Fear with medication

Ok so had a good day other then giving myself a panic attack earlyer. Didnt think i wud take my anti des tonight as of that reason but i just have. I am getting fear now but ay been on them over a yr and all theyve done is help me. I will get there but its going to take time. So now im sitting in the kitchen having a fag and writing this. I hate having all this anxiety but i keep telling myself if i take it every night then i will get rid of it quicker. Xxx

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  • Hi, I'm like u at the min, but sat with a lager instead, I'm fed up feeling this, never makes sense, just comes out of the blue, like tonight, I was serving dinner and suddenly my heart starts racing, think I'm about to have a heart attack, checked my blood pressure, that was high, now I'm feeling shaky, heart feels like its gonna take off any minute, hopefully I will relax, couple drinks and not land in a & e twice in one week xxxx

  • Ive failed donaf

    I am on antibiotics , took statin last night , tea time I felt I was going to be sick

    Never stopped thinking about the statin I took all day , so now to afraid

    Plus I have ended up with 2 different kinds of statins ..don't ask me how , but confused which to take

    My friend (yes I have one lol) did suggest before I took one last night if it would be a good idea to finish antibiotics first , she did say otherwise anything you feel you will blame the statin , & she was right

    Donaf I hate this fear , I am feeling a failure , I have to overcome this , but don't no how

    You though , you are doing so much better than me , I believe you will get there with this

    Hugs

    whywhy

    xxx

  • You not a failure. It not easy with anxiety with new drugs. Loads of people on statins. My mums cholesterol has halved. Thats the first drug they try. If it doesnt suit there are lots more to try. It will help your heart. X

  • Thank you blue :-)

    xxx

  • Hi whatnext, i know wat u mean it hits u out the blue. Happened to me the first time wen i was abroad and second time when i was peeling spuds. Ive gave up the alcohol not that i drunk much anyway. Hope ur larger relaxed u xxx

  • Hi whatnext, i know wat u mean it hits u out the blue. Happened to me the first time wen i was abroad and second time when i was peeling spuds. Ive gave up the alcohol not that i drunk much anyway. Hope ur larger relaxed u xxx

  • Slowly relaxing, hope u are too, awful being like this, what have we all done to deserve it x

  • Nothing. Its random. If not us then who!

  • I hope you all have a better day tomorrow. X

  • You having a panic attack. Everyone thinks they are dying of a heart attack during it but after they still alive. I used to have loads until eventually i knew it was a panic attack during it and i stopped having them. I know its horrible. X

  • Whywhy ur r not a failure at all u shud be proud of ur self for trying. Ive had so many attempts at this, and finally i feel like im getting somewhere. Give urself chance to finish ur antibiotics, and maybe then u may give it another go. If u dont then ur not a failure, its the fear, it can get really bad. Give ur self a pat on the back for trying thou. Even thou the fear u took it last night. Thats a big step in having med anxiety. Uve done really well xxx

  • Thank you donaf

    I no you understand , I have never met anyone as bad as me with this till you , I thought I was on my own

    I should have listened to my friend & finished the antibiotics first , so now I will listen to you both , I take the last one on Sunday & then I will start again

    Thank you for reminding me about having several attempts , that has helped me , I do beat myself up quick

    Hugs

    xxxxxx

  • Dear Donaf,

    I am sorry to read that you are struggling a bit today.

    I am also impressed that you are taking them and trying.

    I hope that things get better for you.

    hugs,

    Marcus xxx

  • Thank u marcus hope ur ok xxx

  • We will be rite behind u thou this. Look wat i did today and caused my self a panic attack. I havent touch the vapour since, but i will as i do really want to give up smoking. Its doesnt matter how many attempts it takes, it the trying that counts. Definatly leave it till ur off the antibiotics, and ready. I thought i was on my own in all this. Theres got to be more people out there as well as us. I find it so hard wen it comes to medication but we can do this. Be positive and every time we do take our medication c it as a positive (doesnt feel like it at the time thou) xxx

  • We will be rite behind u thou this. Look wat i did today and caused my self a panic attack. I havent touch the vapour since, but i will as i do really want to give up smoking. Its doesnt matter how many attempts it takes, it the trying that counts. Definatly leave it till ur off the antibiotics, and ready. I thought i was on my own in all this. Theres got to be more people out there as well as us. I find it so hard wen it comes to medication but we can do this. Be positive and every time we do take our medication c it as a positive (doesnt feel like it at the time thou) xxx

  • I agree , there has to be more than us , but if not at least we no there was one more lol

    Don't you just envy people that pop a pill & then just get on with the day , I no I do

    Hubby has to take a beta blocker , when he started them I would just stare as he casually took it , I would stand there saying are you not worried , he would look at me gone out & say no , what for , I would say side effects of course reply would be no

    I even convinced him on the 1st lot he had got side effects & he went & got them changed lol now though he doesn't listen to me at all lol

    xxxxx

  • Lol definatly at least theres one more :-) yea i really do envy people that can take them and at normal. My mate, as sat there infront of me and took an anti des, two pain killers and two diazapan. Ive sat there with r u suppoosed to take them like that? Do u actually feel ok? I just cant help it like u say its the side effects.

    I shudnt laff but uve convinced ur oh once as well lol i only convinced mine to take one pain killer as two was to many. Which it wasnt lol he was worried to asking all my questions. He wont listen to me now either. He even counts my tablets for me, he says there was 4 yesterday now uve had one there 3. As i count them to but i will ova and ova so he does it and it better xxx

  • I hate taking new drugs too. Really worry about it and the side effects. Read them all and have to have someone with me when i try it. Then panic till i realise i havent had anaphalactic shock and died. That my biggest fear. Am checking my lips and throat arnt swollen! Been on trazodone for 15 years as scared to come off it. Tried escitalopram 12 weeks ago which was really hard and now have to reduce and come off it. Which just as hard for me. Have to make myself keep trying. New one lined up looks really scary. Took me months to try a beta blocker but that best drug that helps in end. It all crap. Feel down today. Husband not interested in my illness. Not sure i have will to keep trying new drugs.

  • Hi blue

    You are not on your own with this fear & you are right , like me & donaf we have to keep trying

    I no what you mean took them 2 years to get me on blood pressure tablets , its not until that fear that you are ok , that you can relax , meanwhile anxiety levels go up , helping to convince us we are not all right , its like a vicious circle

    Hubby may not understand your illness , rather than not be interested , for people that don't suffer , it can be hard , as this can not be seen from the outside ,, & we can only feel it from the inside & unless you have felt this , it must be hard tp no whats happening

    I am sure he cares , he maybe just doesnt no what to do or how to help

    Keep coming on here , we all understand , we no the feelings each of us feels

    Hope you have a good day

    Love

    whywhy

    xxx

  • Thank you. That really helped. Glad some people understand. X

  • Hello donaf, I can sympathise with your dilemma on taking meds. I have just been prescribed Paxil (Paroxetine) and after 2 days have stopped them as the symptoms with them are worse than when I started, or at least are by the time the next dose is due. Don't want problems coming off after long term use! I may relent and take them next week depending on strength/duration of the anxiety attacks. I am sure there are lots of sufferers out there in the same boat. Hang in there and go with your convictions when the time is right

    regards, Mallet head

  • jesus,cant believe how many people has a phobia about taking meds,I thought I was the only one.cant give advice,because im the same,but do know what your all going through,im sitting here head in a fog,and dizzy,and feeling so down,and wont take anything for it,no wonder my hubby is getting mad at me,so I find comfort talking to you all,but a bit of advice for whywhy,I have taken statins for years and there are really no side effects,I stopped them cause I wanted to go the natural way,and like you donaf,I have watched my niece swallowing an ad,and washing it down with vodka,never did her any harm,and me that wont take 2 painkillers,I think i need to go into hospital for 2 weeks,and get pass the side effect stage,then I would be grand...love to you all xxxxxx

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