After reading a post put up around 2 months ago regarding medications and side effects , I had to also add a comment regarding this topic, this is from my own experiences when medication side effects /adverse reactions was brought up by myself to either a doctor , nurse , consultant etc
My partner suffered unnecessary with the large number of medications he was prescribed for a condition that was mild which in fact made it worse he was then prescribed additional medications for side effects he experienced from taking this medication in which he got additional problems that he never had before.
On every medication leaflet it clearly states to report any side effects listed or not listed to the prescribing doctor and to report it.
The problem was after reporting the problems experienced only after this medication was given and clearly listed as a side effect on the leaflet the doctor dismisses what you have said and says you must keep taking the medication, no alternative offered just take all the medication prescribed and basically ask no questions again.
I watched my partner destroy himself with these medications as he feared he would be seriously ill if he did not take them, he died soon after