View Full Version : Meds are working! Now what?


Gemini Six
03-09-16, 03:54 AM
My dr. and I have finally found a combination of meds that work wonderfully for both depression and ADHD. I can just be still and really relax without the constant monologue, chatter, 4 different songs playing, etc that have filled up my head for as long as I can remember.

It's nice, but weird. And uncomfortable because I'm not used to it. A great added bonus is that my addictions have been stopped dead. I'm no longer trying to manage my mood or blocking out all the noise with compulsive porn use, video games, or weed.

But having spent over two decades just trying to cope with my mental state, I find that I don't really know what to do with myself now that I have a clear mind and ability to focus. It's not that I'm "bored" or "restless", but something else. I've spent my life putting out fires in my brain, and now the fire's out... so now what?

Anybody else encounter this "problem"? What did you do with yourself? :confused:

johnny_walker
03-09-16, 05:04 AM
Find out what you want in like? And start slow because these challenges can come back as the days go by. I'm glad you have found your combination.

Keep Walking

Johnny Walker

Pilgrim
03-09-16, 05:12 AM
I try to remember what I dreamed of doing, or what I should be doing when younger.
Then I have to think of a new way of doing of achieving this because my skills,coordination and method of thought have changed because I'm older.
I think this is one thing that keeps me going.

Gemini Six
03-09-16, 06:49 AM
Find out what you want in life?


Yeah. That's the issue. All I really ever wanted was to be at peace with myself. Now that's settled. So now what? :confused:

Little Missy
03-09-16, 08:31 AM
Yeah. That's the issue. All I really ever wanted was to be at peace with myself. Now that's settled. So now what? :confused:

Only you can answer that question for yourself. :)

NateDEEzy
03-16-16, 09:20 PM
Yeah. That's the issue. All I really ever wanted was to be at peace with myself. Now that's settled. So now what? :confused:

Try and achieve some things you find rewarding and challenging. Is there anything you're still afraid to do emotionally? Ask yourself some inner questions. Do something you might enjoy and then use that to help others.

You should check out the book the seven spiritual laws to success. It's amazing, and suuuuper short. Perfect for our condition. I actually think it's free online.

Greyhound1
03-16-16, 09:39 PM
Yeah. That's the issue. All I really ever wanted was to be at peace with myself. Now that's settled. So now what? :confused:

Congratulations on finding peace with yourself. Enjoy it!

Now, without that huge distraction you can accomplish so much more. Follow your dreams and just enjoy being you.

Cheers to that!

NateDEEzy
03-16-16, 10:32 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zYDKCx4hSQQ

I meant to post this along with my comment. I came across it today and it says a lot about personal pursuit and the fruits of most people's pursuits

sbcy
03-24-16, 03:38 AM
Great to hear! I have felt a similar sense of hope a couple times, unfortunately in my case it didn't last.

What medication cocktail has been working for you and for how long?

NateDEEzy
04-05-16, 10:23 PM
My dr. and I have finally found a combination of meds that work wonderfully for both depression and ADHD. I can just be still and really relax without the constant monologue, chatter, 4 different songs playing, etc that have filled up my head for as long as I can remember.

It's nice, but weird. And uncomfortable because I'm not used to it. A great added bonus is that my addictions have been stopped dead. I'm no longer trying to manage my mood or blocking out all the noise with compulsive porn use, video games, or weed.

But having spent over two decades just trying to cope with my mental state, I find that I don't really know what to do with myself now that I have a clear mind and ability to focus. It's not that I'm "bored" or "restless", but something else. I've spent my life putting out fires in my brain, and now the fire's out... so now what?

Anybody else encounter this "problem"? What did you do with yourself? :confused:

Any update? Still the same?

Lloyd_
05-11-16, 12:02 AM
My dr. and I have finally found a combination of meds that work wonderfully for both depression and ADHD. I can just be still and really relax without the constant monologue, chatter, 4 different songs playing, etc that have filled up my head for as long as I can remember.

It's nice, but weird. And uncomfortable because I'm not used to it. A great added bonus is that my addictions have been stopped dead. I'm no longer trying to manage my mood or blocking out all the noise with compulsive porn use, video games, or weed.

But having spent over two decades just trying to cope with my mental state, I find that I don't really know what to do with myself now that I have a clear mind and ability to focus. It's not that I'm "bored" or "restless", but something else. I've spent my life putting out fires in my brain, and now the fire's out... so now what?

Anybody else encounter this "problem"? What did you do with yourself? :confused:

What meds are you taking?!?!! I need to know so I can perhaps switch from adderall to something else.

Gemini Six
08-28-16, 12:36 PM
I'm on Wellbutrin for anxiety, Prozac for depression, and Ritalin XR (extended release) ofr ADHD-I.

ADXP
09-01-16, 10:51 PM
I remember the day I found out how the medicine changed my brain I was relentlessly pursuing & transforming my life to at least live a quality life that I was deprived of for more than two decades.

Don't ever assume that you are going to be medicated for the rest of your life becoz there are so many things that could happen along the way.

Seize the opportunity & maximize your potential. You would never know when life will throw you in a gutter again.

roflwaffle
09-15-16, 02:43 AM
Pick something and roll with it. Like ADXP said, there's no guarantee medication will work in this way perpetually. Strike while the iron is hot.