Taking your medication in front of other people may make you feel embarrassed. It is normal to feel this way, especially after you have just started to take a medication.

To feel more comfortable:

  • excuse yourself and find some privacy to take your medication (e.g., in the bathroom)
  • give others some information: people will often be concerned and may want to know more; you do not have to tell them everything about your health but you may want to provide them with some information (especially to those you trust) - this may make them less concerned or curious and lead to less stress for you in the long run.
  • Look online or in a directory of community support groups to see if there is a group to meet your needs - other people with the same condition may have good advice to offer