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I Hate the Side Effects of Meds

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    Anyone taken Spironolactone?

    Does the fatigue go away, if so, when? I'm unbelievably tired!!
    squirrelbounce squirrelbounce 41-45, F May 2, 2014

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    I am zombified by my previous ones and turned into an ever-sleeping, snapping person with an increased appetite only for food, not able to read, watch a movie or even a tv show for any length of time, let alone be on the internet. I have an allergy to antibiotics, so not...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Dec 30, 2008

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    Double Edged Sword Of Decadron

    hey all,last year I went thru 6 weeks of stereotactic radiosurgery due to a grade II/III astrocytoma.  To reduce brain swelling, I had to take about 20 mg of decadron daily, this stuff is 40 times stronger than cortisone, so I 'enjoyed' the side effects of about 8000 mg of...
    omelettegod omelettegod 41-45 Aug 23, 2011

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    I've Taken:

    Prozac: killed off much of my sex drive, messed with my sleep, and the worst of it: major suicidality when I first began taking it. (I was in my teens so the effect was not unheard of). Take with caution and watch your reactions carefully. Prednisone: This medication deserves...
    somethingpurple somethingpurple 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 2, 2010

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    These Side Effects Are Awful

    ok last 11 years i have been having seizures.i am 43. i started with a Grand Mal up in my bedroom, i went to hospital and they put it down as a one off. But 1 month later i had another Grand Mal seizure. they said at the age of 32 i had got Epilepsy. so my seizures started...
    defoekeane defoekeane 36-40, M Sep 27, 2013

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    Nausea...

    I start the day with meds that need to be taken on an empty stomach...they make me nauseous...lousy, 1st thing every day...then after I eat, the meds have kicked in and make me tired and unable to keep my eyes open...I sometimes sleep 'til noon. THEN, the Lasix, to keep me from...
    allycat419 allycat419 46-50, F Aug 10, 2008

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    I Sometimes Need Medicine For My Medicine...

    I can't speak much about non-psychiatric drugs, but when it comes to psychiatric drugs I am a well seasoned user. I think the worst side effects tend to come hand in hand with the best drugs, which completely sucks (but figures). For example, the best drug I have ever been on...
    CallipygianVenus CallipygianVenus 21-25, F Feb 5, 2008

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    Not Feelin the Love Anymore *sigh*

    while i know the benefits of taking my medication far outway the side effects i may have to endure, it's still a major drag not to be able to feel what a woman should feel during those special times in life if you know what i mean (nudge nudge wink wink) all i have left is the...
    prettyinpink prettyinpink 46-50, F 2 Responses Sep 15, 2007

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    Antidepressant Side Effects Cause Depression

    I've been on and off antidepressants for about 10 years now. Right now, I am currently off.  I never needed them as a teenager or young adult, it wasn't until my mid-20's I was having breakdowns in college.  A series of life-changing events, including my father's death, caused...
    PlasticRobot PlasticRobot 36-40, F Jun 3, 2013

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    I won't take them. I used to work in "in-home health care" and the woman I cared for took 80 pills, 60 of which treated the side effects from the 20 pills she "actually needed...
    MommysGotTats420 MommysGotTats420 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 19

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    Hello. This is gonna be long so I thank you in advance for taking the time to read it. Since a child I always had issues with one of my older sisters. From verbal confrontations to...
    Liveandlearn88 Liveandlearn88 31-35, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    Today, 5 years ago was the day that my sister in law showed her true colors when she walked into the hospital room and announced her self to everyone as" THE SISTER!" ( side note...
    DisowningSIL DisowningSIL 51-55 2 Responses Feb 17

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    How do i ever get confidence in myself I really hate I'm struggling with this all my life and it stops me from doing anything :( also I really hate it I'm gay and chubby ugh I used...
    quattrodsg88 quattrodsg88 26-30, M 55 mins ago

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    I had terrified experience. when i was about 20,i often go out with taking meds. And one night,i went outside..i was riding a bicycle and i was trying to crossing the streets...
    JerryJerryA JerryJerryA 31-35, F Feb 6

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    My teachers are actually crazy. I'm an honors student with straight A's, but at the cost of my sanity because of psycho teachers. Because of teachers I wished I had taken easier...
    AGirl100 AGirl100 16-17 4 mins ago

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    When I take meds for my headache. Which are Tylenols. I always Chew them then drink water. I'm used to the nasty taste.
    lorrena19 lorrena19 18-21, F Feb 7

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    I hate my life so much, I really have been compensating whether or not I should kill myself, but I can never bring myself to it, like it's just thoughts; but seriously Life's...
    Krchan2 Krchan2 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 12

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    I really don’t like living, I hate my life and I just don’t feel like if I belong in this world. My family thinks I am dumb and that I will never achieve anything in life. I...
    Miserabelle Miserabelle 16-17, F Feb 13

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    I really hate my ex girlfriend. I loved her with all of my heart. I gave her everything I had, and she took it and destroyed me. She dumped me, left me at the lowest point in my...
    HisLittleLady HisLittleLady 22-25, F 2 hrs ago

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    I am writing this simply because I have no other sounding boards left. I have sought help at every term and like others on here,,, to no avail. I have lost my friends my family and...
    luigiartist luigiartist 51-55, M 5 Responses Feb 22

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    Nobody wants to be alone - Crystal Gayle 1985I heard this for the first time a few weeks ago and it really got me depressed. Not because of the words, but the music. I mean...
    BoogiesWoogies BoogiesWoogies 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I have a side of my fathers side of the family(who only live in Texas) Every time I go to one of their party's I get neglected,rejected,ignored and stomped by my very own cousins...
    AjaxJaxson AjaxJaxson 13-15, F 2 Responses Feb 8

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    Now that I am burning clear dry pressed logs I have not needed to do any chimney cleaning for more than per month.I have made a smaller sized unit with three diameters of metal...
    Noah5284psu4 Noah5284psu4 31-35, M Feb 16

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    This is the best title they had. I don't hate children, I just don't like bad kids. I have a child who has a defiance disorder. It has been so hard. Last night I saw another side...
    ptsdlady ptsdlady 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 22

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    Michael0962opo3 Michael0962opo3 31-35, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    You know you're going to have a great day when it starts with throwing up. Especially when it happens about 20-30 minutes after I took my anxiety meds - so now I'm not even sure if...
    LostandFading LostandFading 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 6

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    Self explanatory, given my meds aren't doing as much as I'd hoped. I really am sick of feeling like I suck at life but I don't have the motivation to do anything. I'm just tired...
    AmoriaKane AmoriaKane 18-21, F Feb 8

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    11:31pm here..meds doesn't work...sign
    JerryJerryA JerryJerryA 31-35, F Feb 16

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    I noticed a quite some posts here on EP mentioning racism. Of course it wrong to judge an individual based soley on the color of his skin, or of her eyes. That can not be right...
    thenameichoose thenameichoose 31-35, M 1 Response Feb 17

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    Another boring and successfull day, had my work for the dole induction then went to the doctor and got except for 2 months with a med certifi. I just couldnt stand it, the 3 bus...
    everycolour101 everycolour101 22-25, M 1 Response Feb 19

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    I've been not well for 3 weeks. Been to GP, Endocrinologist, Cardiologist, Gastroenterologist, Urgent Care, Rheumatologist, Emergency Room and Allergist. They keep running tests...
    camsmom81 camsmom81 31-35, F 1 Response Feb 20

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    My migraine and neck tension is so bad when having period even meds don't help properly.That time I wish to be dead or at least man..
    beautyinman beautyinman 41-45, F 4 days ago

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    DOJ: Ferguson PD engaged in racially biased policing WASHINGTON — A Justice Department review has found that Missouri's troubled Ferguson Police Department engaged in a broad...
    bijouxbroussard bijouxbroussard 51-55, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    My name is Weronika. I'm named after my grandma on my mom's side, her whole side is polish and she was born in Poland. It's pronounced just like Veronica but I go by Ronnie. I...
    RnneKK RnneKK 13-15, F 5 Responses Feb 15

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    Why do I hate? Simple, a rabid dog bit me. I was nine then. First time it chased me but I outrun it. One week later it caught me. A bit funny. It followed my scent all the way to...
    huttuh8 huttuh8 70+, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    Ranking your MIL Who told in laws that they are relationship experts? My misguided MIL, SIL and CIL all seem to believe that they are the authority on relationships and know what...
    ZolaJam ZolaJam 26-30, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    Light side or my mask: always smiling cheerful nice funny laughing warm joyful Dark side: pain hate self .mutilation cold sad depressed insane masochistic disgusting
    thebladeisbae0718 thebladeisbae0718 13-15, F 2 Responses Feb 5

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    I have my quiet side. And usually I don't talk to people first and they will really find me snobbish and strict. And most people first impression to me is I look strict basing it...
    RedThatDescribesMe RedThatDescribesMe 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 7

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    I do get along with my dad's side of the family, but I am almost the polar opposite of them. They're loud, outgoing, and try to make a scene wherever they are in public. I am one...
    mjahncke12289 mjahncke12289 26-30, M 1 Response Feb 14

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    Idk why I hate being touched, I just grew up that way. Like when a family member comes up to try to hug me and give me a kiss, I struggle to get out of it and I absolutely hate it...
    Greywolf205 Greywolf205 13-15, F 3 Responses Feb 8

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    Maybe hate is too strong a word to express my dislike I'll make a start and when I can't think of what to say 1 gee I hate that, when I can't think of something to say . 2. When...
    JohnCrighton JohnCrighton 51-55, M 1 Response Feb 15

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    I'm constantly trying to figure out why my mother hates me. I feel like she wanted the perfect child... not... well... me. My mother and I have never had a good relationship. One...
    Why1996 Why1996 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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