Monday, June 27, 2011

ADHD and the Apples...

Elise has an appointment with her neurologist this week. To continue to grope blindly in the medication rack, apparently. We are on our 4th medication. And our 4th medication no-go. This one and the last one made her emotional and a bi-polar train from running in literal circles to weeping in the 3.6 seconds.

Please pray that we find one that works without making her all kinds of side-effect crazy!!! I'd love to have this ironed out in time for school, because I love her teacher too much to make her deal with a professional mourner during math and speech therapy.

That said, I am far enough out to find this wildly funny and somthing that needs to be shared...

You know that old saying "The apple doesn't fall too far from the tree"? Elise's ADHD may not be all that much of a surprise to most of my family. It was to me, though, and here's why. I have it. Guess how I learned this piece of information?? I accidentally took Elise's meds a while back. The first one...back in January. And instead of hopping me up, like it absolutely should have, it totally mellowed me out.

How did this happen? I don't know. I have ADHD. Actually, yeah, I kinda know how this happened. I poured out Elise's medication into my hand and called her to come to take it...simultaneously shaking out my allergy medicine into my hand...and popped in in my mouth. With? You guessed it, Elise's Intuniv. I recommend against this time saving plan in future. Because I swallowed both. And because it was neither toxic nor do I believe in bulemia, there was really nothing to do, but to see how I felt.

Initially, I was stoked. I was looking forward to having excess energy so I could clean our house in Spring Cleaning mode. Because that close to Christmas, I seriously needed to.

Theeeen I started getting veeery sleeeeepy. And totally chilllllll. And the wierd part was I could feel the medication pushing me down. I could feel it pinning down my usual effusiveness...and I didn't really like it. It felt wierd. But it certainly had the appropriate effect, for someone with ADHD.

When I told my mama and some other of my family recently, they giggled at the situation, but were not as surprised as I was. As a matter of fact, they all kinda nodded sagely. Like Yoda.

Thanks a lot, Y'all. Now I'm scared of what else I will discover about myself while parenting my kids!

1 comment:

  1. I have always said Michael Paul is textbook ADHD! I still can't believe he was able to get through school without medication.