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Experiences with medicines

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16/02/2018
Female, 50
Overall satisfaction 3

Ferinject (Ferric carboxymaltose)
Anaemia (iron deficiency)

Satisfaction with
2
2
3
2
Hi, im a very active healthy but iron deficient 50 yr old,had infusion Wednesday morn, by that evening a little nauseated, then stomach cramps and nausea(mild), for 2 days. spent day 3 on the bed feeling really unwell. slight ongoing headache. nausea got worse with muscle aches and stomach cramps.-.not too intense side effects but impacting- called in sick for work sat. [read more...]its now day 4, still waves of nausea and stomach cramps. but feel its starting to settle.
19/01/2018
Female, 38
Overall satisfaction 1

Cerazette (desogestrel)
Contraception / birth control

Satisfaction with
4
1
2
5
I first started taking this pill in April 2017, I suffered hot flushes really badly and felt generally unwell, I was getting light bleeding ever 2 -3 week lasting 7-10 days, 60 days after starting to take it, I developed hives, they were quite bad and I was suffering ever day with them,y doctor didn’t think it was caused by cerazette as I had been tAking it for a couple of[read more...] months before they developed, I continued on for a while, but was getting other side effects such as palpations and nausea extreme tiredness and a general feeling of Being unwell, I decided to stop and within a couple of days these symptoms went, apart from the hives which did eventually settle but didn’t fully go away. In October I decided to try again as my periods are horrendous and I’d prefer the light bleeding to my terrible periods, I felt a bit unwell but not as bed as last time, but on day 14 I got the horrendous hives back, again my gp said it was unlikely but to experiment and stop for a while then take again and see what happens, I stopped taking it on about the 16th day. I decided to bite the bullet and give it another go, and I have felt utterly rotten, exhausted, dizzy, hot flushes, tense body, nausea and by the 15th day (today) I’m joe suffering again with terrible hives, they are popping up here there and making my life utterly miserable. I’m convinced cerazette is causing this and today it’s going straight in the bin tonight!!!
10/11/2017
Female, 77
Overall satisfaction 4

Metoprolol Tartrate (metoprolol tartrate)
Atrial fibrillation

Satisfaction with
3
3
3
4
if I take 12.5 mg 1 hour before I play tennis, I successfully avoid getting arrhythmia and I have no side effects. If I take 12.5 mg several days in a row without playing tennis, I have trouble breathing when exercising on my elliptical on the third day. If I take nothing on the days that I do not play tennis I have been frequently getting arrhythmia that can last many [read more...]hours, average HR usually around 105. Currently taking it only every other day if I will not be playing tennis. Still testing that scenario.
24/10/2017
Male, 35
Overall satisfaction 4

Seroquel (quetiapine fumarate)
Schizophrenia

Satisfaction with
4
4
5
5
5 years i was on olanzapine and i always get worst. Half a year now i changed to Seroquel. Now i have no stress,i can sleep well. I also found a job.
14/09/2017
Female, 57
Overall satisfaction 4

Omeprazole (omeprazole)
Heartburn

Satisfaction with
5
5
5
5
Been taking this drug for about 19 years now for heartburn and poorly closing stomach valve. it works well for me...don't have any symptoms once I've taken it.
14/09/2017
Male, 23
Overall satisfaction 1

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

Satisfaction with
1
1
1
5
This drug was unsuccessful. I got suicidal thoughts from both Concerta and methylphenidate, I felt like a zombie, I was really anxious and everything irritated me. It was like what was going on in my head was just getting worse. I have used this drug once before and back then it did help me. Now I'm an adult. Perhaps it has a different effect now.
14/09/2017
Female, 46
Overall satisfaction 4

Keppra (levetiracetam)
Epilepsy

Satisfaction with
4
5
5
4
I use the original brand (keppra) and it makes a bit difference. hardly any side effects. It's generally know by neurologists and pharmacists that you can react very differently to the different brands. Other brands give me up to all of the side effects, especially severe distress, instability and epileptic attacks.
14/09/2017
Male, 71
Overall satisfaction 1

Ibuprofen (ibuprofen)
Arthrosis

Satisfaction with
1
1
2
5
took 1 tablet, then I go stomach pain, dizziness, didn't feel good. tried it for 4 days but then I stopped and switched to celecoxib 100mg, great.