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Originally posted by Doctor G
I was reading about a vet who shot his ex-girlfriend. Yes there was a flashback testimony where he shot an Iraqi in the head but a med he was on for a rash caught my attention.
"The psychiatric side effects, though somewhat rarely experienced by patients, are wide-ranging, according to Richmond. “Symptoms can sharply range from euphoria all the way to frank psychosis,” Richmond said. About one in 20 patients who take Medrol experience the most severe psychiatric symptoms, and milder symptoms are witnessed in about 28 percent of patients, Richmond said. “The higher the dose, the greater the risk,” Richmond said."
He said rarely was 1 in 20 - I guess 5% is rarely. No I don't.
1. on rare occasions; infrequently; seldom: I'm rarely late for appointments.
2. exceptionally; in an unusual degree.
3. unusually or remarkably well; excellent.
I look at rarely as 1 in 50 or 1 in a 100. 1 in 20 would be fairly good odds.
They covered the physical side effects - no mental.
Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); bloody, black, or tarry stools; changes in body fat; changes in menstrual period; chest pain; fainting; fever, chills, or sore throat; increased hunger, thirst, or urination; mental or mood changes; muscle pain, weakness, or wasting; seizures; severe nausea or vomiting; slow wound healing; stomach pain; sudden, severe dizziness or headache; swelling of the feet or legs; tendon, bone, or joint pain; thinning of the skin; unusual bruising or bleeding; unusual skin sensation; unusual weight gain; vision changes or other eye problems; vomit that looks like coffee grounds.
Nope - no mental. Not great side effects.
This medication may aggravate existing emotional problems or cause new ones. You may experience euphoria (an exaggerated sense of well-being) and difficulty sleeping, mood swings, or mental problems. If you have any changes in mood, contact your doctor.
This one convinced me never to take it but no percentages.
PTSD & medication that can mess with your mind.
Is that a minefield?