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Old 03-25-2013, 05:00 AM
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Doing a search on "ADHD" didn't come up with anything specific to it, but rather linked to many threads that had mentioned it somewhere. Including one of my own. So I have decided to start this thread as a very general and broad thread about ADHD and its few incarnations.

I'm no brain doctor, and so am not qualified myself to help anyone, specifically. If anyone does feel they have ADHD and would like help, I suggest seeing your GP, who may be able to point you in the direction of a qualified professional. [I'd hope that those of us who even may be qualified, would say the same.]
I especially will point out that, anything said in this thread, should not be used to help yourself, without the go ahead from said professionals.


That now being said, the point of this thread is to share stories of ADHD, from yourself; people close to you, that you know have gone through it; what kind of things you [or they] may have done, to help your [or their] personal ADHD.
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Old 03-25-2013, 05:06 AM
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As I'd dislike to take up the OP with my own personal comments, I figure a double post should not be any problem.

But recently, I've come to a realisation that I may have ADHD-PI [Primarily Inattentive - Previously named ADD], and that I have actually been this way since childhood, but slipped by, without anyone noticing.

Of course, my own thoughts on this are before any professional help, and so I may be incorrect. But I feel that if it is ADHD, that I actually have a chance at finding my strengths, and using them to find a fulfilling life, rather than being a lost cause.

Hopefully I can find out soon, and get on my way to getting help.
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Old 03-25-2013, 06:33 AM
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I was diagnosed back in the day when they were first hammering out the details of it and recognizing it as a diagnosis.

I tried several different medications and I found the overwhelming majority of them to be effective however they had extremely undesirable side effects. The classic Ritalin was the lest egregious in this category however my body adjusted to it so quickly that when I stopped taking it, I was up to nine pills in a day just to get the desired effect.

After a crapton of research and several years of refining the process, I do believe I've come up with a medication solution that works quite well. It does for me, at least. Citicoline. It's over the counter, relatively inexpensive, no side effects (that I've noticed), and works well without clobbering your ability to multitask. I feel much more...normal, I guess would be the best term. I dont feel zombie-like the way I did with the prescription meds. I just feel better able to concentrate.

Several doctors have told me in no uncertain terms that this is incredibly stupid yet have not told me why beyond "you're not a doctor." No one has yet given me a specific medical reason why I should discontinue the treatment, especially when it works so fucking brilliantly.
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Old 03-25-2013, 08:36 PM
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Every single person in our household is diagnosed.

The best helpful info I have found was a couple books by Dr. hallowell. (theres a website too).
Talks about 8 steps for managing ADD, including-but not limited to medication.

2 of us are primarily inattentive, 2hyperactive and 1is primarily impulsive.

It has made a HUGE difference (to the better) knowing what each of our weaknesses are and each of our strngths.

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Old 03-26-2013, 12:13 AM
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I remember they were kicking around the idea of not diagnosing ADD in young children anymore, anyone know what happened with that?

The argument was (and frankly I agree) that ADD is often misdiagnosed in kids who are just naturally more energetic than peers or who have other issues going on that arent as developmentally seated.

It doesn't help that the popular idea of ADD tends to warp people's perception of it.
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Old 03-26-2013, 12:51 AM
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I remember they were kicking around the idea of not diagnosing ADD in young children anymore, anyone know what happened with that?

The argument was (and frankly I agree) that ADD is often misdiagnosed in kids who are just naturally more energetic than peers or who have other issues going on that arent as developmentally seated.

It doesn't help that the popular idea of ADD tends to warp people's perception of it.
People are very wary of diagnosing them as easily these days. There are specific ages [I can't remember which] between which, you are able to get accurate answers. But both young children, and even adults, can be difficult to diagnose.

Plus more than half of those who have it s children grow out of it before adulthood. So it's a difficult thing to keep track of. Those who diagnose it, have to be highly skilled in the field. Generally, you'll find that ADHD is their specialty. and you'll certainly never have a GP diagnose it.

I've heard it actually takes a lot of testing too. Just to make sure it's definitely not something else, like anxiety or depression. Because those are much easier to diagnose.
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Old 05-17-2013, 06:56 AM
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I’∂ prefer if things we're such that I could just be myself without having everyone try to medicate me or worse just leave me the fuck alone is what i want to sya to the likes of doctors in general. of course that isn't possible…… >< god their intolerable.
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Old 06-21-2013, 11:36 PM
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I was diagnosed with adhd as a child. I diasgree however. I self diagnosed myself with IM 6 AND WHATS A CHAIR?
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Seems weird that anyone would get a Rogers (forced med order) for an ADD med. I figured those would be reserved for antipsychotics.
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