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Judi - I had to laugh when you mentioned making the order before you heard the entire pitch!! I can imagine me doing the same thing. Whenever my hubby and I have discussions about making plans with friends my initial reaction is to call them right away before we even know whether we will follow through or not. ugh!

I have been eating a lot of calories this week. I am continuing to follow up with exercise and water. Today I went to Curves and took a 50 minute walk. I don't dare gain weight over the holidays.

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12/21/10 3:48 P

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Jeez, I'm so far behind w/ what's going on w/ everyone! Linda, sorry to hear about the misdiagnosis... but hopefully things will be worked out better now!

And Judi, WAY interesting find!! I'm interested to hear more about it!

I FINALLY got a new dr. closer to my home, and not so busy and eager to get extra co-pay $$ ... turns out the OTHER doctor didn't even have me on an adult dosage!! Explains why I was feeling NOTHING. Glad to be done w/ the old doctor... I called for an appt (sinus infection) and asked if anything was available that day. Answer? No. How about tomorrow? Well, call tomorrow and we can set you something then. UMM... sure, so it counts as a higher premium for a same day visit?! I don't think so! My new dr. is WAY nice and apparently really knows what he is talking about. Its comforting. Plus, it turns out a bunch of people I know see him and say he is wonderful!

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I will definitely post the info.

I know for sure that the dvd of the show is called:
A.D.d. And Loving It?!

The rest I will find out soon when they resend my confirmation for the upgraded order.

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I bet that will really be interesting Judi! Will you give us the names of the books & CDs when you get them? I wonder if my PBS station carries that show? Hmmmm

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12/19/10 2:52 P

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I just caught a show on our public television station about Adult ADD (ADHD) and I ordered a copy of the DVD. Then a few minutes later, they talked about an upgraded membership that would give me 2 different dvd's and two books and ... other great things! So I have a call in to member services to try to order all of it! (LOL Leave it to an ADD person to impulsively call in and order before I heard the whole pitch!)

It will not arrive for several weeks, but I will let you all know how these materials are. They sound so interesting!
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Ha ha! I'm the tutor!!!

I tutor math to high school students (and a few in middle school or college).

The local schools are heading into their finals, so there seem to be a lot of "math emergencies"!!!

About two weeks ago, I told myself and my husband that I was not going to add any new students until next semester, and since then, I have added FIVE people. I need to have my head examined!!! (Good thing I'm seeing my psychiatrist in January!)

But seriously, being too busy is a good problem to have when so many people are struggling to find jobs. So I don't want to complain. But with my brain having its challenges, I am having trouble keeping myself on task and getting things done that really should be done!

(This Sunday I have 7 hours of students. Sunday is my big day! Last Sunday I had EIGHT!)

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12/17/10 10:31 P

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Judi_cutie - 5 hours of tutoring! wow! are you the tutor or the student?

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12/16/10 11:36 P

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Hey Daruma, I think it is great to be able to focus on anything worthwhile! Not only work! (But I guess we should do what we are paid for.)
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I was pretty focused this morning. Unfortunately, this afternoon I focused on something unrelated to work. Finally pulled out of it and accomplished a couple of things that I'm paid to do.

I am not particularly interested in saving time; I prefer to enjoy it. - Eduardo Hughes Galeano


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That sounds good, Linda! I am in a bit of overload mode right now, and I have a little bit of free time right now which I am relishing! Then later, FIVE hours of tutoring!

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Thank you for your comments. I am researching different articles trying to read about bipolar. My daughter goes to the psych again on Friday.

I have been busy and trying to keep up with everything. Actually I must say that I am actually accomplishing everything I have planned to do. Telling myself over and over what I have to do each day is helping.

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I've been missing in action here...
I just posted this on another team and I realized it would be understood very well here!
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Yesterday, I took out a jigsaw puzzle! I have not done one in a year or so, but I love them. And I was in a waiting room at physical therapy visit, and they had a big puzzle out to do while you wait. So I got HOOKED.

Soooo, I am using up time on this! And I need to be exercising and also doing some work to get ready for my next course, but instead I am doing this puzzle!

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Later, I will come back and read back at what I have been missing here. I am sorry to hear about the wrong diagnosis for your daughter, Linda. Things are complicated enough without heading down an incorrect path...

I also want to add that I have a nephew with Bipolar and so I have many, many years of experience with his ups and downs. I am someone he turns to when he is in just about any state! So Linda, you can ask me things if you want to.

I keep EDITING this note ... (ADD!) I do also think that bipolar and ADD are very often occurring together, so they might not have been completely wrong the first time. In my nephew, he has always been diagnosed with bipolar, but the more I learn about ADD, the more I think he also has it too. OK, I'm done editing this!!!

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Linda - Although it's a bummer that your daughter was incorrectly diagnosed, hopefully she'll now be able to move ahead and get treated for the right ailment.

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It's Friday. I have plenty of errands to do today. My daughter, who had been diagnosed with ADHD, in earlier days has now been told she is bipolar (more manic). It's strange but the psych said that it is common to get an ADHD diagnosis when all of the issues aren't being evaluated. It has been a rough week dealing with issues such as that. Hope it has been a good one for everyone else.

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Freddy - you are an inspiration. I got my dining room tabled cleared off today. Skipping my afternoon dose of ritalin as I slept in and didn't take the morning dose until 11 am.

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emoticon I got the whole house cleaned and scrubbed in 3 hours this morning. now I get to go out and play. it's nice to think that I will come home to a clean house. This is unusual for me. I usually go at a snail pace in the morning.
Today I am going to a Christmas bazaar and then to lunch with friends.. Thank You Fly Lady!





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12/4/10 12:53 P

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I have been busy the past few days and it seems as though everything got away from me. I have been decluttering closets and gathering items (clothes, etc.) to give to charity. It will be nice to have more organized closets and there are items that really need to GO!!!

I am also on a new depression med and it seems to really have me a little out of it.




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I figured it out. Never mind.... :D

The older I get the wider the horizon seems...


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This is my third day on adderall 20mg. Twice a day. It's working wonderfully, but I'm still in the getting to know you part. Anyone know how long it'll keep me from being able to sleep more than twenty or thirty minutes at a time? A rough estimate from a personal experience or anything...

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Yes. The ritalin gives me dry mouth. I look at it as a bonus that it helps me remember to drink enough.

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Yesterday was my second day on Ritilan. Have any of you had a dry mouth from taking it? I struggled with a dry mouth all day.





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It just dawned on me ... I quit taking the Adderall & my BP stayed way high until I also got off the L-Tyrosine. I wonder if I could take the Adderall alone w/o the side effects? I still have some left, I think I'll try it! Wouldn't it be wonderful if that were true?!

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Shannon - that is a great mantra!!

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You can do it Linda! I've got a new mantra, courtsey of a Spark daily blog... move your feet before you eat! Maybe a new goal will help?

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My psych has changed my anti depressant from Lexapro to Pristiq. But did keep me on the same ADD drug, Stattera. Monday was a visit to my cardiologist and that went okay. My cholesterol was not quite as good as it was the last time. My LDL number should be lower. I was also up a couple of pounds. Need to keep working on this.

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well I took the Ritalin this morning. No side affects yet. Had a good day. I couldn't tell much difference. I guess one pill isn't enough to bring on any side affects. I suspect that when I took the last pill about 10 days back I was just under the weather and just not feeling well that day..So far so good.





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I just started on Ritalin this afternoon. The Adderall didn't seem to do much for me (except it was fantastic at appetite suppression!)

An error that was sort of mine from September showed up today. This one doesn't seem fair but then life often isn't. SIGH!

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Tomorrow morning I am going to try the Raitlin again. We will see if it knocks me out again. I am not looking forward to it. But I will give it another try.





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Judi - I am happy that you had a good visit.

Freddy - so sorry for your loss. It is so sad when a young person dies.

Daruma - good for you!

Today was a lazy day. I have eaten a lot of carbs, little exercise and feel lethargic. I have also had too much sodium. I go to the cardiologist tomorrow and he may not be happy with the number on the scale.

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Hi Everyone!

Linda, I think that shopping and family are always a source of some stress. At least a little bit.

Freddy, I am sorry for your friend. I cannot imagine that! How terrible. I hope you can move to the next happy times, as you suggested.

Daruma, you got such a good deal on something you really need! So you should be happy with yourself. (And leaving the socks was great!)

We are hanging around quietly right now. My DIL is driving us to the airport in about two hours. DS #2 left early this morning to fly back to school. DS #1, who lives here, went out to tutor. We had a great visit. Mostly great, a little drama, but like I said, family is always a little stressful. But we had a lot of fun. All of us like playing games, and we did that a lot, saw a movie, shopped a little, and did some great eating! (I have been watching my intake but also enjoying some really good food.)
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I was planning to not spend any money this weekend and Monday, but .....

I belong to ebates which gives you cash back for shopping through them. A place that carries the only shoes that my orthodics fit in was having a double-back (14% instead of 7%). They had a pair in my size on clearance for $80. When I go to the shoe store they are $129. That would have been a no brainer but the online place has rather steep shipping. So I put them in my cart and then noticed they had socks I like for buy 3 get 1 free. I put those in my cart. I then noted the shipping of $14.99. Looked at the rates and if I dropped the socks, the shipping would be $12.99 for the shoes - still a $36 savings and I would NEED the shoes probably in about 4 months.

So I went and sparked some more giving myself a little time to get through my impulsivity. Went back and dropped the socks (I don't need socks).

Sparked a little more, went back and ordered. So it was $93 but I'll get back $11 or $13 (can't remember if this place includes shipping on the rebate) so the shoes will be no more than $82.

I think I made the right decision and by taking a few minutes saved the $45 more it would have cost to get the socks.

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Went to a funeral today. The DS of a good friend died. Brakes my heart. he was just 3 years older than my oldest son. I need to concentrate on Christmas now and all that's good in the world.





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Today I went shopping again with daughter. It was a fairly good day although some stress came into play.

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I did do a small amount of shopping. We went to a mall about an hour early for a movie. So I got a few things. It was fun. On my own, I would never set foot in a mall the day after Thanksgiving!

So, Aspen, that is interesting. Your DIL is about to divorce DS, but she is still at the family holiday??? Well, I'm glad it went better.

We are visiting our DS with new DIL (just over a year) and other DS here too. Mostly it is going very well. A moment here and there, but I am feeling pretty good about it!

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I am so grateful Thanksgiving is over! I survived the land mines of DS's difficult family -- actually DIL was less caustic than she's ever been. I guess she feels better now that she's divorcing DS.

No Black Friday shopping for me! I have very little money, and prefer to shop during the year, a little at a time, when I can get things I really want to give.

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I didn't do any Black friday shopping this year. I am waiting for next monday which is cyber Monday. I bought a gps for my husband last year on cyber monday and I saved about 70 dollars. I'll be looking for bargains on line next monday.

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Today I shopped on Black Friday. I bought a lot of gifts, including some for me. I went with my youngest daughter, who is ADHD. When we go out it can sometimes be the blind leading the blind. But it turned out okay today. Other than finding a space in the parking lot.

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I cleaned all yesterday and made desserts. Today I cooked all day. Had 12 for dinner. By the time I sat down for dinner I was too tired to eat much. I had a piece of pie for breakfast and a little bit at dinner. But I had a big piece of cheese cake for dessert. I know that had a gazillion calories and fat grams. It was all worth it. We had a great time Even though my dishwasher isn't working and we finished up the dishes at 11 this evening after everyone left. Have to be at church by 9:30 in the morning for a funeral. Happy Thnaksgiving everyone!





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I also didn't eat as much today. I ate about half of what I would have eaten last Thanksgiving.

I plan to go Black Friday shopping tomorrow morning.

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We had a very nice day. I did eat a lot, but less than I would have a few years ago. In the past I would eat until I felt sick! Today, I think I did well!

Tomorrow, we are going shopping and to a movie.

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Freddy - so sorry to hear that you have two funerals to attend on Friday.

I finished all of my Thanksgiving food shopping and the house is pretty clean. I just need to get rid of a little bit of clutter before guests arrive tomorrow. Hope you all have good plans for the day.

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Yes, The doctor warned me about possible side affects..I took one pill and all I wanted to do was sleep. It really knocked me out. I haven't taken any more. I'll try it again after Thanksgiving. He warned me that it might make me sleepy. I don't know why it had that affect, I thought it would send me in the other direction. we'll see after Thanksgiving. But friday and saturday I have funerals to go to....Two friends. I'll be trying it on Sunday but I expect the same thing will happen....Have a great Thanksgiving everyone!!





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Freddy....be very careful taking the med. A person with bi polar can have some pretty serious side effects from ADD meds. Just make sure you listen to those around you if they begin telling you that you are acting a little out of sorts. Good luck! Be Blessed, Dawn

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Good luck with the new medication! It is not easy getting this all figured out!

Hi to everyone. We are getting close to Thanksgiving! I hope everyone has some nice plans!

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I am starting Ritalin today. My Dh isn't too happy about it. I have been feeling really well as far as my bipolar is concerned and he feels like I shouldn't do any thing to rock the boat. I don't think he understands the whole issue of ADD. It's a mini dose of 10 mgs to be increased mid week to 20mgs. I'll have to monitor on moods closely. But I am optimistic that it will help me focus. I feel nervous and high strung most of the time. My psychiatrist seems to think this will mellow me out..Only time will tell.





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We are back in Ohio for the holidays. Returned home and youngest daughter had our house looking very clean. I am going grocery shopping today to buy some items for the Thanksgiving menu. Making a shopping list and clipping coupons will keep me on task to buy the items I need. It's a chilly day today but at least no precipitation.

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Got alot of homework to get done today but also ALOT on my mind. Not a good combination...UGH! But, I will get it all done. Hope everyone is having a great weekend. Be Blessed, Dawn

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I get what you are saying Kate. I am just not sure I can tolerate that feeling of trying to quiet myself when I am not in the mood for that. I can imagine in has good benefits though.

I am going to start a topics about a symptom question that is on my mind. It looks like some people have been doing that and are getting replies, so I am going to post it as a new topic instead of putting it here on the chat.

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Just popping in to say hello. We are traveling and will be home Friday night. Even when traveling, I notice my ADD symptoms. I see how flighty I am....lol. No one needs to remind me. Hope you are all doing well. Meditation really does help with sleep and feeling less anxious.

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I think I am going to give it a try. I will let y'all know how it goes for me. Be Blessed, dawn

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