OFTEN, WE WILL FEEL DRAMATICALLY WORSE, FOR DAYS TO MONTHS, IF WE SUDDENLY DISCONTINUE: ALCOHOL, BENZODIAZEPINES/ ANTIANXIETY MEDICINES, NARCOTICS, NON-NARCOTIC PAIN MEDICINES, ALLERGY MEDICINES, ASTHMA MEDICINES, STEROIDS, TESTOSTERONE, MIGRAINE PREVENTION MEDICINES, STIMULANTS, CAFFEINE, BLOOD PRESSURE MEDICINES, CARDIAC MEDICINES, HEARTBURN MEDICINES, ANTIDEPRESSANTS, ANTIPSYCHOTICS AND MEDICINES FOR SLEEP.

Whether due to financial issues, insurance issues, fear, frustration, new information or lack of communication, speak with a medical professional who knows you, your medical history and all your medications before making any changes in medications or substances of abuse. The adverse effects of suddenly discontinuing a medication or substance of abuse will give youContinue reading “OFTEN, WE WILL FEEL DRAMATICALLY WORSE, FOR DAYS TO MONTHS, IF WE SUDDENLY DISCONTINUE: ALCOHOL, BENZODIAZEPINES/ ANTIANXIETY MEDICINES, NARCOTICS, NON-NARCOTIC PAIN MEDICINES, ALLERGY MEDICINES, ASTHMA MEDICINES, STEROIDS, TESTOSTERONE, MIGRAINE PREVENTION MEDICINES, STIMULANTS, CAFFEINE, BLOOD PRESSURE MEDICINES, CARDIAC MEDICINES, HEARTBURN MEDICINES, ANTIDEPRESSANTS, ANTIPSYCHOTICS AND MEDICINES FOR SLEEP.”

WHEN WE WERE YOUNG, HAVING FAMILY, FRIENDS AND TEACHERS WHO LOVED US, SUPPORTED US, AND ENCOURAGED US, ALLOWED US TO HAVE SPACE FOR PROTECTED EXPLORATION.

Protected exploration allows us to safely fail and to try again. Protected exploration does not avoid pain and embarrassment, but helps us tolerate these feelings and to press on. When we wonder why others do not see the same opportunities as we do, or have the same drive to try, fail, and try again, itContinue reading “WHEN WE WERE YOUNG, HAVING FAMILY, FRIENDS AND TEACHERS WHO LOVED US, SUPPORTED US, AND ENCOURAGED US, ALLOWED US TO HAVE SPACE FOR PROTECTED EXPLORATION.”

WHEN YOU ARE GIVEN A GROCERY LIST OR ANY LIST WHERE MULTIPLE INGREDIENTS, ITEMS OR STEPS ARE REQUIRED IN ORDER TO ACCOMPLISH A PROJECT OR FINAL TASK, YOU NEED TO OBTAIN OR PERFORM EVERY ONE OF THOSE ITEMS ON THE LIST.  NO SHORTCUTS, EXCEPTIONS, SUBSTITUTIONS OR EXCUSES.

IT IS IMPORTANT TO BE COMPLETE, IN ORDER TO COMPLETE. Charles Tadros, M.D. May 11, 2021 Saint Louis, Missouri

WE SPEND MORE TIME TALKING ABOUT BEING PRODUCTIVE, GETTING READY TO BE PRODUCTIVE, TAKING BREAKS FROM BEING PRODUCTIVE, WINDING DOWN AFTER BEING PRODUCTIVE, THAN ACTUALLY BEING PRODUCTIVE.

I have to go now 🙂 Charles Tadros, M.D. May 10, 2021 Saint Louis, Missouri

MEDICINES AND MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS CAN HELP LESSEN THE BURDEN OF DISEASE ON YOUR MIND AND YOUR BODY. THEY CAN NOT MAKE YOUR LIFE GREAT OR WORTH LIVING. ONLY YOU CAN DO THIS.

Charles Tadros, M.D. May 10, 2021 Saint Louis, Missouri

THE PAST DOES NOT STAY IN THE PAST. THE PAST IS NOT, “SAID AND DONE.”

Your remembering uses energy to bring your memories of the past into the present. Bringing the past into the, “now” allows you to take apart, rework, re-form (reconsolidate) and then re-shelve those memories in such a way that you can help your present self. This is a major benefit of talk therapy and the essenceContinue reading “THE PAST DOES NOT STAY IN THE PAST. THE PAST IS NOT, “SAID AND DONE.””

IT IS NOT THAT ADDICTIVE AND HABIT-FORMING SUBSTANCES ARE NOT FUN OR DO NOT WORK. IT IS THAT USING THEM COMES AT TOO GREAT OF A COST, NOW AND IN THE FUTURE.

Charles Tadros, M.D. May 8, 2021 Saint Louis, Missouri