“Will it go round in circles
Will it fly high like a bird up in the sky”
I’m on a lot of meds, like a 90-year-old lady number of meds. I have medications for depression, anxiety, allergies, and asthma. And you’ll never guess, but the drug from one illness will tend to cause side effects that are like the symptoms of another illness. Or it might just cause the same side effect as the illness itself, which seems rather counterproductive. Here are some examples.
For depression I take:
Wellbutrin and Zoloft.
- Wellbutrin can make you lose weight, while Zoloft can make you gain it. Zoloft also can make you sleepy or cause insomnia (say what?) while Wellbutrin can cause insomnia. Oh and both can cause suicidal effects. In a depression med. Of course.
For anxiety I take:
-Klonopin relaxes you, but also makes you sleepy, or in some cases, cause insomnia (again, what?). It can also possibly cause chest congestion (see below) And finally, there’s the possible side effect of anxiety. In an anti-anxiety drug. Of course.
For asthma / allergies I take:
Dulera (long lasting asthma inhaler) – side effect? Anxiety. See above. Also drowsiness. Oh and possible asthmatic death. From an asthma inhaler. Of course.
Dymista (nasal spray / antihistamine decongestant) – side effect? Drowsiness.
Singulair (antihistamine / asthma med) – side effect? Can cause psychosis in kids! In adults? Tired feeling.
You might have picked up a trend here. While some effects seem to negate the effects of other meds, some just enhance them. And then there’s the fact that almost all of them can cause drowsiness, hence my tendency to be in a near coma and my new hobby being sleep. This is beginning to irritate me.
I’m not exactly sure what to do at this point. If I stop one, will it make my symptoms worse? I mean, they are not so hot now, but they could always be worse. And I have to be able to work and parent and crap like that. But I’m going in cirlces. Never ending nor beginning on an ever spinning wheel.
Anyone else going through stuff like this? Have any suggestions? Or some better drugs? I want something to make me think I’m not needing or taking pharmaceuticals. And please don’t say herbs. They might be natural, but so is arsenic. I’m thinking I want nothing but a good time. Thoughts?
Medicine’s Guinea Pig