Have you ever had a bad reaction to a medicine? Or maybe it took you a bit while longer to get adjusted to a medicine that you needed to take to make your life seemingly normal? If so, you’re not alone. This has been my struggle for the last month as I have dealt with a new diagnosis and a handful of new medications.
Some made me sleepy. Others made me gain weight. And even more made me feel a combination of both of those feelings for days and weeks on end. What has become a challenge is becoming a strength in time. I’ve learned to value my time more and to take advantage of those periods where I do not feel groggy. I feel more empowered to talk to my doctors and to be honest about my feelings and the changes going on mentally and physically in my body. And most importantly, I feel ready to make as many changes and tweaks as I need to make in order to feel better and even at my best.
Have you went through a series of medication changes before? How did you handle this? Do you have any tips to share with others?