Toad’s Weekly Assessment #10

Not sure why but it starting to feel harder to keep this mood tracker. Is it because I don’t find it helpful? Maybe I would if I actually remembered to print it off and bring it in to my appointments, but right now all I seem to do is stress out over how little I am eating. My dad accused me of subconscious eating. As in I eat more than I realize, or rather not documenting every bite. I told him when you can get a migraine from just ONE medium sized Dorito, trust me you start paying attention to every damn bite. It was this kind of tracker that enabled me to figure out which foods triggered my migraines – and that I was allergic to citrus fruits. I know I shouldn’t be insulted but I am. There is no value in false reporting. Sure it might make you “look good” on paper but in the end it won’t help you. I wanted to know if my med was really helping. It seems to be. My mood is fairly stable. It also seems that my current eating habits are stable – in a bad way. My eating habits used to fluctuate with my mood. The more manic I became the more I ate typically so long as the anxiety was down. If the depression or anxiety went up the appetite dropped. My appetite now is constantly down. I really don’t like the idea of ignoring hunger cues and eating when I don’t feel hungry. I truly have no idea how to address this in a healthy and safe way. I don’t know of a dietician that specializes in this kind of thing either. I’m starting to believe that we as a population need one.

Mood Score Key:

Sliding into Hypomania = 1  ~ Hypomania = 2 ~  Mania = 3  ~  Baseline (My Normal) = 0

Sliding into Depression = -1  ~  Depression = -2  ~  Severe Depression = -3

Energy Score Key:

Low = -1  ~  Normal = 0  ~  High = 1

Irritation Score Key:

None = 0  ~  Mild = 1  ~  Moderate = 2  ~  Severe = 3

Anxiety Score Key:

None = 0  ~  Mild = 1  ~  Moderate = 2  ~  Severe = 3

Migraine Score Key:

None = 0  ~  Mild = 1  ~  Moderate = 2  ~  Severe = 3 ~ Extreme = 4 ~ Aura Present = A

Sleep Quality Score Key:

Bad = -1  ~  Normal = 0  ~  Great = 1


Saturday ~ August 20, 2016

Mood: 0 ~ Energy: 0 ~ Irritation: 0 ~ Anxiety: 0 ~ Migraine: 0

Hours of Sleep: bed @ 4:30am, up @ 11am – 6.5 hours total

Sleep Quality: 0

Meds Taken

  • morning meds missed
  • 75mg Topamax @ 7pm

Meals

  • 4 cups coffee
  • 1 Cotto salami sandwich on wheat
  • 1 cup potato salad
  • 1 handful fresh green beans

Sunday ~ August 21, 2016

Mood: 0 ~ Energy: 0 ~ Irritation: 0 ~ Anxiety: 0 ~ Migraine: 0

Hours of Sleep: bed @ 2am, up @ 11am – 9 hours total

Sleep Quality: 0

Meds Taken

  • morning meds missed again
  • 75mg Topamax @ 8:30pm

Meals

  • 3 cups coffee
  • 1 handful fresh green beans
  • 2 slices Cotto salami

Monday ~ August 22, 2016

Mood: 0 ~ Energy: 0 ~ Irritation: 0 ~ Anxiety: 0 ~ Migraine: 1

Hours of Sleep: bed @ 3:30am, up @ 9:30am – 6 hours total

Sleep Quality: 0

Meds Taken

  • 75mg Topamax @ 9:30am
  • 75mg Topamax @ 7pm
  • 600mg Ibuprophen @ 11:30pm

Meals

  • 3 cup coffee
  • Sandwich with 2 slices of Cotto Salami, 1 slice American cheese & wheat bread

Tuesday ~ August 23, 2016

Mood: 0 ~ Energy: 0 ~ Irritation: 0 ~ Anxiety: 0 ~ Migraine: 0

Hours of Sleep: bed @ 2pm, up @ 9am – 7 hours total

Sleep Quality: 0

Meds Taken

  • 75mg Topamax @ 9am
  • 75mg Topamax @ 8pm

Meals

  • 5 cups Coffee
  • Cotto Salami Sandwich on Wheat with Cheese

Wednesday ~ August 24, 2016

Mood: 0 ~ Energy: 0 ~ Irritation: 2 ~ Anxiety: 0 ~ Migraine: 0

Hours of Sleep: 4am to 8am, 1pm to 5pm – 8 hours total

Sleep Quality: 0

Meds Taken

  • forgot them this morning
  • 75mg Topamax @ 8pm

Meals

  • 5 cups Coffee

Thursday ~ August 25, 2016

Mood: 0 ~ Energy: 0 ~ Irritation: 0 ~ Anxiety: 0 ~ Migraine: 0

Hours of Sleep: bed @ 12:30am, up @ 9am – 8.5 hours total

Sleep Quality: 0

Meds Taken

  • 75mg Topamax @ 9pm
  • 75mg Topamax @ 7pm

Meals

  • 5 cups cofee
  • 12oz can Ginger Ale
  • 20oz bottle Dr. Pepper
  • 6 slices WalMart Deluxe Meat pizza

Friday ~ August 26, 2016

Mood: 0 ~ Energy: 0 ~ Irritation: 0 ~ Anxiety: 0 ~ Migraine: 0

Hours of Sleep: bed @ 3am, up @ 8am – 5 hours total

Sleep Quality: 0

Meds Taken

  • 75mg Topamax @ 8am
  • 75mg Topamax @ 7pm

Meals

  • 4 cups coffee
  • 1 bowls Cheerios with 1 medium Banana
  • 1 Fried Chicken Thigh and 2 Medium pre-cut Watermelon spears
  • 3 Handfuls of lightly salted Lays potato chips with bean dip and 1 Fried Chicken Wing
  • 12oz can of Ginger Ale

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