I'm Hesitant to Stop Taking My Preventative

I shouldn't have claimed I was going to stop taking Zonegran. I was going to, I was! But I've wimped out, at least for now.

My reasoning for not stopping

There's the matter of money... I have no insurance and can't afford the $135 it costs to have an appointment with my neurologist, plus the tank of gas it takes to get to and from his office.

More significantly, there's the matter of my nervousness, my anxiety. What if my migraine frequency is on the rise once I go off my daily meds? What if the negative aspects I have interpreted as side effects from the medication are actually just newly acquired sides of my personality? Oh, god!

Is the risk worth the reward in this case?

As you can see, I'm fearful, nervous, and anxious. I am not sure I can live up to the risk of going off my preventive medication even though I've long since decided the negative side effects outweigh the benefits.

Has anyone out there dealt with an issue such as this? Words of wisdom?

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