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I Hate the Side Effects of Meds

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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 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 2 Responses Dec 30, 2008

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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 1 Response Sep 27, 2013

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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 18-21, F Feb 5, 2008

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    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 3 Responses Jan 9

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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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    im on strattera for adhd no issues at all from

    this med i heard it can cause bed wetting is that true i mean its really helping me too i like my adhd meds they help
    autism1011 autism1011 22-25, M 2 Responses 8 hrs ago

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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 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 Nov 8, 2015

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    My story goes like this.

    .. I was taking medicine, what caused me to have regular dystonia, which was side effect. In my case eyes rolled up and couldn't control them. I needed to tell my shrink that she'll change my meds, where she did for a much better choice. Okay it could come again once in awhile...
    DragonSheep DragonSheep 22-25, F Aug 3, 2015

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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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    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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    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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    Alright this is my first post on here ever, and the first time I've ever said anything about this. I'm very bad a wording my thoughts so it may not make sense. I'm not really sure...
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    I hate bullies who tread on the blameless, and I try to be as gentle and kind to people as I can, but I have to admit I take a special joy and satisfaction in bullying bullies...
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    Do you ever get one of those days where you think you're pretty, but then other days where you over-analyze yourself in the mirror way too critically to the point in which that all...
    Eninferno Eninferno 13-15, F 1 day ago

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    He's a crazy brat.. He needs meds
    Bradley8 Bradley8 36-40, F 2 days ago

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    So at an event for my SD's school my SD decides to say I did something wrong. Mind you, I did nothing wrong, she just had a problem with the way I set up a station at the event...
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    My father left when I was a child and my mother hates me because I remind her of him. I'm now 44 years old and have a wife and daughter of my own. My poor daughter hardly knows my...
    Someone71 Someone71 31-35, M 4 days ago

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    I don't hate them I dislike them most of the time. So I been married for 10months I know still newlyweds, and we have been staying with his whole family in a New York apartment it...
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    Spent many of over nights at docs with a ton of different meds. It doesn't hurt anymore but my palms still get sweaty.
    TowerJimmyDabzs TowerJimmyDabzs 31-35, M a week ago

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    What have I done today? As soon as I woke up got yelled at. I ate breakfast and went to school. Class was fine. Got in the car, got yelled at all the way to the store. Finished...
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    ambs57 ambs57 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 31

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    loveismyfriend loveismyfriend 36-40, F 6 Responses Jan 31

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    The role of religion in the continued saga of my MIL/SIL and my marriage to her baby boy. Many years ago when my MIL was more or less just meddling and controlling and a self...
    wordofwarning wordofwarning 51-55, F 1 Response Jan 30

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    So I landed myself in the psych ward again and recently got out. Never sure what mental illness is. How much control do I really have when things get literally crazy. Probably more...
    Dayzdreamer Dayzdreamer 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 30

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    Since 2012 till the end of 2015... I have been going in and out of hospitals and doctors' office. Stayed in the hospital for weeks then left only to go back again for two weeks...
    EarlPhantomhive EarlPhantomhive 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 29

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    I hate change, I am the kind of person who doesn't mind routine much, in the sense that, if you take me to a restaurant and I order something that I like, I will order the same...
    MissGaga MissGaga 22-25, F 4 Responses Jan 27

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    Yup Im 13 years old and i still wet the bed. It happens to me a few times a week. I always go to the bathroom right before bed and dont even drink anything for hours and somedays...
    Kirito500 Kirito500 13-15, M Jan 22

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    At the moment I feel painfully traumatised and I feel deeply hated and it is hurting me so much ... I hate my mother and I won't allow her to abuse me anymore ..she never liked me...
    Inthedark16 Inthedark16 36-40, F 2 Responses Jan 21

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