Some people are on too much medicine and too many meds and some on not enough. Meds are helpful to some people and not to others. For some people meds are miracles and for some not helpful at all, or worse. We are each unique. Meds are mostly helpful and certainly worth trying.
ADHDer “I don’t want to take that medicine; I read the side effects.”
Me “What side effects are you afraid of and what do you think the chances are that you will get them and if you do, how long do you think you would need to put up with them?
Some people are afraid of side effects, not understanding that side effects are only possible side effects; some people get them and some don’t. If you get them you stop the medicine. Nothing to be afraid of.
You won’t know until you try it.
Sometime the first medicine works fine. Sometimes it takes a while, trial and error, to find the right medicine, the right dose, and the right time to take it.
I need my Daytrana.
Semi-relevant Story O the Day:
I told my wife I was going fishing. The water is running high right now. Too high to go really, but I need to get out.
She asked, “Isn’t it dangerous?”
I said, “Yes.”
It is dangerous. I’m also going to walk to the library. That’s dangerous, too. I could get hit by a car, fall and hurt myself, get mugged. But walking would be safer than driving. Flying would be safest of all, but that’s not feasible.
If I wanted to be safe, I’d stay at home in bed. But then I’m in danger of developing blood clots, falling out of bed, getting injured by a fire or a tornado. Fairly safe from flooding here, though.
Life is not safe; everything is a gamble. Figure the odds.