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It Is What It Is

By: sadviolinist
Mood: Mellow
Date: May 03, 2013
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Today is day 3 of rainy weather. Blech ~ I'm tired of it. I'm really hoping that as the day goes on the sun will come out. Some sunshine would lift my mood I think.

Well, my doctor's appointment didn't come out quite like I thought it would. He was very happy with my progress (because there's been quite a bit) and the weight loss, but he didn't want to up it. I trust his judgement and unless I start spiraling down I'll stay on this dosage. I just have to be better about taking my 2nd dose of the day when I'm supposed to! I often forget and Ithink that's usually the cause of my sleep issues.

Last night I slept the whole night through! I was so happy about that. It's a rare thing most of the time. So when I do it's something worth celebrating. I know it sounds strange, but when there's some cause to celebrate, I might as well do so, lol.

So it's Friday. I'm both looking forward to it and dreading it at the same time. I'm a serious introvert and being around people (even my family sometimes) really gets to me and leaves me feeling worn out and grumpy. I think maybe this weekend we'll keep to ourselves if I have my way. Although I usually end up enjoying spending time with friends, it does take a lot out of me. Many times during the weekend we'll leave a playdate because I'm finally too worn out to take anymore. So we come home and I go to sleep for awhile to recharge my batteries. But most of my friends know and understand that about me and don't let it bother them. They know it's nothing personal.

I did talk to the doctor about my concerns that the Ritalin wasn't working as well as it had in the beginning, and he told me that was a normal experience for most people taking a stimulant. You end up plateauing and feel like you need to be on a higher dosage when it's really not the case. I'm still much more awake and energetic than before, and my mood tends to be better too. So I won't complain. Better is better. My doctor was so excited about the changes he saw in me that he actually was jumping up and down in happiness about it because he finally found something that worked well and truly helped me. It made me smile because he really does care how I'm doing. :-)

I don't have any specific plans for the day other than finishing my book on the Bell Witch. I might do some more laundry (we need some blankets to be washed) and start motivating and packing away the winter clothes. I'll cook dinner tonight too. Last night I had the whole family do leftovers because I was tired and didn't want to cook. Besides that the porkchops were still frozen in the middle ~ they hadn't thawed long enough. I know, such MAJOR issues right? LOL.

Well, the sun has finally made an appearance so I'm going to go enjoy it while I can! I hope everyone has a great Friday going! ((((HUGS))))



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From: Andie372
May 3, 2013, 6:49 pm
Your doctor sounds really good, so I would trust what he said about the Ritalin. It's really hard to find a good psychiatrist, so hang onto this one! It's been dreary here in NC but we are headed to Arizona tomorrow. Sunshine!

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May 3, 2013, 12:50 pm

Dear  Keya,

I agree with the doctor. I  think I saw many hassle days,that are just part od being alive,the weather influences, and the tight quarters. Your  progress is dteadily upward. The doctor is correct. The body can safetly take in just so much  of a stimulant. Playing with dosages of Ritalin can beunsafe. My best to you. xxMary.



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