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ADHD

Things You Think Will Help

I'm steamed!

This blog is written to help people who have ADHD and to help those who want to understand more about ADHD.

But today I'm going to list off some things that don't help those of us with this insidious disorder, things that may mislead those who believe they would like to understand more about it.

I'm going to tell you things I've heard people say that have caused me to write


ADHD

Adrift In A Sea Of ADHD

Life on rough water

I swear I feel like we're making headway, and yet ...

Yesterday I was out kayaking on our bay. The weather was not perfect, but a cousin was visiting and that cousin, having never kayaked before, was wanting to give it a try.

So we got the kayaks out and three of us headed out onto the bay.

It took a very short time to explain what was needed...


ADHD

Me, Kelly

It's just me ...

Me And Sleep, Me And Drugs, Me And Schedules, these are my last three posts.

And you may be wondering, who the hell am I?

Well, I'm nobody really. I'm just a guy with ADHD who writes a blog for a mental health web site, this one.

But I'm not no one, not really. I represent several segments of the...


ADHD

Me And Schedules

I'm a little behind

It's Friday.

Normally on Friday I'm posting my third and final post of the week.

But this week has been a little off the tracks.

Last week I went to the emergency room for some issues I was having and a whole lot of change ensued.

I'm on new and different meds, I'm under new orders for health care management, and I'm feeling a bit beat up from not just the new pains...


Adult ADHD

Me And Drugs

There's a drug for that

I don't like the word "drug." It's too broad a definition and at the same time too narrow a perceived grouping.

Substance is a much better word. Any substance that has a positive, or negative effect on the body or mind is really what should be encompassed by the word drug.

And yet, by that definition, food becomes a drug.

And maybe it should be considered to be...


ADHD

Me And Sleep

Is it time yet?

This is not how it's supposed to work.

Yesterday I went through my day after having slept only two hours the night before.

Today I'm running on about eight to nine hours of sleep.

It's like night and day ... or day and day? Day without sleep and day with, but ... opposite to ... ?

Ah, let me explain.
Firstly
On Wednesday night I had some pain. It felt bad enough that I...


ADHD

The Good and The Bad

My perception of life

My mind wanders ... a lot!

And the other day I was thinking about some things I really dislike.

And I got thinking that the world is at least half full of things that displease me.

And then I put my head down to the task of writing a post for my other blog, which is a daily affirmation called, "Today I Love ..."

Yes. I caught...


ADHD

Whither Shalt Thou Wander?

I'll be fine, I'm sure ...

Does this happen to you?

I'm feeling a bit under the weather today.

I've had some kind of dry cough the last few days and it's making my head ache and my chest hurt.

I am probably coming down with something.

I'm even feeling a slight bit fevered.
But this is a mental health site
Yep. And I'm talking physical health there, aren't I.

But here's the thing I'm getting at, as I've...


ADHD

You Can’t Do That With ADHD

or what can't I do well?

There are so many of us and we are all different. We span a great huge spectrum of abilities, and we make up a vast array of character types.

You can't group us together in one bunch, unless you group us together under the heading of "People with ADHD."

And because of our differences, because of the broadness of our abilities, there is nothing in the...


ADHD

Too Much Stuff To Do

Not who I'm having lunch with ...

This happens and I never see it coming.

Today is a Wednesday, I head out of town on Wednesday. I do this because I have the opportunity to.

My partner works in a town 45 minutes away from home on Wednesdays and I tag along and set myself up in a café there and work from there.

I started doing it so that we could go out...