Monthly Archives: March 2012

Pharmacotherapeutical Efficacy?

I’ve had three days on Ritalin now. I decided not to take it today, and I’ve been doing lots of things but I’m not sure I’ve actually accomplished anything real at all. As usual.

I’m not sure I’m all ‘set’ now, but it’s baffling to find your head finally keeping it’s mouth shut. I could focus on a teaching, and the images in my head were the graphic version of the words said (in this particular case: the life cycle of the malaria parasite), rather than random associations and ponderings at a pace I can barely follow.

Shopping was more successful too; as in: while I was on Ritalin, I could resist the urge to buy stuff I didn’t really need right now.

I still had some inattentive lapses such as getting a vegetarian friend a cup of chicken soup, and I still think I was a bit too present at times when I should be shutting up.

My tic didn’t become worse so far. Apparently my new favourite place to do it is the toilet, by the way.

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Posted by on March 31, 2012 in Uncategorized


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I’m thrilled!

1) I got this handbag for free, basically. I still had a gift voucher, and it was the last one but it had no price tag. The cashier lady wasn’t in the mood to go all the way to find out the actual price, so she sold it to me for the price of a similar but much cheaper bag in completely different colours. The actual price is more than the voucher, but now I still have about 5 euros on the voucher!



2) I am sitting here, waiting for my iPhone 4 to be delivered. I don’t NEED an iPhone 4S, so I’m quite happy to save the money (I was on Ritalin when I made the order). But a good smartphone will help me… me. Plus, I got a terrific deal on it. Now, I would really appreciate it if the delivery boys came NOW…


3) And acutally, most importantly, I got a new job. And it’s perfect for me. Lots of action, never knowing what to do, and it gives me the opportunity to hone my people skills. Plus, it’s 36h/week. And, it’s with a great team. 

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Posted by on March 31, 2012 in Uncategorized


Yay, prescription drugs!

Ain’t I brilliant? I forgot my password ONCE AGAIN. So dear hackers, don’t even try, I change the password about once every time I log in. My password at work is a different matter though: I have to change it every 2 months, and last time I had it resetted because for the love of God I could not remember what it was. Writing it down is not allowed. Consequently I could not figure out how to change it from default…

Anyway. So right now my mind is racing like crazy. Probably has something to do with too much sugar (when will I ever learn) and it’s quite a bummer because this morning I was unusually calm. Calm = good for job interviews.

Wearing cream trousers to said job interview = good plan as well. Wearing cream trousers to eat strawberries = bad plan though. Now I have to figure out a new outfit. And hope strawberries don’t permanently stain.

I saw my brand new psychiatrist today. She first claimed all my psych drugs as ‘on her watch’. Not that many though, just paroxetine and OTC melatonin. Seriously, I’m going to kiss whoever invented melatonin. But, that’s not the point. The point is that I got Ritalin, and very specific instruction to eat first and then take it (either you have an ED or you don’t… but seriously, I want to maintain my weight and not lose it again).

So tomorrow I’ll pop my first pill. AFTER my job interview, just in case it makes me act funnier than I normally do. So, wish me luck. With both.

In the meantime I’m going to try and figure out why they wrote self help books for ADHD-sufferers, given our relative inability to focus on a book and follow instructions.

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Posted by on March 27, 2012 in Uncategorized


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