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I Hate the Side Effects of Meds

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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 3 Responses Dec 30, 2008

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 take it only if there is no way around it. I may take a Tylenol or Advil once every few months. The possibility of all the side effects terrifies me! I have no problems with...
    hiddenaway82 hiddenaway82 31-35, F Mar 10

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    when i want to the dentist as a kid and as a teen they gave me pre meds to drink sometimes , than took me to the dentist room and put me on the papoose board and strapped me down...
    goodnites25 goodnites25 22-25, M 1 Response 33 mins ago

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    As I sit here desperately taking in a breath, my heart aches with sorrow. It's been two days since I spoke with my mother. I still hear her hateful tone echoing through the phone...
    Cindysheart Cindysheart 36-40, F 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    Every where I go there's drama. My mom & I moved in with a friend due to divorce, we had to leave are home & I was okii with it because it was falling apart. We lived with are...
    BatVein BatVein 16-17, F 1 Response 18 hrs ago

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    My psychologist and me get along, but he's extremely judgemental and really gets on my nerves at times and is seriously such an a**hole. The other day, I told him about me wanting...
    MegaManZero97 MegaManZero97 16-17, M 1 Response Mar 22

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    They make meds. Meds wreck teeth. Wreck liver. Wreck blood. Wreck kidneys. Wreck bladder. Then they keep our pay. And leave us broke. Plus broken. But...
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M Mar 20

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    I hide my dark side from my friends. I don't want them to think im a freak. I hide it from everybody ecsept from internet...
    MusicKitten MusicKitten 13-15, F 4 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    I hide my dark side from everyone, I don't want people to know about it.
    RestlessDream RestlessDream 13-15, F 2 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    I really hate my ex girlfriend. I loved her with all of my heart. I gave her everything I had, and she took it and destroyed me. She dumped me, left me at the lowest point in my...
    HisLittleLady HisLittleLady 22-25, F Mar 5

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    i really hate dentist but still go to the dentist i had very bad times at the dentist as a kid i was strapped don a lot as a kid and as a teen i hated it but i couldn't stay still...
    goodnites25 goodnites25 22-25, M 3 days ago

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    You are worried using a major occupation like this that something ...Far more will go Completely wrong but I stored ready and the occupation went off without a hitch! Extremely...
    Daniel5814nub5 Daniel5814nub5 31-35, M 1 Response Mar 13

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    we never get any peace and quiet living out here in the boonies. its either the neighbors making too much noise or the wild animals. I hear cows giving birth, roosters, the wild...
    ThatOneSomaliGirl ThatOneSomaliGirl 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 8

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    i so so hate her *****..ok first of my husband and i are married for the past one and half years and hi is 6yrs elder to me and so is his sister,so his sis & i are of same age and...
    ihateherbitch ihateherbitch 22-25, F 8 hrs ago

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    I have hated myself since I was 13. It started as low self esteem but every time I made a mistake I would hate myself a little more. I am now 21 and would love to just be gone. I...
    sierraladeirdre sierraladeirdre 18-21, F 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    DOJ: Ferguson PD engaged in racially biased policing WASHINGTON — A Justice Department review has found that Missouri's troubled Ferguson Police Department engaged in a broad...
    bijouxbroussard bijouxbroussard 51-55, F 5 Responses Mar 4

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    I finally went to the eye doctor today. After months of needing it. Since my eyes can't focus when I drive half the time. But it turns out I'm unfixable. Meaning there is no way to...
    AshleyWCSloth AshleyWCSloth 16-17, F 3 Responses Mar 11

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    Attacked by egos. Corralled in poor sections. Or tormented by judges who say meds. Modern judges are rately honorable. And doctors damage but stay free. Disgusting...
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M Mar 12

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    It boggles my mind that people would choose such an insignificant and minor variation between us to focus on. I understand that it is easy to pick race because it is so physically...
    ProgressivelyCurious ProgressivelyCurious 61-65, M 2 Responses Mar 17

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    papoose board is a sort of cradle worn like a backpack used by American Indians. The name has been applied since to a restraint device used in medicine. This is from Wikipedia:In...
    goodnites25 goodnites25 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 21

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    so a few days ago, I went to the pharmacy to pick up some meds...the pharmacist(who was a white dude) kept trying to make conversation with me...we were talking for a while, when...
    mycatisbettrthanyurs mycatisbettrthanyurs 18-21, F 8 Responses 5 days ago

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    These days I have been felling so annoyed with a nurse from the early intervention in psychosis for the distress and uncomfort she made me feel . These days I thought about the way...
    Powerlesss Powerlesss 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 12

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    Getting stuck in a stairwell During college I was in the film club. We were planning on running a film, on actual film that we'd developed and cut ourselves. The only problem was...
    UnhealthySSBBW UnhealthySSBBW 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 14

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    ust dont know how to cope, I have been married for 8years. and my step daughter i hate saying step because i have loved her as my own for years, we have bonded and grown oir own...
    lemonadestreet lemonadestreet 26-30, F 4 Responses Mar 17

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    im depressed and anxious over the smallest things, sometimes for no reason at all, and im on the waiting list for medication but idk when i'll get it and until then im just...
    debaeca debaeca 18-21, F Mar 19

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    Besides the obvious reasons why I hate being sick, I also hate how my dad gets when I get sick. Take today for example. I'm sick, so I didn't go to work today, but even when I was...
    AgentSean AgentSean 18-21, M 2 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    I really want to just leave and never see or speak to them again. Growing up i just never really felt loved by them. They never showed affection towards me, especially my dad. They...
    blooop123 blooop123 18-21, F 1 hr ago

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    I always hated my cousin ever since than she one year younger but I can't help it she so annoying and really disgusting, my mother always takes her side ever since than and it's...
    SamanthaGaudia SamanthaGaudia 13-15, F Mar 11

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    Ugh. I hate my mom side of the family. I really really do. They hate my dad because he cheated on my mom. Really guys?! Really?! You don't hate my uncle and he cheated his wife...
    awayoflife123 awayoflife123 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 19

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    I want to make few thins clear be for I go on my rant / thoughts (1) am not agent girls being big cos size to me don't matter is less u can't move under your own power (2) am not...
    thebigscottishguy thebigscottishguy 22-25, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I'm constantly trying to figure out why my mother hates me. I feel like she wanted the perfect child... not... well... me. My mother and I have never had a good relationship. One...
    Why1996 Why1996 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 3

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    I absolutely hate my family. The only one I can tolerate is my dad and in order to do that I have to see the evil mother and sister. Everyone thinks my sister is the most beautiful...
    xoshelbsxo xoshelbsxo 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 13

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    This is me just venting... I hate how when I speak my own opinion to one of my friends, and then she goes off and tells my other friends. Then they are all mad at me for speaking...
    MommysLittleMonsterGirl MommysLittleMonsterGirl 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 17

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    Words of hardness said...one sided...hard eyes looking back, straight, rigid face looking back from the mirror....I hate the way I feel when I look at you I say to the person...
    SassyBabe39 SassyBabe39 41-45, F Mar 18

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