Medicine Is Good, At Times

It is so nice to be able to focus on what I choose to, not what my mind wants to. My mind would like to be all over the place, but not today. Today I took the medicine that makes the ADD go away. Literally, for the next few hours, I get to be as ‘normal’ as any non-ADDer. That is the only reason I can write right now.

It is also so nice to actually engage in conversation with my husband. He can yap and yap and yap, and I will catch every word. Usually, I cannot focus long enough to chat, let alone, listen to my husbands looooong stories. Today is a good day for me. Enjoy yours!

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Back To What Works

I’m learning as I get older that it is important to learn from life experiences.  Not just going through the motions, but actually taking something away from trials and tribulations. Learning as I go.

I’ve been going back and forth with my ADHD medications, and I have finally settled into what works.  I believe I have tried every ADHD drug out there and some work better than others.  But, what works best for me is Vyvanse.  I need the long-acting focus.  I feel for anyone trying to get their medications regulated.  It is a long, month to month process.  Thank goodness I have found what works for me.  Good luck to anyone trying to find their focus.

Not All Stimulant Medications Are Created Equal

Stimulant medication is usually the first thing a doctor will prescribe for the reduction of ADHD symptoms.  But these medications do not behave the same way in my case.  I was first prescribed Ritalin several years ago and it worked perfectly; the problem was that it is such a short-acting med that I was taking 2 or 3 a day, as prescribed. I wanted something longer lasting so I opted to try Vyvanse.  It has not worked beautifully.  Though these drugs are in the same catergory, they work very differently.  The Ritalin made me calm, focused, nice, patient, and smart.  Vyvanse, on the other hand, makes me feel like I’m an idiot. Sure it calms me a bit but that’s where it ends.  And, I wanted to explain that my posts are so short because I am on Vyvanse, and it does not help the focus.

Have a wonderful Tuesday everyone!

Medication Motivation

Happy Friday everyone! Since my post Na-Da, I’ve been a busy bee. The last two days I’ve been calm and focused, thanks to my Adhd medicine. I’ve been able to get so much done. And that’s the interesting thing about adhd and stimulants. Without them, we have a hard time getting anything done because we can’t focus on one task at a time. We get overwhelmed with all we have to do that, well, at least I, become ‘paralized’, and cannot do anything. But with stimulant medication, my mind calms right down and then I can focus on one thing at a time. Funny how that works with us ADDers.

Nearly Normal

It is so nice to be able to focus on what I choose to, not what my mind wants to. My mind would like to be all over the place, but not today. Today I took the medicine that makes the ADD go away. Literally, for the next few hours, I get to be as ‘normal’ as any non-ADDer. That is the only reason I can write right now.
It is also so nice to actually engage in conversation with my husband. He can yap and yap and yap, and I will catch every word. Usually, I cannot focus long enough to chat, let alone, listen to my husbands looooong stories. Today is a good day for me. Enjoy yours!

Meds Work – If You Take Them

Being the “special” individual that I am; I take a few different medications daily to maintain (almost) normal function.  I live with adult adhd, depression, and anxiety.  It has taken months, if not years, to get my concoction of medications just right.  And at 7:30 every morning, I take them.  I cannot imagine how I would function without them.  But I know that there are individuals who could possibly benefit from medication therapy, but choose to not take medicine. I can’t understand why. If you are someone who chooses no meds , comment a quick ‘why’ below. Thanks.

Medication Dilemma

The one thing about taking a controlled  substance for ADHD symptom management is that filling a script for such a medication is not always easy.
I just picked up my script for Vyvanse yesterday around 3 o’clock and took it straight to the pharmacy. Luckily, I decided to wait for it to get filled,  because just as the pharmacist was going to fill it, she noticed that the Dr had not signed the prescription.
I quickly ran the script back to the Dr  office to get it signed. Well, of course, there was not a Dr available to sign the script, so I have to go this weekend unmedicated.  At least I  can look forward to getting back on track Monday morning.
Take Care All!

Another Try

So, yesterday I went to an appointment hoping to find my “magic pill”. What I got was a new ADHD medicine. Not exactly new to me, I have taken Strattera before. It is a non stimulant and doesn’t work nearly as well as Ritalin, for example.
I’ve opted to give Strattera another try because I’d like to not be on stimulants right now.  My Dr has assured me that it will not work because I am used to the way the stimulant alleviates my symptoms.
I’m trying the non-stimulant for seven days then I’m going to call the Dr to let her know how I’m feeling. If it doesn’t work, I will opt for a long-lasting stimulant such as Vyvanse.