This reply was originally posted by user janeev in ADDitude’s now-retired community.
I think that it’s a hard thing to do — to do what we think is right for us. Our natural sense is to doubt ourselves. I believe there is always the chance that our medication can turn on us and we can have issues from it — but if you work with your doctor to stay connected, if you have other people who you can talk to that will support you, there will be less of a chance of the negative effects taking over. Do what you can to be there for yourself — remember to give yourself the credit for it too. You will find a way to keep the best and leave the rest. I made the decision to take medication in order to keep a job; it paid off in many ways and my family (children) were better off for my choice.