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machelle
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Date Joined Jun 2007
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   Posted 8/14/2007 1:09 PM (GMT -7)   
its stupid i know but i'm always scared to question a medicine given by a doctor, recently i have to ask about another medicine i'm concerned about, and i'm scared they'll think i'm crazy or overdone, i've had to change alittle here and there because the meds didn't work or had adverse affects, but this new one  i'm scared about, do you do this worry what they think? 

Junebug05
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   Posted 8/14/2007 2:09 PM (GMT -7)   
Machelle,
 
I've always had a fear of taking any medication, so I question not only my doctor extensively, but the pharmacist as well.  I used to feel like a lunatic asking all kinds of questions, especially about drug interaction, side effects and possible allergic reaction.  Now I don't have a problem, it's my body and I have every right to ask questions about what I'm putting in it.  If a doctor or pharmacist doesn't like it...too bad, it's part of their jobs.  I guess I'm getting more bold as I get older.  Don't worry about what they think, you have to feel comfortable enough to take a new medication, that's what's important...plus if you think about it, doctor's are so darn busy these days that they probably don't give it a second thought since as soon as they walk out of your room they are dealing with someone else! 

stkitt
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   Posted 8/14/2007 2:29 PM (GMT -7)   

Machelle

Right on Junebug. Try to remember you are the patient, the paying patient.  You are the customer.  Believe me the clinic considers you a customer.

Patients have rights and by law are to be provided with information about a new RX.  Ask what kind of withdrawal symptoms to expect when you come off the med too as that has helped me to say no to a couple of the ADs.

I always get nervous too but I take my list with me. And I pull it out as we visit. So know your not alone, your in good company.

Gentle Hugs


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Kitt
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