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grassboi

712d

will I get addicted to my meds and never change?

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    • CraZinventor

      711d

      Withdrawal symptoms don't necessarily mean you addicted. Being effected and being addicted are two very different things.

    • Sherwood

      710d

      addicted to your meds: maybe, if you are scared of this you should make sure your doctor knows so you both can be careful. never change: we change constantly, and i believe in you to be able to reach positive change that you want

    • ChickenGirl1204

      711d

      From a non-doctor and non-medical standpoint...I want to say maybe. Like a lot of the others are saying, it's dependent upon the type of medications you're taking, how long, and what dosage. According to that, I could be considered addicted to Sertraline/Zoloft for anxiety/depression. But to me that's not necessarily an addiction because I need them to function at a good level. Similar to how someone needs glasses. They could go around without their glasses and try to manage, but it's not easy. I could try and go off of the medication, but it's not good for me or my well-being (I learned that when I forgot 3 days worth of doses...yikes!). It's an option to wean yourself off of a medication if you desperately want to get off of it, but this is ultimately up to you/your wellbeing.

    • CraZinventor

      711d

      Withdrawal symptoms don't necessarily mean you addicted. Being effected and being addicted are two very different things.

    • bokbok

      711d

      When I was on effexor I was physically addicted to it. When I was tapering down I has nausea and headaches. Im also taking spravato and I'm technically addicted to it (I don't get cravings, but if I quit cold turkey I would have major withdrawal symptoms)

    • CraZinventor

      712d

      It depends on the kind of medication. If you're talking about antidepressants or anxiety medication, it is technically possible to get addicted, not to the medication, but rather the feeling of being well. Your body can in some cases get very reliant on the medication that you feel like you can't live without it, but it's not like substance addiction as far as I'm aware, and I think in the event that this happens it's very possible to reverse the effects.

    • Bergeron

      712d

      That all depends on you and the medications. I am a recovering alcoholic myself, and I have taken Adderall and clonazepam for over 10 years now and have not developed any physical or psychological addiction to either drug. For other people it would not be the same. I think it really depends on your biochemistry.

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