EDIT – got my meds, crisis averted, discussion below may be germane anyway
original post follows –
Well, the impending disaster seems to be coming true. This Monday I visited my psychiatrist and got a new prescription, but I’m not able to fill it because no pharmacy in town seems to be able to get hold of the required drug! It’s a not-uncommon situation, in fact. (I complained about it in another thread, where I asked whether maybe on-line dispensaries would be a good idea for me … Ordering Rx Meds on-line (in USA) how-to? ) So, today I have the last of the previous meds, and we’re going to experience a (relatively minor, we hope!) tropical storm here in town as well. This means I won’t have my generic Adderall, starting tomorrow, until heaven-knows when.
Well, we’ll see what precipitates. So far I have thought up the following list of important coping strategies …
- More Coffee
- Name what you’re doing, at all points in time, to guard against forgetting that you may have been doing the same thing over and over for no good reason (hyper-focus).
- Plan on longer-term straight-through unstructured projects for all free time, such as reading big books (“War and Peace,” “The Red and the Black”) because, although I won’t be likely to finish more than a paragraph at a time, at least I will be able to jump right back into the one project at any point in time when I abandon some other project.
- Self-care to the max. Floss. Re-floss. Coffee. More flossing.