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Advil
User Ratings:
6.3
Effectiveness
1.3
Side Effects
5.5
Holistic Benefits
Advil is one of the best OTC medications for minor pains. It is effective and has no negative side effects (for me).
BuSpar
User Ratings:
3.4
Effectiveness
4.5
Side Effects
5.1
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I was placed on it when I was hospitalized for suicidal ideation. I had increased anxiety because of what I knew needed to be changed.
Metformin
User Ratings:
6
Effectiveness
5
Side Effects
5.2
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Metformin worked well without significant side effects. It was good at controlling blood sugars without causing drops in blood sugars.
Celexa
User Ratings:
5.8
Effectiveness
6.3
Side Effects
6.6
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Went to the doctor after about two years of being in constant bummed-out moods. He diagnosed me with dysthymia (mild, chronic depressed state), and prescribed me with Celexa. After about a year, my moods are much improved and normalized, I can concentrate on tasks better, and I don't dwell on negative experiences. The main issue with the medication is that I think it makes me a bit more tired, though I have always required a lot of sleep.
Depo-Provera
User Ratings:
3.5
Effectiveness
7.5
Side Effects
4.9
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after the first month my period stayed it would not subside. i gained 30lbs in the first month and was very depressed until the drug was completely out of my system.
Frova
User Ratings:
7
Effectiveness
2.5
Side Effects
5.8
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I took this medication routinely during my menstrual cycle to decrease my chances of getting a hormone related migraine
TriNessa (28)
User Ratings:
7.2
Effectiveness
4.7
Side Effects
6.8
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I was on TriNessa since I needed a generic for my insurance. I had no major emotional issues or weight gain. I think it did clear up my face--although I have never had a huge acne problem--only occasional breakout--which I had zero on this med. The problem for me was the breakthrough bleeding. First few months just some occasional spotting--I thought I was just getting used to it--but by month 5--I was bleeding for over 2 weeks straight--not really heavy--but enough to have to wear a pantylin... View full comment
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