Shrinking

After months of logistical obstacles, I finally got into the city mental health clinic yesterday to see a therapist, and to talk about getting on antidepressants. (Aren’t you glad you don’t live in Canada, where you might have to wait?)

I really liked the guy who’s assigned to me. Embarrassed, I was trying to describe how much trouble I have completing mundane tasks: “It’s a hard thing for anyone who doesn’t have ADD to understand.”

He smiled. “I have ADD. I understand.”

The magic words. Finally, a light at the end of the tunnel.

6 thoughts on “Shrinking

  1. That is FANTASTIC and I am very happy to hear you are receiving help if you need it! Be careful with the drugs (I know you already know that, but I just had to say it because I am such a big fan of you!)

  2. Best wishes that you find something that helps, Susie. It can be a long road to find the right drug or combination of drugs. (I’m basing that on the problems I’m having with thyroid replacement drugs: Dayummm, but it is takes a long time to realize whether something is working better or not. I envy those who took a new form of thyroid hormone replacement and almost immediately felt better…. Also basing it on a freind’s troubles in getting balanced.)

  3. Yeah Suze, join the crowd. We get a certain age and it seems that the body starts needing a boost in different areas. I was just diagnosed with severe sleep apnea; my therapy is using a cpap machine which seems to be helping. I’m happy you’ve found someone who understands ADD—–and can help you!

  4. Start keeping lists. A side effect of SSRIs is loss of short-term memory. But you should be able to compensate for that with proactive list-making. But you probably do that already.

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