Last night was a perfect example of what my meds can do and what they can't. The party I went to was awesome, the hosts went all out. Lots of people in costume, house was barely recognizable from it's normal look, lots of black light, strobes and blood red lights. DJ was amazing, backyard graveyard was very detailed complete with holographic ghosts appearing and a bonfire made of bones in a casket.
I was completely overwhelmed within minutes, and spent most of the party in the basement chill out space, playing Magic and hanging out. The sensory overload was just entirely too much and I couldn't see people, just masks. I couldn't hear voices, just noise. It got to the point I was off balance and that's when I went downstairs. That's good though.
I did not have a seizure. I was present, and while I was clearly not firing on all pistons I was me. I was able to take myself out of the environment when I needed to. I didn't turn into a 5 year old and run away or hide. I was able to drive Chris & I home, and lose horribly at Magic. (To be fair that was because Bill and the other guy played insane decks, and had nothing to do with my mental state.) I was able to understand and play Magic.
So all told, last night was amazing. I got to see a lot of fiends I don't see enough of and got to play games that I enjoy. And nothing could have proved my meds were working better than that, even if I don't remember hugging Todd.