Posted by mtdewcmu on November 24, 2009, at 23:07:21
In reply to Re: Side Effects - Help » floatingbridge, posted by tensor on November 17, 2009, at 2:04:49
> No I don't keep a med journal, I wish I did. Anyway, it's not the common side effects that scares me, it's those rare potential fatal reactions that scares me. NMS is actually listed for Concerta, but that has to be so rare that even I can chill about it.
Being obsessed with the worst-case scenario is a symptom of depression. Try to put it out of your mind long enough for the med to work, and then the fear will go away.
I, too, was afraid of Abilify before I took it. But I am taking a tiny amount (2mg) compared to what schizophrenics take. The largest pill is 30mg! Your chances of getting Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome are virtually nil.