Re: Lingering adverse reaction to droperidol
I HATE DROPERIDOL!!!! I also have it listed as an allergy. It is HORRIBLE. Compenziene also does that to me - my guess is the combination of the two is what's causing the lingering effects. I had to have IV Ativan to chill out. It was horrible. There's also a steroid called Decodrin (sp) that does that to me too. I had it after I had my daughter and I went crazy on it. I was sobbing and thrashing and couldn't stop for a good three hours. It's awful. I hope she gets over this soon - it really is unbearable. Also, IV Benadryl can do it too... I've noticed that I have that reaction to all of those, I'm not sure what they have in common, if anything, but I'd advise avoiding them to avoid the same reaction again. All of those, with the exception of Bendaryl, also cause my heart rate to go scary high... Like new 200bpm... It's so frustrating when the ER treats it as "a bad headache" and gives you what they feel is "proper protocol" and ship you out even after having a bad reaction or no relief!