This shit is real and really crazy

Things that make you better cause my hair to fall out???

These are a list of side effects to my most recent medication I am on for bipolar disorder and sleep issues (as in I can not sleep at all at times).  This shit is supposed to make me better…. but my hair is falling out like I am on chemo (and trust me I have a lot of experience with the effects of chemo) and dry mouth so bad that I have now had thrush 3 times.  It also causes me to itch a lot.  I have been saying since I got it that it is making me ditzy because it takes me 6 tries to get out words sometimes.  Apparently this is really because of my medicine.  No shit.  It was not my imagination.  Who knows if the agitation is caused by the meds because I already was dealing with that one…. bipolar here people.  I itch a lot more, that is for sure.  I also feel like my finger tips are numb sometimes.  Difficulty speaking…. dude… you got an image in your mind of me stumbling over a word over and over?  Yeah well fuck you because I can promise you that I do it 3X’s what you just imagined.  Ok, so let’s talk about hair loss.  My sister looked it up and that was the first thing that popped up…. clearly it is common.  People, I like having hair.  Lack of coordination… that is putting it mildly.  That has for sure been worse lately.  I get light headed for sure too when I get up too fast, way worse than before.  Red spots on skin… I do believe I have mentioned this to everyone I know because I keep getting dot sized bumps that do not hurt or itch… they just keep being there.  Bad breath, check check.  There are a few more, but I am too shy to admit it, lol.



Side Effects

Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur:

Incidence not known

  • Abdominal or stomach pain
  • Agitation
  • Black, tarry stools
  • Bleeding gums
  • Blood in urine or stools
  • Blurred vision
  • Burning, crawling, itching, numbness, prickling, “pins and needles”, or tingling feelings
  • Change in consciousness
  • Changes in patterns and rhythms of speech
  • Chest pain or discomfort
  • Chills
  • Cold sweats
  • Coma
  • Confusion
  • Confusion about identity, place, and time
  • Continuing ringing, buzzing, or other unexplained noise in ears
  • Convulsions
  • Cool, pale skin
  • Cough or hoarseness
  • Dark urine
  • Decrease in frequency of urination
  • Decrease in urine volume
  • Decreased urine output
  • Difficulty in breathing
  • Difficulty in passing urine (dribbling)
  • Difficulty in speaking
  • Disturbance of accommodation
  • Disturbed concentration
  • Dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up from a lying or sitting position suddenly
  • Double vision
  • Drooling
  • Dry mouth
  • Excitement
  • Fainting
  • False beliefs that cannot be changed by facts
  • Fast, slow, or irregular heartbeat
  • Fear or nervousness
  • Fever with or without chills
  • Flushed, dry skin
  • Fruit-like breath odor
  • General feeling of tiredness or weakness
  • Headache
  • Hearing loss
  • High fever
  • High or low blood pressure
  • Hostility
  • Inability to move arms, legs, or facial muscles
  • Inability to speak
  • Increased hunger
  • Increased need to urinate
  • Increased ocular pressure
  • Increased sweating
  • Increased thirst
  • Increased urination
  • Irritability
  • Lack of coordination
  • Lethargy
  • Light-colored stools
  • Lip smacking or puckering
  • Loss of appetite
  • Loss of balance control
  • Loss of bladder control
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Lower back or side pain
  • Mental depression or anxiety
  • Muscle spasm or jerking of all extremities
  • Muscle tightness
  • Muscle trembling, jerking, or stiffness
  • Muscle twitching
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Nightmares or unusually vivid dreams
  • Overactive reflexes
  • Painful or difficult urination
  • Passing urine more often
  • Pinpoint red spots on skin
  • Poor coordination
  • Pounding in the ears
  • Puffing of cheeks
  • Rapid or worm-like movements of tongue
  • Rapid weight gain
  • Restlessness
  • Seeing, hearing, or feeling things that are not there
  • Seizures
  • Severe muscle stiffness
  • Shakiness and unsteady walk
  • Shivering
  • Shortness of breath
  • Shuffling walk
  • Sleeplessness
  • Slow speech
  • Slurred speech
  • Sore throat
  • Sores, ulcers, or white spots on lips or in mouth
  • Stiffness of limbs
  • Stupor
  • Sudden loss of consciousness
  • Sweating
  • Swelling of face, ankles, or hands
  • Swelling or puffiness of face
  • Swollen glands
  • Talking or acting with excitement you cannot control
  • Trouble in speaking
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Troubled breathing
  • Twisting movements of body pain or discomfort in arms, jaw, back, or neck
  • Unable to sleep
  • Uncontrolled chewing movements
  • Uncontrolled movements, especially of arms, face, neck, back, and legs
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Unpleasant breath odor
  • Unsteadiness, trembling, or other problems with muscle control or coordination
  • Unusual bleeding or bruising
  • Unusual tiredness or weakness
  • Unusually pale skin
  • Upper right abdominal pain
  • Vomiting of blood
  • Weakness in arms, hands, legs, or feet
  • Weight gain or loss
  • Yellow eyes and skin

Get emergency help immediately if any of the following symptoms of overdose occur:

Symptoms of Overdose

  • Clumsiness
  • Drowsiness
  • Low body temperature
  • Muscle aches
  • Muscle weakness
  • Sleepiness
  • Tiredness
  • Weak or feeble pulse

Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

Incidence not known

  • Bigger, dilated, or enlarged pupils (black part of eye)
  • Black tongue
  • Bloating
  • Breast enlargement in females
  • Constipation
  • Decreased interest in sexual intercourse
  • Diarrhea
  • Hair loss, thinning of hair
  • Hives or welts
  • Inability to have or keep an erection
  • Increased in sexual ability, desire, drive, or performance
  • Increased interest in sexual intercourse
  • Increased sensitivity of eyes to light
  • Loss in sexual ability, desire, drive, or performance
  • Loss of sense of taste
  • Redness or other discoloration of skin
  • Severe sunburn
  • Skin rash
  • Swelling of testicles
  • Swelling of the breasts or breast soreness in males
  • Swelling of the parotid glands
  • Swelling or inflammation of the mouth
  • Unexpected or excess milk flow from breasts

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