September 15th, 2010

Me AACMAW

Day one of the new experiment.

So yesterday, after much delay and prodding from the wife, I went to see a psychologist about my potential for adult ADD. After interviewing me about my concerns and history for just a few minutes, he was pretty satified that I would benefit from medication. His words were that I was pretty much as close to "pure ADD" a one could probably get as I don't really have much in the way of other symptoms. Yes, I tend to get kind of depressed at times, and very anxious at others (money, work, etc.) but he felt that if I could get a better focus and followthrough on things more, those anxieties would fade.

So today I took my first Vyvanse. 20mg, once a day to start. If I don't feel much of an impact I can go up to 3 to see the difference. According to the literature, I should be seeing the effects now, but I somehow doubt my slightly elevated energy/motivation this morning is anything but psychosomatic effect. The pharmacist said that it would take about 3 days to really know the effect. So, we'll wait and see.

In the mean-time I thought I'd set myself some goals.

1) Journal my experiences with this change at least 4 days out of 7, minimum.
2) Write on one of the two stories 3 days out of 7, miminum.
3) Make lunches the night before every night (a habit I lost over summer)

More to likely come
Me AACMAW

Evening of day 1

Well, as predicted, no noticable effect. Maybe I was a little jittery early on or maybe I just didn't sleep enough last night. Right now, I've turned on an episode of Babylon 5 that will last longer thant I should be taking to clean up the kitchen and make lunches per my previous goal. Man they made some neat starship designs.