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Time Management and Organization Skills

Friday, January 18, 2013

As I am going through my journey of getting off of some of my medicines, I have been doing a lot of research on what I'm taking and what I can do instead of taking them. One of the medicines I am on is for my ADD. The doctor is reducing the dosage and has hopes of taking me completely off of it. I'm not so sure how I will do without it.

As I researched, I was reminded that symptoms of ADD are at times not being very organized and not managing time well. I know that I have blogged on wanting to improve both of these areas in my life. So now I have questions. Does this mean that the medicine hasn't been effective or does this mean that it will be worse without it? How can I be more effective without relying on the medicine? How did I do it when I wasn't on the medicine? Much to think about and much more to research. I guess that I will find out a lot of what I need to know in the coming weeks. I'm going to try to journal a bit on how it goes every day just to see if I can gauge how I'm doing.
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SLIMLILA 1/19/2013 10:47PM

    HI Patty,
well, first of all, remember everyone reacts differently to different drugs. My niece had ADHD and she takes a coffee to settle herself down. I may have told you this before, but here goes again...When I was at my first teaching job, when we were going to the teachers conference, I asked my principal if it would be OK to take my knitting with me. She said if anyone asked, to just tell them I was ADHD and needed to do it to stay focused. I think she may have been more clued in to me than I was.

And what do you think, have you and I both had way more than our share of stress is the last few years. Pretty hard to stay organized and motivated with all the crap we've both had. going on in our lives... I think we both need to give ourselves more credit. In my blog today, I copied my To Do List, and this time, it was different because every single thing got checked off....WooHoo!!!

Keep good notes of any behaviour changes as you make medication changes, and remember to give yourself credit for knowing your own body better than your dr. too. I remember when they put me on the anti-depressant, I still deny that it was any use to me, but then again, the sleeping pill I take everyday.... oh yeah, it definitely has changed my life!!
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BERGBA7 1/19/2013 2:56AM

    Yes. just observe yourself while you are going off the pills and you will find out new things that will help you in the future! The journal idea is great!
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AMYC0128 1/18/2013 3:45PM

    Journaling is a great idea! Using calendars helps too. I do hope being off the medicine that you will be okay. How do you feel being reduced from it?

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NPA4LOSS 1/18/2013 10:23AM

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