Before I take a new medication I get online and go to rxlist and find out all about it. Then I do a search for withdrawal symptoms and negative side effects to see what I am getting into. I also read reviews of people who took it as well. What kind of research do you do?
just googling …!!!
I’ll go to three or four big, reputable sites, and two or three smaller sites with personal reviews. I’ll cross reference the big sites (see if they say the same thing), and with the personal reviews I’ll throw out about a third of the reviews with the most side effects (I do this because I feel that people are more likely to write reviews when something is wrong than when nothing is wrong), then I’ll compare the rest.
my doctor does the research.
Edit: if I have surplus. I hire researcher. just kidding.
I do extensive research
but not enough
I do a lot more on cystic fibrosis
I read Disability Scoop or news every day
wish there was more on us
Pretty much the same. I’m looking for anything it doesn’t mix with like grapefruit juice as well.
I never had grapefruit juice. but I had grapefruit.
so grapefruit juice must be verrrrrrrrrrrrry sour :0
What do you know about synthetic cold/flu medicines OTC
mixed with our meds?
I rarely take them, prefer vitamins, probiotics and orange juice
Grapefruit plus certain meds = bad interactions. Can’t remember exactly why, but you should always check for interactions before consuming grapefruit or juice from grapefruit.
APs plus meds that cause drowsiness is a good recipe for extreme fatigue. Not good while driving.
Priobiotics: Make your own sauerkraut. Lots of recipes on line. Dirt cheap, tasty, and loaded with lots of healthy things for your gut.
It’s rather pleasant. And addictive. I need to not overdo it because it’s full of sugar!
i research about meds from this book
maybe at the library???
I don’t do any. Never have.
no, i got the pdf version of that book.
I actually took a class in neuropsychopharmacology lol. And then as if that wasn’t enough I also got a textbook on the topic and read that as well. Pharmacology fascinates me.
I find the internet is not really a reliable source to inform yourself. All you’ll get is a listing of every possible side effect no matter how likely or unlikely you are to get it. And a bunch of user reviews which aren’t helpful because everyone responds to these meds totally differently.
Not every site on the internet is going to be reliable.
There are a few really good sites, but you have to know where to go.
i do lot of research …best and trusted site is wikipedia jus type the generic name and you get all the information
That’s very commendable. I never really thought of doing that. My research has always been in the nature of hard experience.
Very similar to what you do, I read the enclosed leaflet, reputable websites and personal experiences. I think it’s important to be well informed when we’re taking such heavy duty meds.
%If they switch me or want to add a new one, I search it a lot, been a long while now since I searched Abilify, been on it a long time and forget what I found on it.