I was just wondering how many others like myself, when discussing the side effects that a particular treatment is giving me.
Have heard the words, OH NO What you are experiencing will not be caused by the treatment!!
Then when we reply with, well it's written in the patient information leaflet that it causes these side effects, we get told well they are very rare and what you are describing does not sound like a side effect from the treatment you are on.
We are then given a horror story of what is going to happen if we do not stay on them.
We go away feeling pressured in to taking something we either do not need or want to continue with. Emotional blackmail perhaps.
I for one ALWAYS report any side effects and in the UK where I am from its very easy to do so.
For any of you who have experienced side effects and not reported them to the yellow card scheme then please do so. In doing this we are helping others to possibly avoid what we have had to suffer.If everyone of us took the time to report adverse effects from our medications it would sure result in some of these drugs being withdrawn.This of course goes for all medications.