Post # 1
I’m pretty sure I have ADHD. I feel like I’ve had it for some time now but I do not want to have to rely on medication. I understand this is probably not the most realistic attitude but I’ve always prided myself on my healthy drug-free, natural lifestyle and to have to rely on a medication freaks me out. I have a Dr. appt set up, I’m afraid they will say I have ADHD and I still won’t want to take the meds. Its effecting my work, I have projects that still have lose ends from last year or I’m scurrying at the last minute to meet deadlines (not beacause of lack of time but more lack of time management). I can’t concentrate for long periods of time and barely ever finish tasks completely. I always feel like I have a million things going on, when relistically I don’t have anymore on my plate than the average person. Any bees with experience with this? What have you done about it?
Post # 3
- Wedding: October 2012 - Adrianna Hill Grand Ballroom
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Post # 4
I have ADD and currently take Vyvanse but I’m going to re-evaluate this with my doctor. It worked out well for me for a while, but now I’m having breakouts, spells of depression, irritability/anger, rapid heart rate/heart fluttering, and I can’t take how upset it makes my stomach. HOWEVER, you just have to try different meds until you find one that fits you. There are also techniques for managing ADD/ADHD without them and I would like to someday master them well enough that I no longer rely on medication.
Post # 5
I’m pretty sure I have ADD as well. Meditation has really helped me. I don’t do the standard sit with yourself meditation, I do 7 minutes of chaotic breathing, 7 minutes of humming, then 7 minutes of sitting with myself and finally 7 minutes of relaxing and connecting with God/the Universe. It really works! The humming is especially important, it allows my thoughts to calm down so I can just sit with myself. I feel blissful afterwards and can just focus on whatever I want!
Post # 6
- Wedding: August 2012 - Historic Lougheed House
I have ADHD combined type. So I have ADHD and ADD. Sucks.
Only thing that has worked for me in Dexedrine.
Post # 7
Yes I have ADHD. I’ve had it my entire life. I do not take medictions for it (or for anything else thank goodness) and I DO NOT suffer because of it. I refuse to look at it as a disability even though the last time I was evaulated, I am still classified as severe.
Yes I am diorganized, yes I am forgetful and yes my home and office are cluttered as hell. So what? I have an interesting life, I almost never get bored and I am well known for “thinking outside of the box”. Many of the best inventors and scientists on the planet have or had ADHD and ADD. Why do we all have to think alike?
I have learned to work WITH the ADHD as versus fight it. People who know/work/love me understand how I am and accept it. I have managed to earn an AS, BS, two MS, and Phd degrees over the years. I am a biologist and a college professor. The point I am trying to make it that it does not have to be some huge, hideous negative impact on your life.
Post # 8
Yes, I have ADHD and I also struggle with taking meds. I have found that working at a standing desk helps me so much because it lets me move all day.
This thread was from a month ago and I found it very helpful