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sb12 2012-11-13T13:00:41+00:00

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    I totally relate with the quick strong burning emotions and very fast to get over it. It’s hard on relationships.

    Now about the medication, I am new to it too.

    Definitely time goes slower because now I’m aware of it . It’s nice sometimes but it does get on my nerves sometimes too.  What you say about being dyslexic and your eyes jumping because of the ADD I have a student who is exactly like that . Exactly.  he struggles a lot . I never did that but I did constantly read and have no idea what I was reading I did all of my homework and reading in general actually in the bathroom like sitting on the floor or sitting in the tub because there were less distractions.

    Wow, I really like what you say about learning how to read people differently . that makes complete sense to me and I absolutely agree with that, I just had not put it into a full thought yet. I have always been extremely empathetic which definitely helps with my job and relating to children.  Now that I’m more task oriented there’s much less reading between the lines because I’m paying attention to what’s actually going on which is what everybody else does.  now you lose that innate ability to understand things that others don’t easily notice.

    So yeah I definitely agree that the medication has helped my life in a lot of ways but I’ve lost some things have always been a part of me which is sad.  I’m in the same boat.

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    I thought of a few more things I’m proud of. I actually check my email now , before I never did because it was just too much for me to handle which sounds so crazy but it just was so I avoided it.  And I don’t lose things nearly as much which is great. I do feel like my sense of humor is kind of gone like I don’t say silly things spur of the moment as much anymore and people used always crack up at me so that kind of stinks.  I think that is maybe because before I wasn’t really focused on what I was supposed to be focused on and was able to then think of jokes instead which I guess is positive and negative really. Oh, I planted my garden!   For the first time on my own so that was great .  I’ve even remembered to check to see if it was dry once LOL.  so one more thing next year in the classroom I’m being placed with the new teacher who has a corrective plan because she needs help quite frankly . They put her with me because they think she could learn a lot from me in terms of teaching techniques, management and having true bonds with the students . I’m afraid that I’m not gonna be that same teacher anymore.  maybe like vyvanse would be a better option for me because I’ve heard it’s not as strong . But there are so many positives I really don’t know what is best.

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    Flaxseed can be bad if you have any hormonal issues.  Most people don’t know that so I just kept taking it even though I was gaining weight, having a lot of breast pain and my period started skipping days in the middle took me a few months to realize it was not good for me.

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    Ok, so it was how should I put this?  AWFUL.  it was like I was beat in the head with an idiot stick.  My symptoms were so much worse . Larynxa had posted a video a long time ago of the guy that wrote the book I just read about medication and I am definitely on too high of a dose. I am going to try a 10mg xr in morning and the 10 instant release after lunch for a few days and then if this doesn’t work I am definitely done with the Focalin . It definitely makes me like stuck in my own head and just that’s all. I can’t do anything else except for be anxious and think about what I’m saying what I said what I should say what other people are thinking blab blab blab.  If the lower dose isn’t better then I’m thinking stimulant medication is not for me .  Maybe wellbutrin or something?

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    No problem, wired!!  I would recommend doing a complete elimination diet for 3 weeks.  It’s a pain in the butt but is very helpful to see what if any foods are negatively affecting you. When I first found out about the gluten  I couldn’t have dairy or tree nuts or other grains because my body just couldn’t handle it. And like you said with the bloating that was one of the worst parts. And once I stopped eating it and inflammation went down you reintroduce the different foods to see how it goes.  When I reintroduced the graIns I could  feel the awful pain when it went through my intestines I swear that it felt like a Brillo pad like even if I just had a small amount. Now it’s been years though and everything’s better I just cannot have gluten even if I have some gluten it’s not bad but if I have it a few days in a row I start to get sick again so I know I really shouldn’t have any at all.  Btw different nutritional deficiencies cleared up too, iron, a few b vitamins, some other stuff too, I can’t remember, I have records but I’m in bed lol.  Oh one last thing, only like 15% of people with celiac even know they have it.

    I went back to the doctor today.  We are trying 20mg xr focalin in morning, and 10 mg ir after lunch.  I hope it is good, but I am not super confident.

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    Wired- I know it gets on peoples nerves but if you’re sensitive to gluten it definitely affects joints.  I’m intolerant and having it makes my joints/old injuries hurt and my mind slow.  I’ve heard that the inflammation affects your whole body, including tissue in your brain.  Not saying it’s necessarily gluten for you but if that’s true about the inflammation I could see why joints and brain fog are related. LOL this may come as a surprise but I’m not a doctor so don’t jump down my throat anyone.

    Kristalina – if you try it definitely let me know . For right now I’m not taking any medication, I will try a few more things but screw it, I’m not going to feel like crap for limited amounts of clarity.

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    Don’t we all…

    I emailed the pdoc and she wants to see me, I hope it’s tonight, but I doubt it.  I guess I won’t take any more ofthe focalin.  I m going to really try to clean up my diet too.  I just eat so much crap before bed bc it calms me into a nice coma, lol.

    Exercise really helps too, but feeling like this I just can’t do it.

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    I feel like it works somewhat, but then there’s periods of my brain working slower too slow I mean, which is not good I can’t have that at work.  Like I have to kind of make myself think, like that zone out thing that has happened to me many times before but is now happening frequently every day- not good.

    When I go back to the doctor I will maybe see if I can get on the lowest dose possible of a different med.

    I don’t know, my diet has been terrible lately, maybe that’s why the meds won’t work right.

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    I feel like it works somewhat, but then there’s periods of my brain working slower too slow I mean, which is not good I can’t have that at work.  Like I have to kind of make myself think, like that zone out thing that has happened to me many times before but is now happening frequently every day- not good.

    When I go back to the doctor I will maybe see if I can get on the lowest dose possible of a different med.

    I don’t know, my diet has been terrible lately, maybe that’s why the meds won’t work right.

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    I wrote back to both of you last week but the post never got posted and I’m just getting around to redoing it . I’m been taking the medicine all week and I don’t think it’s doing anything . Nada.  I just took two I know I shouldn’t do that but I have my appointment with Dr. and 10 days and like a month or so ago I had to fill out paperwork about insurance and being how I am I filled it out wrong and accidentally choose a different carrier not to mention that I wrote my daughter’s social security number wrong. I’m afraid if I find a new doctor with this new insurance that they will think I’m Dr. hopping or pills seeking or something and I’ll be up sh!ts creek without a paddle because I can’t not have a doctor. So anyway figured I’d take two today see if that’s better if not see if maybe we Should try a lower dose? Because I feel even more scatterbrained than normal so maybe that is too high to begin with or it’s from the lack of sleep from when I was switching. Though now I’m sleeping like 8-9 hours a night.  So anyway I feel like I need to figure out the medication pretty quickly because gonna be expensive for me to continue seeing this doctor so I’m trying to speed things up.  And on a  positive note I’ve started to use the container thing my fiancé got for me to put my keys purse sunglasses and whatever else in when i  come in the door . I still forget to use it like half the time but I’m really proud of myself when I use it . It’s silly, I know but I am.  Thank you guys very much for helping me through this.  Just having somewhere to write it out what’s going on is really helpful.

     

     

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    Well I tried Focalin yesterday . I didn’t like it . I felt boring I guess, although I did get a good amount of stuff done in the first maybe two hours but oh yeah and I was also able to focus better like there wasn’t so much going on in my head. I could listen to one song on the radio and it was just background didn’t have to constantly switch.  I did feel like my thoughts were more organized and when I thought to something there wasn’t immediately another thought that made me either forget or not care about the thing I had to do, so that was really good. I didn’t like that it made me quieter like my voice was just quieter and my personality was muted, too. Then for the rest of the day I just felt a little out of it I couldn’t have much to say.  I’m going to try it again today and see how it goes. Then a wait again until next weekend and try again because the Prozac should be pretty much all gone by then and I don’t know I guess I’ll try it for like five days in a row starting next Saturday to see . Sleep was fine and all that so that was good.  Oh and I wasn’t hungry all day so I barely ate and when it wore off at 7:30 I ate a ton. ( The voice recognition thing just typed that I ate Poland. I thought that was really funny.)

    I mean I like my thoughts being organized that’s really great . I still locked myself out of the house yesterday so obviously I need to build skills like someone said. But if I feel like it changes my personality I’m not gonna take it . I would much rather have swirling thoughts and make mistakes a lot at work and home than feel like a different person.

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    Well I read in that book To wait a week after stopping the Prozac to start the stimulant medicine . I didn’t take any today so I guess next Thursday would be good but I will probably wait till Saturday so I don’t have work I want to just try it already! The book said you have to wait until it clears out or else the stimulant meds will build up in my body because it can’t metabolize them with the Prozac in there.  I feel like I should probably go to a different therapist since she didn’t even know about this , but I really don’t feel like having to find someone else.  I also feel like I should educate her but don’t want to make her upset .

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    I bought a book- New adhd medication rules so I could read more about the Prozac and stimulant interaction . I definitely agree that I should get off the Prozac first . There were some examples of different patients – the guy and one was a man with ADHD who was given Prozac and went nutty . So they prescribed bipolar medication bc they thought it was mania. That’s what happened to me before when I was first prescribed Prozac and they thought I was suddenly manic, 2   pdocs wouldn’t work with me because they thought I was bipolar I knew I wasn’t and refused to take the mood stabilizers . After a while the prozac evened out though I did sleep a lot on it, 9-12 hours/day which isn’t typical.  Anyway now I have to figure out when to decrease the Prozac again. I went from 40 to 20 milligrams five days ago and had one day of agitation . And I might just stop taking it tomorrow, it sounds idiotic but I’m getting bored of caring about this.

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    Thank you larynxa and Lindsey3.  Pharmacy called and said I need authorization for namebrand so focalin . Does anyone know if the generic is okay?

    My fiancé will get super mad at me if I go off the Prozac and I’m very anxious or anything .  Plus I always (2x) get “fired” from pdocs for not following recommendations.  That being said , I may try to stop taking the Prozac in a couple days, I’m not taking any Focalin or whatever until the weekend anyway so I can see how I feel and not have to be at work.

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    Why did a dialog box pop up that said “slow down , you go too fast?”

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