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!
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.
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.