Medication and side effects?

Good morning, here's something that's been bothering me for some time. After I was diagnosed with AF/SVT some 12 months ago, I was prescribed a multitude of meds including Dronedarone,( didn't seem to work and was suspected to have been the cause of skin problems which I still have, stopped after 6 months) Bisoprolol ( 10 mg which I'm still on) Ramipril (caused a bad cough, and replaced with Lostarten) Furosimide ( for a couple of months) Clopidogrel and Asprin, both stopped when got to appropriate INR levels with Warafin, Simvastin, which along with Asprin I've been on for several years. I still am experiencing the good day/bad day( feeling ill, aching neck and shoulders and lack of energy etc ) but at least without , touch wood, the chest pains and misfires of the heart. So after that long lead in here's the question which my GP is reluctant to answer...... How do you know which drug is causing what reaction, or is it a combination? I don't suppose there is an answer but every time I read of someone complaining of a reaction to one or another med I have to wonder.

Hope you all have a good weekend,



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  • WOW Like the question but I do not know the answer. I would say we are all very different in the way we react to drugs or we would not have so many different types (Or would we?) I have a tolerance to Morphine and Anaesthetics and allergy to Iodine. I have my tablets changed all the time as they cannot seem to find the right combination. I have many problems affecting different organs and bones. It has happened that one has helped one and caused major issues with another.

    Many years ago I was given a brand new drug (forgot name) Doctor said it is fantastic and has shown no side effects to anyone! On the third day I felt like my head was going to explode the pain was so intense they thought I was having a brain haemorrhage. After checks they took me off the tablet and it went in 8 hours. My doctor asked me to wait a week and try again third day it started again. So a report was sent in because it was such a severe reaction. Maybe drugs are like Marmite some we hate some we love?

    Be Well


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