Would this upset you?

United States
June 12, 2007 1:57am CST
I was put on high blood pressure medicine without being told first of the side effects...the most important side effect is if I stopped taking it I could have a heart attack.This upsets me for the fact of never being told about the medicines side effect & there were actually times I didn't take it.I wish I had been told.Would this upset you?What would you do?
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@sunshinecup (7880)
12 Jun 07
Yes it would! I know many Doctors feel it's such a small chance, it's not important. However, they totally over look our rights to know what the heck we may be getting into. Last year one of my children's doctors prescribed an asthma medication, that came with a side effect of possibility triggering fatal attacks!!! I had already known about this medication before hand and I called him on it when he tried to prescribe it. I asked him, would he be willing to take that chance with his child? His answer was, he his son was using it. I told him, "I am a risk taker with my own life, not my kids. We'll stick with what we have been using, thanks so much." I mean these side effects are listed because they have happened or they think it’s could. I don’t take them lightly at all and I wish Doctors wouldn’t as well.
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@vanities (11410)
• Davao, Philippines
12 Jun 07
definitely i will be upset..i do take some maintenance but only on small dosage only..25 gms to be exact...since i gain weight lately...doctors should informed us all the setbacks of medicine that we are going to take...i usually ask my doctor on the pros and cons of the medicine..i dont wait for the doctor to advice on the stuff..
@lamiaa (581)
• Egypt
24 Sep 07
i hope you are good now , you know we have a drink from a natural herbal , it called in arabic " karkadea " i will try to look itin english , it is to good for blood pressure when you drink it cold , and it taste good too , i hope any one here can help me in it's name in english .