(Closed) Anyone self-medicating for their big day?

posted 8 years ago in Wellness
Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2018

i take a daily med so i will probably take it. Have you tried these meds before? I would be afraid of strange side effects! maybe a massage and some breathing excersizes? I have taken add meds my whole life and sometimes they can make me feel detached. I would hate for you to “miss” your wedding because you were in a fog!

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I’m a very anxious person so I will definitely be taking a Xanax.  Probably some champagne too, although I guess I will have to be careful with that.

I hate being the center of attention too, and the whole thought of the wedding day makes me nervous!

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

i’ve also gotten a xanax prescription- specifically for the wedding day. i too hate being center of attention, it makes me anxious, and more importantly it gives me migraines. i feel like if i’m calmed down a bit, there might be a less chance at a migraine. i haven’t made up my mind yet, but there’s a big chance.

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I don’t plan on using anything to calm my nerves on my wedding day.  Even though I may be a crying mess, I’d rather be completely aware and present during my wedding than risk side effects of drugs, especially if you don’t normally take those kind of medications.

This post makes me think of the sister in Sixteen Candles who takes muscle relaxers on her wedding day and can barely make it down the aisle.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

We had a mimosa breakfast.  Then I had a massage and a shot of vodka right before I walked down the aisle.  Mostly so my hands wouldn’t shake too much. I think if you feel you need a xanax then ok, but please ask your doctor first and maybe have a test day where you take one about the same time you would the morning of and monitor how you are feeling throughout the day.  I wouldn’t want you to take one the morning of and be so out of it you don’t remember your wedding….

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

@jillianleigh: TOTALLY agreed about the sixteen candles comment. 

I’m going to be having champagne and some drinks beforehand but not self medicating. I want to be in my regular state of mind when I walk down the aisle.

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

i already did a test day… the day of my shower. i figured i’d be anxious with opening presents. i was a little tired, which is why i haven’t made up my mind if i want to take it on wedding day. so yes, i agree with the others, a test day is smart.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2010 - Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay

try taking it a few times before the wedding just so you feel confident about how your body reacts to it. i will definitely be having a little champagne earlier in the day–while i don’t really want to show up to my ceremony drunk, i also want to celebrate and relax!

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

My BM’s and I will probably have a shot or 2 of tequila! lol.

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I’m definitely having a drink to steady my nerves!

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

I wish! I feel the same way about all eyes being on you. But meds like that hit be like a brick wall, I tend to fall asleep and be all loopy. I think I’d be afraid of looking like the sister in Sixteen Candles HAHA!

I do have… erm, a “nervous stomach”… let’s leave it at that. I will def. be popping an immodium that day. And make sure your Dad or whoever’s walking you has a mint or hard candy or something in his pocket at the back of the aisle – my Maid/Matron of Honor nearly fainted before she walked down the aisle. I dunno if it was nerves or she didn’t eat enough or a combo, but a little candy might regulate your bloodsugar if it happens.

If you DO decide to take the meds, try it beforehand at home a couple times so you know the effect it has on you.

I hear everything melts away once you’re up there with your Fiance anyway & have your back to the guests. I’m really hoping that’s true!

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

@ jillianleigh +10 points for beating me to the 16 Candles reference. LOL

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