Hi- im 29 and im dependant on medication just to get through the day. Ive been on anti depressants and anti anxiety meds every day since i was 14. i cant lead a 'normal' life or funtion without them and i have accepted that. for each individual, its different. sometimes you gotta to what you can to get by and thats how i view my situation. if i was diabetic i would need daily insulin- but i have panic disorder, and i need daily anti anxiety/ad's. just the way it is. hope you get some relief and answers, all the best
Hey Qwerty! Glad you are feeling better about your decision to take your meds! I know it can be hard to think about taking pills every day when you're as young as you are. I have been through those headaches with IBS - there were times I was eating literally handfuls of pills and supplements every day and it made me feel like I was some withering violet, sickly, weak, person etc. I still take a number of supplements for the IBS. I have to. That's just the way it goes for me to be normal.
I'm sure adding some anti-anxiety meds to your mix of UC meds just feels worse. I was struggling with taking a/ds also and finally decided to do it again. The way I have come to see things, is that meds will help me get through some difficult times and take some of the stress off of me as I try to heal my body and mind. I can only do so much on my own is the way I look at it.
Focus on getting better :) And, if you have to take them the rest of your life in order to maintain a happy, healthy quality of life, so be it. But, try not to worry that far down the line. One day at a time....