Prescribed Medications: Side Effects And Its Withdrawal Symptoms

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Side effects of prescribed medications

People with depression or anxiety often get prescribed medications that have a tranquilizing effect on the brain. These medications typically block the production of cortisol (a stress hormone) and you get a rush of hormones that help you relax and feel good. The problem is that these medications don’t address the problem, and they can cause the following side effects:

  • Fatigue
  • Muscle spasms
  • Lack of sleep
  • Drowsiness
  • Confusion
  • Double vision
  • Rage
  • Loss of balance
  • Vomiting
  • Dizziness
  • Rash
  • Difficulty breathing

Withdrawal symptoms

The list of side effects keeps going, but we figured that you got the gist. If you stop using these medications, you can experience the following withdrawal symptoms:

  • Digestive problems
  • Light-headedness
  • Nausea
  • Insomnia
  • Confusion
  • Muscular pain
  • Sweating
  • Anxiety
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Fatigue
  • Paranoia
  • Seizures
  • Hand Tremors
 

This health topic article is intended to provide basic information about mental health medications. It is not a complete source for all medications available and should not be used as a guide for making medical decisions.

Choosing the right treatment plan should be based on a person’s individual needs and medical situation, and under a mental health professional’s care.

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