Anxiety about new allergy medicine

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Date Joined May 2007
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   Posted 5/3/2008 6:38 AM (GMT -6)   
Hello all - I have anxiety and ocd - for about 8 years now.  Anyhow, ANY time a new prescription drug is offered to me I get nervous and after looking up side effects I typically don't want to take them.
I have allergies, and was prescribed Allegra-D - and right on the side effects is anxiety and nervousness.  Now, if I already have those things, I'm afraid this could intensify it and then bring out my panic and ocd even worse.  I work for my doctors office and I don't want to tell them I have panic disorder.
Just curious if anyone else takes it.  i'd rather suffer w/ some allergy symptoms like itchy eyes and sorethroat versus being even more anxious than I already am.
Thanks for listening,

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   Posted 5/3/2008 3:27 PM (GMT 0)   

Dear Laurie,

You might want to look for an allergy med that does not cause anxiety and ask your PCP for a med that does not cause "that jittery feeling" That way you don't have to use the verbiage anxiety.

A lot of people feel jittery on allergy meds....................I am like you, I read the side effects and I don't want to take anything that will kick me into more anxiety.

Take care and good luck.  Keep us posted on how you do.


Kitt, Moderator: Anxiety ~ Panic 
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It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver.~Mahatma Gandhi~

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