Friday, September 28, 2012

My Day on ADHD Medication

Every morning I have a routine.  I take my pill and my son's ADHD pill out and we take it at the same time.  But this morning started out crazy and apparently is going to stay that way for a bit.  I got his pill and put it on the counter and poured his milk and then a black hole showed up in my kitchen.  So, of course, I stuck my head through it and when I returned the realization that I had just swallowed the wrong pill hit me.  Well, this isn't good.  (And no, Asher did not take mine, he can tell the difference between pills).

Do I throw up (no amount of money would cause me to do this on purpose)?  Do I eat bread?  That helps right?  What do I do?  Panic.  Yes, panic is the most appropriate and completely sane reaction.  Okay maybe panic isn't right and frankly, I don't have time.  I have to get the kids ready for school and on that bus.  So I don't think anything about it.  Until I walk home from the bus stop.  I had been at the bus stop for about 30 minutes talking with a friend so the medication was in my system for almost an hour.  I walk in the house thinking that I am so out of shape.  My heart is racing and I only walked 3 houses away from my own.  What is my problem?  Oh...and why is my arm tingling?  Oh well.

Then I tell my hubby and he asks if he should come home.  Well, I don't think so.  Then my mom expresses concern.  Is there something I should know?  Besides the obvious--DO NOT TAKE OTHER PEOPLE'S MEDICATION.

I call the pharmacist.  It goes like this:
"Soooooo, I sort of took my son's medication."
"You did what?"
"I accidentally took my son's medication.  It was a rough morning!"

The pharmacist says I should be fine, but if I start to feel funny I should go to the ER.  Funny, eh?  Define funny.  Is my heart racing feeling funny?  Are my hands shaking part of feeling funny?  If I cannot focus on a simple task feeling funny?  Losing my filter when that feeling funny?  What about the constant feeling of wanting to throw up?  Which could possibly be from not eating anything all day long.  Heightened senses?  I think I can hear a bee from a mile away.

Anywho, I think I'll make it.  I am way better if I just sit.  The minute I start walking is when I notice it more.  I am pretty positive that I do not suffer from ADHD.  That makes me happy.  My heart racing and being anxious...does not.  Soon this day will be over and I can get back to my sluggish self.