Tag Archives: medication

A Long Day’s Journey Into Knight

This is obviously ADHD season for me, although to be fair, I suppose it always is.  If you read my last post, you know we’ve been dealing with med changes with the Dude.  I’ve also been skirmishing with his teachers, … Continue reading

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Drug o’ War

Written days ago but not posted: In the battle of ADHD, the landscape is constantly changing.  Just when you think you’ve figured something out, or have some kind of working system – a solid game plan,  the referee blows his … Continue reading

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One Fish, Two Fish, Med Fish, Blue Fish

I’ve missed this.  I’ve missed y’all.  It’s been so busy lately, WordPress has become one of those things you occasionally stop and sigh wistfully about.  There have been birthdays, family drama (which I’d love to process write about here, but … Continue reading

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Sweep It Under the Drug

Have you ever done something so absent-minded that you wondered if someone hadn’t slipped you some kind of mind-altering substance? (That’s foreshadowing, yo.) I’ve mentioned it before, but I’ve been taking Wellbutrin for about a year after I decided I needed … Continue reading

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Fine and Candy

Right now I heart Candy Crush.  It’s not what you think.  Sure, I’ve played it and subsequently deleted it once I recognized how much time I was urinating away on such a time sink (only to replace it with other … Continue reading

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Dose Encounters of the Third Kind

As you may recall, we finally decided to try medication with Stella.  Her pediatrician recommended a very low dosage – 5 mg – of Focalin.  Like anyone, I was hesitant to medicate a 5 year old kid, but after Stella herself … Continue reading

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Freud Green Tomatoes

As I got to the office this morning and turned on my computer, Google informed me that today is Sigmund Freud’s 160th birthday.  I think we can all agree that old Siggy missed the point on many of his ideas, … Continue reading

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Uno, Dose, Tres, Quatro, Sinko

Some things, in no particular order: Stella’s presentation at school went so well.  I’m still beaming about it 2 days later.  She had so much fun standing up in front of her peers and introducing her video and poster.  Her video … Continue reading

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Hypocritic Oath

About 3 hours ago we had a consultation with Stella’s pediatrician, confirming what we already kind of knew: she has ADHD along with a sprinkling of sensory issues, social problems (largely linked to poor impulse control a la ADHD), and … Continue reading

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The Pills Have Eyes

I recently took the plunge and joined the ranks of the  Medicated People.   Typically I don’t want or need this kind of thing, and it was kind of hard asking for it.  But I realized lately that everything feels … Continue reading

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