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I Hate the Side Effects of Meds

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 122 People

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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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    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 36-40, F May 2

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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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    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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    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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