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Just Started
Oct 28, 2005

I just started meds today, and I was wondering how long will I or shold I expect the side effects to last? Everytime I eat something or drink Orange Juice I get sick

Response from Dr. Young

Thanks for your post.

Everyone's a little different on this one. I have many patients that have very few side effects, even right from the start. Others, perhaps like you have some gastrointestinal upset that might last for a few days-- hopefully subsiding with time.

If you're taking a once-daily regimen, sometimes taking your pills in the evening will allow you to sleep through the worst of things.

Most important, if you're still having bad symptoms a week or more into medications, be sure to let your doctor know. There are a number of alternatives and strategies to deal with getting you to tolerate your medications better.

Good luck and good health. BY

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