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Cyanide Poisoning

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What was the cause or source of cyanide poisoning of you or someone you know? Submit Your Comment

Comment from: carrmakk, 75 or over Male (Patient) Published: February 05

I ate a huge peach that was overripe near the pit that was split open and had a metallic smell and the flesh near it had metallic taste. This was the cause of my poisoning.

Comment from: udamansam, 75 or over Male (Caregiver) Published: September 06

The patient has been having oral doses of B17 for several months and now has incoherence of speech with no other symptoms cyanide poisoning. He is in hospital now originally diagnosed with stroke, but doctors found no evidence of stroke with CAT scan and imaging of main artery in neck. I was told treatment is oxygen and charcoal tablets.

Comment from: butch, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: October 18

I am not sure of the cause or source of cyanide poisoning. About 4 years ago, I was coming downstairs when I smelled something that was like either vanilla or almond, and 30 seconds later my body was covered in sweat. I felt violently ill and dragged myself back upstairs. For about 2 weeks I felt like I was dying. I couldn't get out of bed. When I finally attempted, the sweat poured over me and I dragged myself back home. Now I have anosmia, loss of taste and smell. Over the past year or so it has got worse. My feet and toes tingle constantly, toes feel like rocks.

Comment from: Achoo, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: April 07

I started eating 10 or more apricot seeds every day. I have bloated stomach which I thought was because of cyanide poisoning and stopped eating them for three days. Now still have bloating. I love apricot seeds.

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