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Positive Attitude Towards Medication!

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Yeah! Its been a couple of days , more than a week again since I last posted! The update is that I needed some time for myself. As I last wrote about me being suspicious that I have entered a phase of depression, I went to go see a Psychiatrist and I was diagnosed with Major Depressive Disorder ( MDD ). The reason I am able to write this post today is mostly because of my medication starting to show positive effects on me and my brain. As well as my positive attitude towards taking my medication and believing that I am going to get better.

Today I want to talk about Positive attitude towards taking medication in case of mentally ill people and normal people. No matter what type of illness you are going through, you should always have a positive attitude towards accepting the fact that the medicine is going to make you feel better. I have seen and met a lot of people who do not believe in medication or western medication. They always try to find alternatives or excuses!

Now there are a lot of debate topics like western medication versus Homeopathy versus Herbal Medication. Every single things has its pros and cons , but as a professional medical practitioner I obviously believe in Western medication. The only alternative I believe that can help mentally ill people which specific disorders like depression , mania and etcetera is Therapy. Yes, I believe therapy in some low profile cases and especially in terms of young children can be used as an alternative before further progressing to prescribing medication to them.

Personally I am on medication right now but I also prefer to go to therapies and personal counselling sessions either once or twice a week. But to be honest, before 2019 I had a very bad approach towards medication and therapies. I didn't believe in any of it. All I knew was I wanted to get better and not take medication and not go to therapies and be embarrassed. And I held on to it for longer than I can remember but it did me no good. I still remember, when I was just 11 or 12 years old and my father was in charge of making sure that I eat my medicines on time. I used to fake it in front of him that I ate my medication while I was just hiding it in my buccal cavity and then taking them out and gathering them in my secret spot that no one will find. But one day, my dad decided to clean my room and there It was. The truth came out and after that my dad made sure that I was swallowing my medicines.

Moral of the above story, the Stupidity that I showed by hiding the fact that I was eating my medication properly, showed no positive effects on me. My bipolar disorder was out of line and the doctors thought of increasing my dosage while the low doses might have worked too but hiding the fact of not taking my medicines, made it even worse.

After a while when I moved out of parents house and was on my own, and things got quiet difficult for me to handle. Its then when I decided to take a positive approach towards my medication regimen and my therapy sessions. Even though there were plenty of times where I doubted and tampered with my medication doses and the duration of therapy I was supposed to take the medicine for, I still would gain that sensibility that I have to do this, I have to do this for me, My parents aren't here to handle my tantrums , I have to take care of myself. Its this positive attitude that I have been successfully living on my own for the past 4 and a half years. Yes, I still do have my high and lows but I always try to manage myself and believe that I am going to get better and yes , I still have my parents one phone call away in my speed dial to make sure that I stay in line.

Not having a positive approach towards your medication, might hinder its therapeutic quality and your doubts may cause you more harm than benefit. Thinking that you feel better and stopping the medication regimen on your own is also not good cause it increases the chances of relapse and again you have to keep taking these medications for longer than you actually had to even may be high strength doses than you required before.

So, if you really wish to get better , believe In your medical practitioner , your medication , and yourself to overcome all sorts of illness you are going through. Positivity is what will make you prosper and better.

yours , Che7rry Blossom



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