I'm a big believer in the motto "better living through chemistry" if one needs it. The medication is there to help make your life better so certainly you need not feel ashamed of needing medications.
You have absolutely nothing to be ashamed of and you are not a failure. You did not choose to have this disorder but you can learn to live with it and control it. If taking medication is helping you then don't feel guilty. Guilt is a wasted emotion.
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Please feel better and know we care. You are a wonderful person and remember you have anxiety, it does not have you.
Kitt, Moderator: Anxiety, Panic & Depression *~*
I don't believe there is any shame in taking Paxil or any other medication that helps make your life a little better (prescription meds only mind lol!). Please don't feel guilt or shame. I'm proud that my meds work, they help me get out and live life and help others. Having said that I still understand the stigma of meds. You won't find that here, just support. I wish you well.
There is no reason to feel embarrassed or ashamed about taking a medication. If it helps you feel normal and happy, that's great. It's not about what other people think, it's about how YOU feel and if you feel good and can enjoy life and interact, keep taking it. I'm on Xanax and am not at all ashamed of taking it. People I work with know I'm on it and accept it just fine. My family and friends know why I am taking it and don't judge me. Noone should judge another. I'd say if someone has a problem with you taking a med, it's their problem, not yours. Do what you need to do for YOU. It is no different than someone taking a pain medication or a seizure medication every day. Different disorders call for different meds. I wish you well and that the Paxil continues to work well for you.
Good Morning Lyn,
I hope you are feeling better about taking the meds and you have felt the reassurance here that you have no reason to be ashamed of anything.
Taking care of you is the most important thing you can do for your family.
Hope you have a really good Wednesday.
I don't think you have anything to be ashamed about. Seems like these types of drugs are more accepted in today's society. If you ask my aunt or my dad, they will tell you to get off the drugs and manage your problems without meds. That's what they have both told me but I don't pay them any mind. I don't care what anyone thinks. I don't have the skills right now to be off the meds and I'm not ashamed to be on it.