I’m just on lithium now and am adjusting some. Not having my ADHD meds is a struggle, but if I’m stable for 3 months then we’ll experiment with other types of ADHD meds because of the caution around triggering mania.
I just have to stay on top of my hydration.
I’m seeing a pain doctor this week and a neurologist in June.
If something keeps going wrong, getting missed or skipped – pause and take a look at your system. It’s a sign that something isn’t working well. Does the system have too many dependencies? Does it not have a backup or failsafe?
To take my medications properly I’ve found that I need to prep them in advance.
Since 1 month is the maximum supply for my ADHD medication, I have enough pill cases that I can set up once a month and to reduce the number of times I have to refill.
So my new bottle is my cue to refill (and my backups are the recurring calendar item & Habitica task).
I keep everything in a lockbox so I can easily access it, move it around and keep it secure. It has a combo lock so I don’t have to worry about losing a key.
I also take Vitassium by SaltStick for my pots and Midodrine for when I don’t need the Adderall.
At night I take Zoloft/Sertraline and Claritin/Lortadine.
I’ve been transferring daily and that is not working, so I now have 7 individual cases that I can transfer to once weekly on Sunday. Then the night before I can just grab my case for the next day. So I’ll take my night meds and then put the case in my waist bag that I wear all day. That will help me take my meds first thing also since I won’t have to get up to get them. And then I’ll be forced to get up to get my protein shake (or I might have to set up a cooler bedside for overnight).
Jessica’s idea of putting her stuff online so she can always find it inspired me. Writing things up for myself I’d have a hard time doing, but doing it here where it might help someone else too is that one bit more of motivation and means I can keep things together and find them.