How often do you feel “snowed”? Do you feel a lack of motivation? Is your thinking sharp? Is it hard to get the energy to get off the couch? Do you nod off when you sit down? Does your thinking seem fuzzy? Do you have trouble keeping up with conversations?
Medications can make you feel ‘snowed’
Now I ask you, do you take medicine for:
- Urinary incontinence
- Parkinson’s disease
- Stomach or colon spasm
Your ‘snowed’ feeling could be a result of your medication. Many of the medicines used to treat these problems have this side effect. This is especially true if you take more than one or if the dose is too high.
Sometimes there are other medicine or non-medication options that will avoid these side effects. At least a trial of a lower dose might help.
Be sure to discuss your concerns with your doctor before making any changes.
Do you wonder if you might be taking one of these medicines or experiencing this type of side effect? Contact us at www.medsmash.com.
As you might imagine, where I live we had about 30 inches of snow recently. Everywhere we look we see snow. It is beautiful for a while. It is fresh and clean and bright. The ability to take a break is refreshing. When you know you can’t go anywhere, it is easier to give yourself permission to read a book or relax in front of a favorite movie.
There are times, especially with certain injuries or emotional traumas, when medication-induced relaxation is warranted. In these cases, extra care for safety from falls and avoidance of driving are important.
But, this is not a long-term desirable state. So, again, if you are experiencing this ‘snowed’ feeling on your regular daily medication regimen, let’s see what can be done to wake you back up.
Do you feel like you’re lacking focus and clarity?
Are you distracted by negative thoughts and/or worries?
Do you find you are working from one to-do to another with no time to think or plan?
Do distractions and daily activities override prayer? This is a common excuse for not spending time with God and in the Bible. I have certainly made this excuse and continue to do so.
Yet, there is more than enough evidence day after day that walking closely with God, daily prayer, surrendering worries is how we are designed to live. Life is more joyful. There is much more peace. Worries don’t slow you down.
There are many Bible verses that reassure us that this is exactly what we are called to do.
Philippians 4:6 ESV
Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.
John 15:7 ESV
If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you.
Mark 11:24 ESV
Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.
Pray without ceasing,
Romans 8:26 ESV
Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words.
I challenge you to dedicate time each day to God. I challenge myself as well.
God knows you, everything about you, and loves you no matter what. So, hand it all over, accept the peace that is yours, and take a break from the worries.