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Please help- reaction to tonic water

(12 Posts)
SpawningSalmon Wed 11-Feb-15 22:35:27

Pls reassure me. I am having a weird reaction to tonic water. I know how strange that sounds. I feel so strange. Really scary. Kids upstairs asleep but otherwise alone. Waiting for 111 call back. sad

306235388 Wed 11-Feb-15 22:43:48

In what what do you feel strange?

How much did you drink and when?

SpawningSalmon Wed 11-Feb-15 22:54:25

Feel like I am on drugs. Weird in the head, shivery, anxious. Horrible. Only drank a glass.

SpawningSalmon Wed 11-Feb-15 22:54:58

About an hour ago, sipped over an hour.

SirVixofVixHall Wed 11-Feb-15 22:57:13

Could be the quinnine. Call 999 if you feel any worse, do you have a friend who would come and sit with you?

SpawningSalmon Wed 11-Feb-15 22:58:21

My husband is coming home from work but could be an hour. No friends locally.

SpawningSalmon Wed 11-Feb-15 22:59:02

Any ideas for a cure? Worried my baby will wake up soon.

InanimateCarbonRod Wed 11-Feb-15 22:59:14

Hmmm sounds suspiciously like an anxiety attack. Try to focus on taking deep long breaths and see if that helps?

SirVixofVixHall Wed 11-Feb-15 23:00:05

Quinine, sorry, typing too fast. Any word from 111?

SpawningSalmon Wed 11-Feb-15 23:02:07

Am familiar with anxiety. It is definitely a reaction to something. No call back yet. I think it might be easing.

SirVixofVixHall Wed 11-Feb-15 23:02:29

It does sound like a panic attack, but I also get panicky feelings with reactions so you should get checked if you continue to feel strange.

306235388 Wed 11-Feb-15 23:06:35

Yes I'd suggest panic attack too - afaik most people would need to drink an enormous amount of tonic water to suffer any quinine side effects. That said, a small amount of people are allergic - is your breathing ok? Any rash? Could you take an antihistamine?

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