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I'm 18, and I've been struggling with GAD for quite some time now. My psychologist never mentioned anything about me getting medicine for my anxiety, but then again, my treatment was interrupted a month after it started, due to financial issues. But regardless, my family doesn't want me to take any medicine for this particular issue.
First off, I fear addiction. I read somewhere that with time people need to start taking stronger medicine each time and eventually they cannot function without it.
Secondly, I fear that they might not work with me, y'know? Because even though I don't wanna take medicine, I have a lot of faith in it and think it'd help me deal with my anxiety more smoothly, so I fear giving in, taking the medicine, only to have failure as a result.
Do you take medicine? Does it work? Do you fear addiction?
I just don't think they think the disorder seriously, you know? If it was something physical, they would be doing their best to help me out, but since it's psychological, they believe I can just "magically" get rid of it.
I'll see if I can contact my former psychologist to talk about starting to take medication for my anxiety.