I Hate the Side Effects of Meds

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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

    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
    22-25, F
    Feb 5, 2008

    My Anxiety medicine always makes it hard to

    sleep. It doesn't help that I have insomnia already.
    porcelaincream porcelaincream
    18-21, F
    Feb 24, 2016

    Anyone taken Spironolactone?

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


    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
    2 Responses Dec 30, 2008

    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
    Aug 23, 2011


    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

    My mom died last December 28th.

    I went through a hard time with that. So I went to the doctor to get something to calm my nerves. He puts me on 20mg of Celexa. I'm proud I have it but it's a pain the way it makes me feel. The first time I took it at bedtime I was awake at 1:00 or 2:00 in the morning and...
    tngurl25 tngurl25
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jan 9, 2016

    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

    Write about your experienceI hated the side

    effects of my pills that were supposed to help with my bladder problems. I decided it wasn't worth it so just rely on nappies now.
    Stillwetshisbed Stillwetshisbed
    51-55, M
    3 Responses Feb 23, 2016

    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
    1 Response Sep 27, 2013

    i don't believe meds benefit me.

    i remain symptomatic all these years. and i suffer iatrogenic conditions, for which i must also take medications for. the side effects are astronomical- i hardly even notice them, they're so ingrained! it feels like a way of life. it seems unfair to be treated like a defect for...
    fathomrock fathomrock
    26-30, F
    1 Response Nov 8, 2015
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