What to do if your medication is giving you bad side-effects and how to make an injury claim
From time to time you will be prescribed something by a doctor which may well be making you better in the long run, but has such bad side-effects that you may actually wonder if it is better to just have the illness or injury and risk it getting worse. If you are suffering from bad side-effects from your medication, you don’t have to simply accept it and hope that things get better over time.
The fact that you are having bad side-effects may indicate that the medication isn’t working for you in the way that you would like it to. Here are some of the things that you can try to make things better:
- Tell your doctor. Your doctor should do what they can to ensure that any medications you are taking are not causing you too much pain or making you feel more unwell than you did before you started taking them. But your doctor can’t do anything about it if they don’t know about it, so you do need to make another appointment as soon as possible.
- Do your research. Look online to find out more about the medication you are taking and what other users have reported when taking it. If you find that your side-effects are commonly reported then this might not make you feel much better, but will at least indicate that this is something normal and nothing to worry about.
- Decide which is worse. If you are suffering very badly from side-effects then it is up to you to decide whether you want to risk waiting for the illness or injury to subside on its own, or whether you want to keep taking the medication because the illness is worse than the side-effects of the medication. Always tell your doctor if you are thinking of coming off your medication.
- Look for other remedies. This should only really be in the case that your doctor has said that it is OK to come off your medication, but often other medications and over-the-counter products can help with your symptoms.
The easiest way to make a successful injury claim in Stroud
You shouldn’t have to cope with the fallout from a serious accident or injury without any sort of vindication or compensation at all. If you have proof that your injuries were caused by the negligence of someone else, you can think about making an injury claim in Stroud to help you with medical bills and other expenses.
The easiest way to make a successful injury claim in Stroud is to speak to Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile, to find out what you can about making an injury claim in Stroud and decide whether or not you have a good enough case for a successful compensation claim.
Date Published: 27th August 2017
Author: Jan Newell