines are slightly different, at the moment i dont need any decongestant and i tend to use a steroid spray when i do need it.
It was obvious that the member had already bought several OTC allergy meds, I take coricidin myself, due to having PVC's and arythmias of the heart, coricidin was recommended to me by my cardiologist... :)