You have to take your meds until you can get your anxiety under control. It may take some time. It sounds like you are learning skills from this weekly program and seeing your therapist, but you still have a lot of health anxiety. Take your meds as your Dr said and keep moving forward in your recovery.
If you are really concerned, ask your Dr for the freedom to try 1/2 the new dose and see if that provides relief. I have a very open relationship with my Dr and she agrees to let me do things like that from time to time due to my sensitivity to meds. Hang in there!
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DX: Anxiety, Depression, LPR (acid reflux)
Meds: Paxil, Nexium, Zantac
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