Word! I could not have said it better myself. The message is what is important and as long as it’s understandable, I don’t care about grammar/spelling/wording.solid empathy on this one. i started life with a speech defect which held me mostly mute until nearly adolescence. i could read and write fluently before i could speak any of the human languages, though i believed myself to be fluent in several animal languages. to this day i avoid talking to people who need precision verbage/grammar to communicate. listen for the message, not the grammar. in english, i am fully capable of engaging in grammar wars with the harshest of critics, but my give-a-damn is busted. whatever you say, grammar-head. let's say ^it^ your way while i'm walking out the door.
Grammar-heads makes me sad…
I have regressive autism meaning that I lost previously acquired skills as a child. My regression took place when I was about to turn three and it mainly affected language skills. I was lucky to regain my previously acquired skills, but ever since, I’ve been struggling with keeping up, spontaneous loss of words, mixing words (and grammar) together, etc.
What’s Rx’d? Prescribed mediciation?Same here.
I’ve been on most of them over the years. (There are over 80 commonly Rx’d meds, all stimulants, save 1 atomoxetine/straterra).
I prefer espresso.
4-12 shots when I wake up. A few dopios here and there over the course of the day. 8-20 shots before bed.
If the espresso is paired with 10+ hours of exercise, I can skip the nicotine entirely. If not? I usually have a container of nicotine mints in a pocket.
Alternatively, in countries where it’s legal, coca-tea is absolutely delightful. Easily 5x more soothing/clarifying/relaxing than even the strongest espressos.
The only med I actually MISS is straterra…
- to decide to go to sleep whenever the hell I wanted (wide awake to fast asleep in 15 minutes, instead of 3 hours),
- wake up whenever I wanted (alarm goes off? No matter how tired I was, or how much Inwanted to remain in bed, I not only heard it, but it was simply a matter of willpower / decision making to get up. Rather than requiring either an hour or more of an alarm gradually allowing me to surface, or an emergency to blink instantly awake)
- decide to think about something later
- kicked my eating disorder to the curb
- emotions faded of their own accord, rather than having to be deliberately switched or diluted/altered
- emotions never split into 5-7 groupings, all equally valid/seperate (like I didn’t feel suicidal AND enthusiastic about the day AND professionally curious about misc wold conflicts AND deeply in love AND wracked with guilt/shame/anxiety. <<< Not that I don’t feel all those things at once without them splitting into unique groupings, but once they have split, each group has to be attended to individually, instead of when they’re simply layered and I can bring desired emotions to the forefront of the strata, whilst pushing the others down >>> With straterra the whole “think of something else” thing people say, finally made sense. Oh! You mean anything I’m not actively focusing on just sort of fades away, rather than getting a soundtrack? How freaking WEIRD is this?!?
Sooooo many benefits of that drug. But? Even though the downsides were few, they included a couple things I just couldn’t live with. So, nope! I’ll stick to the oh so soothing & clarifying OTC freely & widely available stimulants.
I’m sorry straterra didn’t work for you.
One of the reasons why I want an actual ADHD-diagnosis is to try medication. I don’t know if it works for me or if I’ll get lots of side effects that I just can’t live with. But I’m not even allowed to try as it is now.
And since I already am diagnosed autistic, there’s literally nothing negative for me to receive an ADHD-diagnosis (there are professions that you’re automatically banned from if having a neuropsychiatric diagnosis).