Show 272 - Be Cautious with OTC Medications

I know that some of you are in a really bad spot. 

You're looking for an answer, a short way out of your problems and, and your predicaments. 

Some of you openly declare that you don't have time for this thing and what it dealt with quick, fast, and in a hurry.

I do understand. I was in your shoes too. There was so much, I didn't know about having a mental health.

There are people and companies that want to take advantage of that ignorance. 

There are others that really don't understand that being drowsy doesn't truly help when you are dealing with a mental health condition. 

You have to look at nutrition, environmental stressors, possibly past trauma. 

Are you lonely?  Grieving a lost? Or knowing that this isn't the life you envisioned for yourself?

No one medication can fix that kind of hurt and pain.

Medication can help for a limited time. But it has to be the right stuff for you and your body.

In this episode, a look at over the counter medication, and specifically antihistamines.

I also have a housekeeping item that I have concerns about the future of non-invasive podcasting. 

As many of you know, I do not accept advertising or affiliate marketing type income. I feel that it would be a conflict of interest for me to speak about a treatment option or service only to have an ad about a competitor pop up.

Some of the services that carry the podcast will have an ad in front of or at the end of the show. I have no control over the ad, type of add or placement.

There is a new technology coming down the road where ads with a photo can be injected into an audio podcast. My understanding is that Spotify is very interested in that tech, but the others will follow. 

I guess you can call them ad-based audiograms. 

Anyway, it makes me sad. The places and platforms where you can exchange information without ad intrusions are shrinking. I'm not anti-advertising. I'm anti-being besieged by the constant commandment to buy, buy and buy some more. 

If you need support contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255, the Trevor Project at 1-866-488-7386 or text “START” to 741-741.

Resources Mentioned: 

State of Florida bill that will study the use of alternative medication for anxiety conditions.

Can Benadryl be used for Anxiety? Post from VeryWell Mind, providing clear reasons for and risks about using it.

Medline Plus information page on Diphenhydramine, what it is, the accepted uses for the product and warnings about side effects.

National Health Service UK information page on Diphenhydramine


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