Yep...there are some crazy side effects for all types of medication...
Whenever starting a new medicine...I talk to my Pharmacist and just ask him to tell me the few life threatening one's to watch out for and I pay no attention to the rest...The reason I do this as I know how the brain works and sometimes can be convinced into 'feeling' something that may not be there..LOL..
As well as I know that with most medicines...it takes up to a month or so for the nuisance side effects to subside or go away...So I just need to be patient as a patient at times...:) Many people get off a medicine too quickly and don't give it enough time..
Although one thing of note...is that a side effect can develop after taking a medicine for a long time...After many years on Percocets...I started getting nausea and stomach cramps...It turned out to be the Acetaminophen that was causing those issues since I switched over to OxyIR and literally within a week or so I felt SO much better...
Then I had to switch to MSContin...and that definitely gave me nausea and fatigue....but thankfully after a month I am pefectly fine and don't notice it anymore.
Another word of caution is that unless having a life threatening reaction/side effect..contacting the DR. and then getting off the medicine quickly....MOST medicines should be tapered slowly coming off of them..
I was on Cymbalta years ago...and my PM was fairly new with this medicine...so when I went off it...I just stopped...Well that was a horrible week!!! The brain zaps...insomnia...tingling...nausea...blechhhhh.. So...I should have called my Pharmacist to ask about
tapering slowly...but it was too late for that...learned my lesson!
So...a lot to know about
our medicines...Working with our Dr.s and Pharmacists are the best way to go...
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