05-09-2019 09:33 PM
Does anyone else find they stop taking medications (for physical health problems) when they start feeling unwell with mental health? How do you explain it to your doctor. I don't know why I do it. I have asthma and I'm not taking my preventer. My gp wants to increase my dose of it but I'm not taking it and I don't know why or how to tell him.
05-09-2019 09:43 PM
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05-09-2019 10:25 PM
Hi @S13957 this is possible most asthma medications are actually in the steriod family and while not like the typical steriod they can have other effects plus I did actually see they were doing a study recently but I really cant remember what it was called but saw a poster at the chemist anyway they found that a lot of people who have asthma also have depression or anxiety so who knows but there could be something else going on we dont know about. also I would tell your gp, maybe write it down if you are nervous? asthma is not to be messed with.
06-09-2019 03:11 PM
I’m exactly like you. I stop my meds at times. I think I do it as a form of self sabotage and self harm.
I have previously told my doctor about stopping meds. And then he strongly recommends I start agsin.
But every now and then I still do it.
06-09-2019 04:33 PM
That's what I'm worried about. I want to explain that I haven't been taking it. But I know he'll just tell me I need to take it and I don't know how to explain why in not taking it
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