Day 3 on ADHD meds & shopping as cross training?

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

I started taking Adderall on Monday- 10mg twice a day.

I would like to think there's a difference...but I don't know that I can really tell yet. Of course I think I am overanalyzing it all too much...

I am a mental health professional, a licensed professional counselor- so I know what the meds are supposed to do an how they are supposed to make me feel...which they are doing and making me feel- but is it placebo effect b/c I know that's what they are supposed to be doing. I hope that makes sense. LOL

One thing I do notice that I don't like is I'm not sleeping. Last night I was wired- was up until 1amish until I finally made myself lay down and fall asleep...which 1am really isn't that out of the ordinary for me...but it was the wide awake feeling that was different. Then I woke up at about 5am this morning. VERY out of the ordinary for me. I am usually dragging my ass out of bed at 630am and then taking a nap after my son gets on the bus for school at 715.

Up the upside of that I am getting a lot more done- cleaned my room last night and reorganized my two dressers and nightstand...and I'm not really feeling tired...but I know it's not good and 4 hours of sleep is not hopefully that will level out...

I have also noticed the decreased appetite...but then again is that just in my head as the placebo effect since I know that the meds do decrease appetite...

Hopefully in about two weeks or so it will all be leveled off and stable and I will have some clear indications and answers :)

On the upside- I got some Christmas shopping done last night...found several bargains! I got my step dad really nice Clarks slippers at TJ Maxx for $20! and I got my son & nephew a tornado lamp (nephew) and a moon lamp (son) at Bed Bath & Beyond- $10.00 each! I also scored my nephew a marshmallow gun for $15 and my son a space ship alarm clock that projects the time & solar system on the ceiling for $10 (and had like a half dozen coupons for BB&B that I used lol)

I also scored nike dri fit capris and short sleeve tshirt and a fila long sleeve, reflective tech shirt at Kohls on clearance- and in the $5 Kohls for Kids stuffed animals I got one of the last Grinch dogs w/the antler on his head for my son (yeah he's 9 but he still loves stuffed animals lol) And at TJ Maxx I got a Columbia pullover light weight fleece top for $17- to wear on my 5k trail run this Sat since I know it's gonna be cold!

I also went to Fleet Feet last night and finally broke down and bought a compression sleeve for my right leg- it was hurting SO bad yesterday, even just to walk around the house so I skipped my run last night (but does shopping count as cross training?!? lol) I shopped all the rest of the night with lots of walking and my leg didnt hurt at all the rest of the night! I also bought a pair of winter running socks- the suckers warm up when they get wet with sweat! SWEET! I can't wait to wear them on Saturday for the trail run :)

Wow- I could go on & on today but this will get way to long...LOL
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