March 19, 2011 at 7:47 am #100616
AnonymousInactiveMarch 19, 2011 at 7:47 amPost count: 14413
Hi talkingbacktyler…sorrry…didn’t mean to ignore you….
I’d be happy to share my experience with meds with you, as I’ve only been on methylphenidate now for about 3 weeks…unfortunately, gotta hit the hay. The mooon is super big tonight, 35,000 km closer than usual as a full moon..and will appear 15% bigger…. gotta get up in about 4 hours to take some pics…. stay posted and we’ll connect.
CiaoREPORT ABUSEMarch 19, 2011 at 11:32 am #100617
AnonymousInactiveMarch 19, 2011 at 11:32 amPost count: 14413
I just took my first 10 mg ritalin 2 hours ago. I just feel that my brain is more alert and feel whole brain. Before meds, I only felt the right side of brain. I do not know it is strange. I can feel the connections..REPORT ABUSEMarch 19, 2011 at 3:32 pm #100618
AnonymousInactiveMarch 19, 2011 at 3:32 pmPost count: 14413
I can tell when the Concerta has worn off because my head feels fuzzy and a little bit swimmy, and I find myself getting stuck in mid sentence–like I did before I was on medication.REPORT ABUSEMarch 20, 2011 at 3:00 pm #100619
CarrieMemberMarch 20, 2011 at 3:00 pmPost count: 529
Dang!! I forgot about the moon!! I wanted to see it!!!
Thats pretty cool mr.lastminute! Awesome! Hows it going now? Anyone else notice a difference? May be to soon! haha
All is well with my. I didnt take any meds yesterday and bleh! I was all over the place… My thoughts so scattered! Today I took them again. A lot of people I talk with say that I shouldnt miss a day of meds because then accumulation wont take place and I wont get the full effect. Have you heard, or know anything about this?REPORT ABUSEMarch 20, 2011 at 10:45 pm #100620
AnonymousInactiveMarch 20, 2011 at 10:45 pmPost count: 14413
I’m not sure about the missing meds thing. My doctor isn’t educated on adults with ADD. He recommended I try not to take them after work or on the weekends. I know this is common for dealing with children but I can’t focus as well without them and I have even more important stuff to attend to when I’m not at work. Personally, I don’t want to skip days. I have missed a dose here and there e.g., Wanted to get to sleep early one night, Slept in today and started with my afternoon dose. I’m going to try to stay consistent.
Carrie, I’m not sure about the acclimation thing but would assume after your experience yesterday that you don’t want to miss meds anymore?REPORT ABUSEMarch 21, 2011 at 1:54 am #100621
TakingbacktylerMemberMarch 21, 2011 at 1:54 amPost count: 24
No problem, Well im a bit new to the forums. If i may tell you a little bit about my situation, im 23 and have dealt with ADHD all of my life. My parents refused to put me on meds because they didnt believe it was possible for me to have it. Ive been through a ton of jobs and cant seem to stop my racing thought especially negative ones about certain situations im in.
I probably get up from my cubicle every 15-20 minutes without doing that i cant think straight or focus.
In the past it was something i dealt with and it was relatively ok but recently ive gotten married so im trying to figure out if i should pursue medication as i really dont want to mess this up.REPORT ABUSEMarch 21, 2011 at 3:24 pm #100622
CarrieMemberMarch 21, 2011 at 3:24 pmPost count: 529
Hey Tyler. I too am 23 and married. Been together with him for 7 years, married for 4 and we have 2 kids. It hasnt been easy since we’ve been together so young, had kids young, plus not knowing about my ADD. Didnt know I had ADD till this year. I never stayed at a job more than a year, not because I wasnt good at it, but I just got too bored. My husband was always upset with me because he felt I never listened to him, and I am one of the ADD people who got into addictions… Though I was never addicted. I seemed to get bored too fast and give it up. I did a lot of drugs, I drank a lot of alcohol to the point where people were worried, but then I just stopped. Got bored, moved on. So ADD was good for that hahaha but still caused a lot of harm. Impulsiveness got me into a lot of trouble too. I thank God my husband is so patient and loving! I owe a lot to him. He has been very supportive.
I find with the meds I am able to follow a conversation without zoning out. I dont lose my train of thought while talking and I dont feel so scattered. Without them, I talk too fast and start to forget where Im going with the convo and then my speech starts to get jumbled. It really sucks. The meds put blinders on. I find my anxiety is gone while on them too. I am not overwhelmed by silly things and too many things going on at once. Medication wont fix your habits though. Its good to learn about the weaknesses and work on them. The meds can help you focus enough to do so. Im still learning too. But that has been my experience so far.REPORT ABUSEMarch 21, 2011 at 8:25 pm #100623
TakingbacktylerMemberMarch 21, 2011 at 8:25 pmPost count: 24
Thanks for the information. You pretty much summed up my work history, I tottaly could care less if its a great job at some point i get bored and just dont care to do it anymore. Its almost as if , if something isnt completly stimulating to me i see no point in doing it.
Ive been with my wife for almost 3 years and she to is supportive but i can imagine her frustration when she asks me to do the simplest of tasks and i completly forgot within 30 seconds mostly because whats going on inside of my head is like a rock conecert. I would basically give anything to stop the worry, everyday i feel as if through some way or another i have messed up for good and thats it my life is def. going to fall apart this time.
IPlease keep me updated on how things go for you. I have a Doctors Appt. for later on this month to discuss the option of medication.March 25, 2011 at 4:39 am #100624
CarrieMemberMarch 25, 2011 at 4:39 amPost count: 529
Not much of an update for me really. The meds have become so normal, I dont notice them anymore. Once they wear off or I dont take them for the day, I can tell the difference. I am just going to take them routine. Wait for my next doctors appointment and get Concerta!REPORT ABUSEApril 1, 2011 at 4:37 am #100625
AnonymousInactiveApril 1, 2011 at 4:37 amPost count: 14413
Same here carrie,, big change since we first started, eh? Now I don’t really notice the pills….uncertain if they’re even working, although I’m aware of being tired when they wear off.
Hope you’re doing well.REPORT ABUSEApril 15, 2011 at 9:57 pm #100626
CarrieMemberApril 15, 2011 at 9:57 pmPost count: 529
Helloooooo! It has been a while!
Thought I would update! Ive still been taking my meds, still don’t feel anything at all. Still confusing my dosing. But I guess im updating because my husband says that for the last two months I have more more irritable. More than the usual once a month hahaha I didnt think I was but he does. Yes I have been on meds for the last 2 months, but I have also been working my tail off! Now is it due to my medication, or me just being extremely tired? Speaking of being tired, I cant seem to catch up on sleep. No matter what I wake up tired! I could sleep all day, every day if I could! I get to sleep fine at night, its not insomnia.
On the plus side yesterday during an educational conference over the phone and computer, I could pay attention and keep on track. Around 3:30 I knew my meds were starting to wear off cause I was looking all over the place, closing the blinds, opening them, grabbing my pen and doodling when its odd that for once I wasnt doodling the entire time!! Thank goodness the thing ended. Plus I got a headache too. Then I was cranky and tired and irritable! haha
I should have listened to you before bluesman! I am now going to keep a medication journal. Write in the time I took them, what dose, and how Im feeling. I hope you are well!!REPORT ABUSEApril 16, 2011 at 2:32 pm #100627
First day on meds!Carrie2011-02-11T00:48:26+00:00
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