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:
- Muscle spasms
- Lack of sleep
- Double vision
- Loss of balance
- Difficulty breathing
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
- Muscular pain
- Heart Palpitations
- 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.