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Bipolar Disorder (390 members)

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Symptoms|Treatments|Side effects|Causes

Aripiprazole (Abilify)% of members (num votes)
Weight gain
46% (125)
Anxiety
47% (120)
Restlessness
45% (123)
Drowsiness
44% (124)
More balanced mood
34% (122)
Dizziness
33% (119)
Insomnia
32% (118)
Reduced mania
26% (118)
Nausea
23% (118)
Headache
21% (117)
Constipation
20% (118)
Blurred vision
21% (117)
Vomiting
7% (116)
Shortness of Breath
17% (18)
Fevers
6% (18)
Bupropion (Wellbutrin)% of members (num votes)
dry mouth
49% (868)
forgetfulness
37% (753)
headache
32% (864)
Fatigue
36% (775)
excitement
30% (869)
drowsiness
29% (873)
dizziness
29% (859)
Dizzyness upon standing
30% (745)
excessive sweating
25% (854)
anxiety
43% (472)
constipation
23% (847)
anxious
40% (473)
nausea
21% (856)
weight loss
19% (852)
uncontrollable shaking of a part of the body
18% (858)
loss of interest in sex
42% (312)
worsened depression horribly
17% (702)
Memory loss
25% (451)
ringing ears
24% (380)
cold painful numb fingers
12% (727)
palipitations
20% (400)
More tired
30% (264)
SSRI - sleepy
15% (392)
anger/temper outbursts
25% (224)
vomiting
5% (845)
Restless legs
22% (179)
Dialated eyes
5% (667)
less emotions
30% (111)
diarrhea
12% (218)
serotonin storm
4% (524)
Heart rate slowed
4% (314)
psychosis
5% (220)
heart rate felt slower
3% (316)
seizure
1% (589)
allergic reaction
3% (197)
could not orgasm
22% (18)
I have taken Zoloft several times through the years and never had any trouble. Unfortunately my dr. prescribed it for anxiety attacks during my last pregnancy (that is the only time I have had severe attacks like that) and my daughter was born with an umb
1% (346)
Hives
6% (47)
increased effects of pain meds
1% (122)
Passing Out
1% (112)
Citalopram (Celexa)% of members (num votes)
changes in sex drive or ability
54% (324)
excessive tiredness
40% (318)
drowsiness
39% (313)
dry mouth
35% (311)
nausea
29% (313)
nervousness
28% (308)
excessive sweating
19% (306)
loss of appetite
18% (304)
diarrhea
15% (307)
excitement
14% (305)
uncontrollable shaking of a part of the body
14% (306)
stomach pain
13% (305)
muscle or joint pain
12% (305)
vomiting
6% (305)
Excessive yawning
26% (69)
Headache
19% (77)
Clonazepam (Klonopin, Rivotril)% of members (num votes)
drowsiness
74% (514)
difficulty thinking or remembering
49% (497)
unsteadiness
35% (482)
dizziness
34% (487)
problems with coordination
32% (481)
changes in sex drive or ability
28% (472)
blurred vision
16% (474)
frequent urination
16% (477)
muscle or joint pain
12% (475)
increased saliva
5% (475)
nightmare
9% (127)
nightmares
9% (122)
rash
2% (126)
unconscious
2% (60)
Shortness of breath
0% (21)
Duloxetine (Cymbalta)% of members (num votes)
tiredness
52% (443)
changes in sexual desire or ability
50% (444)
dry mouth
47% (441)
sweating or night sweats
44% (444)
drowsiness
42% (430)
nausea
39% (454)
dizziness
38% (434)
headache
35% (435)
weakness
34% (434)
constipation
29% (444)
muscle pain or cramps
24% (426)
decreased appetite
22% (437)
stomach pain
20% (435)
heartburn
18% (432)
increased urination
17% (432)
diarrhea
16% (434)
uncontrollable shaking of a part of the body
15% (424)
difficulty urinating
15% (427)
vomiting
14% (436)
Excessive sleeping
31% (157)
Turned into emotional zombie/ dissasociated
30% (113)
itching
21% (127)
anxiety
47% (58)
facial myofacial pain
15% (144)
inability to physically cry (while feeling sadness)
35% (62)
Dizziness
39% (44)
Insomnia
38% (34)
Bruising
21% (58)
Increased desire for eating sweets
26% (43)
Severe weight gain while on Welbutrin (I don\'t believe this is a normal side effect)
14% (43)
Brain zaps- when forget to have it
100% (4)
Had terrible hair loss with Topomax (I would not ever get on this again)
7% (44)
Heart palpitations
50% (6)
insomnia
50% (4)
Vertigo if missed dose
100% (2)
severe allergic reaction, rash itching
4% (54)
Gastrointestinal Bleeding
0% (3)
This heading is for Meditation. I don\'t know anyone who\'s suffered negative side effects from meditating.
0% (4)
Steven-Johnson Syndrome
0% (103)
Heavy muscles
0% (1)
Steven Johnson Syndrome
0% (101)
Escitalopram (Lexapro)% of members (num votes)
changes in sex drive or ability
55% (382)
drowsiness
36% (377)
excessive tiredness
34% (374)
dry mouth
28% (371)
increased appetite
23% (372)
increased sweating
23% (370)
dizziness
22% (372)
nausea
22% (371)
increased anxiety
23% (273)
constipation
15% (371)
Disassociation
23% (212)
diarrhea
13% (368)
stomach pain
10% (365)
heartburn
8% (367)
flu-like symptoms
7% (364)
runny nose
6% (362)
sneezing
3% (359)
vivid dreams
50% (4)
frequent urination
25% (4)
Fish oil% of members (num votes)
belching
33% (1181)
indigestion
17% (1157)
loose stools
15% (1145)
reduced pain
12% (1127)
acid reflux
12% (1074)
lower blood pressure
9% (1141)
nausea
8% (530)
headache
7% (886)
Stomach Pain
6% (822)
nosebleeds
3% (1125)
Improved Sleep
11% (255)
Dry mouth
9% (285)
rash
2% (1128)
Headaches
7% (286)
ibuprofen: stomach pain
7% (290)
Sensitive Teeth
9% (190)
stomach pain
6% (287)
Sleepines
7% (213)
birth control pills: irritability
4% (289)
altered thyroid function
4% (245)
Slower clotting blood with minor cuts etc
7% (109)
Suicidality
2% (244)
Fainting
2% (188)
codones-hallucinations
0% (496)
Dry eyes
0% (23)
dizziness
0% (18)
Fluoxetine (Prozac)% of members (num votes)
changes in sex drive or ability
53% (555)
nervousness
41% (562)
dry mouth
39% (544)
drowsiness
32% (542)
nausea
26% (546)
excessive sweating
23% (540)
loss of appetite
22% (539)
weakness
22% (531)
severe sleep disturbances
27% (336)
weight loss
16% (539)
uncontrollable shaking of a part of the body
16% (538)
sore throat
10% (537)
dizziness
21% (186)
suicidal thoughts
28% (125)
headaches
22% (91)
fatigue
31% (62)
Gabapentin (Neurontin)% of members (num votes)
drowsiness
61% (592)
tiredness or weakness
58% (580)
dizziness
48% (575)
memory problems
48% (557)
unsteadiness
39% (556)
weight gain
38% (556)
dry mouth
38% (553)
headache
30% (553)
anxiety
30% (547)
double or blurred vision
28% (550)
back or joint pain
27% (546)
constipation
27% (547)
difficulty concentrating or paying attention
54% (257)
nausea
25% (545)
swelling of the hands, feet, ankles, or lower legs
25% (542)
mental slowness
48% (254)
strange or unusual thoughts
22% (548)
Constipation
22% (446)
heartburn
17% (539)
shaking of a part of your body that you cannot control
17% (540)
runny nose, sneezing, cough, sore throat, or flu-like symptoms
15% (530)
diarrhea
14% (539)
unwanted eye movements
12% (544)
ear pain
11% (532)
speech problems
23% (250)
diarhea
12% (475)
red, itchy eyes (sometimes with swelling or discharge)
10% (531)
water retension
21% (246)
water retention
18% (245)
inability to sleep
27% (139)
\"high\" or elevated mood
14% (249)
vomiting
6% (536)
fever
6% (533)
Narrow emotional diversity
17% (167)
VAGINAL ODOR
8% (383)
no libido
44% (55)
No emotions at all
11% (183)
delayed reaction time
35% (54)
absent libido
36% (53)
Severe stomach pain
8% (192)
Hypertension
8% (192)
Severe itchy rash
8% (192)
Bruising
16% (95)
dissociation
18% (55)
occasional mild stomach upset; mostly if taken on an empty stomach
19% (53)
SWOLLEN GLANDS
11% (84)
Nausea
18% (45)
Decrease in urine output
10% (30)
Decreased urine output
10% (30)
rectal bleeding
3% (91)
Lamotrigine (Lamictal)% of members (num votes)
difficulty thinking or concentrating
48% (178)
drowsiness
38% (175)
loss of balance or coordination
29% (170)
dizziness
25% (172)
blurred vision
24% (176)
difficulty speaking
23% (171)
constipation
18% (167)
stomach, back, or joint pain
16% (166)
loss of appetite
15% (168)
double vision
11% (171)
weight loss
9% (167)
uncontrollable shaking of a part of the body
9% (162)
uncontrollable movements of the eyes
8% (169)
diarrhea
8% (166)
missed or painful menstrual periods
7% (168)
swelling, itching, or irritation of the vagina
7% (166)
dry mouth
50% (22)
dificulty thinking and concentrating
45% (20)
headache
29% (21)
nightmares
24% (21)
Mania
7% (43)
Addiction
5% (43)
Lithium% of members (num votes)
weight gain or loss
53% (122)
dry mouth
53% (121)
fine hand movements that are difficult to control
46% (121)
thirsty
53% (93)
depression
42% (115)
restlessness
39% (119)
loss of appetite
31% (121)
constipation
31% (117)
indigestion
24% (117)
change in the ability to taste food
23% (116)
mood swing
36% (73)
stomach pain or bloating
21% (117)
hair loss
21% (117)
thin, brittle fingernails or hair
20% (117)
unusual discomfort in cold temperatures
20% (115)
gas
18% (114)
joint or muscle pain
18% (112)
slurred speach
26% (72)
acne
16% (117)
excessive saliva in the mouth
9% (113)
chest pains
10% (69)
Affect kidney function
12% (51)
tongue pain
4% (115)
swollen lips
4% (113)
Itching
25% (16)
loss of balance or coordination
25% (12)
Acne
8% (25)
Non-acne pimples to the face
12% (17)
dehydration
22% (9)
decreased athletic performance
22% (9)
Non-serious rash
13% (16)
mania
10% (10)
memory loss
100% (1)
Lorazepam (Ativan)% of members (num votes)
drowsiness
69% (253)
tiredness
59% (248)
dizziness
36% (246)
dry mouth
29% (240)
weakness
26% (243)
changes in sex drive or ability
18% (237)
changes in appetite
12% (234)
restlessness or excitement
12% (238)
blurred vision
11% (236)
frequent urination
9% (235)
constipation
8% (236)
difficulty urinating
7% (234)
weight gain
15% (80)
nausea
5% (238)
insomnia
12% (66)
diarrhea
3% (237)
Weight gain
15% (26)
making strange sounds
3% (69)
Pregabalin (Lyrica)% of members (num votes)
tiredness
65% (451)
difficulty remembering or forgetfulness
61% (421)
dry mouth
59% (436)
dizziness
57% (438)
difficulty concentrating or paying attention
56% (422)
weight gain
53% (418)
loss of balance or unsteadiness
49% (408)
headache
42% (420)
lack of coordination
42% (406)
confusion
41% (412)
weakness
40% (407)
constipation
37% (415)
anxiety
37% (406)
bloating
35% (409)
nausea
34% (412)
increased appetite
35% (405)
swelling of the arms, hands, feet, ankles, or lower legs
35% (401)
gas
33% (413)
muscle twitching
33% (401)
back pain
32% (393)
speech problems
28% (407)
uncontrollable shaking or jerking of a part of the body
20% (403)
''high'' or elevated mood
19% (404)
double vision
25% (222)
extreme dryness in eyes, lungs, mouth, etc.
31% (124)
vomiting
9% (398)
cold sweats
17% (212)
side effects from meditation are all good
13% (115)
No effect whatsoever
15% (98)
delirium
5% (206)
Lower sex drive
64% (14)
increased pain
13% (64)
suicidal
19% (31)
cellcept
1% (215)
Quetiapine (Seroquel)% of members (num votes)
drowsiness
89% (146)
difficulty thinking or concentrating
64% (142)
dizziness
58% (136)
decreased sexual desire or ability
51% (133)
unusual dreams
49% (136)
dry mouth
49% (138)
increased appetite
48% (134)
irritability
43% (138)
excessive weight gain
43% (135)
weakness
41% (138)
loss of coordination
37% (137)
difficulty speaking or using language
29% (133)
headache
26% (134)
constipation
24% (131)
pain in the joints, back, neck, or ears
21% (132)
gas
21% (128)
indigestion
20% (132)
stuffy nose
20% (131)
stomach pain or swelling
18% (128)
numbness, burning, or tingling in the arms or legs
11% (132)
breast enlargement in males
4% (125)
discharge from the breasts
3% (126)
missed menstrual periods
3% (129)
weight loss
9% (22)
hypoglycemia
9% (22)
Valproic Acid (Depakote)% of members (num votes)
weight changes
61% (145)
drowsiness
57% (145)
changes in appetite
41% (140)
mood swings
41% (136)
dizziness
39% (140)
abnormal thinking
36% (137)
memory loss
34% (139)
headache
32% (134)
agitation
29% (136)
hair loss
26% (139)
loss of coordination
27% (135)
uncontrollable shaking of a part of the body
21% (136)
constipation
21% (132)
ringing in the ears
15% (133)
blurred or double vision
14% (133)
heartburn
12% (134)
back pain
11% (132)
diarrhea
11% (132)
stuffed or runny nose
8% (134)
uncontrollable movements of the eyes
7% (134)
sore throat
6% (132)
uncontrollable facial muscle twitches
4% (54)
Venlafaxine (Effexor)% of members (num votes)
changes in sexual desire or ability
54% (479)
weakness or tiredness
43% (485)
dry mouth
41% (473)
dizziness
40% (479)
drowsiness
38% (485)
headache
35% (481)
nightmares
33% (478)
sweating
31% (472)
hot flashes or flushing
28% (467)
nausea
26% (469)
yawning
26% (462)
constipation
24% (469)
twitching
21% (470)
ringing in the ears
21% (462)
gas
20% (459)
loss of appetite
19% (465)
muscle tightness
18% (462)
anxiety
46% (169)
change in ability to taste food
16% (464)
frequent urination
16% (462)
brain \"zaps\"
46% (159)
weight gain
43% (161)
pain, burning, numbness, or tingling in part of the body
15% (460)
nervousness
39% (165)
heartburn
14% (458)
stomach pain
13% (462)
uncontrollable shaking of a part of the body
13% (464)
diarrhea
12% (459)
weight loss
12% (463)
enlarged pupils (black circles in the middle of the eyes)
11% (454)
burping
10% (460)
difficulty urinating
9% (460)
sore throat, chills, or other signs of infection
9% (455)
vomiting
6% (459)
Agitation
32% (79)
sore skin
10% (143)
cold nose
8% (144)
shooting pains up one leg
8% (96)
shooting pain up one leg
7% (96)
Rash
7% (43)
Zolpidem (Ambien, Stilnox)% of members (num votes)
drowsiness
78% (255)
'drugged feeling'
65% (247)
unusual dreams
43% (243)
unsteady walking
39% (236)
difficulty keeping balance
37% (235)
dizziness
35% (236)
weakness
29% (239)
dry mouth or throat
28% (236)
forgetfulness
46% (104)
headache
17% (236)
constipation
14% (235)
changes in appetite
14% (233)
ringing, pain, or itching in the ears
13% (231)
joint, back, or neck pain
13% (228)
gas
12% (231)
muscle aches or cramps
10% (232)
heartburn
10% (232)
stomach pain or tenderness
10% (233)
burning or tingling in the hands, arms, feet, or legs
10% (237)
eye redness
8% (228)
diarrhea
7% (231)
uncontrollable shaking of a part of the body
7% (232)
amnesia
27% (55)
eating while sleeping
24% (55)
heavy menstrual bleeding
4% (229)
Extreme & unquenchable thirst
22% (27)
Binge Eating
25% (16)

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