Ex-Big Brother Naija All-Stars housemate, Terseer Waya aka Kiddwaya has recounted how a wrong diagnosis and medication almost cost his life.
He said he suffered anxiety attacks in 2020 after featuring in the Big Brother Naija ‘Lockdown’ season but was wrongly placed on high blood pressure drugs for three months.
The billionaire’s heir disclosed this in a recent chat with popular media personality, Hero Daniels. He said: “2020 towards becoming famous. This was probably about eight weeks after the BBNaija Lockdown show. Everything was perfect, everything was good. One day, I was on my bed speaking to my cousin, then I stood up to go to the toilet, and my legs started shaking.
“This was during COVID-19 time. Then I kind of thought it was COVID. My legs started shaking and my tongue dried up when you can drink water but then it’s not entering. I had vision blur. Obviously, I was starting to panic. So, I called my doctor. She came and checked my BP and it was like 180.
“It was ridiculous. At that point, I just thought I had COVID because what else is more talked about in 2020? So, I thought it was that.
“The doctors checked my BP and said it was very very high but they couldn’t really figure out what it was. All they knew was that my BP was extremely high. So, they put me on BP drugs for months which was not what was supposed to be done. I actually could have died because what I had was an anxiety attack, it raised your BP high and then brought it back down to normal levels.
“They put me on BP drugs that were messing with my blood flow because I wasn’t supposed to be on it. And I was on it for three months. So, I could have had some serious implications.”
He added that it was later that his doctor in London explained to him that he was having an anxiety attack and it was “nothing to worry about”.