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I Hate Taking Meds

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    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

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

    for me all I do is take my pills. What's the point?
    jacquelyn415 jacquelyn415 16-17, F Feb 9, 2014

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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 31-35 Mar 26, 2008

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses May 24, 2009

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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, 2014

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    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

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    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, 2014

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    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

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    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 18-21, F Feb 7

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    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

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    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

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    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, 2014

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    Should i stop taking my meds

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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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, 2014

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    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

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    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, 2014

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    my bf and i argue over it a lot cause he doesnt understand that i JUST HATE IT..
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    Danichal Danichal 36-40, F Apr 13

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    i have physics test today. ergh. wish me luck! aha.
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