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Do you get anxious while trying a drug that's new to you?

Mor

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Am I the only one who worries when taking a new drug or supplement? I'm very comfortable with what I'm used to taking, but if I get a new drug from my doctor—or even a new supplement that has some risks—I can get very anxious taking it, almost waiting for a bad reaction. It's a horrible mindset to have, because you have to move forward; you have to try new things.
 

TiredSam

The wise nematode hibernates
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Location
Germany
Am I the only one who worries when taking a new drug or supplement? I'm very comfortable with what I'm used to taking, but if I get a new drug from my doctor—or even a new supplement that has some risks—I can get very anxious taking it, almost waiting for a bad reaction. It's a horrible mindset to have, because you have to move forward; you have to try new things.
I don't like trying new supplements, mainly because I achieve pretty good results from very disciplined pacing and am worried that I may be throwing them away by trying a new supplement. This has usually been the case (NADH, B vitamins, CoQ10 all buggered up my head and took a week or so to recover from), so I'm very half-hearted about trying anything new now. I think I'm better off to just keep living my very limited lifestyle and wait for the experts to come up with something in our ever-improving climate. I appreciate that being mild and fairly symptom-free if I behave myself influences that approach, and that if I was more severe my attitude may be very different.
 

helen1

Senior Member
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Canada
I did get anxious about it but have found a way around that. I start with tiny amounts, at the most 10% of what most people might start with. Also I never try something new in late afternoon or evening as many things have caused me bad insomnia. I get very little anxiety about new supplements or medications now.

@Mor
 

taniaaust1

Senior Member
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Location
Sth Australia
No I dont usually get anxious about this (as long as there is something else I can trial if it doesnt work out) as I do what helen does and start with only very little amounts to test it. (I usually start with only 25% of whatever a doctor has prescribed for me).