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Does anyone else get anxiety around taking medication?

I have massive fear atm it really sucks.

Having a hard time taking my nighttime medication

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Champion Alumni
Champion Alumni

Hi Apricit 123,

I’m sorry you are feeling this way I understand it would be difficult.

I remember when I was going through severe anxiety the fear thoughts were there but I still took my medication.

Are you aware of the thoughts that are causing you anxiety?

Maybe you could learn how to challenge these thoughts?

Champion Alumni
Champion Alumni

Hello Apricit@@, does your doctor believe that you can change the time before you take it.

Having anxiety about medication may always be a fear, until you take it and feel the benefits from it.

You could always ask your doctor if you can halve the medication to begin with.


Champion Alumni
Champion Alumni

Hi Apricit@@123 (and a wave to Petal & Geoff)

I understand your situation as I was just as scared when I started taking my night time meds for my anxiety too

Your doc probably wants you to take the meds before bed as they will provide you with a better quality sleep which then helps you heal even more effectively

Taking meds before bed is very common Apricit@@123. I started doing so in 1996 and they helped me so much

Any questions are always welcome 🙂

Thankyou for being a part of the Beyond Blue forum family too!


Yeah I think ita because I'm having flashbacks also .

And I been having them for a month now so its escalating fears around medication its makes no logical sense really

Hello Apricit 123,

Ok I’m sorry you are experiencing flash backs…….. have you spoken to a psychologist in regards to how you can deal with these?

When you see medication do you feel compelled to do something?

I dont understand your reply sorry.

That’s ok……..

Just an example if you see medication do you feel like hiding it somewhere?

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Yes I can not take medications I infact don't take even take pain killers