I am so happy, I got a new prescription for Ritalin the other day, picked up my medication from the pharmacy last night and started taking it this morning. Last time I was on it my brain was going at light speed. After a while, it stopped working for me and I did not want to up the dose at the time, I thought I would be fine on my own. Well, my fatigue has been so bad lately! I wake up at 6:00 am and am out of energy by noon despite doing nothing! I needed some sort of medical intervention for sure!
I don’t feel all jittery with energy and my brain does not seem to be running all fast this time but I know I have energy because it’s 11:00 am and I have already got way more done than I have in the last couple of weeks. I may not feel energized but I don’t feel like falling asleep in place! Last time I was on it I took 5mg once a day. This time, I am doing 5mg twice a day and depending on how I feel after the second dose today I might try 10mg twice a day to see if it does anything for my CogFog.
And by the way, I am using Ritalin for fatigue because I have also tried Nuvigil (but that gave me horrible headaches) and Provigil (which gave me no energy but still gave me horrible insomnia) so we are going “old school” with an ADHD medication.
So now I am just waiting for my new glasses because maybe with sharper vision and more energy I will be able to get more done around the house and on this blog. I am also hoping it will help for the few times I do leave the house, like how I am going to Colorado in a couple weeks, maybe I will be able to do more and that should hopefully improve my mood and reduce my depression!