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Please help asap. Medicine making me want to end it all. - July 8th 2016, 01:03 AM

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If someone could just give me something, that'd be great.

Any piece of advice that might work...

I take Humira for my medical condition and I started a few weeks ago. I have an intense fear of needles, so I was not thrilled when I was put on the medication. They told me the needle was tiny and that it would be fine, but when the nurse came to help me inject for the first time I was traumatized. The injections are horrible and painful, and I was told it was just a "a sting". The medicine burns like a motherfucker and I get on-site reactions like bruises and swelling. The first time when the nurse was there, I had to receive four injections and it was like no pain I felt before. I live in constant anxiety, fear, and depression and I'm afraid to take medicine for those because of the side effects. I have maybe an hour before my mom comes home and I have to take the next shot, but I don't think I can do it. I feel sick to my stomach, depressed, scared as hell, and I feel like crying. None of my friends live close by and honestly, I always think about ending it just to escape the pain. I hate being dependent on medication, especially since it hurts so much. I just have so much pent up sadness and fear, and I live my days in anxiety and paranoia. I can't do this anymore. They tell me I have a lot to live for- But it's all so far away. I've tried numbing my injection site with ice and special buzzing device that confuses the pain signals in the brain, but the fear is what makes this so hard. Last time my mom had to wait like 20 minutes before I'd let her inject me and I panicked. I didn't get the whole dose of medicine. I'm so scared and afraid right now and I feel like dying is the only way out of getting that stupid shot again. They say people kill themselves to escape something that can be fixed, but I want to go to escape something that's supposed to fix me? What should I do?
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Re: Please help asap. Medicine making me want to end it all. - July 9th 2016, 12:33 AM

Hi there.

I'm sorry to learn of your difficult situation.

Has your consultant said that the Humira is going to be a lifelong medication? Do you mind me asking what illness you have?

I myself have an illness that many people take immunosuppressant drugs for, but I've decided to manage it through diet, lifestyle and Chinese medicine (acupuncture and herbal medicine).

I don't know how receptive your Mom would be to you trying something other than Western medicine, but I just want you to know that there are other options available. You might have to wait until you are old enough to make your own decisions regarding your health, but the point is that these injections won't necessarily be forever.

Suicide happens when pain exceeds resources for coping with pain. This means that, in order to not feel suicidal, you need to increase your coping resources. I therefore think it would be worth you speaking to someone such as your consultant or the nurses about some strategies for dealing with these injections; both at the time they are happening, as well as the rest of the time. These might be things such as breathing exercises, mantras, or distraction techniques. You might even benefit from hypnosis.

Whether or not the medical professionals can offer any help, I would suggest speaking to a counsellor about how you are feeling. They can help you to come to terms with the injections, learn to manage your emotions and offer some suggestions for coping mechanisms. This may seem daunting but, as you are aware, living in constant anxiety is making you miserable so you and your Mom need to try to find ways for you to cope. There is usually a counsellor working in schools and colleges, but they can also be found in the community.

How do you feel about reaching out for help?

Be kind to yourself.
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Re: Please help asap. Medicine making me want to end it all. - July 13th 2016, 03:17 PM

I think that you might need to use another type of medicine for what you're currently going through.

I searched a little on Humira and I think that what you're currently going through is probably caused by inflammation, which fortunately can be countered by plenty of natural substances out there. I think that you can definitely try to find some other alternatives to what you're currently taking. Natural substances like turmeric, peppermint, chamomile and other herbs might be able to help you counter whatever medical condition you're facing without any of the nasty side effects .

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