Learning More About My ADHD The Hard Way
Had a wonderful vacation. Was amazed to find I didn’t need my Daytrana patch at all, did just fine without it. Lying on the beach, eating and drinking, and even reading and taking notes. And did I mention eating and drinking?
Decided when I got home to try going without it except for the days I work. Maybe I didn’t really need it the other days.
I put on my patch and went back to work the first day back. Everything went fine. I was off the next day, no patch. Lots of catching up to do.
Couldn’t get started, no traction, piddled around all day, minimal accomplishment, if any.
Couldn’t even think of the strategies I know how to use for these times, and it never occurred to me to just put on the patch later.
A wasted day.
Wear the patch every day. Makes a big difference.
Was the experiment a failure? Not at all. I found out that I need to wear the patch, except maybe not on vacation. Maybe.