So the title basically says it. Aside from the medications, what do you guys use to survive day to day? I currently take Xyrem and am starting back up on Adderall. I didn't want to go back on it, but the fight to not go home and nap is just overwhelming without any kind of stimulant. And I figured that an energy drink a day was slightly less healthy. And well...expensive....
I work in an office. Alone 50% of the time. Its a small office with just me and the two owners. My job is great, very flexible and my bosses are exceptionally awesome and very understanding. For better or for worse, I basically make my own hours. It is 10-4, but if I want to come in late I can, if I want to leave early I can, etc. As long as I get the work done.
Since the diagnosis of N with EDS and with the addition of meds, my brain has become foggy. My concentration is lower than it used to be. I know these are side effects from Xyrem and should go away. But for now, it can be a bit of a struggle. I also have glasses (very bad eyesight and I am only 30...) and my vision seems to be blurrier. Not sure why that is. But I digress.
Back on topic. So what do you guys do to make it through the day? Is it just caffeine? Vitamins? Tea? A certain morning routine? I am trying to figure out what to do. I am a "self saboteur" so I am prone to giving up. Which is why sticking to a routine is difficult. And yet so important with N....*sigh*
This was a bit more of a rant than I had anticipated. I hope you all have some insight regardless ;b