Archives for February, 2013

ADHD

Me, My Meds, And I: Confession Time

F̶o̶c̶u̶s̶ ̶i̶n̶ Focusing on a pill

I want to tell you about my current medication. It's changed. It's changed rather suddenly, but for reasons that grew subtly. And I'm happy about the change in some ways, but disappointed in others. And I've learned some things that I've found rather surprising.

Before we discuss this change, I want to say that...
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Potential Side Effects of Stimulant Medication

Medication can be a large part of your treatment

Yes, it's true. ADHD stimulant medication has side effects. And as we all know, side effects are bad. Only drugs with no side effects should ever be allowed.

So that leaves us with ... nothing. Even sugar piles used as placebos have potential side effects.

To avoid the risk of side effects, you...
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How Not To Prioritize To-Do Lists

Get your priorities straight!

I have my priorities straight: be honest in my dealings with others, pay my bills, maintain my health. These are easy, no brainers, right? Right!

But prioritizing isn't always so easy, especially when it comes to the smaller things. Being unable to focus on single things is an issue when deciding what's important. Do I take out the garbage or fold the laundry.

Well,...
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How ADHD Stimulant Medication Slows Me Down

Stimulate calm

Stimulants motivate people. Stimulants make people more active. At one time (and probably still) stimulants were used as diet pills.

People with ADHD are often very active, especially those of us with the “H” switch turned on and the hyper drives set to warp ten.

I'm one of those. I can go through the day feeling like I've accomplished nothing, yet I won't have stopped “doing” all day long.

To...
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