16 year old daughter diagnosed with Influenza, so her MD prescribed Tamiflu for her, 75mg. Capsules, twice daily for 5 days. He also prescribed my husband and myself Tamiflu, 75 mg. Capsules, once daily for 10 days. I am on numerous meds, but not my husband or daughter. My husband and I have experienced severe GI symptoms, insomnia, nightmares, and a strange feeling of "loopy"(per our daughter), "really different, so out of it" (per my husband), and I feel kind of out of it, but also noticed a big increase in my depression and anxiety and even something last night that I would describe as "brain spasms". Just wondering if anyone else has had any of these odd things with the use of Tamiflu?
It's possible there's an allergy, interactions (for you) or something flu related causing all this.
yes this has just happened to my grandmother, she is in a personal care home and very alert, and coherent. the flu was going around so they gave all residents Tamiflu, by the afternoon, she did not know where she was or who she was, and could not drink fluids, they took her to the hospital and gave her test, ct scan, etc. and determined that her condition were the side effects from tamilfu. they should not have given it to her. this happened one week ago. she is still having effects such as terrible night mares, seeing butterflies, babies, not knowing who people are. these side effects come and go, but she is acting in a child like state and said the night mares are terrible. they pushed fluids through her on a iv the day it happened, I don't know if these side effects are reversible. after doing research they say it has not been proven to prevent or treat the flu. she never had it to begin with. have you stopped taking Tamiflu and do you still have the side effects? I would not give it to my children or anyone.
how long did it take until you were back to normal?
Tamiflu gives me bad cramps and gas in my stomach after I take a pill. I know I dont have appetite until one day I gargle with mouthwash and that help me a lot.
Absolutely no problems and relief from the flu started swiftly. Sorry you have had problems
Ive been on Tamiflu for a 4 days. I have had stomach aches and horrible diarrhea. Im not even sure if I can keep taking the meds.
I am also experiencing these bizarre side effects exactly as you are describing ! I have been able to receive little to no help from the doctor I went to because these seem to be very rare side effects. I am on week 2 1/2 and still just don't feel all there / higher than normal anxiety and feel really different and out of it (in an uncomfortable way) .
How long was it until you symptoms went away? Did you see them coming in waves ? thanks
I was 8 weeks pregnant when I had to take Tamiflu for flu like symptoms. All the time I was taking it, I felt close to tears and very depressed. It was unexplained. I had no reason to be so. As soon as I stopped taking the drug, I was back to normal.
I am so scared I've been having bad adverse effects for 4 months now after taking tamiflu
Kbrandt, I googled “tamiflu mini brain explosions” because i couldn’t explain the weird symptoms i was having. Also have had weird disruptive dreams, not quite nightmares, more like stress dreams, as well as insomnia. Did you complete the full course? The brain spasms are concerning. Not sure if i should keep taking it! My fever is definitely better and i feel better overall after just 2 pills.
I took 1 dose 2 days ago and am having panic attacks, sleeplessness, and depression. I need it to go away or at least light at the end of the tunnel. Whoever is saying that these side affects are false are most definitely mistaken. 32 year old man with average health.
I am so releived i found this page. After 5 days on tamiflu i started experiencing sever anxiety, and insomnia due to what could be best described as short vivid dreams or brain spasms. Im borderline depressed as i though my mental health was going to start deteriorating but this page has given me hope. Its been one week since i stopped taken tamiflu and still have these symptoms. I do still have some flu symptoms such as sinus congestion so maybe i still have some tamiflu in my system.
This has been the worst experience of my life.
Thank goodness I found this site! my mother of age 92 was given 4 doses in the hospital and she is having auditory and visual hallucinations since dose one. She has become aggressive and agitated. She is acting goofy and loopy. She won't sleep and does random things such as talking to the furniture. She has become OCD about counting her pills and jumps put of bed to check and recheck her meds.
I did a lot of research and the only new meds are Tamiflu and nothing good is written about it.
I'm taking a chance but I'm going to stop giving it to her.
How long will this last? I have to go to work on Monday and she won't let me sleep.
Absolutely have not had a negative reaction from the anti flu medicine.
I’m 5 weeks pregnant and I was prescribed to take Tamiflu(Oseltamivir) to treat it or to prevent it. I was doing good taking them other than I I felt my head heavy idk how to explained but it was weird. But yesterday morning I took my last pill and started feeling anxiety and depression all I wanted was to cry, well till today I’m feeling really sad like depress :/ . & I know it was a bad reaction of the medicine. I just want to be me again . Worst experience ever .
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