Thanks for posting this. Not talking about side effects has been a pain for me too — sometimes literally. That, and doctors who say that what’s happening couldn’t possibly be a side effect when it goes away as soon as you go off the med.
I’m fortunate to have a good GP now who knows that I’ll be researching any drug she suggests and who will go over potential side effects with me. She still cheerleads from time to time, but will listen if my spidey-sense says “no”.