I was thinking of asking my psychiatrist if we could adjust my ritalin dosage upward a bit, but some quick googling showed that the sustained release form is only available in three strengths (at least in this country) and that I'm already taking the highest (which according to the info on the web and also according to what the doc said) isn't really enough for someone with my weight. Not that I'm really fat, but I gained quite a bit of weight in the last few years, most likely due to being on anti-psychotics. I know, ritalin and psychotic-type problems don't really mix as the former makes the latter worse, but right now, the benefits outweigh the costs. I did read something about adults having successfully tried supplementing the long acting form with the short acting form, so that might be an option for me as well. In my studies, I also recently came across some research on another non-stimulant ADD/ADHD med aside from Strattera (which worked for me for a time, but then stopped working) and some follow up internet search shows that the drug has actually been approved for ADD/ADHD in 2009, although only in the US. Haven't found out if it is approved for its original use (high blood pressure) here, but that might also be something to ask the doc about.
Other than that, I'm enjoying the relative peace and quiet of having the house to myself.