Energies rise, energies become lower. It is interesting to observe the different effects of certain foods and drink on the energetic output of mind and body. Different medicines, too, have varying effects for the mind and body.
I listen to my mind and body as I take a pain medicine, I listen to my mind and body and I add Vitamin B-12 (for instance) to the days agenda. I listen to my mind and body when I alter any input at all, paying attention to the feel of flesh, the reaction of muscle, the performance of memory, the energetic impulses at my core.
Antidepressants: decreased alertness; sexual problems; suicidal feelings (among many other side affects).
Pain medicines: interrupts the bodies ability to combat pain naturally; disrupts the chemical process of the brain and body. https://www.marylandaddictionrecovery.com/effects-of-painkiller-on-the-brain-and-body
Drugs, legal and illegal, alter the balance of the neurotransmitters. It is unfortunate that people are medicated so young since drugs severely impact the development of the body & minds ability to naturally come into balance, for life. This is not an imbalance that can be corrected by more medicine. Once neurotransmitters are damaged, and the chemicals the brain produced thrown out of whack, the only thing more medicine can do is mask the variation so a person can function ‘properly’.
If at all possible, it is wisest to choose a natural medicine rather than a chemical, lab created one. The use of pharmaceuticals literally alter the balance of the mind and body, used long enough, these imbalances will last a lifetime, requiring the use of same substance for remaining life to feel normal.
One should take care and investigate to their best ability medicine prescribed before allowing it in the body for any prolonged length of time.
As a younger person it never occurred to me that certain concoctions might be harmful, after all, they were sold over-the-counter. Honestly, I did not think I would live this long … there are probably many people who were of the same thought. So from experience, I can honestly recommend a more careful investigation into concoctions sold before trusting in their benefit for mind and body.
Just because it is allowed to be mass produced and marketed, does NOT mean that it is safe. Time, decades … have proven the science behind products needs a trial before true determination can be produced … unfortunately, it is the people who use OTC medicines for a number of years, who report the affects from this use, resulting in many items being removed from the shelves.
Know your ingredients and their effects … google is a great resource for most people with access. Take care what is put in the body, it will most likely need to last another several decades. The healthier it is going into midlife, the easier old age may be.