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Old 02-08-2013, 08:56 AM   #1
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munkeex HB User
Question scared of new med??

Does anyone else suffer from intense anxiety and fear from taking new medications that are meant to help you? I have never, ever, ever, wanted to hurt myself or others BUT when I start a new med (gabapentin today) I am obsessed with the warning that it may cause suicidal thoughts. I am always afraid that these meds will all of the sudden make me go crazy and hurt myself even though I have no desire to. Anyone have any advice??

PS- I am on other anti depressants and mood stabilizers and have never had a single problem with any of them.

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Old 02-28-2013, 11:38 AM   #2
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Re: scared of new med??

Hmmm.... I don't have any anxiety over different meds, but I haven't had to switch since I started in April 2010. I have Bipolar II & take a small dose of Klonopin, which is an anti-anxiety med, Lamictal specifically used to treat Bipolar, & Seroquel, a mood stabilizer. I do have a fear in the back of my head that someday my meds will stop doing the trick & I will have to screw around with trying something else. I have heard that's not exactly fun. I am afraid of what it would do to my marriage & parenting skills.

My girls were 7 & 5 when I was diagnosed. They have a simple understanding of my disease, can tell if I may have forgotten to take my meds & know that my evening meds sometimes make me bitchy. I may be bitchy, buuut I am emotionally stable & that is the most important thing to me.

I hope my rambling on is helpful,

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