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If you are already reducing Cymbalta you likely
know what head symptoms are. They can range from
"brain zaps" (electrical jolt running from base of
the neck up into the base of the skull, dizziness,
sort of a swirling head symptoms are the most
common. We discovered in 2004, that the right type
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giving you the highest absorption rate and helps
stop the "fish burp."
You should take 3 softgels in the morning and 3
softgels at noon if you are experiencing head
symptoms. When the head symptoms subside you can
reduce the omega 3 to 2 softgels in the morning and
2 at noon.
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Were you prescribed Cymbalta
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Below, you find a short list of supplements and what
Cymbalta withdrawal side effects they should help
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- Use Body Calm Daytime Relief.
Take 1 capsule every 2 to 4 hours throughout the day
and evening as needed to keep anxiety in check.
- Take 1 or 2 capsules 15 minutes before bedtime.
Choose between Body Calm Supreme Melatonin Free or
Body Calm Supreme With Melatonin. The with melatonin
is a little stronger due to the 2mg of melatonin in
Neuro Endure Mini
- This supplements helps
people differently. Some people experience anxiety
relief, sleep better, aches and pains diminish, feel
brighter or have other positive changes. Take 1
tablet 3 times a day, 5 hours apart. You can take as
many as 12 of the tablets during the day and 4
tablets at once if needed.
- The JNK Capsules are much like the Neuro Endure
Mini. If it is the right supplement for you the
results will seem unbelievable. It may help with
anxiety, sleep or any number of things. You can take
1 capsule in the mid-morning or for the full effect
you would take 3 capsules in the morning, 3 capsules
at noon and 3 capsules at 6pm.
Never take a supplement
within 1 hour of the Cymbalta or any other
What you should do next:
Take good notes of how you feel
before starting the supplements and how you feel after 3
Send an e-mail to Jim Harper at
firstname.lastname@example.org and let Jim know how you felt
before the supplements and how you are feeling now. Jim
Harper is the author of How to Get Off Psychoactive
Jim will either have you continue
with the recommendations above or will help you adjust
the supplements around to better fit you and the
symptoms you may still have.
Before you reduce the Cymbalta, Jim
may want you to adjust the supplements a little to help
eliminate the withdrawal side effects before they can
even start when reducing.
If you are not sure where to start or what to do
send us an e-mail. Describe what you are going
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Withdrawal off of Cymbalta does not have to be
difficult and handling current Cymbalta side effects
can be resolved quickly.
In 2013, Cymbalta seems to be prescribed more
for diabetic neuropathic pain than for depression
or anxiety. No matter why you were
prescribed Cymbalta, the drug is the same and
getting off the Cymbalta is no different.
Side effects of the withdrawal usually varies
from person to person though. Those taking Cymbalta
diabetic neuropathic pain
usually suffer more
ache and pain side effects, and I do not believe
that comes from the pre-existing condition, but from
In 2013, The Road Back addressed the problem of
tapering off delayed release medications.
10 of How to Get Off Psychoactive Medication
Safely addresses delayed release antidepressants.
Those of you taking Cymbalta for
diabetic neuropathic pain
should really benefit
from the advancement of this program. The supplement
Neuro Endure Mini has made all the difference in the
world with tapering a delayed release
Our program is a step-by-step approach to
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If you are currently in the middle of Cymbalta
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Below are the possible Cymbalta Withdrawal Side Effects
Dry Mouth – Less moisture in the mouth than is
Sweating Increased - A large quantity of
perspiration that is medically caused.
Allergy - Extreme sensitivity of body tissues
triggered by substances in the air, drugs, or foods
causing a variety of reactions such as sneezing,
itching, asthma, hay fever, skin rashes, nausea
Asthenia - A physically weak condition.
Chest Pains - Severe discomfort in the chest caused
by not enough oxygen going to the heart because of
narrowing of the blood vessels or spasms.
Chills - Appearing pale while cold and shivering;
sometimes with a fever.
Edema of Extremities - Abnormal swelling of the
body’s tissue caused by the collection of fluid.
Fall - To suddenly lose your normal standing upright
Fatigue - Loss of normal strength so as to not be
able to do the usual physical and mental activities.
Fever - Abnormally high body temperature, the normal
being 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit or 37 degrees
Centigrade in humans. Fever is a symptom of disease
or disorder in the body. The body is affected by
feeling hot, chilled, sweaty, weak and exhausted. If
the fever goes too high, or lasts too long, death
Hot Flashes - Brief, abnormal enlargement of the
blood vessels that causes a sudden heat sensation
over the entire body. Women in menopause will
sometimes experience this.
Influenza (Flu)-like Symptoms - Demonstrating
irritation of the respiratory tract (organs of
breathing) such as a cold, sudden fever, aches and
pains, as well as feeling weak and seeking bed rest,
which is similar to having the flu.
Leg Pain - A hurtful sensation in the legs that is
caused by excessive stimulation of the nerve endings
in the legs and results in extreme discomfort.
Malaise - The somewhat unclear feeling of discomfort
you get when you start to feel sick.
Pain in Limb - Sudden, sharp, and uncontrolled leg
or arm discomfort.
Syncope - A short period of light-headedness or
unconsciousness (black-out) also known as fainting,
caused by lack of oxygen to the brain because of an
interruption in blood flow to the brain.
Tightness of Chest - Mild or sharp discomfort,
tightness or pressure in the chest area (anywhere
between the throat and belly). The causes can be
mild or seriously life-threatening because they
include the heart, lungs and surrounding muscles.
(INVOLVING THE HEART AND THE BLOOD VESSELS)
Palpitation - Unusual and not normal (abnormal)
heartbeat, that is sometimes irregular, but rapid,
and forceful thumping or fluttering. It can be
brought on by shock, excitement, exertion, or
medical stimulants. A person is normally unaware of
Hypertension - High blood pressure, a symptom of
disease in the blood vessels leading away from the
heart. Hypertension is known as the “silent killer.”
The symptoms are usually not obvious; however, it
can lead to damage to the heart, brain, kidneys and
eyes, and can even lead to stroke and kidney
Bradycardia - The heart rate is slowed from 72 beats
per minute, which is normal, to below 60 beats per
minute in an adult.
Tachycardia - The heart rate is sped up to above 100
beats per minute in an adult. Normal adult heart
rate is 72 beats per minute.
ECG Abnormal - A test called an electrocardiogram
(ECG) records the activity of the heart. It measures
heartbeats as well as the position and size of the
heart’s four chambers. It also measures if there is
damage to the heart and the effects of drugs or
mechanical devices like a pacemaker on the heart.
When the test is abnormal this means one or more of
the following are present: heart disease, defects,
beating too fast or too slow, disease of the blood
vessels leading from the heart or the heart valves,
and/or a past or impending heart attack.
Flushing - The skin all over the body turns red.
Varicose Veins - Unusually swollen veins near the
surface of the skin that sometimes appear twisted
and knotted, but always enlarged. They are called
hemorrhoids when they appear around the rectum. The
cause is attributed to hereditary weakness in the
veins aggravated by obesity, pregnancy, pressure
from standing, aging, etc. Severe cases may develop
swelling in the legs, ankles and feet, eczema and/or
ulcers in the affected areas.
(INVOLVING THE STOMACH AND THE INTESTINES)
Abdominal Cramp/Pain - Sudden, severe,
uncontrollable and painful shortening and thickening
of the muscles in the belly. The belly includes the
stomach, as well as the intestines, liver, kidneys,
pancreas, spleen, gall bladder, and urinary bladder.
Belching - Noisy release of gas from the stomach
through the mouth; a burp.
Bloating - Swelling of the belly caused by excessive
Constipation - Difficulty in having a bowel movement
where the material in the bowels is hard due to a
lack of exercise, fluid intake, and roughage in the
diet, or due to certain drugs.
Diarrhea - Unusually frequent and excessive runny
bowel movements that may result in severe
dehydration and shock.
Dyspepsia/Indigestion. The discomfort one may
experience after eating. It can be heartburn, gas,
nausea, a bellyache or bloating.
Flatulence - More gas than normal in the digestive
Gagging - Involuntary choking and/or involuntary
Gastritis - A severe irritation of the mucus lining
of the stomach, either short in duration or lasting
for a long period of time.
Gastroenteritis - A condition in which the membranes
of the stomach and intestines are irritated.
Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage - Excessive internal
bleeding in the stomach and intestines.
Gastro Esophageal Reflux - A continuous state where
stomach juices flow back into the throat causing
acid indigestion and heartburn and possibly injury
to the throat.
Heartburn - A burning pain in the area of the
breastbone caused by stomach juices flowing back up
into the throat.
Hemorrhoids - Small rounded purplish swollen veins
that bleed, itch or are painful, and appear around
Increased Stool Frequency - see “Diarrhea.”
Indigestion - Inability to properly consume and
absorb food in the digestive tract, causing
constipation, nausea, stomachache, gas, swollen
belly, pain, and general discomfort or sickness.
Nausea - Stomach irritation with a queasy sensation
similar to motion sickness and a feeling that one is
going to vomit.
Polyposis Gastric - Tumors that grow on stems in the
lining of the stomach, which usually become
Swallowing Difficulty - A feeling that food is stuck
in the throat or upper chest area and won’t go down,
making it difficult to swallow.
Toothache - Pain in a tooth above and below the gum
Vomiting - Involuntarily throwing up the contents of
the stomach, usually accompanied by a nauseated,
sick feeling just prior to doing so.
HEMIC & LYMPHATIC (INVOLVING THE BLOOD AND THE CLEAR
FLUIDS IN THE TISSUES THAT CONTAIN WHITE BLOOD
Anemia - A condition in which the blood is no longer
carrying enough oxygen, so the person looks pale and
easily gets dizzy, weak and tired. More severely, a
person can end up with an abnormal heart, as well as
breathing and digestive difficulties.
Bruise- Damage to the skin resulting in a
purple-green-yellow skin coloration that is caused
by breaking the blood vessels in the area without
breaking the surface of the skin.
Nosebleed - Blood loss from the nose.
Hematoma - Broken blood vessels that cause a
swelling in an area on the body.
Lymphadenopathy Cervical - The lymph nodes in the
neck, part of the body’s immune system, become
swollen and enlarged by reacting to the presence of
a drug. The swelling is the result of the white
blood cells multiplying in order to fight the
invasion of the drug.
METABOLIC & NUTRITIONAL
(ENERGY AND HEALTH)
Arthralgia - Sudden sharp nerve pain in one or more
Arthropathy - Joint disease or abnormal joints.
Arthritis - Painfully inflamed and swollen joints.
The reddened and swollen condition is brought on by
a serious injury or shock to the body either from
physical or emotional causes.
Back Discomfort - Severe physical distress in the
area from the neck to the pelvis along the backbone.
Bilirubin Increased - Bilirubin is a waste product
of the breakdown of old blood cells. Bilirubin is
sent to the liver to be made water-soluble so it can
be eliminated from the body through emptying the
bladder. A drug can interfere with or damage this
normal liver function, creating liver disease.
Decreased Weight - Uncontrolled and measured loss of
heaviness or weight.
Gout - A severe arthritis condition that is caused
by the dumping of a waste product called uric acid
into the tissues and joints. It can become worse and
cause the body to develop a deformity after going
through stages of pain, inflammation, severe
tenderness and stiffness.
Hepatic Enzymes Increased - An increase in the
amount of paired liver proteins that regulate liver
processes causing a condition in which the liver
Hypercholesterolemia - Too much cholesterol in the
Hyperglycemia - An unhealthy amount of sugar in the
Increased Weight - A concentration and storage of
fat in the body accumulating over a period of time
caused by unhealthy eating patterns, a lack of
physical activity, or an inability to process food
correctly, that can predispose the body to many
disorders and diseases.
Jaw Pain - The pain due to irritation and swelling
of the nerves associated with the mouth area where
it opens and closes just in front of the ear. Some
of the symptoms are: pain when chewing, headaches,
losing your balance, stuffy ears or ringing in the
ears, and teeth grinding.
Jaw Stiffness - The result of squeezing and grinding
the teeth while asleep that can cause your teeth to
deteriorate, as well as the muscles and joints of
Joint Stiffness - A loss of free motion and easy
flexibility where any two bones come together.
Muscle Cramp - When muscles contract uncontrollably
without warning and do not relax. The muscles of any
body organs can cramp.
Muscle Stiffness - The tightening of muscles making
it difficult to bend.
Muscle Weakness - Loss of physical strength.
Myalgia - A general widespread pain and tenderness
of the muscles.
Thirst - A strong, unnatural craving for
moisture/water in the mouth and throat.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome - A pinched nerve in the
wrist that causes pain, tingling, and numbing.
Coordination Abnormal - A lack of normal, harmonious
interaction of the parts of the body when it is in
Dizziness - Losing one’s balance while feeling
unsteady and lightheaded which may lead to fainting.
Disequilibrium - Lack of mental and emotional
Faintness - A temporary condition in which one is
likely to become unconscious and fall.
Headache - A sharp or dull persistent pain in the
Hyperreflexia - A not normal (abnormal) and
involuntary increased response in the tissues
connecting the bones to the muscles.
Light-Headed Feeling – An uncontrolled and usually
brief loss of consciousness usually caused by a lack
of oxygen to the brain.
Migraine - Recurring severe head pain sometimes
accompanied by nausea, vomiting, dizziness, flashes
or spots before the eyes, and ringing in the ears.
Muscle Contractions Involuntary – A spontaneous and
uncontrollable tightening reaction of the muscles
caused by electrical impulses from the nervous
Muscular Tone Increased - Uncontrolled and
exaggerated muscle tension. Muscles are normally
partially tensed and this is what gives us muscle
Paresthesia - Burning, prickly, itchy, or tingling
skin with no obvious or understood physical cause.
Restless Legs - A need to move the legs without any
apparent reason. Sometimes there is pain, twitching,
jerking, cramping, burning, or a creepy-crawly
sensation associated with the movements. It worsens
when a person is inactive, and can interrupt sleep
so one feels the need to move to gain some relief.
Shaking - Uncontrolled quivering and trembling as if
one is cold and chilled.
Sluggishness - Lack of alertness and energy, as well
as being slow to respond or perform in life.
Tics - A contraction of a muscle causing a repeated
movement not under the control of the person,
usually on the face or limbs.
Tremor - A nervous and involuntary vibrating or
quivering of the body.
Twitching - Sharp, jerky and spastic motion,
sometimes with a sharp sudden pain.
Vertigo - A sensation of dizziness with
disorientation and confusion.
MENTAL AND EMOTIONAL
Aggravated Nervousness - A progressively worsening,
irritated, and troubled state of mind.
Agitation – A suddenly violent and forceful
emotionally disturbed state of mind.
Amnesia - Long term or short term, partial or full
memory loss created by emotional or physical shock,
severe illness, or a blow to the head where the
person was caused pain and became unconscious.
Anxiety Attack- Sudden and intense feelings of fear,
terror, and dread, physically creating shortness of
breath, sweating, trembling and heart palpitations.
Apathy - Complete lack of concern or interest for
things that ordinarily would be regarded as
important or would normally cause concern.
Appetite Decreased - Having a lack of appetite
despite the ordinary caloric demands of living, with
a resulting unintentional loss of weight.
Appetite Increased - An unusual hunger causing one
Auditory Hallucination - Hearing things without the
voices or noises being present.
Bruxism - Grinding and clenching of teeth while
Carbohydrate Craving - A drive or craving to eat
foods rich in sugar and starches (sweets, snacks and
junk foods) that intensifies as the diet becomes
more and more unbalanced due to the unbalancing of
the proper nutritional requirements of the body.
Concentration Impaired - Unable to easily focus your
attention for long periods of time.
Confusion – An inability to think clearly or
understand, preventing logical decision-making.
Crying (Abnormal) - Unusual and not normal
(abnormal) fits of weeping for short or long periods
of time for no apparent reason.
Depersonalization - A condition in which one has
lost a normal sense of personal identity.
Depression - A hopeless feeling of failure, loss and
sadness that can deteriorate into thoughts of death.
A very common reaction to or side effect of,
Disorientation - A loss of sense of direction,
place, time or surroundings, as well as mental
confusion regarding one’s personal identity.
Dreaming (Abnormal) - Dreaming that leaves a very
clear, detailed picture and impression when awake
that can last for a long period of time and
sometimes be unpleasant.
Emotional Lability - Suddenly breaking out in
laughter or crying or doing both without being able
to control the outburst of emotion. These episodes
are unstable as they are caused by experiences or
events that normally would not have this effect on
Excitability - Uncontrollably responding to stimuli
Feeling Unreal - The awareness that one has an
undesirable emotion like fear, but can’t seem to
shake off the irrational feeling. For example,
feeling like one is going crazy, but rationally
knowing that it is not true. The quality of this
side effect resembles being in a bad dream and not
being able to wake up.
Forgetfulness - Unable to remember what one
ordinarily would remember.
Insomnia - Sleeplessness caused by physical stress,
mental stress or stimulants, such as coffee or
medications; a condition of being abnormally awake
when one would ordinarily be able to fall and remain
Irritability – An abnormal reaction of being annoyed
or disturbed in response to a stimulus (the
environment: that which is happening around one).
Jitteriness - Nervous fidgeting without apparent
Lethargy - Mental and physical sluggishness and
apathy (a feeling of hopelessness that “nothing
can be done”) which can deteriorate into an
unconscious state resembling deep sleep. A numbed
state of mind.
Libido Decreased - An abnormal loss of sexual energy
Panic Reaction - A sudden, overpowering, chaotic and
confused mental state of terror resulting in being
doubt-ridden, often accompanied with
hyperventilation and extreme anxiety.
Restlessness Aggravated - A constantly worsening
troubled state of mind characterized by the person
being increasingly nervous, unable to relax, and
Somnolence - Feeling sleepy all the time or having a
condition of semi-consciousness.
Suicide Attempt - An unsuccessful deliberate attack
on one’s own life with the intention of ending it.
Suicidal Tendency - Most likely will attempt to kill
Tremulousness Nervous - Very jumpy, shaky, and
uneasy, while feeling fearful and timid. The
condition is characterized by thoughts dreading the
future, involuntary quivering, trembling, and
feeling distressed and suddenly upset.
Yawning - Involuntary opening of the mouth with deep
inhalation of air.
Breast Neoplasm - A tumor or cancer, of either of
the two milk-secreting organs on the chest of a
Menorrhagia - Abnormally heavy menstrual period or a
menstrual flow that has continued for an unusually
long period of time.
Menstrual Cramps - Painful, involuntary uterus
contractions that women experience around the time
of their menstrual period, sometimes causing pain in
the lower back and thighs.
Menstrual Disorder - A disturbance or derangement in
the normal function of a woman’s menstrual period.
Pelvic Inflammation - The reaction of the body to
infectious, allergic, or chemical irritation, which,
in turn, causes tissue irritation, injury, or
bacterial infection characterized by pain, redness,
swelling, and sometimes loss of function. The
reaction usually begins in the uterus and spreads to
the fallopian tubes, ovaries, and other areas in the
hipbone region of the body.
Premenstrual Syndrome - Various physical and mental
symptoms commonly experienced by women of
childbearing age usually 2 to 7 days before the
start of their monthly period. There are over 150
symptoms including eating binges, behavioral
changes, moodiness, irritability, fatigue, fluid
retention, breast tenderness, headaches, bloating,
anxiety, and depression. The symptoms cease shortly
after the period begins, and disappear with
Spotting Between Menses - Abnormal bleeding between
periods. Unusual spotting between menstrual cycles.
RESPIRATORY SYSTEM (ORGANS INVOLVED IN BREATHING)
Asthma - A disease of the breathing system initiated
by an allergic reaction or a chemical, with repeated
attacks of coughing, sticky mucus, wheezing,
shortness of breath, and a tight feeling in the
chest. The disease can reach a state where it stops
a person from exhaling, leading to unconsciousness
Breath Shortness - Unnatural breathing, using a lot
of effort resulting in not enough air taken in by
Bronchitis - Inflammation of the two main breathing
tubes leading from the windpipe to the lungs. The
disease is marked by coughing, a low-grade fever,
chest pain, and hoarseness, caused by an allergic
Coughing - A cough is the response to an irritation,
such as mucus, that causes the muscles controlling
the breathing process to expel air from the lungs
suddenly and noisily to keep the air passages free
from the irritating material.
Laryngitis - Inflammation of the voice box
characterized by hoarseness, sore throat, and
coughing. It can be caused by straining the voice or
exposure to infectious, allergic or chemical
Nasal Congestion - The presence of an abnormal
amount of fluid in the nose.
Pneumonia Tracheitis - Bacterial infection of the
air passageways and lungs that causes redness,
swelling and pain in the windpipe. Other symptoms
are high fever, chills, pain in the chest,
difficulty breathing, and coughing with mucus
Rhinitis - Chemical irritation causing pain, redness
and swelling in the mucus membranes of the nose.
Sinus Congestion - The mucus-lined areas of the
bones in the face that are thought to help warm and
moisten air to the nose. These areas become clogged
with excess fluid or become infected.
Sinus Headache - An abnormal amount of fluid in the
hollows of the facial bone structure, especially
around the nose. This excess fluid creates pressure,
causing pain in the head.
Sinusitis - The body reacting to chemical irritation
causing redness, swelling and pain in the area of
the hollows in the facial bones especially around
Neck/Shoulder Pain - Hurtful sensations of the nerve
endings caused by damage to the tissues in the neck
and shoulder, signaling danger of disease.
SKIN AND APPENDAGES (SKIN, LEGS AND ARMS)
Acne - Eruptions of the oil glands of the skin,
especially on the face, marked by pimples,
blackheads, whiteheads, bumps, and more severely, by
cysts and scarring.
Alopecia - The loss of hair, baldness.
Angioedema - Intense itching and swelling welts on
the skin called hives caused by an allergic reaction
to internal or external agents. The reaction is
common to a food or a drug. Chronic cases can last
for a long period of time.
Dermatitis - Generally irritated skin that can be
caused by any of a number of irritating conditions,
such as parasites, fungus, bacteria, or foreign
substances causing an allergic reaction. It is a
general inflammation of the skin.
Dry Lips - The lack of normal moisture in the fleshy
folds that surround the mouth.
Dry Skin - The lack of normal moisture/oils in the
surface layer of the body. The skin is the body’s
Epidermal Necrolysis - An abnormal condition in
which a large portion of the skin becomes intensely
red and peels off like a second-degree burn. Often
the symptoms include blistering.
Eczema - A severe or continuing skin disease marked
by redness, crusting and scaling, with watery
blisters and itching. It is often difficult to treat
and will sometimes go away only to reappear again.
Folliculitis - Inflammation of a follicle (small
body sac), especially a hair follicle. A hair
follicle contains the root of a hair.
Furunculosis - Skin boils that show up repeatedly.
Lipoma - A tumor of mostly fat cells that is not
Pruritus - Extreme itching of often-undamaged skin.
Rash - A skin eruption or discoloration that may or
may not be itching, tingling, burning, or painful.
It may be caused by an allergy, a skin irritation or
a skin disease.
Skin Nodule - A bulge, knob, swelling or outgrowth
in the skin that is a mass of tissue or cells.
RELATED TO THE SENSES
Conjunctivitis - Infection of the membrane that
covers the eyeball and lines the eyelid, caused by a
virus, allergic reaction, or an irritating chemical.
It is characterized by redness, a discharge of fluid
Dry Eyes - Not enough moisture in the eyes.
Earache - Pain in the ear.
Eye Infection - The invasion of the eye tissue by a
bacteria, virus, fungus, etc, causing damage to the
tissue, with toxicity. Infection spreading in the
body progresses into disease.
Eye Irritation - An inflammation of the eye.
Metallic Taste - A range of taste impairment from
distorted taste to a complete loss of taste.
Pupils Dilated - Abnormal expansion of the black
circular opening in the center of the eye.
Taste Alteration - Abnormal flavor detection in
Tinnitus - A buzzing, ringing, or whistling sound in
one or both ears occurring from the use of certain
Vision Abnormal - Normal images are seen differently
by the viewer than by others.
Vision Blurred - Eyesight is dim or indistinct and
hazy in outline or appearance.
Visual Disturbance - Eyesight is interfered with or
interrupted. Some disturbances are light sensitivity
and the inability to easily distinguish colors.
Blood in Urine - Blood is present when one empties
the liquid waste product of the kidneys through the
bladder by urinating in the toilet, turning the
water pink to bright red. Or you can see spots of
blood in the water after urinating.
Dysuria - Difficult or painful urination.
Kidney Stone - Small hard masses of salt deposits
that the kidney forms.
Urinary Frequency - Having to urinate more often
than usual or between unusually short time periods.
Urinary Tract Infection - An invasion of bacteria,
viruses, fungi, etc., of the system in the body.
This starts with the kidneys, which eliminate urine
from the body. If the invasion goes unchecked, it
can injure tissue and progress into disease.
Urinary Urgency - A sudden compelling urge to
urinate, accompanied by discomfort in the bladder.
(URINARY TRACT AND/OR GENITAL STRUCTURES OR
Anorgasmia - Failure to experience an orgasm.
Ejaculation Disorder - Dysfunction of the discharge
of semen during orgasm.
Menstrual Disorder - Dysfunction of the discharge
during the monthly menstrual cycle.
VIOLENT OR PHYSICALLY DANGEROUS SIDE EFFECTS
Acute Renal Failure - The kidneys stop excreting
waste products properly, leading to rapid poisoning
(toxicity) in the body.
Anaphylaxis - A violent, sudden, and severe drop in
blood pressure caused by a re-exposure to a foreign
protein or a second dosage of a drug that may be
fatal unless emergency treatment is given right
Grand Mal Seizures (or Convulsions) - A recurring
sudden, violent and involuntary attack of muscle
spasms with a loss of consciousness.
Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome - A life threatening,
rare reaction to an anti-psychotic drug marked by
fever, muscular rigidity, changed mental status, and
dysfunction of the autonomic nervous system.
Pancreatitis - Chemical irritation with redness,
swelling, and pain in the pancreas where digestive
enzymes and hormones are secreted.
QT Prolongation - A very fast heart rhythm
disturbance that is too fast for the heart to beat
effectively so the blood to the brain falls, causing
a sudden loss of consciousness and may cause sudden
Rhabdomyolysis - The breakdown and release of muscle
fibers into the circulatory system. Some of the
fibers are poisonous to the kidney and frequently
result in kidney damage.
Serotonin Syndrome - A disorder brought on by
excessive levels of serotonin. It is caused by drugs
and can be fatal. Symptoms include euphoria,
drowsiness, sustained and rapid eye movement,
agitation, reflexes overreacting, rapid muscle
contractions, abnormal movements of the foot,
clumsiness, feeling drunk and dizzy without any
intake of alcohol, jaw muscles contracting and
relaxing excessively, muscle twitching, high body
temperature, rigid body, rotating mental status -
including confusion and excessive happiness -
diarrhea and loss of consciousness.
Thrombocytopenia - An abnormal decrease in the
number of blood platelets in the circulatory system.
A decrease in platelets would cause a decrease in
the ability of the blood to clot when necessary.
Torsades de Pointes – An unusually rapid heart
rhythm starting in the lower heart chambers. If the
short bursts of rapid heart rhythm continue for a
prolonged period, it can degenerate into a more
rapid rhythm and can be fatal.