Posted 7/10/2019 11:23 AM (GMT -7)
I've read where if you are concerned about the side effects of a pill, you can take only 1/2 of the pill or less. That way, if there are to be any side effects, they will only be half as strong or less. If OK, you could consider taking the other 1/2 of the pill halfway through the time when you will need another one.
You can keep taking 1/2 or less until you fee comfortable about the medicine, or believe that it is causing more problems that you can handle, and then perhaps get you doctor to change the medicine. I take most of my medicines at bedtime.
While there is concern about side affects, there is also a good chance that the pill could help you. I've read that my attitude going into a problem plays a huge part in its outcome.
That is, if going into a problem, I believe I can solve it, it greatly increases my chances of solving the problem, for I have told my mind, "Look for ways to win." And it will.
However, if I have told my mind, I don't think I can solve this, it will look for ways to lose.
Your mind is simply doing what you tell it to by your "feelings" about the problem.
If your feelings about the pill are so poor that you are crying about the results before you take it, then you are anticipating, looking for, getting down on your knees, begging for failure, and it will come. Just like you ordered it.
It's not just what's in the pill, it's what in your mind. This problem may work out very well, but with a bad attitude, it's the next problem that's going to get you. Give a man a fish, and you've help him for a day. Teach him how to fish, and you've helped him for a lifetime.
At the top of the list of people writing in seeking help in this forum, there is an item called, "Anxiety-Panic Resources" which talks about the importance of being positive when trying to solve health or other problems. It's called Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) which wants you to know there is more to working on your illness than just taking a doctor's pill.
If you want to improve your chances with this and other problems, I think it will behoove you to slow down and read these suggestions, rather than just racing through to when it's time to take the next pill. I know with your mind swirling, it is not easy, but maybe put that on a list of things to do.