OT - adverse effects of medication
Has anyone ever taken a medication and experienced detrimental side effects in a short amount of time?
I was once prescribed a medication for depression. It was like taking Hulk pills: I got angrier and angrier with every passing day. After a mere 17 days on the medication?
- I lost my temper over the teeniest little thing
- My jaw was sore because I was constantly clenching my jaw
- I felt absolutely NOTHING positive - with the exception of feeling positively ANGRY
On day 17, I was so ENRAGED over some asshat cutting me off, that I started to speed up with the intent of ramming his car and running him off the road. And that terrified me. I realized that I was feeling zero remorse about wanting to hurt, possibly kill someone simply because he was an inconsiderate asshat.
I called my boss and said I'd be late and drove straight to my doctor's office to wait for it to open. Luckily, my doctor saw me straight away and set me up with a new prescription.
Guess what? That one didn't work either, but at least I wasn't a homicidal maniac. The fourth medication finally did the trick.
Anyone else ever go through multiple meds before finding one (or a combination of meds) that worked?