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I Hate the Side Effects of Meds

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 121 People

    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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    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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    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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    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

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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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    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'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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    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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    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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    Random

    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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    Related Experiences

    You've caught me in one of my fragile states, now read this if you want. I don't believe in romantic love, I believe in divine, absolute love. Even I have a soft side too you know...
    Calamityy Calamityy 22-25, M 1 hr ago

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    I go to help her and we start talking about the mess she started so I talk to her trying to lay out everything so we can move on and what was supposed to be a healing conversation...
    earthboundangel75 earthboundangel75 36-40, F 9 hrs ago

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    Ah, poor babies had a b!tchy mom and blames it all on feminism. Talk about misdirected blame. Someone brainwashed you into believing something that Feminism is NOT! Now, go do your...
    Mossonarock Mossonarock 41-45, M 3 days ago

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    *I'm doing some research for a dissertation and this is a small part of my paper* Do you hate religion in all cases? If so, why? I completely agree that religion has caused major...
    virginiamarie94 virginiamarie94 22-25, F 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    And I like both! My light side is fun, caring, genuine, smart, strong, courageous, and outspoken. My dark side is much of the same with a little flirty and naughtiness added! My...
    NaughtyWhispers NaughtyWhispers 36-40, F 10 Responses 5 days ago

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    A bad mistake I learned! Letting others see you cry. It is a shame to be in hurt and your emotions get the best of you and you cry and some plugged mind person reading you. Seeing...
    Babeondwy Babeondwy 41-45, F 6 Responses 5 days ago

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    Grandmother's Mirror. My parents separated when I was four. I formerly lived in South Carolina, me and my little brother were born in South Carolina. When my mom was ending things...
    FR3DR1CKA FR3DR1CKA 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I lived in a beautiful, secluded brick house with 3 bedrooms and two bathrooms, and a huge walk-up attic that I had converted into an art studio. I lived here alone with my two...
    purplemoonpie purplemoonpie 26-30, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    So there's these people in behind me on the same property and we pay for utilities and they know that. We met them and they rudely said I know. They constantly leave the side gate...
    ChevyGirl96 ChevyGirl96 18-21, F a week ago

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    then you're just drinking/tasting the wrong alcohol, it can taste AMAZING ( I just don't like its effects ( or price ) though.
    cashetty69 cashetty69 51-55, M a week ago

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    being depressed and having depression are so different. I have depression and I have yet to find anyone who truly understands. even doctor's. just increased my meds and I feel...
    mdavis1971 mdavis1971 41-45, M a week ago

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    I agree with boganbait on this tuffk*nt attitude in Australia. Guys walk with their caps turned backwards, chests puffed out in tank tops, ..with their jaws open and tensed.. Being...
    malaysianinoz malaysianinoz 26-30, M 7 Responses a week ago

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    It's just so soothing when you're really tired. Once my head touches that side, I fall instantly asleep. I hate sleeping in a hot room or on a warm pillow, I just get so irritable...
    waywardgirl98 waywardgirl98 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 21

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    Im not sure what's real anymore, he mskes stupid mistakes then refuses to take blame for it. Then tonight he messed up bad it will effect our finance future, so he says I told him...
    sadddgirlll sadddgirlll 51-55 Aug 21

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    I hate them so much. I hate that they talk s*** about people in spanish, they love to use moreno(a) as and insult towards blacks. They're ignorant, think they're white and better...
    FutureVet2014 FutureVet2014 18-21, F Aug 20

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    They obviously don't know what they are doing. They are responsible for the health of the baby inside them who isn't born yet. And who will have to pay the price? Their child. When...
    AngelicLights AngelicLights 31-35, F Aug 20

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    I don't even like using prescription ones. The side effects are as bad or at times worse than why were suppose to take them.
    imGreywlf imGreywlf 61-65, M Aug 20

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    I never really wanna be around expect my bf. I don't wanna go see my family and I stopped taking my meds cuz i feel like they wasn't working. I've been told to take them but what...
    tasha2kids tasha2kids 26-30, F Aug 20

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    My ex mother-in-law was a major contributing factor to the destruction of my first marriage (I'm happily married to a different woman now, and my new mother-in-law is MUCH better...
    SomewhatJaded SomewhatJaded 26-30, M 6 Responses Aug 18

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    "Damn..." I hear him whisper as we stroll through the mall. I look over to see him making eyes at the girl in the booty shorts, chopped tshirt, and boots walking in front of us...
    MissMimiMusic MissMimiMusic 22-25, F Aug 18

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    I was harassed my a mob of people all because of a "misunderstanding". I was watching my brother's dog for the weekend while he was on a lil trip. I've watched him before for like...
    MyMindCravesNectar MyMindCravesNectar 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 18

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    I try n avoid it as much as possible, but ppl tend to take advantage of my passiveness n calm nature. they beg fa conflict....ima southern gal n one tuff broad, I can go 0 to 100...
    StreetgirlnamedDesire504 StreetgirlnamedDesire504 36-40 Aug 18

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    My dad has always been the same person: controlling, demanding and manipulative. Thank the heavens he doesn't live with my siblings and my mother because my life would be a living...
    khaleesi99 khaleesi99 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 18

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    So I gave up on my crush like a week ago and I posted help with my crush like a month ago and someone that sounds like my crush told me, Ok IM SERIOUS. I DON'T LIKE YOU !!!!!! So...
    alyssangym alyssangym 18-21, F Aug 18

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    So I had this boyfriend back in 10th ?? and It all started the first day of school , he was the "new guy" and he sat in back of me or near me in all my class periods. One day he...
    needingadviceasap needingadviceasap 13-15, F Aug 16

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    I NEED HELP, PLEASE!!! I hate everything in my life right now, absolutely NOTHING is going well!!! I need someone to talk to really bad... :/ :( For starters, it's the first day of...
    ChocolateBox123 ChocolateBox123 13-15 6 Responses Aug 15

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    This... is something I've never shared out side of my significant other. But I feel, if it's out there, someone somewhere will begin to read this very text and be witness to the...
    Discordiah Discordiah 18-21, F Aug 15

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    I just loathe family reunions/events. My dad's side of the family doesn't exist as far as I am concerned. Even my dad does not acknowledge any of them except his biological sister...
    AggieGuy AggieGuy 36-40, M 1 Response Aug 15

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    Fake b@#ches get on my nerves. Though I've learned to not let it get to me on a personal level. It's not my fault they're failures or simply unaware. But I will indeed call bulls...
    OldSoulRedux OldSoulRedux 22-25, F Aug 15

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    This story was a week ago i had an appointment with the dentist to get fillings on my right side as i have had them done the week before on my left side.So i walk in sit in the...
    katamelia katamelia 13-15, F Aug 15

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    My dad is so annoying it's hard to live with him. He always is so obsesive about getting me to eat, idk what his problem is, say we need to go to another city and we are at a gas...
    CopperFoil CopperFoil 16-17, M 6 Responses Aug 14

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    yah, especially when I know it is going to be one of those sleepless nights! dammit! I need to refill my meds tsk tsk
    StreetgirlnamedDesire504 StreetgirlnamedDesire504 36-40 1 Response Aug 14