Psycho-Babble Medication Thread 422440

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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?

 

Re: Anyone have OCD causing phobia of OCD meds?

Posted by ants on November 30, 2004, at 15:29:56

In reply to Anyone have OCD causing phobia of OCD meds?, posted by violetskyye on November 30, 2004, at 14:34:43

I do tend to worry about taking new meds and act sort of like a hypochondriac when I start them, but I am not really OCD. You should read some of the previous posts by "crazychick" and the responses to them.

 

Re: Anyone have OCD causing phobia of OCD meds?

Posted by ants on November 30, 2004, at 15:31:34

In reply to Anyone have OCD causing phobia of OCD meds?, posted by violetskyye on November 30, 2004, at 14:34:43

oops..the correct name is "crazychickuk"

note to "crazychickuk" if you are reading-I hope you don't mind that I send folks to your posts. I think they are relevant here.

 

Definately Need To Talk to crazychickuk (nm)

Posted by Tom G on November 30, 2004, at 16:00:32

In reply to Re: Anyone have OCD causing phobia of OCD meds?, posted by ants on November 30, 2004, at 15:31:34

 

LOL (nm) Tom G

Posted by jlbl2l on November 30, 2004, at 16:42:56

In reply to Definately Need To Talk to crazychickuk (nm), posted by Tom G on November 30, 2004, at 16:00:32

 

Oh yeah, but not to the extent... violetskyye

Posted by Colleen D. on November 30, 2004, at 18:23:12

In reply to Anyone have OCD causing phobia of OCD meds?, posted by violetskyye on November 30, 2004, at 14:34:43

of having difficulty when I actaully decide to take the med. I go online and research everything quite thoroughly and have been frightened by much of what I've found. I am now on Cymbalta, clonazepam and doxepin and have found MUCH relief from the anxiety caused by my OCD behaviors.

Good luck!

Colleen

 

Re: Definately Need To Talk to crazychickuk

Posted by violetskyye on November 30, 2004, at 18:53:51

In reply to Definately Need To Talk to crazychickuk (nm), posted by Tom G on November 30, 2004, at 16:00:32

I know what you mean, but I'm not quite at that level. Have managed to stay on Remeron, Wellbutrin and Ativan with relatively okay results, but Mr. Doc had to have a lot of patience to convince me to start on very low dosages and increase ever so gradually.

Still, I don't want to try anything new.


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