I Hate Taking Meds

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 295 People

    Five Years...

    I've been on some sort of anti-depressant/anti-anxiety pill for FIVE years!  I was first on Lexapro, but it made me sick.  I was off it for a few months, and then they put me on Paxil, which I hated!  It killed every emotion inside of me.  I went off...
    moonlit1 moonlit1
    22-25, F
    Dec 21, 2008

    I Just Hate Them.

    I didn't have a hard time dealing with drinking meds when I was younger because I seldom get sick and until now I haven't been hospitalized yet. I guess my guardian angel is just excellent at guiding me lol. Right now, I only drink meds when I can't get up anymore --meaning when...
    anschel anschel
    22-25, F
    Dec 16, 2008

    So today was the first day I started taking my

    pills again. I was a little different than usual. I wasn't as outgoing,I was forcing emotions, i couldn't feel my hunger even though I could hear my stomach growl,I got emotionally drained just by doing nothing,and I was overall way more sad than usual. I think it really showed...
    RachelDare RachelDare
    1 Response Mar 2, 2016

    Especially the one I'm on now.

    It's supposed to help with my moods particularly my irritability. It exhausts me. When I take it, if it doesn't wipe me completely out it makes me feel like when you come home from a long day of work, completely worn out and no energy. I've been taking so many naps lately...
    DiabolusInMusica DiabolusInMusica
    31-35, F
    1 Response Mar 18, 2016

    Here We Go Again

    Eight years. Depressed. Frustrated Confused. Medication not working.... Let's try..... Up the dose... Change the medication.... Immune? Resistant? Don't know. Can't answer that. Dont you hate when a meds not working you're asked... Did you try this or that? How did it work...
    ilove2tri ilove2tri
    51-55, F
    1 Response Jan 8, 2013

    So my insurance is crazy stupid all I want to

    be able to do is take my meds and every time i seem to have to an issue getting it somehow I almost had to spend an extra day in the hospital because I couldn't go home with out it. So messed up.
    lljones417 lljones417
    22-25, F
    Aug 13, 2014

    We all hate taking poison don't we?

    Anyway i can't survive and deal with PTSD with just couneselling and other therapy or stuff. They helps me to through each day somehow. my current situation. Etizolam 0.5 mg for my anxiety attack once or twice in everyday Lexotan 2mg for my panic attack when i get panic...
    genjiipiexx genjiipiexx
    31-35, F
    Feb 28, 2016

    I am diagnosed schizophrenia.

    What does that mean. I don't care what is said I know what I know. My wife is trying to poison my coffee. I seen it.i seen it.i seen it. So you say I'm schizophrenia. Test the cup. So it's bright my eyes are blue. I know my wife said take the pills or leave but I don't need...
    SecNotSure SecNotSure
    36-40, M
    1 Response Oct 4, 2014

    Its What They Represent.

    I hate that I can't get out of bed, can't function unless I take my pills.  I hate that I have to be medicated just to feel 'normal'. I hate that they can mess with me so much. I hate that I need a stronger dose.  I hate that despite hating them, I can't be without...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Jan 25, 2009

    Taking Meds For the Rest of My Life? No Way,

    Ive been on anxiety and depression meds for over a year now. and im only 16. I suffer from major depression and a major anxiety disorder. My whole family has depression. I already know im going to have to take them my whole life. Ive stopped taking them for like 2 weeks...
    katiexIMAGINE katiexIMAGINE
    Jun 6, 2008

    I have some health problems

    that I've had to seek solutions for. I've effectively medicated myself for severe chronic insomnia, but it's a double edged sword and only works about 60% of the time. During the day I feel 0 motivation and still have anxiety. The med destroys word recall and short term/ working...
    slabstory slabstory
    22-25, M
    Apr 26, 2014

    I hate my pills they don't do ****

    for me all I do is take my pills. What's the point?
    jacquelyn415 jacquelyn415
    18-21, F
    Feb 9, 2014

    I'm switched and taken

    so many medicines it's almost unreal. I've always taken acne medicine and for awhile I took migraine medication that didn't really work and made me cranky, then I had to take meds because I had a constant feeling of nausea literally all day every day for like 3-4 months and then...
    kxCobra kxCobra
    22-25, F
    1 Response May 1, 2014

    It sucks. They taste gross.

    But kinda have to so yupp.
    deleted deleted
    Jan 8, 2016

    I Resent Them....

    I stopped taking them this week, as I had a few things to write up for University and basically, I feel that I write better without them.  Otherwise, I often feel that I can do without them, that I am ok, it is wrong, but I feel it anyway, and I feel fine the first...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Jan 25, 2009

    I'm So Sick of It

    I hate that my health, mental and physical, relies on my taking pills daily that can only be gotten from pharmacies. It makes me feel tied down, trapped kinda. When I didn' have all these medications to take I felt a lot freer
    AngelaDark AngelaDark
    31-35, F
    1 Response Apr 11, 2008

    Knowledge Is Power

    My medication has been changed again. Today I begin taking Effexor. Do I have hope that this will be the one to take my blankets off? Yup. Always. Wait and see. Over eight yeas I have tried a lot of what's out there, individually as well as cocktails. Meds have been bumped up to...
    ilove2tri ilove2tri
    51-55, F
    3 Responses Jan 15, 2013

    I have adhd and I took concerta

    for 10 years now and I am wondering should I stop taking my meds or should I still take them???
    imsoshady10 imsoshady10
    18-21, M
    1 Response May 1, 2014

    Must We?

    My family was always about "better living through chemistry". Everything has a pill or unguent for it. I've never been good with meds (& often forget to take them when I'm actually sick). I've resigned myself to a regimen of vitamins just to better balance my random...
    QuixoticKidEternity QuixoticKidEternity
    Mar 26, 2008

    So I've been on a cocktail of an anti-depressant

    and an anti-anxiety pill for nearly a year now, and it has worked great. But I've stopped taking them for some weeks now. Because despite the fact that they worked great, I feel as if they worked by numbing my emotions. And despite feeling content, I didn't feel like myself...
    adorea adorea
    70+, F
    2 Responses Oct 28, 2015

    i used to be on a boatload of meds,

    now i only take 3 (thank goodness) and its so irritating. like why cant i just be fvcking happy without them? why must i need chemicals to make me feel?
    IkIlLeDyOuRsOuLaNdAtEiT IkIlLeDyOuRsOuLaNdAtEiT
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Mar 18, 2016

    Walking Disease

    I was diagnosed with waaaaay too many diseases. Bpd, schizophrenia, photophobia, depression, anxiety, pts, and I'm still bulimic and anorexic. I hate taking meds. I don't know why. Maybe it's because I've always wanted to cling to my depression. I want to wallow in my despair. I...
    MaiaTheBroken MaiaTheBroken
    18-21, F
    Jun 3, 2012

    When I take meds for my headache.

    Which are Tylenols. I always Chew them then drink water. I'm used to the nasty taste.
    lorrena19 lorrena19
    22-25, F
    Feb 7, 2015

    They Numb My Emotions

    I have noticed that when I stop taking my meds for a while I seem to be able to "feel" more deeply. I am more alive I think and seem more like myself. Then problems do arise and I ago back into a depression. Usuallly a bad one too. I really hate the fact that I have to...
    cinfullynn cinfullynn
    46-50, F
    1 Response Apr 12, 2008

    Should i stop taking my meds

    or should I still take them????
    imsoshady10 imsoshady10
    18-21, M
    2 Responses May 1, 2014

    I remember the first med they started me on

    celexa and i threw up then every hospital visit they were injecting them into me for being agitated but everytime i got out of the hospital they were feeding them to me just as bad and some had tricky side effects one being hyperactivity another breathing difficulties and they...
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Jan 7, 2016

    I tried to kill myself at 13,

    was put on fluoxetine, Xanax, various adhd drugs Strattera was the absolute worst ever. Now that I'm 19 I quit them all. So far so good, just trying to eat healthy and exercise, feel better than I can ever remember in my life. But still slip up and cut myself no and then.
    deleted deleted
    Jan 10, 2016

    Its Just the Sniffles.

    I just don't like to take them, unless I have to. I wasn't raised stuffed full of meds like people, especially kids are now. I especially hate pain meds. I like to feel "normal." Not doped. But it drives me crazy to see these parents cramming drugs down thier kids...
    brwneyedbeauty brwneyedbeauty
    18-21, F
    1 Response Dec 29, 2008

    I Hate It

    i hate taking my meds i have 2 take bout 25 tablets a day,plus liquid morphine,it just makes me feel soo sick add 2 that the regular inhalors+creams i have 2 have aswell,it doesnt leave much time for spontaneity as my life is so regemented
    happyukgal happyukgal
    22-25, F
    1 Response Nov 13, 2010

    Whats The Point?

    It seems I spend more time in the pharmacy than any were else. I have so many different medication that  I am ment to take, and i can only pick up a perscription every two weeks. I recently changed most of the pills to oral soutions or liquids, as I...
    CrackedNut CrackedNut
    18-21, F
    1 Response Aug 30, 2010

    The Right Stuff.

    It's really amazing what the right medication can do. I never hold expectations for any change. But this new med...Effexor.... has made me calm, even in the face of adversity. I can think more clearly, respond more coherently, and feel more respite. It's not only the med that...
    ilove2tri ilove2tri
    51-55, F
    3 Responses Jan 29, 2013

    It's a Love-hate Relationship

    I have resisted taking medications most all my life.  I am the girl that doesn't even like to take a Tylenol for a headache--not even one of those headaches that throb so badly it feels like your head is going to explode in all directions.  I forget to take birth...
    dyin2live dyin2live
    31-35, F
    4 Responses Apr 9, 2008

    I take like 8 pills every morning

    and then I have to take 5 pills throughout the day, every 3 hours. I swear to god if I have to do this my whole ******* life I'll just end it now.
    brittmeetworld brittmeetworld
    18-21, F
    Mar 29, 2014

    I had terrified experience.

    when i was about 20,i often go out with taking meds. And one night,i went outside..i was riding a bicycle and i was trying to crossing the streets. There were no signal... That was suddenly happened. I was hit by a car. I literally flied in the sky. i didn't know what happened...
    JerryJerryA JerryJerryA
    31-35, F
    Feb 6, 2015
    deleted deleted
    3 Responses May 24, 2009

    It Doesn't End

    Once you start taking meds they become part of your everyday world and it never ends.  I have tried to stop taking my medications just to have depression settle in like a bad house guest.........
    cinfullynn cinfullynn
    46-50, F
    2 Responses Jan 25, 2009


    I hate taking my meds. There were few times I did stop, and it felt like I hit rock bottom. I thought I was doing better but didn't realized it was the meds that helped me. I still don't like taking them and will have to for the rest of my life. I am bipolar. Now the doctor put...
    penpalwriter penpalwriter
    46-50, F
    Feb 13, 2013

    For Two Friggin Days....

    I missed them Basically because I was sick at the start of the week, and they would have been wasted, and now, I don't feel at all myself, I feel withdrawn, i want to run away and hide and disappear and am extremely quiet today with that painted on smile...
    deleted deleted
    3 Responses Feb 27, 2009

    Whats Wrong With My Eyes?!?!

    My Dr. started me on 2 new drugs...Nortryptaline and Oxcarbazepine.  Now I'm not sure which one is doing it but all of the sudden and cant see things up close at all.  I can see across the room just fine but I can't read a book or write much because my eyes just lose...
    Mmczar26 Mmczar26
    26-30, F
    Mar 1, 2009

    Who Does Enjoy Taking Medication...?

    Hate the morning when it is time to swallow several tablets in order to keep my engine running at full throttle.I do not know what it is,I know they will pass down into my stomach without any pain however I have my glass of milk and swallow them in one go.I find if I use water to...
    garvan garvan
    51-55, M
    2 Responses May 28, 2010

    I feel like a damn senior citizen with my daily

    pill organizer on my desk. I take four in the morning and four at night and it ******* sucks. It drains what little bit of energy I have and the side effects suck even more. I'm always drowsy, and get splitting headaches that make me want to blow my brains out. I wish I didn't...
    Overtherainbow66 Overtherainbow66
    22-25, F
    Sep 5, 2015
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