... priscribes me... I know certain meds and my body just do not work well
Yes I get freaked out every time I get a new med because of all the side effects and I am very sensitive to meds. It's not just you. I will procrastinate sometimes for days before I will try one and after a couple days I usually have to stop because of side effects. I had a bad previous experience with a migraine med that makes me this way.
Hi, i know people who feel exactly the same. Please discuss this with your doctor, air your views and concerns. This is the most important thing to do. If you keep quiet and the doctor prescribes you medications that you are too worried about taking, it isn't helpful for either of you. Maybe an idea, would be to start any new medication on a very low dose, and build upwards? You might find that it is exactly your anxiety that needs treating, and then you may feel more relaxed about trying new things?
Hi... I observed a lot of people afraid to take a medication that help with they condition and been suffering the entire life. I am a good marathon runner and I have to take B/P medication since 15 yrs. and my B/P is like a baby. If a first notice by my cardiologist to take medication I wasnt taked it,may bee. 7meters under ground a long time ago
Regards ... Alcon
Dear Suzybelle, Lately it seems like my Dr.'s are so rushed and busy, they
just pencil push a presciption and hustle me out. It seems like they don't have
any time to talk about anthing-ie. side effects, my feelings, preferences, etc...
Finding new Dr.'s within my insurance plan, on a bus route, able to get a
new appt. in a reasonable amont of time etc., etc... Healthcare has gotten
sooo Not patient friendly. All the above raises my anxiety level..Do you know
what I feel and mean? Good Luck To you. Hope you find the right meds.-soon!
hi there Suzybelle, yep i get anxious when i get new medecation, i always read the sideaffects and end up putting myself off not always a good idea, if ur pharmatist said its ok to take with ur other meds then u should give them a try usually the sideaffects go away after a week or so, but always check with ur Gp first, hope that helps.
I think it is the fear/anxiety of the unknown..meaning you r afraid what the side effects if any r going to be, if the meds going to work etc... I was like that 4 the longest, but you get to remember that just cause they list all these side effects of meds, it doesn't mean u r going to get them, and if by chance you do get like nausea or tireness etc..usually goes away after a short period of x..with that being said u just have to try what the doc puts u on and if u have a negative reaction you notify your doc immediately and he will more then likely tell u to stop it... so don't think u r the only one that gets scared there r tons of us, me included... sorry for getting to this late... had to have a biopsy done and haven't been on lately..hope u r feeling well..and have a blessed THANKSGIVING..
I all of a sudden last year started having panic attacks. I tried different meds and took as proscribed. Had horrible reactions to them. Now a year later I am not on anything but struggle daily with stress anexity. It's a daily battle. It does get really bad that time of month... I have a new led to try but I am so scared of side effects that I haven't tried it. I take a pill I start having panic attach bc I am so afraid what's it gonna do. Help!
I am sitting here discussing this right now. I took tramadol for back pain and it's low dose 50 mg... I get anxiety whenever I take any meds I'm always afraid of feeling any bit funny... so I'm sitting here and start feeling hot and sweaty then my heart starts to race I get this uneasy feeling to get up and move around or hide in the bathroom... I'm glad I'm not alone... anyways I am getting better I actually tell myself it's all in my head keep repeating that take some deep breathes maybe some fresh air or cold wash cloth on back of neck... once feeling somewhat calm I grab a blanket lay on the couch and try to stay relaxed.
Any time I am prescribed a new medication I have never taken before, my anxiety gets the best of me and I start googling all of the side effects looking for everything wrong I can find and a reason not to take it. I never used to be like this. Until I had a bad reaction to prednisone IV in the emergency room. That scarred me for life. I am so scared to take anything new. And if I do take any new medications, as soon as I start to feel some weird or minor side effect I freak out and make it so much worse then it is. Anxiety is no fun with medication side effects. I'm hoping all of this goes away soon, I hate to be like this. People think I'm crazy.
I have the same issue, I get new medications and automatically google them! Get scared when I see the side effects and don't take them. It's a horrible feeling. Currently my wisdom teeth are coming in causing lots of pain I was prescribed a pain reliever and can't seem to take it so I have been suffering. I wish I could just get over it.
It is a good idea to educate yourself about medications. You can look up information about the meds at drugs.com and other reputable sites. Then you can weigh the pros and cons, and make an informative decision about whether or not you decide to take a particular medication. If you are uncomfortable with what you find in your research about a medication, then you can ask your doctor to please prescribe another medication for your situation that has less side effects. It's your body. This is a good thing to do for yourself. Anxiety comes from fear of the unknown. And it's wise to listen to your body when it's trying to tell you to be apprehensive of a med.
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