advice for living with ADHD plz

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advice for living with ADHD plz

BluePixi BluePixi
I see a councilor once a week for anxiety and last Thursday about half-way through my appointment she tells me that I may have ADHD.

Does anyone have any recommendations for websites about adult ADHD that have content beyond "this is what drugs can do for you"? or even tips on getting organized, remembering to eat regularly and just day-to-day stuff?
03/17/2012
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cheesewizz cheesewizz
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Originally posted by BluePixi
I see a councilor once a week for anxiety and last Thursday about half-way through my appointment she tells me that I may have ADHD.

Does anyone have any recommendations for websites about adult ADHD that have content beyond "this is ...
taking medicine for it really changed my life. you should look into that. otherwise, keep a notepad with you at all times so you can write down things to remember. and as for remembering to take care of yourself, get into a routine where you do the same thing every morning when you wake up, and you will be less likely to forget things.
03/17/2012
jmex83 jmex83
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Originally posted by BluePixi
I see a councilor once a week for anxiety and last Thursday about half-way through my appointment she tells me that I may have ADHD.

Does anyone have any recommendations for websites about adult ADHD that have content beyond "this is ...
My wife buys stuff for her son that works REALLY Well. its not a medicine per se, its more of a natural remedy. There are some for kids and some for adults. The kids one is called "Kids Calm". we use it for him for his ticks because he has tourettes, but they came out with it mainly for add/adhd. Its a great treatment for him so far. its supposed to regulate the ups and downs. it has magnesium and calcium to help "balance you" out.
03/18/2012
asphyxia asphyxia
This site has been really helpful for me. There's lots of info there. Once I figured out that I have ADD, I was so relieved! I spent years thinking I was a "flake" and "screwed up". Now I know there's a perfectly legitimate explanation for all of the things that I was so frustrated about. Medication is helping me, but so is (like cheesewizz mentioned) learning how to establish a routine. I find that if I set a schedule for myself, I can accomplish SO much more. It sounds trivial, but it makes such a huge difference!

Good luck! I would be happy to talk to you about it, if you're interested. Just shoot me a message!
03/18/2012
- Kira - - Kira -
I take medicine. I couldn't function without it.

Aside from that, I take notes on EVERYTHING. I'm sure people think it's weird, but I just can't remember things and it helps me stay focused on what people are saying. If I don't do that then I lose focus and start to wander off to other things in the room or random thoughts or something. It gives me something to reference later when I just can't remember what the heck someone said.

I also have a pretty set routine. I wake up at the same time every day (I'll sleep in on weekends). I do the same things in the morning. I go to bed at the same time. It took me a long time to get the routine down or even want to do one, but doing it has helped a lot.

I have a Franklin Covey planner that I make to do lists in and keep track of appointments and such. That helps me stay on track with what I need to accomplish each day. If I don't do that, I get distracted with random things and get nothing important accomplished. It keeps me organized and on task. They're expensive, but totally worth it. Oh, and I don't forget appointments that way. Because I totally blank on things like that.

I still have issues, but they're made a lot better with the combo of meds and organization. I know it's frustrating for people to deal with me. I can't remember things and I tune out when people talk. I get bored easily with conversations. I also get antsy when I go out and stay somewhere too long. I get bored with a lot of things. I also have Bipolar, so that complicates things further and makes me even more difficult. I have a select few people that are willing to put up with my eccentricities and hold them close to me. I don't go out of my way to make new friends or anything because I don't like to push my problems on people. I wouldn't recommend that. It gets lonely. That's more of the Bipolar than the ADHD.

If ever you need someone to vent to, just message me. I'm always happy to help.
03/18/2012
ViVix ViVix
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Originally posted by cheesewizz
taking medicine for it really changed my life. you should look into that. otherwise, keep a notepad with you at all times so you can write down things to remember. and as for remembering to take care of yourself, get into a routine where you do the ...
Cell phones even have the "notes" feature the majority of the time.
03/18/2012
P'Gell P'Gell
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Originally posted by jmex83
My wife buys stuff for her son that works REALLY Well. its not a medicine per se, its more of a natural remedy. There are some for kids and some for adults. The kids one is called "Kids Calm". we use it for him for his ticks because he has ...
Kids Calm (the homeopathic stuff) works for full blown Tourette? Wow, he's lucky. Two of my kids and my husband have Tourette. One of the kids and my husband have ADHD. My husband never had any meds that worked (they didn't understand Tourette Syndrome when he was a kid in the 60s and 70s) but the kids we have who have it only respond to pharmaceuticals. Neither of these kids could function, and the teasing and taunting from other kids because of the tics would be unbearable.

I'm glad you found something like this that works. For the people with full blown Tourette in our family nothing works except prescription meds. We still haven't hit on the right combination for our 12 year old (yeah, I've tried Kids Calm, didn't do a damn thing for my kids) but it can sometimes take years to find the right cocktail of meds.

Does your son have full body tics as well as vocal tics and anomalies? Is his actual full blown Persistent Tourette Syndrome or considered "Nonspecific Motor Tic Disorder?"
03/18/2012
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