56.            MANAGE YOUR MEDICATION

Take control of your health
It is not the same matter of breathing
It takes conscious and direct action.
You must play open cards with your doctor
They are obliged to keep confidentiality.
Observe your prominent symptoms
And those who have changed.
Bargain with the mental health professionals
To commit to some of their claims
If will allow you some responsibility
To run your own life you plan to live it.
Plan to manage your own medicine
Adjust it regularly with your doctor’s help
You will soon find you have a better life.
Seek out therapies which will work with you
And be educated about your condition.
Know your medications side effects
And how the medication works
And what alternatives are available.

23/02/2004