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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.  


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Hi @S13957 


A warm welcome to the forum.  Congratulations for reaching out and sharing your story.  I am Whitehawk the moderator this evening. i am sure you will get a lot of support, information and connection from the wonderful forum members. Please reach out to the moderators and members if you need any assistance with using the forum. 


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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. 

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Hi @S13957 

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. 



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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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Can you write it down and give to the doctor @S13957 

I do understand you’re anxious 

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