Wellness Wednesday, March 28, 2018

I decided to blog again. There are too many issues out there that pertain to me, particularly, that I cannot stay silent about.

There will be two, in particular, that I may address here from time to time. Bullying and ADHD.

I came to know about a video that Netflix put out about the dangers of ADHD medication and I realized that I must speak about it.

When a person is medicated, for whatever condition, and that person follows the instructions correctly, especially for medicine that has been around for close to a century and has been proven safe and effective for the condition which is being treated, there is NO shame in taking it.

Without insulin, I would die. And without being medicated for ADHD, I am finding my life very difficult to manage. I’m not on it because I can’t afford it, nor the payment to see a psychiatrist to get it.

What I can tell you is that, when I did have it, I had a 4.0 GPA in college and was invited to join Phi Theta Cappa, the National Honor Society. I could never have accomplished such a thing without the focus my medication gave me.

I reposted a video on Facebook from the YouTube channel How To ADHD yesterday that goes into better detail than I can here, because I don’t have the brain function to lead people to view it otherwise. I realize that is, in part, due to my strokes. But I can’t help but wonder if my ADHD medication would help.

I will also be posting about strokes, prevention, signs, how to cope, etc. In fact, I’m finally writing that book about how I’ve overcome most of the issues left behind from the strokes. There are a few I may never conquer in this life.

But that’s okay. I’m me, I’m unique, and I have a voice.

What is a current event issue you are passionate about?

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10 thoughts on “Wellness Wednesday, March 28, 2018

  1. Betty so glad to see you back here- funny I was thinking about you last night and wondering how you were. I work with some children who have ADHD and there is quite a difference in how they succeed in school when the right medication and dosage are found. How frustrating not to be able to take the medicine you need. Keep writing and sharing the important things you have to share.. we are here listening

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  2. I’m glad that you are back. I understand because I have anxiety and panic attacks. I missed you and thought of you often.
    Sometimes if you contact the company that makes the medication and explain your situation they will make sure that you get your medication. Most pharmaceutical companies have programs and services for those who have no insurance or make very little money. Please try calling them and let me know what happened.
    Also T.V. News stations have reporters assigned to go to bat for folks in need.
    Sending you Love and prayers my friend. 😻💘❤💓💕💖💗💜💝💞

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    1. But the issue with medication like Ritalin or Adderal is that they are classed in the same category as methamphetamine. I have to see a psychiatrist every month and get a handwritten prescription. It’s something that, by law, can’t be done by mailorder. You have to fill it every month, and in person. Because of the way health plans are set up, mental health is often excluded. To take this on myself is very cost prohibitive. I haven’t been to a psychiatrist since the 90’s.
      But thank you for your suggestions and I’m glad to be back, as well.
      How are you holding up?

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      1. Thanks. That’s why I’m so passionate about it. It’s all so misunderstood, and no one wants to look at it. It’s the homeless of the medical field. You are always in my prayers, as well.

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