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Topic Tuesday // Managing side effects of medication // Tues. 17 Apr. 7pm - 9pm AEST

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During this Topic Tuesday we will be tackling managing some of the side effects that medication cause.

We will be sharing the side effects that impact day to day lives and how you manage these and helpful tips and tricks you have found to get through a side effect. 

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I'm new here - what is Topic Tuesday?

Topic Tuesday runs from 7pm - 9pm AEST monthly. Each month we focus on a different topic, with the session facilitated by a Community Manager or Moderator. Sometimes Topic Tuesday will feature a special guest, who is an expert in the topic.

The first post of the thread (this one) will give you an idea of what the topic is and what will be covered.

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Throughout the session, the facilitator will put questions out for you to answer, usually asking for your own experience on the topic. To contribute to the session, just hit the 'reply' button and share your thoughts. No answers are right or wrong and everyone is welcome to get involved.

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Re: Topic Tuesday // Managing side effects of medication // Tues. 17 Apr. 7pm - 9pm AEST

Hi  @greenpea @Liss23 @Livnon @Jojo2 @OwlFanatic @JoJo2010 @curioushuman @FarmersWife @Bonita @BabyDragon @mrsboots @XxSmileyxX @Sarah6 @AMAC @AFaye @BlueBay @HarleyQ @Blackwittch @Teej @Darcy @MadChaos @Shaz51 @Amy44 @Zoe7 @CheerBear @Mazarita @lisajane @chleb @Former-Member @Queenie @Snowie @frog and welcome!

Tonight’s Topic Tuesday may be a bit popular, so I just wanted to reiterate how the night runs. I will be raising some questions for you all to consider. For each question there will be around 10 minutes for people to respond to the relevant question.  

As a reminder, medication can be a tricky topic to discuss. Please respect the guidelines when participating tonight and:

  • Do not mention names & dosages of specific medication, instead please refer to families of medications (eg: anti-psychotics, antidepressants, mood stabilisers, sleeping pills etc)
  • Do not offer medical advice –it is important to consult a doctor for further guidance if you are struggling with side effects.
  • Respect that everyone’s experience with medication is different and unique, this is not an opportunity to push pro or anti medication agendas.

If any posts are removed, you will receive an email with information on why and how you can edit it. As you can appreciate, it might be quite busy in here tonight, so apologies in advance if it takes a little while for someone to email you.

Finally, please be aware that this is a facilitated peer discussion on strategies for your own experiences and to hear about how others have managed. I am not a medical practitioner and if any medical advice is needed you must seek support from your MH professional. If you find this topic triggers you at any point please take care to take a break from the screen, engage in self care and/or call our helpline.   

Okay, with all that said, let’s start off with our first question!

What are some of the side effects of your medication that you have experienced or may be experiencing?

Re: Topic Tuesday // Managing side effects of medication // Tues. 17 Apr. 7pm - 9pm AEST

Hi everyone

Re: Topic Tuesday // Managing side effects of medication // Tues. 17 Apr. 7pm - 9pm AEST

Terrible anxiety which is making me unable to function

Re: Topic Tuesday // Managing side effects of medication // Tues. 17 Apr. 7pm - 9pm AEST

Funny head, weight gain. I'm just coming a meds now and I'm feeling a little better in the head but the withdrawals are hard atm

Re: Topic Tuesday // Managing side effects of medication // Tues. 17 Apr. 7pm - 9pm AEST

loss of libido, and nausea

Re: Topic Tuesday // Managing side effects of medication // Tues. 17 Apr. 7pm - 9pm AEST

Hello @Lauz

my husband is on

anti-psychotics, antidepressants, mood stabilisers, sleeping pills 

and is experiencing weight gain

, memory loss

, dizzyness ,

tired

and breast hardness

Re: Topic Tuesday // Managing side effects of medication // Tues. 17 Apr. 7pm - 9pm AEST

Re: Topic Tuesday // Managing side effects of medication // Tues. 17 Apr. 7pm - 9pm AEST

Anxiety that is very overwhelming can be hard to manage, hopefully you get some good insights tonight @Bonita hi @Jojo2 - withdrawals would be hard to deal with as well. 

Re: Topic Tuesday // Managing side effects of medication // Tues. 17 Apr. 7pm - 9pm AEST

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