The following is a list of the most common side effects associated with the use of these products:
1) Anorexia Nervosa (Skinny): Skinny individuals may experience symptoms such as lack of appetite, weight loss, decreased libido, and depression.
These symptoms usually disappear within a few weeks after discontinuation of treatment.
2) Depression : Individuals experiencing depression may develop suicidal thoughts or attempt suicide due to feelings of hopelessness and low self-esteem.
3) Insomnia : Individuals experiencing insomnia may sleep less than usual and/or have difficulty falling asleep.
They may also experience nightmares, restlessness, irritability, anxiety, and other symptoms.
4) Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS): IBS is characterized by abdominal pain, bloating or discomfort during bowel movements.
Symptoms typically improve when the patient stops taking the medication. However some patients continue to suffer from these symptoms even after stopping the drug.
5) Loss of Interest in Sexual Activities: Individuals experiencing loss of interest in sexual activities may report difficulty achieving an erection, difficulties reaching climax, and other problems related to their sexuality.
Some individuals may also experience erectile dysfunction.
6) Muscle Cramps: Individuals experiencing muscle cramping may complain of pain in various parts of the body including joints, muscles, tendons and ligaments.
Muscle cramps can last from a few minutes to several hours.
7) Nausea: Some patients may experience nausea and vomiting after taking the medication.
This is a temporary side effect that usually disappears within a few days or weeks.
8) Psychosis: Some patients may experience symptoms of psychosis which can include paranoia, delusions, hallucinations, and other symptoms of mental illness.
In most cases these symptoms disappear within a few weeks. However in some cases symptoms become more severe and require hospitalization in order to manage these effects.
9) Suicidal Ideation: Patients may experience suicidal thoughts, including a preoccupation with thoughts of death and dying.
Some patients may also engage in suicidal behavior and attempted or completed suicide. In most cases these symptoms disappear within a few weeks after stopping therapy. In some cases this side effect can last for several months or even longer.
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