Toad’s Weekly Assessment #1-2018

After posting my thoughts about custom designing a mood tracker, I finally rescheduled the template. I post it publicly because it holds me accountable and that motivates me to fill it out. I’ll try to make better use of this overview space to discuss whatever I might see in the way of patterns.

The lack of medication remains a concern. Meds are in no way a magic bullet BUT they are a life raft of a sort. Only way for me to correct this is get my medical coverage back in place so I can afford the prescription.


Mood Score Key:

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

Sliding Depression = -1  ~  Depression = -2  ~  Severe Depression = -3 ~ M = Mixed State

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


Special Notes for the Week

Menses Start Date: ~

Weigh-In at Med Clinic: ~


Sunday ~ January 21, 2018

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

Hours of Sleep: bed at ???, up at 8:30am
napped 3:30pm-6:30pm

Sleep Quality: -1

Exercise Activity: ~ Exercise Time:

Meds Taken

  • none (no insurance = no meds)

Meals

  • 5 cups of coffee
  • 2 bags of microwaved popcorn
  • 1 bowl of pepper beef chow mien with crunchy noodles
  • 1 bowl of homemade chili with cheddar cheese
  • 4.5oz Sunkist Coconut Dark Chocolate Espresso Blend Trail Mix

Notes

  • watched the new Blade Runner movie with my parents this morning
    • pros: I enjoyed the slow pace and the intellectual twists and turns of the plot
    • cons: my dad did not enjoy the slow pace and both of us felt like the lighting was poor in too much of it

Monday ~ January 22, 2018

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

Hours of Sleep: bed at 1am night before (kept chasing Little Bear back to bed), up at 6am
napped 2:30pm-6:30pm
Little Bear asleep by 8pm

Sleep Quality: 0

Exercise Activity: ~ Exercise Time:

Meds Taken

  • none

Meals

  • 2 cups of coffee
  • 1 cup of plain black tea (for the heartburn and sour stomach)
  • 5oz Sunkist Mango Dark Chocolate Blend Trail Mix
  • 2 pkg ramen noodles – Nissan brand has a no added MSG variety now!
  • 1 small slice of banana bread
    • Little Bear got some from his teacher and shared with me
    • I’m assuming it’s the same one that asked for my mom’s banana cookie recipe
  • 2 chicken burgers on Kaiser rolls with lettuce, tomato, and onion

Notes

  • ended up with heartburn and a sour stomach after dinner – the onions maybe?

Tuesday ~ January 23, 2018

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

Hours of Sleep: bed at 2am night before, up at 5:30am

Sleep Quality: 0

Exercise Activity: ~ Exercise Time:

Meds Taken

  • none

Meals

  • 3 cups of coffee
  • 2 bowls of rice Chex
  • chicken nuggets and fries
  • a handful of red vines

Notes


Wednesday ~ January 24, 2018

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

Hours of Sleep: bed at 10:30pm, up at 6:30am (slept through first alarm somehow)

Sleep Quality: 0

Exercise Activity: ~ Exercise Time:

Meds Taken

  • 600mg Ibuprophen @ 9am
  • 600mg Ibuprophen @ 1pm (4hrs apart, should have taken Tylenol instead)

Meals

  • 2 cups of coffee
  • 2 cups of “double shot” coffee
  • 1 pkg of Fruit Smileys
  • 1 handful of Hershey minis
  • 1 oatmeal chocolate chip granola bar
  • 2 bowls of macaroni with tomato sauce

Notes

  • half day for public school – teachers’ workshop
  • at first thought the headache was due to eating the ramen noodles, but going over my tracker I’m now thinking it’s caffeine withdrawl instead – caffeine is technically not a trigger, but I think caffeine headaches might be one but I’ve yet to see anything official connecting the two

Thursday ~ January 25, 2018

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

Hours of Sleep: bed at midnight, up at 6am
Little Bear would not stay in bed last night – was still awake at midnight

Sleep Quality: 0

Exercise Activity: ~ Exercise Time:

Meds Taken

  • 600mg Ibuprophen @ 6am

Meals

  • 2 cups of coffee
  • 2 12oz. cans of Dr. Pepper
  • 2 6in roast beef subs
  • pork roast dinner with potatoes and corn

Notes

  • no idea what’s causing this headache at this point – possibly due to the winter storm we had recently? maybe the drop in caffeine intake?
    • at least by noon the pain was gone

Friday ~ January 26, 2018

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

Hours of Sleep: bed at 11:30pm, up at 6am
Little Bear was asleep by 8pm

Sleep Quality: 0

Exercise Activity: ~ Exercise Time:

Meds Taken

  • none

Meals

  • 3 cups of coffee
  • 4 12oz. cans of Dr. Pepper
  • 1 pkg. (probable 5oz.?) of fried dried mango chips
  • 2 pkgs. of no added MSG ramen noodles
  • 3 slices of bacon pizza

Notes

  • school district sent out a robo call today to inform us three schools were in lockdown due to a threat to the community
    • am I the only person that finds it more distressing to not to receive official word on what’s going on?

Saturday ~ January 27, 2018

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

Hours of Sleep: bed at 2:30am night before, up at 6am
napped between 3pm and 6pm
Little Bear wouldn’t stay in bed last night

Sleep Quality: 0

Exercise Activity: ~ Exercise Time:

Meds Taken

  • none

Meals

  • 3 cups of coffee
  • 1 12oz. can Dr. Pepper
  • 2oz. freeze dried apple chips
  • 2.5oz. Sunkist Strawberry Banana Blend trail mix
  • 1 slice leftover everything pizza

Notes


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