Side Effects

26 04 2014

Has anyone one else felt angry and frustrated by starting a new medication for conditions like high blood pressure or high cholesterol, only to find that you experience numerous and severe side effects that aren’t even listed by the manufacturer?  It’s only when you begin to research beyond the web pages of the drug companies or other health care oriented sites, that you begin to find reports of other patients who experience the same symptoms you do.  I seem to be very sensitive to medications, and experience severe and intolerable side effects to many medications.  The treatment seems worse than the disease.  In some cases, it seems that doctors only know about the side effects that are acknowledged by the drug makers, and don’t believe me when I tell them that I have other side effects that I’m sure are caused by the medications.  I refuse to take medicine that makes me feel sick and ruins my quality of life.  What are your experiences?