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Bipolar Disorder (388 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% (863)
forgetfulness
37% (749)
headache
32% (860)
Fatigue
36% (770)
excitement
30% (865)
drowsiness
29% (867)
dizziness
28% (854)
Dizzyness upon standing
30% (742)
excessive sweating
25% (850)
anxiety
43% (469)
constipation
23% (843)
anxious
40% (470)
nausea
21% (852)
weight loss
19% (848)
uncontrollable shaking of a part of the body
18% (855)
loss of interest in sex
41% (309)
worsened depression horribly
17% (699)
Memory loss
25% (447)
ringing ears
23% (377)
cold painful numb fingers
12% (724)
palipitations
20% (397)
More tired
30% (261)
SSRI - sleepy
15% (389)
anger/temper outbursts
25% (221)
vomiting
5% (842)
Restless legs
21% (175)
Dialated eyes
5% (663)
less emotions
30% (108)
diarrhea
12% (215)
serotonin storm
4% (521)
Heart rate slowed
4% (311)
psychosis
6% (217)
heart rate felt slower
4% (313)
seizure
1% (586)
allergic reaction
3% (194)
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% (343)
could not orgasm
20% (15)
Hives
5% (44)
increased effects of pain meds
1% (119)
Passing Out
1% (109)
Citalopram (Celexa)% of members (num votes)
changes in sex drive or ability
54% (322)
excessive tiredness
39% (316)
drowsiness
39% (311)
dry mouth
35% (309)
nausea
29% (311)
nervousness
28% (306)
excessive sweating
19% (304)
loss of appetite
18% (302)
diarrhea
15% (305)
excitement
14% (303)
uncontrollable shaking of a part of the body
13% (304)
stomach pain
14% (303)
muscle or joint pain
12% (303)
vomiting
6% (303)
Excessive yawning
25% (67)
Headache
19% (75)
Clonazepam (Klonopin, Rivotril)% of members (num votes)
drowsiness
74% (510)
difficulty thinking or remembering
49% (493)
unsteadiness
34% (479)
dizziness
33% (484)
problems with coordination
32% (478)
changes in sex drive or ability
28% (469)
blurred vision
16% (471)
frequent urination
16% (474)
muscle or joint pain
13% (472)
increased saliva
6% (472)
nightmares
9% (119)
nightmare
9% (124)
rash
2% (123)
unconscious
2% (57)
Shortness of breath
0% (18)
Duloxetine (Cymbalta)% of members (num votes)
tiredness
52% (442)
changes in sexual desire or ability
50% (443)
dry mouth
47% (440)
sweating or night sweats
44% (443)
drowsiness
42% (429)
nausea
39% (453)
dizziness
38% (433)
headache
35% (434)
weakness
34% (433)
constipation
29% (442)
muscle pain or cramps
24% (425)
decreased appetite
22% (436)
stomach pain
20% (434)
heartburn
18% (431)
increased urination
17% (431)
diarrhea
16% (433)
uncontrollable shaking of a part of the body
15% (423)
difficulty urinating
15% (426)
vomiting
14% (435)
Excessive sleeping
30% (156)
Turned into emotional zombie/ dissasociated
29% (112)
itching
21% (126)
anxiety
45% (56)
facial myofacial pain
15% (143)
inability to physically cry (while feeling sadness)
34% (61)
Dizziness
37% (43)
Bruising
21% (57)
Insomnia
36% (33)
Increased desire for eating sweets
24% (42)
Severe weight gain while on Welbutrin (I don\'t believe this is a normal side effect)
14% (42)
Brain zaps- when forget to have it
100% (3)
Had terrible hair loss with Topomax (I would not ever get on this again)
7% (43)
severe allergic reaction, rash itching
4% (53)
Heart palpitations
50% (4)
insomnia
33% (3)
Vertigo if missed dose
100% (1)
Gastrointestinal Bleeding
0% (3)
This heading is for Meditation. I don\'t know anyone who\'s suffered negative side effects from meditating.
0% (3)
Steven-Johnson Syndrome
0% (102)
Steven Johnson Syndrome
0% (100)
Escitalopram (Lexapro)% of members (num votes)
changes in sex drive or ability
55% (381)
drowsiness
35% (375)
excessive tiredness
34% (373)
dry mouth
28% (370)
increased appetite
23% (371)
increased sweating
23% (369)
dizziness
22% (371)
nausea
21% (370)
increased anxiety
24% (272)
constipation
15% (370)
Disassociation
23% (211)
diarrhea
13% (367)
stomach pain
10% (364)
heartburn
8% (366)
flu-like symptoms
7% (363)
runny nose
6% (361)
sneezing
3% (358)
vivid dreams
67% (3)
frequent urination
33% (3)
Fish oil% of members (num votes)
belching
33% (1176)
indigestion
17% (1152)
loose stools
15% (1140)
reduced pain
12% (1122)
acid reflux
12% (1069)
lower blood pressure
9% (1136)
nausea
8% (525)
headache
7% (881)
Stomach Pain
6% (817)
nosebleeds
3% (1120)
Improved Sleep
11% (250)
Dry mouth
9% (280)
rash
2% (1123)
Headaches
7% (281)
ibuprofen: stomach pain
6% (285)
Sensitive Teeth
10% (185)
stomach pain
6% (282)
Sleepines
7% (208)
birth control pills: irritability
4% (284)
altered thyroid function
4% (240)
Slower clotting blood with minor cuts etc
8% (104)
Suicidality
3% (239)
Fainting
2% (183)
codones-hallucinations
0% (491)
Dry eyes
0% (18)
dizziness
0% (13)
Fluoxetine (Prozac)% of members (num votes)
changes in sex drive or ability
53% (554)
nervousness
41% (561)
dry mouth
39% (543)
drowsiness
33% (541)
nausea
26% (545)
excessive sweating
23% (539)
loss of appetite
22% (538)
weakness
22% (530)
severe sleep disturbances
27% (335)
uncontrollable shaking of a part of the body
16% (537)
weight loss
16% (538)
sore throat
10% (536)
dizziness
21% (185)
suicidal thoughts
27% (124)
headaches
22% (90)
fatigue
31% (61)
Gabapentin (Neurontin)% of members (num votes)
drowsiness
60% (587)
tiredness or weakness
57% (575)
dizziness
48% (570)
memory problems
48% (552)
unsteadiness
39% (551)
weight gain
38% (552)
dry mouth
38% (548)
anxiety
30% (543)
headache
30% (549)
double or blurred vision
28% (545)
constipation
27% (543)
back or joint pain
27% (541)
difficulty concentrating or paying attention
53% (252)
nausea
25% (541)
swelling of the hands, feet, ankles, or lower legs
24% (537)
strange or unusual thoughts
22% (544)
mental slowness
48% (249)
Constipation
22% (442)
shaking of a part of your body that you cannot control
17% (536)
heartburn
17% (535)
runny nose, sneezing, cough, sore throat, or flu-like symptoms
15% (526)
diarrhea
14% (535)
unwanted eye movements
11% (540)
ear pain
11% (527)
diarhea
12% (471)
speech problems
22% (246)
red, itchy eyes (sometimes with swelling or discharge)
10% (527)
water retension
21% (242)
water retention
18% (241)
inability to sleep
27% (135)
\"high\" or elevated mood
14% (245)
vomiting
6% (532)
fever
6% (529)
VAGINAL ODOR
8% (379)
Narrow emotional diversity
17% (163)
no libido
43% (51)
No emotions at all
11% (179)
Severe stomach pain
9% (188)
delayed reaction time
32% (50)
absent libido
33% (48)
Severe itchy rash
8% (188)
Hypertension
8% (188)
Bruising
16% (91)
dissociation
18% (51)
SWOLLEN GLANDS
11% (80)
occasional mild stomach upset; mostly if taken on an empty stomach
18% (49)
Nausea
17% (41)
rectal bleeding
3% (87)
Decrease in urine output
8% (26)
Decreased urine output
8% (26)
Lamotrigine (Lamictal)% of members (num votes)
difficulty thinking or concentrating
47% (176)
drowsiness
38% (173)
loss of balance or coordination
28% (168)
blurred vision
24% (174)
dizziness
24% (170)
difficulty speaking
24% (169)
constipation
18% (165)
stomach, back, or joint pain
16% (164)
loss of appetite
15% (166)
double vision
11% (169)
weight loss
9% (165)
uncontrollable shaking of a part of the body
9% (160)
uncontrollable movements of the eyes
8% (167)
diarrhea
8% (164)
missed or painful menstrual periods
7% (166)
swelling, itching, or irritation of the vagina
7% (164)
dry mouth
45% (20)
dificulty thinking and concentrating
39% (18)
headache
26% (19)
nightmares
26% (19)
Mania
7% (41)
Addiction
5% (41)
Lithium% of members (num votes)
weight gain or loss
53% (121)
dry mouth
53% (120)
fine hand movements that are difficult to control
46% (120)
thirsty
52% (92)
depression
41% (114)
restlessness
39% (118)
loss of appetite
32% (120)
constipation
30% (116)
indigestion
24% (116)
change in the ability to taste food
23% (115)
mood swing
36% (72)
stomach pain or bloating
22% (116)
hair loss
22% (116)
thin, brittle fingernails or hair
20% (116)
unusual discomfort in cold temperatures
20% (114)
joint or muscle pain
18% (111)
gas
18% (113)
slurred speach
27% (71)
acne
16% (116)
excessive saliva in the mouth
9% (112)
chest pains
10% (68)
Affect kidney function
12% (50)
tongue pain
4% (114)
swollen lips
4% (112)
Itching
27% (15)
Acne
8% (24)
Non-acne pimples to the face
13% (16)
dehydration
25% (8)
decreased athletic performance
25% (8)
loss of balance or coordination
18% (11)
Non-serious rash
13% (15)
mania
11% (9)
Lorazepam (Ativan)% of members (num votes)
drowsiness
69% (249)
tiredness
59% (244)
dizziness
36% (242)
dry mouth
29% (236)
weakness
26% (239)
changes in sex drive or ability
18% (233)
changes in appetite
13% (230)
restlessness or excitement
12% (234)
blurred vision
11% (232)
frequent urination
10% (231)
constipation
9% (232)
difficulty urinating
7% (230)
weight gain
16% (76)
nausea
5% (234)
insomnia
13% (62)
diarrhea
3% (233)
Weight gain
18% (22)
making strange sounds
3% (65)
Pregabalin (Lyrica)% of members (num votes)
tiredness
65% (446)
difficulty remembering or forgetfulness
61% (418)
dry mouth
59% (432)
dizziness
57% (434)
difficulty concentrating or paying attention
56% (419)
weight gain
53% (414)
loss of balance or unsteadiness
48% (405)
headache
42% (416)
lack of coordination
41% (403)
confusion
41% (409)
weakness
39% (403)
constipation
37% (411)
anxiety
37% (403)
bloating
35% (404)
swelling of the arms, hands, feet, ankles, or lower legs
35% (398)
nausea
34% (408)
increased appetite
34% (401)
muscle twitching
33% (398)
gas
32% (408)
back pain
32% (390)
speech problems
28% (404)
uncontrollable shaking or jerking of a part of the body
20% (399)
''high'' or elevated mood
20% (400)
double vision
25% (219)
extreme dryness in eyes, lungs, mouth, etc.
33% (120)
cold sweats
17% (208)
vomiting
9% (394)
No effect whatsoever
16% (95)
side effects from meditation are all good
13% (111)
delirium
5% (202)
increased pain
12% (60)
Lower sex drive
60% (10)
suicidal
22% (27)
cellcept
1% (211)
Quetiapine (Seroquel)% of members (num votes)
drowsiness
89% (145)
difficulty thinking or concentrating
64% (141)
dizziness
59% (135)
unusual dreams
50% (135)
decreased sexual desire or ability
51% (132)
dry mouth
49% (137)
increased appetite
47% (133)
irritability
43% (137)
excessive weight gain
43% (134)
weakness
41% (137)
loss of coordination
37% (136)
difficulty speaking or using language
29% (132)
headache
26% (133)
constipation
24% (130)
gas
21% (127)
pain in the joints, back, neck, or ears
21% (131)
indigestion
20% (131)
stuffy nose
20% (130)
stomach pain or swelling
18% (127)
numbness, burning, or tingling in the arms or legs
11% (131)
breast enlargement in males
4% (124)
discharge from the breasts
3% (125)
missed menstrual periods
3% (128)
weight loss
10% (21)
hypoglycemia
10% (21)
Valproic Acid (Depakote)% of members (num votes)
weight changes
61% (144)
drowsiness
56% (143)
changes in appetite
41% (139)
mood swings
41% (135)
dizziness
38% (138)
abnormal thinking
37% (136)
memory loss
33% (138)
headache
32% (133)
agitation
30% (135)
hair loss
25% (138)
loss of coordination
26% (134)
constipation
21% (131)
uncontrollable shaking of a part of the body
20% (135)
ringing in the ears
15% (132)
blurred or double vision
13% (132)
heartburn
12% (133)
back pain
11% (131)
diarrhea
11% (131)
stuffed or runny nose
8% (133)
uncontrollable movements of the eyes
8% (133)
sore throat
6% (131)
uncontrollable facial muscle twitches
4% (53)
Venlafaxine (Effexor)% of members (num votes)
changes in sexual desire or ability
54% (478)
weakness or tiredness
43% (484)
dry mouth
41% (472)
dizziness
40% (478)
drowsiness
38% (484)
headache
35% (480)
nightmares
33% (477)
sweating
31% (471)
hot flashes or flushing
28% (466)
nausea
26% (468)
yawning
26% (461)
constipation
24% (468)
twitching
21% (469)
ringing in the ears
21% (461)
gas
21% (458)
loss of appetite
19% (464)
muscle tightness
18% (462)
anxiety
45% (168)
change in ability to taste food
16% (463)
frequent urination
16% (461)
brain \"zaps\"
46% (158)
weight gain
43% (160)
pain, burning, numbness, or tingling in part of the body
15% (459)
nervousness
38% (164)
heartburn
14% (457)
stomach pain
13% (461)
uncontrollable shaking of a part of the body
13% (463)
diarrhea
12% (458)
weight loss
12% (462)
enlarged pupils (black circles in the middle of the eyes)
11% (453)
burping
10% (459)
difficulty urinating
9% (459)
sore throat, chills, or other signs of infection
9% (454)
vomiting
6% (458)
Agitation
31% (78)
sore skin
11% (142)
cold nose
8% (143)
shooting pains up one leg
8% (95)
shooting pain up one leg
7% (95)
Rash
7% (42)
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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