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I Hate the Side Effects of Meds

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 123 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 21-25, F Feb 5, 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 Sep 27, 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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    I'm a 16 year old girl and as cliché as cliché goes, I'm extremely insecure about my body. sometimes I will just look in the mirror and cry as I pull the skin to make myself look...
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    callmebreezy callmebreezy 18-21, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I actually just don't understand aggression in general. Why can't people say in a calm way what they don't agree with, expect, what they want to see changed, what they can't accept...
    AngelicLights AngelicLights 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 9

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    I'm 16, and have been living with my mother and my boyfriend and his dad for about a year and a half now.But, for the most part, just know I'm safe and okay besides all this. My...
    Tarahkins Tarahkins 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 26

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    I feel as if I'm the biggest crybaby in the whole world. I hate my feelings, I hate being awake, I hate hating things. I feel as if my life is supposed to be this wonderful...
    imotakuchan imotakuchan 18-21, F Oct 31

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    I got to know my dad cheated on my mother. I'm a person when Soemthing bad happens to me I just don't react I lock the feelings in my heart but as the time goes it hair escapes...
    Busexx Busexx 16-17, F 1 Response a week ago

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    what I hate most about it all is that I should have stopped it. I was far from nieve as a child but I was isolated and I had my brother to think of. I couldnt ruin everything for...
    FromTheHeartOfaWoman FromTheHeartOfaWoman 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 29

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    It is so annoying with all the fireworks and the loud bangs it effects my ears so much.. Does anyone else hate it? If you love it explain why? Sorry guys Thanks x
    Beckywolf Beckywolf 13-15 3 Responses Nov 5

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    i hate school so much my anxiety starts acting up to where i have panic attacks... i dont even know why. I take meds for anxiety but they dont seem to help. i dont know what to do...
    destiny21437 destiny21437 13-15, F 2 Responses Nov 5

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    It happens quite often, I find myself sitting alone at lunch in the cafeteria. Now this isn't exactly how I thought things would turn out, but unfortunately, they are turing out...
    coleej1345 coleej1345 16-17, M Nov 12

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    I was one of the best musicians in band (a band of 85+ people) in high school. I had a lot of foot problems and was on meds. I just found out that a lot of people in band thought I...
    ranchlife14 ranchlife14 18-21, F 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    I am a girl; I am 16 years old. My sister is 18. This long story is mostly about us two. Therefore, please read this carefully and help me get out of this living hell!:( I hate my...
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    I hate being blamed for something I never did. I will not put up with those lies. Do not accuse me of something I did not do. I will take everyone on in this matter. You need...
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    I absolutely hate being yelled by anyone and for any reason. I do not mind talking to others in a calm manner but not when others are enraged. .
    mississippiblondegal mississippiblondegal 36-40, F 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    I hate being yelled. But what's worse? Being yelled at by an obvious immature moron; or being talked to dangerously calm by someone civil and mature? When I'm being yelled at I...
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    I hate the conflict which arises in relationship especially with friends . Its very complicated to deal with them >.<
    nissa24 nissa24 22-25, F 59 mins ago

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    i hate school. its bad-i got 4 detentions in one week. just because i talked!
    Nademahallahdan Nademahallahdan 16-17, F 47 mins ago

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    Most days I ask god for Devine intervention and bring another woman to him so he will just leave. I've even gone as far as planning to hire an escort for him to fall in love with...
    Wonderland87 Wonderland87 26-30, F 8 Responses Oct 30

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    I hate how my foot compares me with other people my age.Asking me to get out of the house and meet some people.I don't want too meet anyone,I don't like people.And the internet is...
    TerraMeranda TerraMeranda 13-15, F 2 Responses Nov 13

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    I used to have a really good life at one point it was perfect. I was 14 then had a great family was doing good in school and sports, family was Always happy nothing could go wrong...
    Gonzalez1463 Gonzalez1463 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 13

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    Here are some reasons why I am sick and tired of being me: 1. I have a rare allergic condition that causes Wheat, Dairy, Corn, Barley, Oats, Flax, Quinoa, Grapes, Tomatoes, eggs...
    Tucker66 Tucker66 16-17 2 Responses Nov 13

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    One side is a friendly, fairly easy going side. The other is a jealous side with plenty of angst and jealously plus occasional fragments of misanthropy. Obviously the latter side...
    Reallifeperson Reallifeperson 22-25, M 1 Response Oct 26

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    No more coverage. A take a wack of meds. I can't afford them. They tell you not to quit them cold turkey but what choice do I have?
    absolom absolom 41-45 Oct 28

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    I come from a very broken family. My mother tortures my dad physically, hits him with knifes and bricks and my father is too scared to retaliate or even argue back. My sister is...
    faketure faketure 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 27

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    My father is not usually a happy person who gets excited for things. Unless they have anything to do with cars... or Halloween. Unlike him, I detest this stupid holiday. I don't...
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    When I was a little kid my parents moved to another state, hours away from my father’s side of the family. My mother was from another country so we never saw her side of the...
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    So, I had two brothers growing up that always took sides with each other. When ever I would argue with one, the other would join in and automatically take the others side. Whats...
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