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I Hate the Side Effects of Meds

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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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    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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    Anyone taken Spironolactone?

    Does the fatigue go away, if so, when? I'm unbelievably tired!!
    squirrelbounce squirrelbounce 36-40, F May 2

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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 3 Responses Dec 30, 2008

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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'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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    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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    Related Experiences

    Well, by popular demand I posted this here. My family had been fighting for years and there is only one person who seems to cause it. That, my friends is my dad. When I was like 11...
    4NeonFun 4NeonFun 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 13

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    I took a DNA test to find out why no drugs work on me and land me with serious possibly life threatening side effects. I'm an ultra rapid metabolizer if CYP2D6 ( only 1-2% of the...
    Spadez87 Spadez87 26-30, M Jul 26

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    And I feel bad about it. Most people really enjoy being pregnant but I'm miserable. I'm scared that I'm not going to be connected to my baby because of the side effects of being...
    ElyssaLauren13 ElyssaLauren13 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 4

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    I'm taking only antidepressant right now, which is Laxapro. I don't like it because of the side effects it causes. It makes me feel sleepy, drowsy. It also causes nipple discharge...
    ziwen ziwen 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 6

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    Why be ashamed. Disability bites but is given. Society could employ us But chooses to medicate most. For profit. Like sixty million mad scientists. Toying with our...
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M 5 days ago

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    Firstly, I am not writing this to look for sympathy or pity from others, I am just at a point where I can not stand either of my parents anymore and I'm am not comfortable enough...
    CKINKAID CKINKAID 16-17, F 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    Now is the time for plain speaking. It’s time to call a spade a spade. Or, in this case, it’s time to call an Elf an Elf. Oh, we’ve danced around the issue and called them...
    TheDaken TheDaken 26-30, M 2 Responses Aug 12

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    Change your focus they say. Take these meds they say. Do what shrinks say or go away. Thats professional help. Take meds that do nothing. Or meds that wreck my body...
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M 2 Responses Aug 2

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    My current wife has a plethora of meds she takes but Klonopin is the one I want to get her off of the most...She complains about not being herself yet no initiative to get off the...
    bigbryman bigbryman 41-45, M Jul 30

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    So my insurance is crazy stupid all I want to be able to do is take my meds and every time i seem to have to an issue getting it somehow I almost had to spend an extra day in the...
    lljones417 lljones417 18-21, F Aug 13

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    My gf has fibromyalgia and at this very moment she is in bed, hopefully sleeping as she has been in so much pain she has been in tears all day. I am now laying on the sofa knowing...
    Lightandshadows Lightandshadows 31-35, M 1 day ago

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    I honestly hate myself with a passion, I have no self confidence, self esteem and just generally do not like who I am, well I hate who I am. I am very emotional all the time with...
    TheUnpredictable9 TheUnpredictable9 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 7

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    "I hate my family.." are the words that I never thought I would've said or even thought about. Yesterday an event happened which truly showed how much my family cares.. I finally...
    mercifulpennies mercifulpennies 22-25, F 3 hrs ago

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    Why does everyone hate me :'(? Seriously. I try to fit in somewhere and people are still bitchy to me. I just hate this. I don't belong anywhere and everyone hates me. What is it...
    emoscreamo101 emoscreamo101 13-15, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    In 2008 my Mother in law lost h husband . I tried helping her through his illness and after his death and things were ok.I had never had bad feelings toward her in the past,as a...
    helpless69 helpless69 41-45, F 1 Response Jul 22

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    Omg omg omg Yessss Hate it. Worse than meds. Or jerks. Well. Not worse than jerks but. Horrid feeling.
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M Aug 9

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    Has happened to me loads of times. But just something that I'm currently going through, it breaks me. I met this really amazing guy, who always made me smile and I loved being...
    Niveda14 Niveda14 13-15, F 3 Responses Aug 12

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    I really do hate hospitals! Ever since I went to visit my Father after pioneering back surgery as a kid.. My Mother was also in and out of hospital.. Years later I had to have my...
    Fasilly Fasilly 41-45 19 hrs ago

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    My side is this side being on Ep sharing my thoughts and sometimes strange fantasies. Realising there are people out there that find me attractive still. Spoken to some lovely...
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    There is an increasing number of people who use After Effects for the post production of videos. I am also one of that group and dying to get perfect works from it. But recently...
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    :L Me and my step brother have had a very complicated relationship (romantic/s*x*al) in the past, but it stopped (please look at my other posts for further details on that)Anyway a...
    OtakuGirl911 OtakuGirl911 16-17, F 2 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    I can't do this anymore....I don't hate her but I can't take her behavior and more so the fact nobody will help her/do anything about it. Sometimes it's fine but about fifty per...
    porcellina porcellina 31-35, F 3 hrs ago

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    So do you hate fake people or fake people who claim to be something they aren't? Hating someone is wrong. We've all lied and have done wrong things we aren't proud of. I notice...
    sashakimi4 sashakimi4 13-15, F 2 hrs ago

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    I don't hate them because you should't hate anyone but disgusted
    AristotleOnassis AristotleOnassis 22-25, M 2 Responses 1 hr ago

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    If there was some way to go about my life without putting food inside me I'd be so much more happy. I hate to eat, I hate the feeling of food inside you. It's pointless and a...
    enjoyholdingmypee enjoyholdingmypee 36-40, F 2 Responses 31 mins ago

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    It takes a lot for me to hate someone. So to be specific I don't hate the person I hate the behavior. I deal with kids five days a week all day in the summer. It's a martial arts...
    BleedingOrchids BleedingOrchids 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 24

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    My sad story about my sister. I am a girl; I am 16 years of age. My sister is 18. This long story is mostly about us two. Therefore, please read this carefully and help me get out...
    Miserabelle Miserabelle 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 8

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    Robbed. No legal voice. Wanted help with depression. Family wanted me on disability. Finally caved and asked for that help. Got worse on meds. Heart attacks and...
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M Jul 28

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    I am not even married yet to my fiancé but his mother is already driving a wedge between us. We both work very hard to make ends meet. We live in expensive area and have a small...
    jlathomas jlathomas 31-35, F 3 Responses Jul 28

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    In summer I like to make something called "movie list to watch", and the twilight saga was in it. Sincerely I can't believe I spent(if not wasted) hours watching those movies. I...
    allisonslim allisonslim 22-25, F Aug 4

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    So I made this edit of Luke Hemmings and posted on Facebook on his birthday. I trust the people on my Facebook because they are all my friends but my best friend's cousin posted it...
    littlefighter littlefighter 13-15, F Aug 6

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    31 years old I'm miserable these days my back is all jacked up my doctor dropped me from her office I was on pain contract now I'm outta my meds can't find a pain management doctor...
    Imaaronsgirl Imaaronsgirl 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 8

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    I hate the people who said it was okay, it wasn't my fault, and allowed me to be victimized. I hate the people who told me that it was okay that I have depression. Because...
    YesterdayIsOver YesterdayIsOver 13-15, F Aug 9

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    The effects of shaming and undermining: My mil was an expertise at undermining me. Nothing was ever good enough for her. She would criticise me, undermine me, nit pick over the...
    genie201 genie201 31-35, F 3 Responses Aug 11

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    I cant help it, I feel like I don't belong at all. My parents split up when I was around 7-9, and then my dad got a girlfriend who hates me with passion and has an older daughter...
    anonymouschicky anonymouschicky 13-15, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    The influences and influences of alcohol abuse and alcoholism on family and specifically little ones and youth involve psychological, Actual physical and social growth and...
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