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I will never let a doctor give me a medication before I check the side effects

My doctor prescribed ZONISAMIDE for my chronic headaches. Since I started taking it about 10 days ago I have been lightheaded and my body hurts more than usual, my husband says I have been short with him and my sleep has not been the best. I will no longer just let someone write a script for me. Grrrr

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Re: I will never let a doctor give me a medication before I check the side effects

@I am still oxox Oh that's a shame. Be sure to report all of this to your medical provider.

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@Love my grandkids  Thank you and I have I do not let anything pass

 


@Love my grandkids wrote:

@I am still oxox Oh that's a shame. Be sure to report all of this to your medical provider.


 

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Re: I will never let a doctor give me a medication before I check the side effects

The problem is, side-effects vary from person to person.  You don't know what yours will be until you've tried the drug.  There are usually alternatives, and f8nding the right one can be a matter of trial and error or you could require a longer period to adjust to a medication.  Your doctor is your best source of advice.  I'd certainly let him know what you're experiencing.

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Re: I will never let a doctor give me a medication before I check the side effects

@Kachina624 I have already consulted my doctor, I would never stop a medication without their knowledge, and a list of the side effects would give me a clue if the med is right for me. This is a med for chronic headaches so just add it to the laundry list of what I have taken and failed at. 

 


@Kachina624 wrote:

The problem is, side-effects vary from person to person.  You don't know what yours will be until you've tried the drug.  There are usually alternatives, and f8nding the right one can be a matter of trial and error or you could require a longer period to adjust to a medication.  Your doctor is your best source of advice.  I'd certainly let him know what you're experiencing.


 

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Agree with Kachina 100%

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@I am still oxox  So sorry to hear about your experience. I think we patients feel like guinea pigs at times, like  we are not supposed to question a script, just to take it.

 

There is the website ask a patient dot com and you can find info there about people's experiences with meds. 

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@piperbay Thank you I will look at that website

 


@piperbay wrote:

@I am still oxox  So sorry to hear about your experience. I think we patients feel like guinea pigs at times, like  we are not supposed to question a script, just to take it.

 

There is the website ask a patient dot com and you can find info there about people's experiences with meds. 


 

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Re: I will never let a doctor give me a medication before I check the side effects

I don't have any particular suggestions but aren't there alternatives to meds for controlling chronic headaches?  Acupuncture, chiropractor, etc., etc.???

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@kaydee50 I have been trying to treat them for close to 4 years I do not believe in chiropractors. I did three rounds of Botox when they first started.v I have been doing acupuncture twice a week since December its not long lasting. 

 


@kaydee50 wrote:

I don't have any particular suggestions but aren't there alternatives to meds for controlling chronic headaches?  Acupuncture, chiropractor, etc., etc.???


 

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