Post
Experience Project iOS Android Apps | Download EP for your Mobile Device

I Hate Taking Meds

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 229 People

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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 26-30 1 Response Jan 25, 2009

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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 18-21, F Aug 13

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I Wouldn't Mind...

    a couple, but a dozen 1st thing in the morning, and that many more during the rest of the day...I have always had trouble swallowing them, and in an empty stomach, they make me queasy...crappy way to start the day...
    allycat419 allycat419 46-50, F Aug 8, 2008

    Your Response

    Cancel

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

    for me all I do is take my pills. What's the point?
    jacquelyn415 jacquelyn415 13-15, F Feb 9

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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 31 Mar 26, 2008

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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 18-21, F Dec 21, 2008

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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 May 1

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Should i stop taking my meds

    or should I still take them????
    imsoshady10 imsoshady10 18-21, M 1 Response May 1

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I Don't Think I'd Mind If

    the meds actually worked! I'm bipolar, bulemic, and a cutter, among other things, and the meds I've tried just don't cut it (no pun intended). I've gained weight like crazy since I started taking psych meds and needless to say, that doesn't help the ED or anything else for that...
    Shonnie Shonnie 22-25, F Jul 29, 2008

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Should I change my meds?

    ??? I am taking concerta and I feel like it's not helping me at all. I feel a lot anxious, fatigue and bored .
    whatupdoc54 whatupdoc54 18-21, M Jul 3

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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 18-21, F 1 Response May 1

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Stop

    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 41-45, F Feb 13, 2013

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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 1 Response Apr 26

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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 31-35, M 1 Response Oct 4

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses May 24, 2009

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I do..I honestly hate them

    because they haven't done anything for me. No effect whatsoever, only the vampires requesting my blood every month. Lets not forget being terrified I'm going to take too much or accidentally taking something that interferes with them. Now, when school starts back, they want to...
    marilynandcupcakes marilynandcupcakes 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 27

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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 26-30 1 Response Jan 25, 2009

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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 46-50, M 2 Responses May 28, 2010

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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 26-30 6 Responses Feb 27, 2009

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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 16-17 Jun 6, 2008

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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 16-17, F Mar 29

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Related Experiences

    I'm 16, and have been living with my mother and my boyfriend and his dad for about a year and a half now.But, for the most part, just know I'm safe and okay besides all this. My...
    Tarahkins Tarahkins 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 26

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I stopped taking my meds about three months ago. I had a anti-phycotic, mood stabilizer and anxiety meds. I stopped taking them cold turkey. My doctor tried to stop me and so did...
    chaoshead chaoshead 13-15, M 1 Response Nov 2

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I feel as if I'm the biggest crybaby in the whole world. I hate my feelings, I hate being awake, I hate hating things. I feel as if my life is supposed to be this wonderful...
    imotakuchan imotakuchan 18-21, F Oct 31

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Found this pic on my phone Don't remember taking it 0.0
    RainbowWolf13 RainbowWolf13 13-15, F 2 Responses 5 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    There's one thing I also hate, is how teenage magazines promote makeup, or giveaway free makeup with the magazine! Being a young girl at 13-15 with teenage magazines, you feel as...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 6 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I missed taking it for about a week. now I have to start the dosing all over again. -.-
    untamablekitty untamablekitty 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 29

    Your Response

    Cancel
    i hate school so much my anxiety starts acting up to where i have panic attacks... i dont even know why. I take meds for anxiety but they dont seem to help. i dont know what to do...
    destiny21437 destiny21437 13-15, F 2 Responses Nov 5

    Your Response

    Cancel
    today was the worst day ever. mom has a whole cabinet of prescription meds. I dont think she'll miss em just like she wont miss me. I guess ill try tonight. whatd the worst that...
    madisonlovesyou madisonlovesyou 13-15, F 4 Responses Nov 12

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Omg I seriously hate you grown a$$ men talking so nasty to these little girls shame on you yeah some of these little girls do ask inappropriate questions but damn your an adult and...
    UpStateNyMom33 UpStateNyMom33 31-35, F 5 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Jose 4 is on a cam.hate ...all witnessed and fried like usual They also voted her as a bum
    jose3done jose3done 51-55, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Some people are so sick in the head I hate bullies :(
    Rach1544 Rach1544 16-17, F 52 mins ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I hate my family. At first I thought it was because of our misunderstandings and fights but as time passed I knew that I really hate my family. I hate my mom for being so...
    Dardar113 Dardar113 13-15 Nov 2

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I Hate My Church I felt deeply in grieved and spiritually drained with my church. Something is missing. Our pastor is an intelligent withdrawn man who never talks to us for so long...
    kiendy123 kiendy123 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 2

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Oh I hate, loath, despise my mother in law! I can say that with clarity, and I know I will never change that. She is the most selfish woman I have ever met. I know when I first...
    ohsoverytired ohsoverytired 36-40, F 5 Responses 5 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    No more coverage. A take a wack of meds. I can't afford them. They tell you not to quit them cold turkey but what choice do I have?
    absolom absolom 41-45 Oct 28

    Your Response

    Cancel