Posted 10/26/2008 4:41 AM (GMT -6)
Im just wondering if anyone has suffered permanent damage from medication and side effects?
After my first med disaster in 1995, I have sustained damage to my central nervous system- I have an obvious tremor in both hands- (eating soup is a nightmare- signing my student's toilet passes infront of them can be difficult), i have bouts of distonia, which are muscular spasming and twitching that i cannot control, and i have difficulty urinating- i can be busting, and my bladder wont go. My first antidepressant, Tofranil was also used in children with bed wetting problems, so i assume thats a part of the Tofranil- my pyschiatrist had me on 4 times the therapeutic level- and i was 14 and desperate for the panic to stop- i was naive and put my body into the hands of this man who ignored my every question or complaint. my parents stuck with him becauase we were told he was the best in the city.
Has anyone else had permanent damage?
'He heals the broken hearted and binds up their wounds.' (Psalm 147:3)
Chronic Fatigue, Fibromyalgia, TMJ disorder, Endometriosis, Polycystic Ovaries, Chronic ear/nose/throat infections, Panic Disorder, Reactive Arthritis, Agoraphobia, Migraines, GERD, Anaemia, Sinusitis, Chronically perforated eardrums, Pinched Nerves, IBS, Tachycardia, Allergies, Insomnia, Trichotilomania, Glandular Fever, Bursitis, Encapsulitis, Seasonal Mood Disorder, Mild OCD.
Meds: Zoloft 150mg. Xanax 4mg. Nexium. Celebrex. Mobic. Panadeine Forte. Digesic.
Multiple surgeries- I bear the scars of my poor physical health.
Age:28. First diagnosed at 14. Proud Aussie. XX.