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Re: Phillipa

Posted by Glydin on May 20, 2006, at 21:01:06

In reply to Re: Is EMSAM Not The Med People Thought It Was? Glydin, posted by Phillipa on May 20, 2006, at 18:24:06

> Glydin how did you get over your med phobia?

I think the first thing I did was expect some big difficulties with startup and would do all I could to soldier through. That might sound strange, but it was incredibly helpful for me. Prior to that, the first blush of a feeling of anxiety/panic or any untoward effect I dropped it. Also, I finally got really fed up with my mental status and feeling like there was nothing that could be done and nothing in terms of an AD I could tolerate. Adjusting my Klonopin dose was really important - my doc and I came to the agreement of "whatever it took" to give the med a fighting chance.

I started the med and went into a information blockout as far as researching, reading of other's experiences, etc. I did this not to be reckless, stupid, gullible or not cautious, but I KNEW the impact negative info would have on me. With the current info and the info at the time I started, it would have been VERY easy for me to be convinced to stop the med or never begin it..... the "get out while the getting good" on a head med happened to me when I began Klonopin. Three weeks into beginning, I went a-lookin' on the 'net. Sure enough, no good stuff to be found.... I stopped it due to being scared to pieces. I decompensated very quickly.

I think I had to realize how impacted I was by negative information. My anxiety disorder made that a HUGE factor. I required positive, "you can do it" support to be successful with a med startup.

Some people can be very effective, discerning, and objective when processing information - for some of us, that's difficult when it comes to certain subjects.




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