Many people believe that they need to take medication in order to alleviate the amount of stress and anxiety in their lives. This may or may not be true in your case.
To Take or Not to Take Medication
Remember that you always have a choice between taking medication or not to reduce the amount of stress and anxiety you're presently suffering from. There are natural ways of combating stress and anxiety but they of course take a longer time to become affective. Medications on the other hand can produce faster results but at the same time, expose you to higher risks. You may have an allergic reaction to the medication or it has several side effects that hadn't yet been discovered. Lastly, you risk becoming addicted or overly dependent on the medication which is another illness as itself.
The Types of Medication
Most medication prescribed for people suffering from stress and anxiety are of the oral variety: pills, tablets and capsules. These medications naturally have varying weights and whether or not you have to take a 500mg pill is entirely based on the severity of your situation.
What to Remember When Taking Medication for Stress and Anxiety
Consult your physician first, preferably one who has access to your medical records. See if he gives you the go ahead to take medication for your condition.
Read and follow the instructions carefully and completely. Do not take the role of a pharmacist and become innovative with the dosage. There's a logical reason behind the prescription given to you and it is more often than not for your own good.
Never purchase or change medication without securing your physician's approval first. If that is impossible, have the FDA or Food and Drug Authority verify if the contents of the pill is not harmful in any way to the human body and are truly effective.
If you're not satisfied with your present medication, you can always browse online for a medication that you think will perform better. Ask for recommendations from trusted friends and relatives.
Do not be impatient when it's your first time to try a particular medication or your first time at all to try any medication for stress and anxiety. These things take time so do show a little more patience.
What about Therapy
If the painkillers and all the colorful pills aren't causing things to turn out for the better, you may wish to consider other alternatives to resolve your present situation.
Could it be Something Else?
Did you simply assume that you were suffering from stress and anxiety? It could be something more serious and if so, that may be why the medications aren't enough to make the headaches go away.
Maybe You're Meant for the Natural Way
It's possible. Some bodies just respond better to natural healing ingredients. The simple act of walking, for instance, is a relaxing and enlivening activity that could be your best chance to get rid of unwanted stress and anxiety.
Consider Going Out
It's not like running away from your problems. Rather, you're just taking some time off to put more things into perspective. Book a flight or ride to a place where only few people know who you are and where you can live in relative comfort. Stay until you're feeling relaxed and ready to take on the world once more.