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Anyone have OCD causing phobia of OCD meds?

Posted by violetskyye on November 30, 2004, at 14:34:43

I have a strange dilemma I have not seen addressed on this site. I have OCD, and realized part of the OCD involves obsessive worrying and fear about side-effects from the very meds being prescribed for the condition.

Every time I am prescribed a med, I spend hours on the Internet [including here] reading every side effect, and wondering if I will get it. Then I obssess that the med is going to harm me in some way. Then 5 minutes after taking the med, I feel like my throat is closing up; I get dizzy; my ears start ringing.

For this reason, it's very hard for me to try new meds, and to stay on them. I haven't heard this addressed specifically here [though, in a way, maybe our use of this site every time we start a new med is a sign of just that: maybe "normal" people just trust their doc, take the med, not read and research, and just see if it works [which would probably be the best thing for me to do.]

Just wondering what thoughts any of you have on this?




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