I was diagnosed last year with ADD because hey my kids have it and it had to come from somewhere. I took the tests and sure enough I had it. In retrospect I have always had it I just learned to deal with it.
Well I decided that the monetary draining of the medications I take were too much to continue so as of last week off I went.
In other words I can’t afford them anymore.
Back about 10+ years ago when I was working as a contract employee I was in pain so much from my back that I was taking 9 ibuprofin and 9 tylenol at a time.
I believe the medical term for this is “fucking stupid”
What I was able to accomplish is killing off all the bacteria in my stomach making myself lactose intolerant. Luckily through patience and adaptation I have been able to reverse this affect. I am still in pain with ice cream but with ordinary dairy (ordindairy?) I am usually OK now.
Now that the only meds I continue with is my pain patch I can feel every ache and pain I was able to suppress for all this time.
An interesting side effect I didn’t count on is I am now in the process of retraining my brain to slow down as I am running into a familiar incident where my brain moves faster than my mouth causing a vapor lock and forcing me to stumble over some of the simplest statements going “bbb.b.b.b.bb.b..bb”. It took me 20 years to beat this before and now it is back again.
However on the upside I can slowly feel my intelligence returning as well.
Itll take some time but I am sure somewhere along the line it will be for the best.