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Re: ADHD and FATIGUE2010-09-12T11:26:01+00:00

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Hi, Fernando!

You’re absolutely right about meds helping to facilitate change. I think of it as “providing a leg up” on the situation. But that’s only a start, then it’s all about learning new skills to work with, and within, ADD.

Meditation is a skill that sometimes takes a while work. Based on what I have read, when long-time practitioners such as Buddhist monks, are monitored for brain activity during meditation they have been shown to have lower brain activity. This is a linked I just quickly googled, but there is a lot of similar websites:


I guess it’s typical of the Western approach to things that we require immediate feedback for everything. I’ve use meditation techniques for a while and am starting to feel the benefits.

Meanwhile, the meds has allowed me to make those changes in my life to lessen the impact of ADD, Now that I know it’s neurological and not because of a character defect or lack of willpower, I can use that information to use work-arounds for my brainstyle. Before the diagnosis and the meds, it was all that negative crap I’ve been hearing all my life when there was a setback: your lazy, try harder, it’s easy, everyone else can do it. Blah, blah, blah.

It sounds like you have a few things in mind that you want to change. The only thing I can tell you is to be patient. The will be setbacks along the way, but do not be discouraged. Just carry on from where you fell, keep moving ahead.

If you can, find an ADD coach, or therapist (your local family services agency is a good start), they can help you along the way.

This is a time when the hyperfocus can be an asset, if used for good purposes! But now we tell when that happens, right?

Just keep your eyes on the prize and let us know how you’re doing. We love success stories here.

Hope this helps…and good luck