Adult ADHD / Anxiety / Coping Strategies / Depression / Medications

Are My Meds Are Working? On Santa, Poop and Ham Sandwiches

Trying new meds, as I am right now, brings on a really important question – how do I know if my meds are “working”? It’s a tangle of definitions…I mean what do I mean by “working”? What’s my range for “acceptable”? Do I care about any “side effects” I may be experiencing (that aren’t dangerous … Continue reading

Adult ADHD / Anxiety / Coping Strategies / Depression

ADHD, Anxiety & “mood disorder unspecified”

So guess what…I feel like a person again. Because we are still sorting out the why and the how and the what of my mood disruptions, it didn’t seem the time to give me a specific diagnosis…though we needed one to function within for insurance purposes: “mood disorder, unspecified”. I feel good about this for … Continue reading

Anxiety / Coping Strategies / Medications

To Abilify, or not to Abilify?

Well hello there blog-world. Readers. Writers. Mental health blog-reading junkies. I’m reporting today from “mentally altered” land. Where I’m pretty sure I’ve taken a slightly too high dose of the Abilify that I was prescribed yesterday. Geez, I’m med sensitive. My first round of medical inquiries has basically come to an end, as of yesterday, … Continue reading