So I've definitely identified that I have a problem with medication anxiety. Originally I tried to convince myself that I was just being cautious and part of it does stem from the fact that I have had some unpleasant reactions to a bunch of medications (I took codeine once and couldn't sleep for 2 weeks, pain meds make me vomit, etc) but the list is getting longer and although I know that I do have issues with some of them I am afraid to take new medications, and even to take some medications that I've done alright with in the past. It doesn't help that I'm a chronic web checker... I check the interactions (which I rationalize as just being informed), I check possible side effects, I read the little sheet they give you (that I assume "most people" just throw away)... I look on ask a patient to see what other peoples rxns are... its excessive and really not healthy but I find myself having a problem not doing it.
I've been seing my doctor regularly for pain issues, intermittent vertigo, and now a flare up of my anxiety and depression and she prescribed me an NSAID and cymbalta... well I tried the cymbalta and it was a complete disaster, I was on zoloft years ago for a short time and although I had a difficult time adjusting to it I was able to function, the cymbalta nearly took me out of work and my brain felt electrified, I got these weird muscle twitches and my jaw wouldn't unclench... it was terrible. So that was a 1 pill, rest in the trash deal... now I'm nervous to even get the celebrex, my insurance is being difficult about covering it but I'm not really pushing for it since I hear on tv all the time about "the risks of nsaids..." so now I'm back where I started and although I'm sure it would offer me some relief I'm scared to take it... Does anyone else experience this and have any ideas how to overcome it? I'm just feeling frustrated, I want to trust my doctor but having a hard time just letting it go.
Thanks! Sorry this was so long!