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23/01/2017
Female, 63
Overall satisfaction 3

Malarone (atovaquone, proguanil hydrochloride)
Malaria

Satisfaction with
4
3
3
5
It is preventive. It’s easy to take abroad. I take it in the morning during breakfast with a glass of milk. I do get diarrhoea but not that bad. And I have very strange dreams. Now back home and still 7 days to go. Here I’m more bothered by dizziness, strange colored stools. Just 3 more days.
23/01/2017
Male, 34
Overall satisfaction 4

Morphine (morphine sulphate)
Polyneuropathy

Satisfaction with
4
3
3
5
After several operations for discus hernia (low back), I have chronic nerve pain affecting both legs. 4yrs neuromodulation ended after an infection and I had to start medication (Durogesic 50 µg en 5x 10mg msdirect per day).
23/01/2017
Female, 20
Overall satisfaction 1

Gyno-Daktarin (miconazole nitrate)
Mycosis (vaginal)

Satisfaction with
1
5
5
4
I had a cure twice for 3 days, one after the other. No side effects, but also no results. Never again for me.
19/01/2017
Female, 26
Overall satisfaction 1

Seroquel (quetiapine fumarate)
Anxiety

Satisfaction with
2
3
1
2
I've had two catheters inserted one after the other since starting this medication. It gave me urinary retention both times. Never using again.
10/01/2017
Male, 69
Overall satisfaction 1

Simvastatin (simvastatin)
High cholesterol

Satisfaction with
4
1
1
4
the longer this goes on the more and more symptoms I'm developing. Cramps in my hands, feet and calves, muscle pain in my arms and legs and hip, difficulty getting to sleep, heartburn after taking the simvastatin. Libido has disappeared out the window, bruising under my skin when I bump into anything. poor concentration, drastic reduction in my strength. I stopped 8 weeks [read more...]ago and the physical symptoms are as good as gone. Discussed it with the GP, this can't be what this medicine is designed for. Is this even "medicine"? I am never taking simvastatin again. I now watch what I eat and consume as little saturated fat as possible. Make note: small amount of chicken, plenty of greens, fruit 3 x a day, whole grain bread etc.
10/01/2017
Female, 46
Overall satisfaction 4

Sumatriptan (sumatriptan succinate)
Migraine

Satisfaction with
4
3
3
5
Been using this medicine now for about 2 years and I can't really cope without it anymore. as soon as I feel a migraine coming on, I take one pill and try to sleep for an hour and then it's gone. but unfortunately it makes you feel really groggy and you also can't drive a car. yesterday and the 4 days previous I've had attacks so not particularly happy with that, hate havi[read more...]ng headaches/migraines. I've been struggling with them since I was 11 and my hormones started messing around but I'm blaming stress and tension at the moment. I've also had a terrible car accident so I have a lot of pain in my lower back. Been to a chiropractor in the past because of these headaches and now I'm under an osteopath.
10/01/2017
Female, 36
Overall satisfaction 1

Ritalin (methylphenidate hydrochloride)
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)

Satisfaction with
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1
1
4
I've been started on Ritalin and dexamphetamine several times. on both I actually only react to the side effects. Feeling like I'm not really part of my own life, like I'm in over my head. Grinding my teeth, stomach cramps, eyes won't focus. After speaking to a speed-user I've decided to stop. All my side effects are apparently the effects of taking speed.
08/01/2017
Female, 39
Overall satisfaction 3

Cilest (ethinylestradiol, norgestimate)
Contraception / birth control

Satisfaction with
5
3
3
5
I’ve used microgynon 30 for 15 years. No problems at all till October last year. Stabbing pain around my ovaries, feels like the start of a period, belly ache and painful breasts. After seeing my gp I switched pills. Now I am taking cilest since December 2nd. Side effects are painful, tense breasts.