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Poll #1893521
Open to: All, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 74

You are given a medication that completly treats/alleviates your most serious health issue. However it has some unfortunate side effects...which of these would you be willing to tolerate?

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Weigh gain (50+ lbs)
6 (2.6%)
Constant excessive sweating
2 (0.9%)
Intermittent urinary incontinence
9 (4.0%)
Tremors
18 (7.9%)
Extremely vivid dreams
65 (28.6%)
Noticeable decline in short-term memory
8 (3.5%)
Itchy Rashes
5 (2.2%)
Constipation
17 (7.5%)
Sensitivity to light and sound
5 (2.2%)
Need to sleep at least 12 hours every day
23 (10.1%)
Severe flatulence
8 (3.5%)
Motion sickness
11 (4.8%)
Sleepwalking
27 (11.9%)
Stuttering and/or slurring of speech
7 (3.1%)
Constant nasal congestion
16 (7.0%)
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[User Picture]From: laura_anne
2013-01-31 08:49 am (UTC)

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I do actually get constant nasal congestion from my meds. Fun times!
[User Picture]From: clockworkgirl21
2013-01-31 08:52 am (UTC)

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I already have vivid dreams and 12-hour-long sleep cycles from my antidepressants, so I guess those are a given.
[User Picture]From: crucified
2013-01-31 09:00 am (UTC)

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There is not a whole lot I would put up with lol.
[User Picture]From: psychedelic
2013-01-31 09:02 am (UTC)

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12 hours of sleep sounds amazing...
[User Picture]From: malidocious
2013-01-31 02:36 pm (UTC)

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Agreed! LOL
[User Picture]From: hipslikehell
2013-01-31 09:06 am (UTC)

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Being pregnant, I have constant nasal congestion already. AND I sleep 12 hours.
[User Picture]From: wexdance
2013-01-31 09:10 am (UTC)

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I don't have any health issues serious enough to want to deal with those things. Maybe vivid dreams.
[User Picture]From: orgine
2013-01-31 06:26 pm (UTC)

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Yep, same.
[User Picture]From: jaelle_n_gilla
2013-01-31 09:43 am (UTC)

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That would very much depend on what the medication is healing. The answer differs if the medication originally cures cancer or a mild anxiety disorder, obviously.
[User Picture]From: socraticomatic
2013-01-31 09:49 am (UTC)

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Well, this post has made me feel good. I don't have any kind of serious health issues.

Edited at 2013-01-31 09:49 am (UTC)
[User Picture]From: sterek
2013-01-31 10:14 am (UTC)

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I already live with constipation so that's not really a life altering side effect for me
[User Picture]From: theidolhands
2013-01-31 10:45 am (UTC)

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Why is giant growth of your reproductive parts not an option?

The real problem with the world is a lack of awesome side effects.
[User Picture]From: lightofdaye
2013-01-31 11:11 am (UTC)

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I have no serious enough health issues to warrant any of these.
[User Picture]From: 234_am
2013-01-31 02:19 pm (UTC)

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is this medication tolerable with other medications? like, if i had constipation, could i take laxatives?
[User Picture]From: smartaleckstef
2013-01-31 02:31 pm (UTC)

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I do struggle with intermittent incontinence and really vivid dreams. It's no walk in the park!
[User Picture]From: box_of_rocks
2013-01-31 03:10 pm (UTC)

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My most serious health problem *is* my fatness, so weight gain wouldn't really be a good side effect.
[User Picture]From: vitaestiter
2013-01-31 07:15 pm (UTC)

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I have no health issues so all of these would be worse than nothing. Gonna opt out of that. :)
[User Picture]From: tralfamadore
2013-01-31 09:34 pm (UTC)

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A good number of these are side effects I did experience while on various psych medications. Decided it was worth it, since they kept me from killing myself.
[User Picture]From: yamamanama
2013-01-31 10:52 pm (UTC)

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I'd take extremely vivid dreams even if I didn't have any health problems.
[User Picture]From: kaelstra
2013-01-31 11:05 pm (UTC)

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I took meds that DID cause a lot of those, and it didn't fix my issues. Now I'm 70lbs heavier and still in pain all the time.
[User Picture]From: empiredownx
2013-01-31 11:28 pm (UTC)

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I did experience some of these to a mild degree when I was on psych meds, and I dealt with it okay because I felt it was a necessary evil, but now I wouldn't put up with most of those if it started to interfere with my life. Unless it was life or death or something, I would probably switch meds or stop taking them.
From: baaangarang
2013-02-01 08:17 am (UTC)

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I sleep anywhere from 9 to 12 hours a day anyway, so that's fine. Vivid dreams would be okay, too, as long as they didn't prevent me from feeling rested when I woke up.

My depression and anxiety are my two worst health problems, and gaining 50lbs would make me horribly depressed as well as worsen my anxiety. That would be the most counter-productive side effect ever.
[User Picture]From: dangomango
2013-02-01 03:36 pm (UTC)

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Extremely vivid dreams isn't even a bad option, unlike all the rest of them...well, maybe if they were nightmares or night TERRORS, i mean that would suck. still the one i picked tho