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Re: Help me focus2011-01-21T17:48:28+00:00

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Patte Rosebank
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@Giddygoat, the thing about medications for mental conditions is that they’re never one-size-fits-all. What works for me may not work for you. And even if the med does work for both of us, it would probably be at different dosages for each of us.

The only way to find the right med & dose for you is through trial-and-error, under close supervision of your doctor/specialist. During this time, you should keep a daily journal of which med & dose you had that day, how it made you feel, any side effects you noticed, and if there were any external factors that may be affecting how you’re feeling. For example, if you’re writing a final exam that day, you’ll probably be feeling way more stressed and unfocussed than if you were spending the day on a nature hike with your best friends. After a couple of weeks of trying that med & dose, you’d meet with your doctor/specialist and, based on your journal, the two of you would determine if you need to change the med and/or dose, or perhaps add another med.

@fidgit4, was that allergy testing done with blood samples? If so, you should be aware that it does not stand up to proper scientific testing, merely to anecdotal evidence from people who found that it worked for them. Furthermore, there’s a difference between a “sensitivity” (which is what those blood tests found) and an “allergy”. A sensitivity will make you not feel so well. An allergy will cause your body to react so strongly that it can put you in the hospital, or even kill you.