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Making Peace With My Love-Hate Relationship With Medication

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As I am sure many people with illnesses are aware, medications do not magically fix everything and sometimes they even create problems of their own.

Side effects are the unwelcome guest that medications bring along. Despite being different for each medication, side effects often range from fatigue to headaches and dizziness and can even reach life-threatening levels of danger.

On my search for balance with a bipolar brain, I have found one of the biggest hurdles to overcome is medication: the thought of being on medication the rest of my life, the difficulty in getting it, the side effects that come with it and the inevitable sense of defeat if that medication doesn’t help.

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