Monday, February 27, 2012


Here's a list of the symptoms of hypoxemia, along with an explanation of what it is. Hypoxemia: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment I want to point out the list of symptoms, reproduced below. Aren't some of these symptoms exactly the same symptoms that are caused by Versed? All of these, down at least as far as 2(7) are widely reported as Versed complications. Why would any of us want to risk this for something that isn't really needed? I don't care that Versed is allegedly given for some phony diagnosis of "anxiety." Versed CREATED anxiety in me and countless others. Others have also complained of "restlessness" as well with Versed. This restlessness after Versed is sometimes (often?) used as an excuse to give general anesthetic. Disorientation, confusion, lassitude and listlessness are valuable (to medical personnel) effects of Versed aren't they?

Not to mention that OTHER effects of Versed, such as the Alzheimers-like memory loss, dementia-like symptoms and the lack of cognitive function that are due to Versed. Why would they give us an unnecessary drug like Versed which chemically creates all these dreadful symptoms? How could anybody explain with a straight face that artificially causing these kinds of disorders in people is a good thing? Why is it fine to use Versed to cause these symptoms, but it's NOT fine to have the exact same problems without Versed? (there are some articles which point out this disparity) It's not always a temporary drug induced condition either... There are plenty of studies on the mental decline starting from Versed "sedation."

Symptoms of Hypoxemia

The symptoms of hypoxemia depend on the severity i.e. the amount by which the partial pressure has reduced.

  1. Symptoms of mild hypoxemia:

    • Restlessness

    • Anxiety

    • Disorientation, confusion, lassitude and listlessness

    • Headaches

  2. Symptoms of acute hypoxemia:

    • Cyanosis (Skin appearing bluish due to insufficient oxygen)

    • Cheyne-Stokes respiration (irregular pattern of breathing)

    • Increased blood pressure

    • Apnea (temporary cessation of breathing)

    • Tachycardia (increased rate of heartbeats, more than 100 per min)

    • Hypotension (abnormally low blood pressure, below 100 diastolic and 40 systolic. Here, as an effect of an initial increase in cardiac output and rapid decrease later.)

    • Ventricular fibrillation (irregular and uncoordinated contractions of the ventricles)

    • Asystole (severe form of cardiac arrest, heart stops beating)

    • Polycythemia (abnormal increase in RBCs. The bone marrow may be stimulated to produce excessive RBCs in case of patients suffering from chronic hypoxemia)

    • Coma

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