Artem

492d

I am having a hard time accepting that I need to take medication. Any advice?

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    • bighead

      487d

      @AlexaRae 👍

    • phillip.marshall

      492d

      You and me both. I'm trying my best to embrace the change I'm going threw and find unselfish reasons to do it. For me, I'm doing it for my future child so that I can be better when he gets here. And for a friend I hurt alot during my last episode before I attempted. I you should text me.

    • Artem

      492d

      i have tried external motivation but it doesn't seem to work for me.

    • AlexaRae

      492d

      I struggled A LOT with deciding to take the lamictal.. I grew up in a home where mental health meds are really looked down on.. and I was already afraid of what my brain could do on its own so I was extra worried what it could do on meds.. but I was convinced partly cuz I felt I didn’t have much choice (I was doing extremely poorly at the time).. something was gonna have to change or I didn’t think I could make it.. so I was fully ready to let go of my symptoms and that has made taking it easier, I feel safer on it.

      • Harvey78

        489d

        @AlexaRae I get generic of Lamictal - latuda

    • AlexaRae

      492d

      And I’ve become committed to staying on them because I want to know what my life could be like without being dictated by my condition.. who I am beyond my symptoms.. Basically I guess I stay on it cuz I want to see what’s possible..

    • Darlington

      490d

      I don't have any advice, but just know I'm in the same boat. I just cried last night about having to take all these meds for my numerous health conditions. Sometimes I just want to flat out stop, I won't, but I sure do think about it.

      • Harvey78

        489d

        @Darlington i signed up to divvydose.com they put all my meds in little daily packets with the date and time to take them i take some meds 3 times. A day before this system i forgot my meds alot i started this month everyoi know says they see a difference in me and i feel amazing i think its because all the bottles became a chore so i slacked alot but the packets make it easy. My insurance paid for it they calked i answered and said your insurance wants to sign you up no charge to you. I think its cheaper for them than my old pharmacy.

      • Harvey78

        489d

        @Darlington I had a hard time getting a hold on the phone but they have an email address you just write your concerns or questions and they call you back that or the next day. So much easier and less stressful than waiting on hold.

      • Harvey78

        489d

        @Darlington ps im not a bot i just thought i could relate but i feel better with this system. 🤗

    • clowntown

      489d

      Try weed Once you've done one drug you've done them all. /ns

      • Harvey78

        489d

        @clowntown paranoia makes everything so much worse...

    • Red2917

      487d

      I 100% understand that. For me, accepting the medication meant I was accepting the diagnosis. I fought it so hard for years! But I finally got real with myself and looked at the facts: when I took my meds, my life—and the lives of those I love—improved. I finally figured out that having a stable life with meds was much more important to me than fighting a diagnosis.

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