ARP 256 Do You Know Your Why About Medication?

In this week's episode is a look at some of the reasons why we need to look at taking medication. What is the reason? Number one has to be symptom management and control. 

Them SOB's have made me do things I'd never thought I'd do. Pour water on my head in a parking lot? Yep. And don't think that won't get folks attention. It will. 

Being clear about taking or not taking medication is a process of education. You have to learn what the medication is, what it does for you, what effect it could have on the body?

Need to know what your options are what are the alternatives? 

So, as I mentioned last week in the podcast, I'm trying out new things and approaches. I need to up my game. Be better. 

So they say. They are probably right. 

But I can't do everything when everybody wants me to.

I'm going to try to put out an episode each week. Hopefully. One of the ways for me to do that is alternative between shorter episodes and the long ones. 

Not that I go that long. Cuz I don't.

But I think I want to make sure folks get what they need. So I want to try different things. More pebbles in the road. Maybe an audiogram for Twitter every now and again. I like doing deep dives but they take time to research and write. 

But I also have to balance the work life, the play life and the anxiety that is generated by being in this life at this time. It is a pip.

So yeah, I'm working on stuff.

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Resources Mentioned: 

On the website, there is a seven page brochure Treating Anxiety Disorders that discusses options, both counseling/behavioral health and medication.

Over on Very Well Mind, there is an article on The 4 Major Classes of Anxiety Medications, and a second post on What You Need to Know to Take Psychotropic Medications Safely


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