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My husband is the same way. One time a few years ago he had an absessed tooth and needed to take an antibiotic. He was missing work and in terrible pain. He wouldn't take it because he just knew he would have one of the reactions listed on the warning label. I called his mom to reassure him that he never had an allergic reaction to any medicine and then ended up fighting with him over taking it. He finally took it because we were fighting about it. I know he was terrified though. He was diagnosed with high cholesterol and given a prescription for lipitor. It took him over a year to take it because of the side effects. The only thing I get very confused with him about is he is so afraid he will die of a heart attack or some other thing but he doesn't go out of his way to take care of himself. Do any of you do this? It is like the more he worries the more he does the absolute wrong things. He has just recently been diagnosed with bipolar after years of being diagnosed with general anxiety disorder. You can read my other post for more details. Anyway with the help of zoloft, xanax, lamactil, and risperidal I think he is finally having more better days than bad. He is really afraid to be alone for fear something will happen to him and nobody will be there to help especially me. If I want to go to the store or go shopping with my friends it is a very big deal. We are in therapy and seeing a Phsyciatrist for everything. I just feel so very sorry for him. I am such an outgoing fun seeking person and he hates to be around more than two people at a time. I just feel like he is in a bubble and missing out on life. I know he feels this way too. Somewhere, before me someone really made him feel worthless and so alone. I do everything I can to reassure but he just says if you don't have anxiety you just can't understand. If I could control it I would. So what is the answer?
I don't believe in giving up. I think everyone in this world has gone through something so why do some people have the ability to get through things and others crumble? Right now he has been off work due to his back for over one year and one half. He had started retraining at college and that is when we found out he has bipolar. People have talked to him about applying for permanent disability but I don't think this is the answer as the less he has to do the more he just gets depressed. He is supposed to start school this Saturday for Tig welding which will be easier on his back. I don't know if he will stay at school or not since he will be away from home. Anyone feel this bad? Please help.
i still get a little anxiety every morning when it comes time to take my zoloft...
i even get a little anxious taking my vitamins and stuff cuz i worry there's going to be some weird drug interaction with the zoloft...

i've only been on meds for a couple of months, but definitely can empathize...
i was pretty against and afraid of taking any meds for fear of the long term effects...
but my anxiety / panic got so bad that i finally gave in and decided to give it a shot...
i'm feeling a little better these days...
still going to therapy and hoping to get off the meds at some point...
but i think there are a LOT of us who understand what it feels like...
safety in numbers?... lol