Before we delve
In this article, I’ll offer some life hacks for managing the tricky side-effects that you might be experiencing from your doctor-prescribed drugs for veterans.
Medically prescribed medication can be positively life-changing to those of us with any chronic medical conditions that we are managing.
But, on the other side of the coin, those prescribed drugs can have pesky side-effects. These unexpected results can cause an added challenge for you.
Here are some tips and tricks for taking your medication as prescribed and still being able to function at work and home.
Please note these are recommendations from a non-medical professional. You are strongly advised not to change your medication regimen until you have first discussed this plan with your prescribing doctor.
#1: Is it the medication or is it me?
Knowing if the reason that you feel tired, in a brain-fog, shaky, weak or have another type of unpleasant feeling in the morning is important.
Having a good sense of why you feel unwell and slow at getting your day started is an important conversation to have with your doctor.
Taking charge of your healthcare challenges is a critical job that requires your time and attention—just like the work that you do for your employer.
Asking your doctors questions and reporting feeling unwell and the problems and limitations that it has created in your work and personal life is a conversation worth having.
Together, you and your physician can come up with a strategy to eliminate or reduce the symptoms—but it all starts with a conversation.
#2: Reduce feeling stressed about talking with your doctor
It can be a little unsettling to have to talk with your doctor about the medication they prescribed. Here are some examples of how to get the conversation about your medication started:
#3: Life hack for starting your day like a hare—not a tortoise
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The side-effect of many of the drugs is that I feel very tired and require extra sleep that I just do not have time for.
My days are usually begun in a brain-fog, feeling dizzy, and even having a drunk appearance.
Getting ready for work and arriving at places on time requires significant planning the day before.
To remain productive and in my employer's good graces (being a freelance writer there are several), I had to hack my medications in order to live my new normal—big life.
#4: How to hack your meds
A hack is a strategy or technique for managing one's time or activities more efficiently.
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After talking with my doctor about the troubling side effects that kept me from starting my day off on the right foot, I began practicing these medication life-hacks.
Being able to get the relief that you need
If you suspect that your medication might be interfering with your ability to show up for work on time, be productive throughout your day, and to live your biggest and best life—you should have a talk with your doctor and hack your meds too.
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