Wednesday, 2 September 2009

Double Ritalin on Coffee with two sugars please – oh, and lots of milk.

I, J. Hardspear de la Azotea know I should not take double doses of Ritalin, but last week I did. The new job is very hectic. My predecessor left and I am coming on board ¾’s of the way through the project. So I have a lot of catching up to do. My predecessor did NOTHING so everything on my project role is a mess. Now remember Ritalin is a stimulant. So I worked like a man possessed on the double dosages. I also had to do a personal financial management cum team building on the side on Saturday. My colleague worked out the teambuilding part, but I had to work out the presentation for the personal financial management bit. That had to happen out of work time. So you can imagine... I did pay dearly though. By Sunday I was klaar, klar, klarrrrr. Monday I walked round like an automaton. Yesterday I started to recover, but I nodded off during a meeting (9:30) in the morning. I think one lady saw me, because I caught her trying to suppress a smile. Today I feel my old self again and I am only on Chai Tea.

3 comments:

angel said...

Heh heh... strongs dude!
Damien likes to half his dose, and then thinks I'm not going to notice.

momcat said...

Got to get my son on ritalin again (for the first time this year) so he can pass Grade 7. He's keen to go to the local high school (co-ed!) and I'm keen to get rid of primary school for eva!!

Anonymous said...

How do you double dose Ritalin? I am on 30mg LA once a day and sometimes it does not feel like it is enough:-( Do I ask my doctor to increase it or do I take 2 a day? I have read you blog and I swear it is like I am reading my own thoughts, feelings, frustrations and irritations but written by someone else.
Love it and check it out every day.
Rusted Fairy - soon to have own space out here.