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Symptoms|Treatments|Side effects|Causes

Acupuncture% of members (num votes)
Pain relief
42% (1399)
Bruising
19% (1380)
Nausea relief
13% (1368)
Bleeding
11% (1368)
yawning
13% (474)
Nerve injury
4% (1379)
Bacterial infection
4% (1386)
night sweats
7% (731)
heartburn
5% (964)
Upset stomach
8% (556)
beware of counterfeit drugs and do not mix medications....
10% (393)
Jaw clenching
8% (492)
vertigo
8% (465)
dehydration
6% (557)
weight gain
13% (232)
hair loss
7% (390)
drop in blood pressure
6% (439)
rebound anxiety
7% (403)
wired
6% (460)
urinary hesitancy
7% (398)
hunger
5% (461)
headached
11% (230)
yeast infections
7% (335)
rough on stomach
5% (462)
tachycardia
3% (537)
Time release meds can be dangerous because side effects persist
5% (387)
very tired could not sleep, eyes seemed very big
5% (332)
Derealization
2% (771)
hypotension
3% (430)
tic exacerbation
1% (487)
Pneumothorax
1% (1369)
Hepatitis B
1% (1366)
Weight gain
8% (90)
Severe abdominal pain
7% (87)
Headache
9% (69)
faster recovery after vertigo/nausea attack
4% (141)
new symptoms during withdrawal of substance
3% (235)
irritability
6% (83)
easy to anger
5% (81)
uncontrollable outbursts
5% (81)
increased blood pressure
11% (36)
reduced anticipatory stress
5% (80)
oversensitised
4% (104)
off label used for stage fright
1% (387)
Allergic reaction
3% (87)
kept me awake
3% (116)
as you age less is better.....had blackouts from halcion (triazolam) when I was younger.....learned that awareness can be affected by medication....BTW as a medicinal chemist, I tried everything, but I don\'t operate heavy machinery, ha ha ha ha
1% (386)
Halusinations
0% (297)
toothache
11% (9)
renal failure diagnosed by ER from accupuncture
1% (122)
Alprazolam (Xanax)% of members (num votes)
Reduced anxiety
87% (622)
Reduced panic
81% (608)
Drowsiness
62% (576)
Decreased inhibitions
41% (572)
Forgetfulness
37% (561)
Light-headedness
28% (573)
Dizziness
25% (556)
Dry mouth
24% (547)
Decreased sex drive
24% (549)
Depression
22% (571)
Irritability
15% (555)
Blurred vision
14% (554)
Muscle weakness
14% (555)
Constipation
13% (549)
Insomnia
11% (557)
Hyperactivity
8% (560)
depression
18% (234)
Nausea
8% (550)
Tremor
6% (551)
racing thoughts
9% (257)
suicidal thoughts
10% (230)
high blood pressure
5% (249)
Hot Flashes when dosage increased
4% (248)
Vomiting
2% (547)
Seizure
2% (558)
Difficulty waking up
27% (37)
Jaundice
1% (553)
Convulsion
1% (357)
Watery mouth
1% (538)
Rash
2% (135)
seziure
1% (107)
Antidepressants% of members (num votes)
drowsiness
60% (541)
decreased sex drive
59% (536)
dry mouth
57% (544)
weight gain
52% (540)
insomnia
46% (534)
nervousness / anxiety
45% (539)
increased appetite
38% (529)
constipation
37% (533)
dizziness
37% (523)
confusion
28% (524)
decreased appetite
25% (525)
increased heart rate
21% (526)
blurred vision
21% (521)
urinary retention
14% (523)
Night Sweats
34% (188)
body tremors
14% (106)
Anxiolytic (Anti-Anxiety) Medications% of members (num votes)
drowsiness
67% (241)
decreased alertness and concentration
58% (235)
decreased sex drive
49% (150)
dizziness
34% (145)
depression
43% (234)
confusion
35% (232)
nausea
28% (233)
nightmares
28% (232)
increased appetite
26% (232)
decreased appetite
24% (227)
blurred vision
23% (232)
difficulty controlling impulses
23% (230)
Aches and Pains of Body Joints
32% (133)
suicidal thoughts
24% (173)
restless leg syndrome
24% (172)
elavated heart rate
22% (171)
dry mouth
41% (93)
diarrhea
18% (203)
difficulty swallowing
22% (129)
Diarrhea
18% (126)
dry skin/scalp mild rash (not the deadly kind)
12% (175)
sleep eating
10% (126)
unable to swallow
7% (129)
Bupropion (Wellbutrin)% of members (num votes)
dry mouth
48% (892)
forgetfulness
37% (778)
Fatigue
36% (799)
headache
32% (888)
excitement
30% (893)
drowsiness
29% (897)
dizziness
28% (883)
Dizzyness upon standing
29% (771)
excessive sweating
25% (878)
anxiety
44% (496)
anxious
41% (496)
constipation
23% (870)
nausea
22% (880)
weight loss
19% (876)
uncontrollable shaking of a part of the body
17% (881)
loss of interest in sex
41% (336)
worsened depression horribly
17% (727)
Memory loss
25% (475)
ringing ears
23% (404)
More tired
30% (288)
cold painful numb fingers
11% (750)
palipitations
19% (423)
SSRI - sleepy
14% (415)
anger/temper outbursts
24% (247)
vomiting
5% (867)
Restless legs
21% (203)
Dialated eyes
5% (692)
less emotions
27% (134)
diarrhea
12% (241)
serotonin storm
4% (547)
psychosis
5% (243)
Heart rate slowed
4% (337)
could not orgasm
27% (44)
heart rate felt slower
3% (339)
seizure
1% (612)
allergic reaction
3% (220)
Hives
6% (70)
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% (367)
Passing Out
1% (135)
increased effects of pain meds
1% (145)
Mental fog and lower cognitive function
33% (3)
Clonazepam (Klonopin, Rivotril)% of members (num votes)
drowsiness
74% (533)
difficulty thinking or remembering
49% (514)
unsteadiness
35% (499)
dizziness
34% (504)
problems with coordination
33% (498)
changes in sex drive or ability
28% (487)
blurred vision
16% (489)
frequent urination
15% (492)
muscle or joint pain
12% (490)
increased saliva
5% (490)
nightmares
9% (137)
nightmare
9% (142)
rash
2% (141)
unconscious
4% (75)
Shortness of breath
0% (36)
Duloxetine (Cymbalta)% of members (num votes)
tiredness
52% (457)
changes in sexual desire or ability
51% (459)
dry mouth
47% (455)
sweating or night sweats
44% (458)
drowsiness
42% (444)
nausea
39% (468)
dizziness
38% (448)
headache
35% (449)
weakness
34% (448)
constipation
29% (458)
muscle pain or cramps
24% (440)
decreased appetite
22% (451)
stomach pain
20% (449)
heartburn
18% (446)
increased urination
17% (446)
diarrhea
16% (448)
difficulty urinating
15% (441)
uncontrollable shaking of a part of the body
15% (437)
vomiting
14% (450)
Excessive sleeping
33% (172)
Turned into emotional zombie/ dissasociated
30% (128)
anxiety
44% (73)
itching
20% (142)
inability to physically cry (while feeling sadness)
32% (77)
facial myofacial pain
15% (159)
Dizziness
37% (59)
Insomnia
39% (49)
Bruising
22% (73)
Increased desire for eating sweets
26% (58)
insomnia
47% (19)
Brain zaps- when forget to have it
45% (20)
Severe weight gain while on Welbutrin (I don\'t believe this is a normal side effect)
16% (57)
Vertigo if missed dose
41% (17)
Heart palpitations
24% (21)
Had terrible hair loss with Topomax (I would not ever get on this again)
7% (59)
severe allergic reaction, rash itching
4% (69)
Gastrointestinal Bleeding
12% (17)
Anxiety
33% (6)
Heavy muscles
13% (16)
Steven Johnson Syndrome
0% (116)
Steven-Johnson Syndrome
0% (118)
This heading is for Meditation. I don\'t know anyone who\'s suffered negative side effects from meditating.
0% (19)
Fluoxetine (Prozac)% of members (num votes)
changes in sex drive or ability
53% (572)
nervousness
41% (577)
dry mouth
39% (560)
drowsiness
32% (559)
nausea
26% (563)
excessive sweating
23% (555)
loss of appetite
22% (553)
weakness
22% (545)
severe sleep disturbances
27% (350)
weight loss
16% (553)
uncontrollable shaking of a part of the body
16% (552)
sore throat
10% (553)
dizziness
22% (200)
suicidal thoughts
28% (141)
fatigue
36% (78)
headaches
24% (106)
Gabapentin (Neurontin)% of members (num votes)
drowsiness
61% (611)
tiredness or weakness
58% (599)
dizziness
48% (593)
memory problems
49% (576)
unsteadiness
39% (575)
weight gain
38% (575)
dry mouth
38% (572)
anxiety
31% (565)
headache
30% (571)
double or blurred vision
28% (569)
constipation
28% (566)
back or joint pain
27% (565)
difficulty concentrating or paying attention
54% (276)
swelling of the hands, feet, ankles, or lower legs
25% (561)
nausea
25% (564)
mental slowness
49% (274)
strange or unusual thoughts
22% (567)
Constipation
23% (465)
heartburn
17% (558)
shaking of a part of your body that you cannot control
17% (559)
runny nose, sneezing, cough, sore throat, or flu-like symptoms
15% (549)
diarrhea
14% (558)
ear pain
12% (551)
unwanted eye movements
11% (563)
speech problems
23% (267)
diarhea
12% (494)
water retension
22% (264)
red, itchy eyes (sometimes with swelling or discharge)
10% (550)
water retention
19% (262)
inability to sleep
29% (158)
\"high\" or elevated mood
14% (267)
vomiting
6% (555)
fever
6% (552)
VAGINAL ODOR
8% (401)
Narrow emotional diversity
16% (185)
no libido
41% (74)
absent libido
35% (72)
delayed reaction time
31% (72)
No emotions at all
11% (201)
Bruising
16% (114)
Hypertension
8% (210)
Severe stomach pain
8% (210)
Severe itchy rash
8% (210)
Nausea
20% (64)
occasional mild stomach upset; mostly if taken on an empty stomach
18% (71)
SWOLLEN GLANDS
11% (101)
dissociation
14% (73)
rectal bleeding
4% (110)
Decrease in urine output
9% (47)
Decreased urine output
9% (47)
Lamotrigine (Lamictal)% of members (num votes)
difficulty thinking or concentrating
47% (188)
drowsiness
38% (185)
loss of balance or coordination
29% (181)
blurred vision
24% (187)
dizziness
24% (182)
difficulty speaking
23% (181)
constipation
18% (176)
stomach, back, or joint pain
16% (177)
loss of appetite
15% (178)
double vision
10% (182)
weight loss
9% (178)
diarrhea
8% (177)
uncontrollable shaking of a part of the body
9% (173)
dry mouth
42% (33)
uncontrollable movements of the eyes
8% (180)
dificulty thinking and concentrating
43% (30)
missed or painful menstrual periods
7% (179)
swelling, itching, or irritation of the vagina
6% (177)
headache
31% (32)
nightmares
19% (32)
Mania
6% (54)
Addiction
4% (54)
weight gain
33% (6)
Levothyroxine% of members (num votes)
insomnia
32% (213)
irritability
33% (211)
nervousness
28% (215)
sensitivity to heat
26% (211)
excessive sweating
25% (212)
headache
24% (216)
temporary hair loss
24% (214)
increased appetite
22% (213)
diarrhea
16% (213)
weight loss
16% (218)
changes in menstrual cycle
13% (210)
tremor
12% (217)
stomach cramps
12% (214)
nausea
11% (212)
heart palpitations
39% (41)
Insomnia
36% (33)
fever
5% (208)
vomiting
3% (211)
Dry Mouth
30% (20)
Hives
10% (51)
Rash
12% (33)
Meditation% of members (num votes)
reduced stress
78% (2571)
improved mood
72% (2523)
improved sleep
52% (2475)
reduced pain
36% (2453)
waking up too early
15% (1990)
nasal congestion
12% (1964)
more relaxed
58% (402)
anxiety
24% (894)
muscle relaxation
46% (395)
Drowsiness
27% (569)
Passing out
6% (2192)
deeper sleep
34% (397)
depression
19% (711)
Insomnia
18% (669)
panic attacks
14% (844)
more alert next day
28% (397)
palpitations
11% (990)
Migraines
10% (924)
Crying
20% (444)
easy bruising
10% (939)
Eye twitches
13% (686)
Easily Angered
14% (616)
nervousness
20% (433)
Muscle pain/stiffness on waking
21% (386)
withdrawel
8% (985)
Eye Twitches
11% (676)
i have hardly done it
15% (482)
insomnia
15% (414)
water retention
9% (797)
Hair Loss
11% (633)
Aggression increase
10% (619)
hypotention - lowered overall blood pressure
8% (735)
\"Brain Zaps\"
9% (656)
Interesting dreams
24% (250)
Head zaps
8% (693)
tingling in hands feet and tongue
11% (465)
Swelling
8% (630)
unpleasant body odor
7% (739)
heart palpitations
11% (423)
head zaps
7% (690)
Mouth ulcers
6% (814)
Rash
7% (636)
stuttering
5% (923)
skin rash
7% (601)
increased sexual desire
9% (427)
Sense of overall dullness
12% (335)
worsened acne
4% (903)
withdrawal
8% (410)
hives
3% (974)
orthostatic hypotension
4% (737)
diarrhea
10% (296)
Irritibility
16% (187)
worried about addiction
8% (325)
agitation
14% (188)
Withdrawal
5% (374)
Dependence/addiction
6% (399)
Heightened sense of pain
13% (191)
Feeling of mental overstimulation
14% (168)
stomach cramps
8% (291)
amnesia
5% (504)
Easy bruising
12% (185)
Night excursions with no memory of it in the AM
3% (584)
hands sweat
8% (212)
Mania
5% (232)
Weight gain
16% (74)
Went off of with terrible full blown withdrawal. Even with slow tapering. Dosage makes it hard to go off of slower. But I live thru it!
4% (261)
Ideopathic Intracranial Hypertension
2% (640)
Went off of cymbals a terrible withdrawal . Full blown!
3% (263)
Severe Restlessness (Akathisia)
8% (120)
Severe chest pain
5% (171)
stomach pain
8% (95)
Benzo/Klonipin in not good for elderly. Now I am not old yet but I didn\'t want to wait until I was to have to go off of. Anyway after Dr and research found Klonipin is terrible for memory. So I consulted with my Dr and discussed as he originally told me
3% (266)
syncope
4% (186)
Just not effective
26% (23)
Nausea
10% (60)
Yawning
26% (23)
Seizures
1% (583)
Paroxetine withdrawal
2% (374)
Increased sense of clarity
22% (23)
nausea
7% (58)
Severe withdrawal symptoms from slow wean off medication
5% (76)
I went down on dosage had been on Klonipin for sleep disorder for about 20yrs at least only on 1 mg. cut in half and expected withdrawal so went very slowly and did research for withdrawal and I cut In Half down to . 5mg I have researched and realize benz
1% (267)
dissociation
7% (46)
Severe withdrawal symptoms from a slow wean
4% (74)
Irritability when between injections
1% (361)
Agitation
13% (23)
psychosis
1% (138)
Gabapentin-severe withdrawal symptoms from a slow wean- this site will not let me list these symptoms under Gabapentin/same with nocturnal seizures
3% (74)
Gabapentin-severe nocturnal seizures
3% (74)
Uncontrollable crying
4% (23)
Heart rate increased next day
1% (77)
anhedonia
2% (46)
Confusion
4% (23)
Severe nocturnal seizures
1% (74)
hungover
3% (35)
Clenching jaw/teeth
0% (1)
blisters over body
0% (52)
Propranolol% of members (num votes)
dizziness or lightheadedness
47% (321)
excessive tiredness
45% (317)
difficulty sleeping
29% (311)
upset stomach
18% (303)
Very low pulse
31% (151)
weepiness
14% (301)
did not relieve pain
41% (87)
constipation
12% (303)
decreased sex drive
26% (122)
Increased head pain
20% (144)
diarrhea
8% (300)
Rapid heartbeat
17% (127)
vomiting
7% (299)
dissociation
12% (153)
lack of motivation
33% (51)
difficulty excercising
39% (31)
preoccupied with thoughts of bedtime
22% (50)
apathy
22% (50)
Apathy
20% (51)
disassociative episodes
7% (148)
chest pain
11% (87)
sweating
16% (62)
rash
3% (299)
Lowered BP
43% (21)
restless leg sydrome
20% (45)
dissassociative state
12% (67)
slept for 2 hours and then couldn\'t go back to sleep
12% (67)
supposed to be for Imitrex - Heart Palpitations
7% (109)
double vision
7% (88)
Pressure in throat area
8% (64)
intense heat sensation
16% (31)
intense sensation of heat
13% (31)
Complement Fixation
2% (146)
hallucinations
3% (114)
chest pain/heart attack
3% (87)
Blurred vision
10% (20)
frequent urination
7% (29)
K
1% (193)
Hallucinations
2% (113)
Increased sexual pleasure.
1% (91)
Bilateral seelling of optic nerves
0% (19)
Unable to digest food
0% (14)
Nystagmus
0% (19)
SSRIs% of members (num votes)
Sexual problems
62% (923)
Sleeplessness or drowsiness
56% (902)
Agitation (feeling jittery)
52% (897)
Headache
39% (884)
Nausea
35% (887)
Dissociation
32% (671)
Dry mouth
48% (231)
Insomnia
45% (246)
dizziness
32% (303)
brain zaps
31% (249)
\'brain storms\'
24% (305)
Tingling sensation
20% (223)
Vivid dreams
44% (81)
Pounding Heart
26% (47)
burningface
5% (109)
burning scalp
5% (107)
burning tongue
5% (108)
frequent urination
19% (27)
burning throat
4% (107)
Induced hypomania/mania
8% (53)
Priapism-not longer than 4-5 hrs
4% (84)
burning lips
3% (104)
Valproic Acid (Depakote)% of members (num votes)
weight changes
61% (153)
drowsiness
57% (154)
dizziness
41% (149)
changes in appetite
41% (150)
mood swings
41% (145)
abnormal thinking
35% (145)
memory loss
32% (147)
headache
32% (142)
agitation
30% (144)
loss of coordination
27% (143)
hair loss
26% (147)
constipation
22% (141)
uncontrollable shaking of a part of the body
19% (144)
blurred or double vision
15% (142)
ringing in the ears
14% (141)
heartburn
12% (142)
back pain
11% (140)
diarrhea
10% (140)
stuffed or runny nose
8% (142)
uncontrollable movements of the eyes
8% (143)
sore throat
6% (140)
uncontrollable facial muscle twitches
5% (62)

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