I was at my older daughter's soccer practice the other afternoon when a couple of other moms and I were chatting about which anti-anxiety medications we each take. It was just assumed that most everyone we know takes something - whether it's via prescription, in a wine bottle or vaporizer (we live in Colorado, where marijuana is legal).
Since I started being officially medicated at the beginning of the year, I drink a lot less wine at night. Drinking during daylight hours was impractical, given that I need to get behind the wheel often - and, you know, my daughters probably wouldn't have appreciated me passing out on the playground - so anti-anxiety medication has helped take the edge off around the clock.
As I anticipated I would, I've changed with this new medication, and I'm parenting differently as a result. Better, for sure. Still not perfect, but I didn't expect that would come in a little blue pill. Now I know when I lose my temper that I must be really angry.
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