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Medication?????

Joannedbo

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I have servere anxiety which at the minute is majorly focused on my health and is making my depressed. I am waiting for CBT again will be the 4th time and had counselling twice. The docotr has given me fluoxcetine but i am very reluctant to take due to side effects necause i am anxious.
 

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I know exactly how you feel, I'm also dealing with severe anxiety at the minute and it is extremely difficult!

If your doctor has prescribed you medication though you should definitely take it. If you were prescribed something for a physical health problem you would have to take it, regardless of any possible side effects. Anxiety is a health problem like any other and if you were given medication it is important that you take it.

If it helps, know that the actual likelihood of experiencing any significant side effects is very low, and with the edge taken off your anxiety you will be in a better position to handle any difficulties that do arise.
 

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Thank you Blue 12 i am working myself up to takin them think i will do it at the weekend when i am not at work, so many people have told me the medication made them feel ill for the first month or so.
 

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That sounds like a good plan. You will feel better soon!
 

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I have servere anxiety which at the minute is majorly focused on my health and is making my depressed. I am waiting for CBT again will be the 4th time and had counselling twice. The docotr has given me fluoxcetine but i am very reluctant to take due to side effects necause i am anxious.
I get that way too. Any time I am prescribed antibiotics, I get really anxious. I don't want to take them in the first place for fear of getting C. Diff. and I am always nervous about side effects, interactions, etc. BUT I do find that when I take them... I rarely ever experience side effects. If I do, they are mild and go away. I find that I won't take them when I am alone and I try to time them around the time when I am home in case I have to go to the bathroom. I feel your pain! Feel better soon!
 

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I understand!! I have severe anxiety and have been told to take meds for years! But due to my anxiety I am terrified . Good luck and keep us posted!!
 

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Good morning, well i am on day 3 of the tablets, no side effects besides a dry mouth. Not a miracle cure but they do seem to have slightly taken the edge off i dont feel as manic like i am going to die like i did before but still having the irrational thoughts.
 

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Good morning, well i am on day 3 of the tablets, no side effects besides a dry mouth. Not a miracle cure but they do seem to have slightly taken the edge off i dont feel as manic like i am going to die like i did before but still having the irrational thoughts.
So good to hear!!!! Can not wait to hear how you feel in 1 month!!
 

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Thanks, i am still struggling with the irrational thoughts and convienced myself i am dying of cervical cancer but dont feel as manic x
 
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