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Trouble with meds

raven

raven

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Twice a day I have a dilema, it comes time to take my medication. (Risperidone, venlafaxine, simvastatin). I just simply do not want to take it, or at least a part of me doesn't. Its a real battle inside my head to get me to take it. People have accused me of being childish which hurt me as I don't feel like I'm acting as a spoilt brat. I'm simply struggle to accept taking medications. Does this make any sense to anyone?

My history might explain it partly. I was on medication many years back and it caused me to have a stroke. Not good and just might explain some of my fear of taking further medication.

But also do I want to be ill? Mediation in theory is keeping me calmer.

Also, when taking it I regularly get the urge to take the whole bottle rather than just the tablets for that dose. So its easier to stay away from the tablets.

Am I just being pathetic?

It regularly takes a friend of mine to talk to me in order to get me to take them.

I just want to understand the battle and come to a peaceful solution rather than this mini saga every day.

raven
 
KP1

KP1

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I feel exactly the same as you have just described.Its a constant illogical battle.
 
raven

raven

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I feel exactly the same as you have just described.Its a constant illogical battle.
Really you do! You're the first person to say that to me, I thought it was just me that struggled each day.

*greatful hugs*

raven
 
BSloan1960

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Just my 2 cents. One day I felt discouraged that I had to be on meds- probably for the rest of my life. Suddenly the following dawned on me:

"Wow! I'm so glad I was born when I was- in a time and place where these medicines have been invented and can help me... if I was born 100 years ago there would be almost nothing that could have been done to help me".

Also- a ton of people are on depression and/or psych meds. I work in the nursing department of a hospital. As I have gotten to know more and more co-workers over the years, a countless number have told me they also take these meds.

Hope this helps.

Bill


Twice a day I have a dilema, it comes time to take my medication. (Risperidone, venlafaxine, simvastatin). I just simply do not want to take it, or at least a part of me doesn't. Its a real battle inside my head to get me to take it. People have accused me of being childish which hurt me as I don't feel like I'm acting as a spoilt brat. I'm simply struggle to accept taking medications. Does this make any sense to anyone?

My history might explain it partly. I was on medication many years back and it caused me to have a stroke. Not good and just might explain some of my fear of taking further medication.

But also do I want to be ill? Mediation in theory is keeping me calmer.

Also, when taking it I regularly get the urge to take the whole bottle rather than just the tablets for that dose. So its easier to stay away from the tablets.

Am I just being pathetic?

It regularly takes a friend of mine to talk to me in order to get me to take them.

I just want to understand the battle and come to a peaceful solution rather than this mini saga every day.

raven
 
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