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Re: Help with meds phobia

Posted by lepus on October 23, 2006, at 3:11:08

In reply to Re: Help with meds phobia, posted by Meri-Tuuli on October 21, 2006, at 14:26:37

> Hey Lepus,
> I'm in the same boat as you. I'm scared to death to take anything - that includes vitamin pills; and I even have moments when I won't eat something because I'm convinced I'll have an allergic reaction to it, although I know logically I'm not allergic to anything, not even dust/pollen/cats etc etc etc.
> I would take a tiny dose. Talk to your pdoc about your fears - say you want to start at a tiny dose and take your first dose when you don't have anything to do and there is someone at home to help you. Then watch a light hearted movie (perhaps a comedy) or something to take your mind of it.
> I think you have every right to be nervous about taking a med. I've also been 'burnt' by conventional meds and ended up in ER and things like that.
> May I ask what caused your rash? I've also had rashes from meds.
> BTW St John's Wort is pretty good for anxiety and depression and the side effects are very very mild, if non-existant.
> Kind regards
> Meri

Sorry for the late reply. I've been forgetting to check these boards.

The rash was caused by Lamictal. It increased my anxiety to ungodly levels too. Lovely drug. I shouldn't say that...I'm sure it's great for some people.

I'm going to call my doctor tomorrow and tell him I've been afraid to take the medication. It's been a couple of weeks; I guess I better let him know what is going on.

Ugh...I just want a life back.




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