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I Hate the Side Effects of Meds

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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    American meds are crap. But bipolar can be too. Just found a good mood was a lie. Got very amused. Almost happy. Then bad mood hit. Triggered a tantrum. Tried...
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M 2 days ago

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    I hate him this weekend.....he has had back pain n it makes him miserable. He has no clue how horrid n verbally mean he can be. He has to take pain meds n such to deal with his...
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    But the wealthy love it. Sad gets meds. Hate gets prisons. They profit.
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    Ever since I was little, I was jealous of girls at school who's moms seemed to always be there for them. Helping out at school, going with them to Girl Scouts trips, etc. I thought...
    sunnysenpai sunnysenpai 13-15, F Apr 2

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    whenever it gets to that time of the month I literally fear it. I hate it so much it effects my daily life because I'm scared that it will leak. when it comes I want to just sit...
    natashamoore natashamoore 16-17, F 3 Responses Apr 4

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    Sometimes it is way better to hear out the worst truth such as "I'm cheating on you" or "I don't want you anymore" or "I don't want to have anything to do with you anymore" than...
    MienaMena MienaMena 26-30, F 10 hrs ago

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    Hi all, this will be a very long rant. This post is meant to get my feelings out, not to hate. I would also appreciate no hate comments in return, some useful criticism/personal...
    DerpyChemist DerpyChemist 22-25, F 2 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    I know what that's like. I have a monster for a Mil. She is firstly a catholic fanatic that hates everybody that doesn't fit her ideal Irish Catholic "must think" like she does...
    anonymous1536 anonymous1536 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 18

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    He has always hated me and I have talked about that. He has said it to my face in so many words too. Well, he always portends he doesn't hear me if I speak. Yet if my mother says...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    The dark side of me- Honestly discrimination made me and my older sister distant. I'm black and my older sister is about as white as someone who isn't can be (no one can tell...
    MissLorii MissLorii 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 14

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    I hate school! Everyone hates me there, I'm a "weird emo kid" and a "vampire" to everyone. And school makes my anxiety and depression just rocket through the roof. I hate the place...
    Homophobiaisgay Homophobiaisgay 16-17, F 1 Response 19 hrs ago

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    I went for a job interview today. I thought I knew the way, but I got lost and was late. My husband yelled at me over the phone when I called him to help me since he knows the area...
    mum2only1 mum2only1 41-45 1 Response 17 hrs ago

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    Was just happy. And sad hit. Why poor. Why wrecked by meds. Why bullied. Why not free to stay here. Fokyn ego pigs.
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    Sometimes I feel like my boyfriend takes advantage of the fact that I'm a nice girl and over the years he has gotten demanding and seems mentally abusive. He has his vices he must...
    jess62186 jess62186 26-30, F Apr 4

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    My sons father has been on drugs for almost 20 years. 2/3 of it was pills and now for almost a year he has been bouncing from subs to heroin. Smoking not shooting. We've been...
    karebearxoxo karebearxoxo 31-35, F Apr 7

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    my new husband is angry. a lot. he's angry that his ex is insane. he's angry that his oldest can't handle half-time college and is so hopped up on meds that she's dropping out and...
    tryingtobeamazing tryingtobeamazing 41-45, F 2 Responses Apr 7

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    Anyone seen the documentary "Death By China"? Catch it on Netflix... You won't want to shop at Walmart again when you realize the effects of sending jobs abroad.
    vacationings vacationings 31-35, M 1 Response Apr 11

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    To me the act of cheating is bad but it isn't the worse part. The worst part comes when you start questioning why you were not good enough. Your self worth goes down, your self...
    Nottheaveragegirl Nottheaveragegirl 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 13

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    I thought I'd make another post about being a member at a methadone clinic... Well, I have been a patient since October of 2012, so quite a while now. Anyway, this is really my...
    milehighHeartbreak milehighHeartbreak 31-35, M 2 Responses Apr 16

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    The withdrawal effects of this drug are driving me insane! Brain zaps, headahces, vivid awful dreams, cant think, cant wake up, sweating... WTF! I feel like im gonna die! I broke...
    SoulCoffee SoulCoffee 26-30, M Apr 19

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    It just drives my ears nuts!!!!! The smacking and you hear it over EVERY word that they speak while saying something and all you hear is "smack smack smack".... Geewhiz just clear...
    Msprissy Msprissy 36-40, F a week ago

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    So Mother's Day is around the corner and I am going to take this time to vent. Ever since I was 12 years old I knew I didn't have a mother. The woman I was forced to live with...
    Cranksta Cranksta 18-21, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    I Hate My Sister She criticizes me everyday! She bullies me everyday! I am just tired of her . If you live in Hong Kong, you might know what an domesticated helper is. They help...
    tsepten tsepten 26-30 1 Response 13 hrs ago

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    I don't literally "hate" my wife, but right now, I just can't stand her! I have tried and tried to love her, but she is a lazy, hateful, do less, negative, cold hearted witch! she...
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    I'm on effexor xr 75mg and invega 9mg and I have this awful feeling in my chest like my heart's going to explode, it's not quite guilt or anxiety it's just this awful feeling in my...
    ShadowOnTheSun ShadowOnTheSun 18-21, T 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Hi I thought I would share my Experience about this.I have talked a lot about how I hate my in laws.And believe me I do.But there are certain things I have seen on my spouse side...
    Fruitypunch15 Fruitypunch15 31-35 Mar 31

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    (below is the first page of a fictional diary) I have never maintained a daily diary. Why am I starting now? I don't know. I know maybe. I am very sad right now. That's why I...
    DressRehearsalRag DressRehearsalRag 22-25, M Apr 15

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    I hate small town life! I have been living out of the city since 2012. I started hating it there. I have been back to the city to visit but I am not sure if I would ever want to...
    AnnonymousNum3 AnnonymousNum3 22-25, F 4 days ago

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