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Re: First day on meds!

Re: First day on meds!2011-03-03T01:15:02+00:00

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Hey Carrie, I never answered you about my dosage times. I take my first around 7 am, 2nd at 12, 3rd around 5 or 6. Yes, I told my doctor today that I was taking them 3 times a day even though he only said to take them twice. I asked him for more, because I’ll run out, and he said for me to re-schedule before I run out. I can tell he’s worried that I don’t know what I’m doing. He also said I shouldn’t need them on the weekend or the evenings. He said many people don’t like the way they feel so they take a break from the meds when they don’t need them. I said, “doc, the worst side-effect I’ve been having is when i come off the pill and am re-introduced to my former distracted, confuesed, self : D ” I also told him that my life is in chaos, not just at work but the rest of it too! We’re renovating two homes, one we are moving out of and one we are moving into, I’ve got estate stuff to deal with from my mom’s death last year, I’ve got tons of projects I’ve started that are in varying stages of completion, family issues, and the list goes on….why wouldn’t I want some help after work? Anyway, that’s my rant.

I have to tell you something funny re dosage and not dosing at all.

Yesterday, I forgot if I took my second pill (no, I’m not ADD…it’s almost like Alzeimer’s started for me in my 20’s). I waited about 40 minutes and decided I must not have taken it. About 1 1/2 hours later, as I was driving with my wife looking at homes, I realized I was on 20 mg…had to be. It was like a caffeine buzz, but i didn’t have a coffee. Anyway, it didn’t make me more efficient and left me feeling odd, so I know 20 is too high for me, right now. To make up for it, I decided to not take a 3rd dose. I plunked down in front of my computer in the kitchen, prepared to get lots done, and realized around 10 pm that i wasted the whole night…trying with all my might! The noises in the house took my brain for a ride. I couldn’t follow what i read, I couldn’t type my thoughts, I really was disgusted. That’s why I’m sticking to 3 doses. They only last about 4 1/2 – 6 hours for me; doesn’t seem consistent. Anyway, that’s my ramble for the day.

BTW, did a lot of journalling today on my experiences leading up to and including meds. I recommmend it, before you forget who you were. Ciao.