Ironically, Strattera is the drug they give you if you have ADHD accompanied by symptoms of anxiety. It’s supposed to give you focus, without exacerbating your existing anxiety. One of the initial potential side effects at the beginning however…is anxiety. Mean trick. Though when he’s not torturing me with anxiety (like so many bad boyfriends before him), I feel interestingly calm, my mind refreshingly still. It will take several weeks to determine if the crazy Italian is the “right guy” for my brain. Here on Day 8 though, things seem to be going in a decent direction. I am at peace with the fact that this process will take time and I think I can stick out the rough patches.
The therapist and the NP have both given me the homework to “practice focusing on the really boring stuff and see what happens”. Well the other day I did just that and got a 6-month old backlog of work done. Holy cannoli Mr. Strattera! Keep this up and I’ll be moving the boyfriend out and YOU in, full time.
And I’m only on Day 8.