... having massive panic attacks. I have strep throat and was prescribed antibiotics and cannot make myself take them. I am sick just thinking about it and so disappointed in myself for not being able to just do what I need to do to get better. I know step can have serious complications if not treated properly, but I also know it can go away on its own. So here I am, sick as a dog, really hating myself for all this anxiety mess and not being able to just take the pills.
Hi, Cblacq! That's your anxiety overwhelming you with even more anxiety. A vicious cycle. At some point you have to choose between being sick as a dog or taking that leap of faith and taking the medication that a professional has prescribed for you. What if you had diabetes or cardiac disease... would you choose to die rather than take appropriate medications?
You should also consider therapy to learn better ways of coping with stress/anxiety and consulting with your doctor about medication to alleviate your anxiety. Why continue to be miserable when the answer is in your own control?
Best regards, and I hope you make the wise decision for your own sake. Wildcat
I have this problem too. In order for me to take something I’ll need to take more Ativan just to feel relaxed. I can’t take an Advil anymore so I got a rub on cream prescription that works really well. For headaches I take the pain sadly, and when I’m sick I drink DayQuil. Baby sip at a time.
What helps is knowing that it’s over the counter for a reason. They are safe. Your body is built to last. It’s all in your head. Best wishes
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