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People share things hey wish they knew when starting medication.


What People Don’t Tell You About Taking Medication For Mental Illnesses

“It’s OK to take medication! Don’t let stigma scare you into not taking them.”

“It’s missing just one single dose of my medication and going on a downward spiral.”

“It doesn’t make life rainbows and butterflies.”

“Doctors need to be honest…Stop belittling the initial side effects. Tell your patients the good, the bad and the ugly.”

“When you finally are able to breathe again and feel normal…that is what it’s all about! I haven’t felt this good in a long time.”

Please see a doctor before starting or stopping a medication.

Originally published: May 18, 2017
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