So this happened:
The green room (which is actually a white room) was full of other women.
- Another ADD mom who also takes Adderall
- A mom who is a recovering Adderall/Meth addict
- A mom who likes to drink a glass of wine
- A mom who is a recovering alcoholic
- A mom who struggles with depression
- A mom who used to be addicted to Facebook
- A neurosurgeon
- A psychiatrist
Do you see where this is going? Yeah. I did, too.
THE SHIP’S GOING DOWN! MAYDAY! MAYDAY!
But it was too late. I was already standing in Katie Couric’s green room, and there were intimidating looking Security Guards staring at me like they’d tackle me if I tried to run.
Apparently, this big-boned girl is willing to do whatever it takes to be skinny, happy, and sexy.
Really, Katie Couric Show? Really? What the hell is that about? I am a size 12 on a good day.
Since this train wreck is going to air on Tuesday, I am going to tell you ALL THE SECRET GOSSIPY THINGS!
Wine Mom was the first guest on the show. She’s totally adorable, and we would all want to be her BFF.
I want you all to go “like” her Facebook page right now (click HERE for Moms Who Need Wine). But come back because I have so much more to over-share!
Poor, Wine Mom. She was paired up with Recovering Alcoholic Mom.
Katie suggested Wine Mom change her website’s name to “Mom’s Who Need Friends”.
Adderall Moms (That’s Me!)
Okay, so first Katie starts asking me about my ADD. I told her my story. Click HERE to read it if you don’t already know it.
Other Adderall Mom tells her story.
She asked us a bunch more questions, ones I can’t really remember well since I was so nervous. I was chattering on and on like a dummy; I am sure of it.
She called on Neurosurgeon, who brought a visual that basically shows “This is your brain on drugs – Drugs are super bad“.
I know, for sure, I made a self deprecating fat girl joke, and I said I have a blog. I said I have a blog twice. So I probably sounded really geeky.
We left my segment with Katie saying she was talking to Recovering Addict Adderal/Meth Mom next.
Recovering Adderall/Meth Addict Mom
Recovering Addict Mom was so sweet. I loved her in the green room.
She was diagnosed with ADD when she was 16, and was given Adderall. She believes she was most likely misdiagnosed, and maybe she didn’t really need Adderall. Her Adderall usage got out of control led to smoking meth.
The story is heartbreaking, and she has come so far. You will for sure like her… until she spouts off something about how people just need to learn to cope with life without medication.
It was getting more and more uncomfortable by the minute.
Non-Xanax Xanax Mom
Xanax Mom is very sweet. I like her a lot. You will, too.
However, Xanax Mom is a little confusing. She doesn’t actually take Xanax. She used to take Zoloft. But she was featured in this very controversial article called, “Xanax Makes Me A Better Mom“.
She kept referring to this article in the green room, so I assumed that she was Pro-Xanax.
But nope. She’s not. She’s anti-medication.
I don’t really know what all she talks about on the show, because I went pee while she was talking, but I am sure it makes me look like a
pill popper normal mother.
Update: Non-Xanax Xanax Mom is totally down with prescription medication. I would like to apologize publicly for thinking otherwise. Please see her comment below.
Recovering Facebook Addict Mom
Facebook Mom wore blue.
As in, Facebook blue.
I found this ironic.
The Good Doctor
The show ends with The Good Doctor.
The Good Doctor ends up being my saving grace. Until she came on the stage, I thought anyone who takes medication to help them with a mental illness was a goner.
They had better not cut the good stuff from her segment.
But, just in case they do, because based on the show’s description, they might… I want you all to know right now that she made some very important points.
- Adderall and Meth are two different types of drugs. One is an amphetamine and one is a methamphetamine.
- She has never, never once in her career, had a patient who went from Adderall to Meth.
- Taking a mental health medication is fine, if you have a mental health issue. The problem lies in over-diagnosis, misdiagnosis, and drug abuse.
- Having a mental illness is like walking with a leg that’s two inches shorter than the other leg. Medication gives you a higher heel, and it helps to make your brain behave normal-ish. When you stop taking the medication, you realize your leg is two inches shorter than the other leg again.
Katie is a total knock out, she dresses nice, she smells like Heaven, I could fit her in my pocket, and she has good teeth.
Katie is very, very warm. She makes you feel like the only person in the room.
She give her guests a first class experience all the way. The hotel was nice, Raymond the Driver was nice (he gets a whole blog post this week), and her staff really rolled out the red carpet to get me there.
Does Adderall make me a Super Mom?
In no way does Adderall make me a Super Mom. SO STOP REFERRING TO ME AS A SUPER MOM, KATIE COURIC!
If you can handle your shit without medication, that’s good for you. I handle my shit with medication. And that’s good for me.
I went on this show to be like:
Hey, I have ADD, and I am successful in spite of it. Here’s how I manage it… I hope this helps, you guys! After all, we’re all just a bunch of weirdos trying to make it in this world! And being a mom is hard enough without a mental issue…
And I left feeling like:
I totally regret going on the show. I think Katie Couric thinks people who take medication for mental illness are drug abusers who are faking it.
Someone stop me the next time I agree to go on TV. Deal?
This show is probably going to be a train wreck for my reputation. I am gearing up for the attacks.
Promo video is out! I look stunned by her question. Trust me, I was not stunned.