biting the bullet

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Well, ive had a long term severe medication phobia, i never take anything ever. Tonigt i had to visit the hospital for an infection. This means meds! Ive taken the first, any hints on how to handle the inevitable freak out?

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    Just remember that it's to make you better, and if anything were to go wrong it's nothing that can't be helped. Be around people that are comforting while you take the meds until you feel comfortable. smile I hope you feel better! 
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      It's not silly, it's understandable. Especially since the tv shows all these commercials on pills being fatal or whatever. All pills have side effects, but if you've taken it before and are fine, then just keep reassuring yourself of thatsmile besides you wouldn't want your infection to get worse, that'll cause 100x more anxiety!
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    Sorry to read of  your medication phobia.  We in this day and age in the developed world are blessed to have access to lifesaving medications.  Yes, sometimes there are side effects but they can be overcome.  Trust your doctors and don't give into your fears.  If you have an infection you need an antibiotic otherwise you might suffer serious consequences. I hope you feel much better really soon - both medically and emotionally.  Good luck

    , bpotmedically and emotionally.  All the best.  

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    Hello jmcg

    fI we are all honest, we would mostly admit we do not like taking meds.  But needs must, and as you go through life things happen which  may force you to take them.  As a young person (many years ago) I was terrified of everything.  Doctors, dentists, needles, tablets, flying,  you name it......

    This was when I realised I suffered from anxiety,  It has been with me all my life, but I now go to the Dentist relatively calmly, take tablets, and have flown all over the world.   You will eventually train your mind to accept some things are necessary.  Not easy, but it will come.  Good Luck (from one who knows)!

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      Hi, Vicky

      Havn't actually overcome my fears, but try to manage them....but today has not been good.  I witnessed something this morning which was very sad, and all day I have felt dreadful (can't get it out of my mind).

      So as you see it is past midnight UK time, and I just can't bear the thought of going to bed, with this awful event still on my mind!  However I try to help others on this site, as I have experienced so many things that life has thrown at me......that somehow I have learnt so much about  anxiety.  I feel so concerned about everyone who suffers.

      Anyway, Good night....tomorrow is another day! x

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    Tell me about it I have been to hospital last night chronic side pain bloods ECG and ct scan for suspected stones but the scan won't get seen until today then sent to GP could be meds or take it away,scared to death no sleep anxiety through the roof.

    Is it antibiotics for infection because I am like you wth meds but can take them.

    love

    Joan

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      Jeez i wish you the best, sounds really unpleasant! Yes antibuotics, ive taken 2 and nothing dreadful has happened so i think if it were to it would have already. Hope things turn out good for u!
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      Hi Joan, carrying on climbing you know it will pass, if only a little. I have had a better day. back to work tommorrow so i expect tommorrow morning will be grim. I just wish my brain would rest, it really gets me down.. thoughts rushing round like a washing machine xxxxxx lots of love xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
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